Morzine Down Days
Most groups have a skier who isn’t desperate to be on the mountain every day and most people have a day of the week where the prospect of spending another 8 hours solid skiing or snowboarding just isn’t appealing.
Bearing this in mind, Local rag, Yodel, have put together a couple of ideas for those of you wishing to take some time out. Here's what tey haad to say...
Morzine is not just a ski resort but a lovely Alpine town too. As well as spending time exploring the shops and businesses of our lovely town, there are also all sorts of other activities to get involved with, rain or shine. Welcome to the world of the down day....
Relax and enjoy yourself at the new swimming pool complex in the heart of Morzine. Newly built for December 2011, the complex features a new swimming pool measuring 25m x 15m but that’s not all there is to enjoy. There is also 3 saunas and 2 hammams to complete your pampering experience. The separate kids and learner's swimming pools can only add to the serenity, peace and quiet of your trip to the complex!
There are loads of indoor sporting activities to enjoy at Morzine’s Palais de Sport located under the suspension bridge. There’s a huge indoor ice rink so you can practice your figure skating and a climbing wall to perfect your skills ready for getting up the real mountains in the summer.
Contact: 04 50 79 08 43
The Office de Tourisme helps to organise all sorts of fantastic activities every week of the winter season. Typical weekly events include children’s workshops and historical tours. Every Wednesday morning there is also a local market by the Carrefour supermarket in Morzine. To find out more about what’s on in Morzine this month, see our events page in the centre of the magazine or the events calendar on our website.
Contact: 04 50 74 72 72
Enjoy the classic thrill of toboganning in Morzine. At the bottom of the La Clusaz lift there is an area dedicated to the past time. It is the perfect family activity, which the kids and the big kids of the family can all participate in. You can rent or buy sledges very cheaply in sports shops throughout the town.
Morzine is home to its very own open air ice rink in the centre of town, close to the tourism office. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery while still being able to ice skate. The rink is usually open every afternoon and evening and everyone is welcome.
Head over to the Massage du Monde Spa on the Rue du Bourg to indulge in some heavenly treatments. The spa offers wraps, exfoliating treatments, hair removal and all the usual beauty treatments you can expect to enjoy at a spa. Go on, you know you want to!
Contact: 04 50 74 61 97
Catch a Film
There are two cinemas in Morzine showing plenty of films with English subtitles so you can still enjoy them even if your French isn’t up to scratch. There are also English film showings throughout the winter.
Le Colibri Contact: 04 50 79 00 86 Le Rex Contact: 04 50 79 03 05
Watch a Hockey Match
The Morzine Avoriaz Penguins are based in the Palais de Sport in Morzine and it is well worth going to a match during your time in Morzine. The fast paced and exciting nature of the game means it is enjoyable to everyone rather than exclusively to hardcore sports fans. Check Yodel’s event listings for details of the Penguin’s home games this winter.