A Guest Post From L’Aiglon de Morzine
Why is Morzine a good holiday destination?
The Morzine resort in Eastern France has soared in popularity with ski and snowboard enthusiasts in recent years. With holidaymakers returning season after season, here we explore what makes Morzine such a desirable destination.
Located right in the centre of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is one of thirteen resorts offering astounding views and diverse terrain. From challenging black runs through to shallow hills and runs for beginners Morzine is ideal for skiers of all abilities. Rest assured visitors to the Portes du Soleil area are spoilt for choice with 650km of pistes with no fewer than 283 runs – great for holidaymakers looking to explore the enchanting scenery.
Plus for those who want to practice and improve their skills and learn new tricks, Morzine also offers world-class snowparks, perfect for freestyle fanatics.
As a holiday destination, the Morzine resort harmonises its modern facilities with traditional French charm making for a truly memorable experience. The picture-perfect traditional features include its delightful wooden chalets and classic slate roof tops.
Rival only to locations such as Meribel, in the Three Valleys region, Morzine is renowned for being excellent value for money with extras such as lift passes and restaurants typically costing less.
What is particularly special about the resort is that it is open all year round. Unlike others in the Portes du Soleil area, it doesn’t close its doors as soon as the last skier leaves. Morzine boasts some of the best mountain biking terrain in the summer. Like its ski slopes, the terrain offers varying degrees of difficulty so it is no surprise that it has played host to the Tour de France.
If you choose to spend the day off the slope, there are plenty of places to discover in the town. The picturesque town is great for stopping in one of many cafés for hot drinks and taking in the scenery. There is also an ice rink and Aquariaz, the highest waterpark in Europe. For those looking for an extra adrenaline rush off the slope, give ice diving in Lake Montriond a go. Alternatively for those with a head for heights, take off via skis or snowboard for a paragliding activity through the mountains to take in the breathtaking scenery.
Morzine, as a ski destination, has everything to offer in a resort – both on the slope and off. And just 50 miles from Geneva with excellent transfer options available, Morzine is especially easy to travel to. No wonder this resort has become so popular for holidaymakers.
Article submitted by Caroline Warner, co-owner of Aiglon Morzine 4-Star luxury self-catered apartments in Morzine, France. Aiglon Morzine has 12 luxury, spacious apartments that offer breathtaking views and easy access to local amenities and winter and summer sports facilities.