What’s on this winter in Morzine
Oh, Morzine. Home to our office and the majority of the Getaway Vans staff, there’s always lots to look forward to when it comes to winter in Morzine, be it new pistes or activities, or some old favourites that we all know and love. So without further ado…
Most of the resorts in the area are enjoying new lifts or pistes this winter and Morzine is no different. This year you can enjoy a completely revamped Aigle Rouge piste, which goes from the Pointe de Nyon to the Nyon plateau, and will not only be longer, but much more accessible for less confident skiers and snowboarders. You’ll also enjoy a new section of the Grizzli piste over on the Pleney, which will go from the top of the Belvedere chairlift and then either direct you back to the top of the Pleney gondola or take you over to Nyon.
A New Snow Park
The Nyon snow park will also be getting a total revamp this year. Named the Eagle Park (for reasons about to be explained), it’s set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a range of features to suit all levels of freestyler. If you’re keen to practice your tricks in a more secluded setting than the Chapelle Park in Avoriaz, this will be the place for you!
Les Aigles du Leman Parc d’Hiver
This is where the eagles come in. That’s right, real eagles! The restaurant Pointe de Nyon on the Nyon plateau will also be home to the eagles from les Aigles du Leman. Usually based in Sciez on Lake Geneva, the eagles will be moving up to Nyon for the winter so it’ll be really easy to pop in and say hello. Easily accessible from the slopes or on foot, there will be lots of fun and educational eagle-themed activities on offer and we CAN’T WAIT.
New Ski Races
The Pleney has been hosting lots of important ski races over the past few years, including the Paraski Alpine World Cup Finals last winter. This winter, the Pleney stade will see the arrival of the Women’s Alpine Skiing European Cup on the 29th and 30th January, where some of the best women in Europe will battle it out to become European champion. Morzine will also host the U14 French Championships from the 13th – 15th March. Watching ski races on the Pleney is great because you get a great view from the base of the gondola in the town centre, and you can even watch with a nice cold beer from the terrace of the neighbouring bar, le Tremplin.
An old favourite with a new menu, Hideout Hostel is one of our top places to eat and this winter it’ll have a brand new menu, featuring lots of local and seasonal produce. Our mouths are watering already. Then after dinner you can head downstairs to Laury’s Bar for a round of cocktails. Night out, sorted.
Did you know we run a late night cab service throughout the winter? From Sunday to Friday, 6pm until 2am, we’ve got all your late night transport needs covered. So if you want to have a few beers, or you don’t want to drive in the snow, give our cab number a call and get booked in. We work on a pre-booked basis only so make sure you call in advance.
Ladies Night Tour: 3rd March
A day of ski testing, an evening of ski racing and a night of partying, Ladies Night Tour celebrates its third year in Morzine this winter. The concept is to inspire as many women as possible to get on skis and give racing a try, and the tour itself (which also stops off in Courchevel and Val d’Isere to name a few) is a series of parallel slalom races between some of the best female racers in France. Always a great day to be a part of, whether you’re male or female, come down on the 3rd March and check it out.
Rock the Pistes: 15th – 23rd March
We couldn’t write about winter in Morzine without mentioning Rock the Pistes; this unique music festival consists of daily concerts on the slopes in a different resort in les Portes du Soleil. This winter Morzine-Les Gets will be hosting THE KOOKS, which is very exciting indeed. If you’re in Morzine, or anywhere in les Portes du Soleil, between the 15th and 21st March don’t miss out on this fantastic festival, it’s a great way to explore the ski area and you’ll get to experience some amazing concerts in a beautiful mountain setting.
And that’s just a taste of what you can expect from Morzine this winter, we hope it helps you plan your trip! And as always, don’t forget about your airport transfers; we offer shared and private transfers from Geneva to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets throughout the winter, which are super easy to book online, over the phone or my email.