Les Gets has five specially secured sledging slopes around the village, and Morzine has a large space at the foot of the Pleney and also at the top next to the learner area. Children can sledge in safety, without worries of coming into contact with skiers speeding down the slopes as these special sledging zones are separated from the ski slopes. Plenty of other sledging spots are dotted around the villages, close to our chalets.
If you want something new try the Yooner. The Yooner has a seat 20 cm above the ground, and is equipped with a shock absorber for more comfort and a skate allowing you to carve just as you do skiing. A different way to get down the slopes!
For a special experience, try the Morzine night time sledging. Organised with a guide you can descend from the top of Pleney down to the village on sledges or yooner after the pistes close. If you want to make a night of it, book dinner in one of their teepees in the woods halfway down.
Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to explore off the beaten track. Get away from the crowds on the slopes into the true peace and quiet of the mountains. You can hire snowshoes in all resorts, and either get a free written guide to decide where to go or book a guide to take you and your group out for the day.
Both Morzine and Les Gets have outdoor ice rinks in the village centre. Glide around the ice in the shadow of the mountains. A great extra activity for kids, while mum and dad enjoy a steaming vin chaud from one of the surrounding cafes.
Over 130km of cross country ski pistes are spread across Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz. They pass through pine forests to traverse the ridges with exceptional views of the surrounding peaks. The cross-country ski tracks all have a specific marking and signage. Access is free, although for some loops you’ll need to buy a return pass on a lift, and equipment can be hired in resort. Lessons can be organised in cross country skiing and even biathlon.
If you prefer trying ski touring, every Thursday evening there is a trial session with the ESF Morzine. You’ll be climbing the Pleney by the light of the moon – and head torches!
Available with professional guides in the area. Get a drop off in neighbouring Switzerland or Italy and pick up at the end of the descent.
This year, for the first time, Avoriaz and Les Gets even have electric snowmobiles for children aged 5+. A great fun activity, with a special zone so kids stay safe. For adults standard snowmobiles can be hired and ridden on after the pistes close. A hair raising fun filled adrenalin experience.
See the mountains from another angle! Take a tandem flight to get a birds eye view of the ski pistes and across to the Mont Blanc range. You’ll be blown away by the incredible views and feeling of flying through the air. Available with professional guides in Morzine and Les Gets.
On offer in Morzine, St Jean d’Aulps and Les Gets, this is the activity for horse lovers. A way of getting about for over 4500 years, it was common place in the area in the 30s before skiing developed. A horse will pull you along on a sled passing snowy trails winding through forests.
Alternatively opt for a more standard horse and cart drawn tour of one of the villages.
Husky dog rides
Be in charge of your own sled and team of excitable husky dogs, driving them along forest paths in winter. After a brief explanation of how to make your team stop and start, you set off following the guide’s team. If this all sounds a bit much you can opt for a less physical outing where you sit in the sled and the guide does all the hard work! Around two hours of fun!
Laser Game and Archery tag
New for winter 17-18 are Laser Game and Archery tag at the foot of the Prodains cable car – available in the day or night time (floodlit).
Archery players are equipped with a bow, and arrows with large foam tips, as well as a protective mask. Two teams of between 6 and 12 people go up against each other, all attempting to shoot down the target in the centre without getting shot at.
Laser players are equipped with helmets and infra-red guns, with 16 sensors in total. Playing in teams of 6 to 10 people, using a new generation of equipment with infra-red technology, teams aim to shoot the highest number of targets.