The end of season in Morzine is nigh & so are the parties of the year!
Some of the key closing parties to look out for
Alice Gregr | Morzine Reporter | Published: 31st March 2016
As much as we don't want to face up to the fact that the end of the season is just round the corner, I'm afraid we're going to have to! However, let's not be sad about it....Not only is there the excitement of the summer to look forward to but there's also a host of amazing end of season events, parties and celebrations to get excited about. And I have to say- this year looks pretty special. I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to pass us by in a music filled frenzy of fun!
Let's get the facts out of the way before we get to the fun part - The Morzine lifts are due to shut on the 10th April. Avoriaz is open for a lot longer, closing on the 24th April. We've had quite a lot of late snow this year so conditions are expected to be good right up to the end of the season, this means there's bound to be some great late skiing this year. Ideal conditions for the final après celebrations of the year!
We've had a look through the calendars and the what's ons to bring you some of the biggest and most exciting end of season parties this year. There's no shortage of events to choose from and all are guaranteed to bring winter 2016 to a spectacular end.
The Kinkerne has been providing us with some of the best après parties of the season with its brand new Sun:Sets on the slopes. Morzine resident DJ Chicane, along with the Monster dancing girls have been entertaining people at the base of the Prodain bubble on and off for the last month and the event has proved really popular. Thanks to its success, the team at the Kinkerne has decided to see the season out with a bang. On the 6th April it's Sun:Sets on the slopes, the finale! This time Chicane is going to be joined by legendary Radio 1 DJ, Danny Howard. If the other parties are anything to go by, this one shouldn't be missed. Ski down the Prodain home run right to the bar at the Kinkerne where the team will be waiting to serve you a beer or a prosecco as the sun goes down over Morzine.
Another party to put in the diary comes from another of our favourite après venues, The Aubergade. On Sunday the 17th April it's Peace and Dove, The Jungle Jam, an end of season bash with a difference. It's a charity event aimed at raising money to help the refugees in Calais. Starting at 11.30 in the morning, it's one for the whole family. Expect live music, stalls, clothing sales and treasure hunts for the children. Peace and Dove is a community project set up by two local people in Morzine who wanted to raise awareness of the situation in Calais. Watch out for origami birds handing in the windows of various shops, bars and cafes in Morzine. If you want to get involved head to the Aubergade to learn more!
Now to a Portes du Soleil favourite - The party at Chez Flo in Avoriaz marks the true end of the winter season. Last year the theme was pirates and this year it's Star Wars! Chez Flo's end of season party takes place on the afternoon of the 23rd April and sees seasonnaires, holidaymakers, expats and locals come together to celebrate the end of winter. This year there's live music from Hunter and the Bear and Novasonic- an oasis tribute band. The party usually carries on at various bars in Morzine and the next day quiet descends on the whole resort. It's always quite eerie but Chez Flo always helps us say goodbye to winter in style!
There are of course loads of places yet to tell us about their end of season bashes but as soon as they do- you'll be the first to know about it. Now go and enjoy the snow... There's still a load of slope time to be had!