For anybody coming to stay in Morzine there are plenty of things to consider. It can take a long time to work out all the details, so there are a few things to consider when planning your visit to Morzine, whether you are planning to visit on holiday or more long term.
Places To Stay
Obviously, the first thing to decide when visiting is where to stay. There is plenty to choose from around Morzine. One thing to consider is how close you want to be to the centre of town. There are benefits to being close to town - access to shops, bars and restaurants - and advantages to being out of town - generally cheaper accommodation, peace and quiet.
There are different standards of hotels with different levels of service, from cheap and cheerful to luxury hotels with their own swimming pools and spas. Some people, especially the British, opt for catered chalets where everything is taken care of, breakfast, dinner, even lifts to and from the slopes. Self catered apartments and chalets are cheaper and offer more flexibility.
Eating In Morzine
When it comes to eating, there are plenty of different restaurant types to choose from in Morzine, from traditional restaurants serving Alpine specialities such as fondue and raclette to burger restaurants, Indian restaurants and takeaways, there is something to suit all tastes.
If you are planning to go down the self catered route then there are a couple of good sized supermarkets in town as well as stores selling local produce and the Wednesday morning market.
Getting Around Morzine
Depending on where you are staying in Morzine, being able to get around can be very important. Some of the chalets and apartment buildings are quite far out of the centre and away from the ski lifts. Some people choose to bring a car over, or rent a car when they arrive.
If you are staying quite central then getting around by foot can be a good idea, especially in summer when the pavements are clear and the weather is warmer.
There are local taxis which can be good to use if you are staying out of the centre of town and want to get to town after the buses have stopped running.
The free bus service runs from the morning to the early evening. There are a number of different services to get people around town and to the Prodains, Nyon, Pleney and Ardent ski lifts. Another bus service runs to the smaller satellite villages lower down the valley, but this is a paid service.
The activities on offer in Morzine can be split into summer activities and winter activities. The winter activities are primarily skiing and snowboarding, although there are other activities such as dog sledging and skidooing.
In summer the most popular activities are mountain biking, using the ski lift system, road cycling on the Alpine roads and hiking around the mountains.