Every year thousands of people come to stay in Morzine during the busy winter and summer months and the thing that attracts people to keep coming too the town is the activities on offer. The mountains provide the perfect playground for visitors and there are many ways to enjoy the surrounding environment.
In summer and winter the lifts open up and the town welcomes visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery on the mountain.
Winter time is the most popular time for visitors to Morzine with many activities to choose from. Since the 1930s it has built a reputation as a ski resort and, later, as a snowboard resort. With six hundred and fifty kilometres of pistes crossing the border from France to Switzerland there is a huge amount of terrain to explore,with something to suit all abilities, including boarder cross courses, terrain parks, half pipes and slalom courses. There are also various options for ski equipment, whether you are planning to buy or rent in town. The local ski schools also offer lessons for all abilities.
There is also plenty on offer for anyone who doesnít want to ski. From dog sledging to watching the ice hockey there is something for everyone, including activities in the evening when people come off the slope.
The winter season runs from early December to late April.
One of the main reasons that people come to Morzine in summer is cycling. The resort was one of the first in the world to open up the ski lifts for mountain bikes in the summer months, and it has remained one of the most popular mountain bike destinations in the world. The mountain bike season begins in June and really gets going with the PassíPortes Du Soleil event at the end of June. The lifts remain open till early September.
Road biking is also a very popular activity in summer, with plenty of steep climbs and cols to tackle, and Morzine has featured in the Tour De France over the years, most recently as the final stage in 2016. There are companies who offer guided days with support vehicles.
Not every summer activity has to involve expensive bikes, however, and there are many beautiful hikes around the area allowing people to head out into nature and see some of the local wildlife.