For those who like to burn the candle at both ends, it is crucial that there is an electric après scene at your ski resort so that you can let your hair down after a day on the slopes. If this sounds like your idea of a great holiday, then Morzine could be the resort for you.
By French standards, this is a lively après resort which encourages you to shred the slopes by day and party till the early hours in the many great pubs, bars and clubs. This great variety of evening options also ensures that there is always something to do no matter what mood you are in.
It is not just the wild parties that have earned Morzine a great reputation – there are also fantastic skiing opportunities at the resort. Morzine is found in the heart of the Portes du Soleil region, which boasts incredible skiing; it is impossible to get bored here!
Beginners – The village has nursery slopes conveniently located down in the village and a great range of ski schools; this will help novices to develop their technique and also boost their confidence.
Intermediates – Morzine, and the entire region, is a paradise for intermediates. There are miles and miles of intermediate pistes opening on three sides of the village which provides great variety. The entire region boasts a whopping 240 easy to intermediate runs.
Experts – The locals will be happy to show advanced skiers plenty of tricky runs both on and off marked pistes, but this is not a resort renowned for experts.
Boarders – Snowboarders are well catered for with a tremendous amount of terrain. There is also a small local terrain park, plus much larger ones in the Portes du Soleil area.
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After a fun day of shredding the slopes, it is time for a well-earned drink (or two!). You are spoilt for choice in Morzine. One top tip – be sure to try the strong local beer, Mützig, which is sold in most bars and plays a big role in the party scene. Be warned, this can be as strong as 14%!
Fun When the Sun Goes Down
- Bar Robinson (Robbos): Do not be deterred by the elderly décor and the 20:00 shutting time, this is a popular and lively place which serves just one beverage. You guessed it – Mützig.
- Dixie Bar: With its large Tvs drawing in sports fans, Dixie Bar is a favourite with locals and holidaymakers and has a fun atmosphere. There are three varied sections which are British, Irish and Spanish themed.
- Le Rhodos: Here you will find comfy sofas, pool, darts, pinball and great food. The evenings can get lively thanks to the “snake-bite” on offer and the chance to drink for free if you are good with the dice.
- Coyote Bar: Coyote Bar has all the ingredients you need for a great night: pool tables, air hockey, arcade games, bowling lanes and live sport on the large screens.
Other cheerful establishments include Chez Roger’s, Le Crepu, The Cavern and The Tibetan Café, but you are likely to stumble upon many more fun places during your trip.
Something More Sophisticated
If you are looking for a sophisticated and quieter evening, check out these options.
- Coup de Coeur: Here you can enjoy platters of cheese and cold meat with a glass or two of wine on their brilliant heated outdoor terrace.
- Beanies: Beanies has live music and a laid back atmosphere, making it a popular choice as the first port of call for a big night out. However, many also sit back and relax with fine wine or good beer and enjoy the ambience.
- The Bec Jaune: If you are not in the mood for a party and would prefer to unwind and indulge, then this is the place for you. The Bec Juane serves up big portions of hearty food, real ale and a chilled out atmosphere.
How to Get to Morzine
The slopes and bars of Morzine are a short trip away, with Geneva airport only an hour and 15 minutes away by road. The majority pick this airport because of its proximity to the resort and the fact that many of the top airlines provide frequent direct flights. Chambéry is marginally further afield and will take around an hour and a half by road. Alternatively, Lyon is around 2 hours and 15 minutes away and Turin in Italy is a 3-hour journey.
You will want to waste little skiing (and partying) time after touching down, so the quickest way to reach Morzine is to pre-book a private or shared Shuttle Direct transfer from any of these airports. This is also the easiest and most comfortable way to reach the resort.
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