One of the great advantages of staying in Morzine, les Gets or St Jean d’Aulps, is that they are fully working villages with year populations and plenty of activites for non skiers. There are weekly markets offering a range of local Savoyarde goods, and plenty of shops for browsing.
There are also various walks that you can take, especially along the river banks of les Dereches in Morzine, and for those wishing to go further afield you can hire snow shoes from the ski shops in the villages and explore some of the lovely mountain scenery.
Please contact us for further details of any of the activities in the area.
The Portes du Soleil is a huge ski area encompassing 13 villages, 650 km of marked piste & 360 lifts. Each village has it’s own unique ski-ing. The Morzine/les Gets is an intermediates paradise and the ski-ing in Avoriaz is extremely varied, ranging from the challenging blacks of the Haut Forts to the intermediate bowl of La Chavanette. For beginners the tree lined runs down from Avoriaz to Les Lindarets are ideal.
Avoriaz is home to the Burton Snowboard park, the Stash, and 3 additional snowboard parks catering for all abilities. There is also one of the largest half pipes in Europe. The Super Pipe in Avoriaz is frequently used to host competitions throughout the winter months.
There is an immense amount of off-piste ski-ing to be had in the Portes du Soleil area. Most of the routes are well away from marked pistes & we highly recommend you take the advice of local experts & employ an instructor should you wish to explore. However, there are several snow parks, which are un-pisted routes but are still patrolled.
There is a large indoor ice rink in Morzine, that is home to the Penguins, Morzines ice hockey team who play in Frances premier league. There are also 2 outdoor rinks, one in les Gets and one in Morzine.
Most of the chalets have open areas close by ideal for having a go at sledging. Alternatively there are lots of secured areas in the villages where you can sledge in safety.
Spa & Massage
Fancy a day away from the slopes? Then why not treat yourself to a massage or a beauty treatment. There are a couple of spas in the villages of Morzine & les Gets, there is a sauna & hamman at the indoor swimming pool, or you could organise for qualified masseuse to come to your chalet to ease away those aches & pains.