Going off piste: Top 5 Morzine activities away from the slopes

Morzine is world famous for its first-class skiing and snowboarding but did you know it also offers a whole range of awesome off-piste activities? Check out our top 5 Morzine activities that don’t involve sliding down a mountain (except number 3 but that’s so fun we couldn’t resist including it).

Parc des Dérêches

Open throughout the year, Parc des Dérêches is an epic entertainment centre offering over 10 different sporting and leisure activities with something for the whole family. It’s open air swimming pool with water slide is perfect for soaking up the rays in the summer while in colder weather you can warm up relaxing in the spa facilities. Other pursuits to choose from include an ice skating, horse riding, a tree top adventure course, a skate park and plenty of walks to take in the breath-taking mountain views. 

Weekly local market

Find a unique souvenir and try some delicious local food at Morzine’s weekly French market. Held every Wednesday morning, the market is held in the town centre and offers locally made cheese, fresh fruit and veg, traditional butchers and fishmongers and artisan goods from around the region. You’ll also find clothes, shoes and other products to browse. 

Night sledging

Once the sun has set and the usual hoard of skiers have exchanged the slopes for the bars, in Morzine you have the chance to strap on a head torch, grab a sledge and hurtle down 4kms of mountain in the dark!  Run by professionals to keep you completely safe, night sledging is a popular, exhilarating and unique way to experience Morzine’s slopes.

Whitewater rafting 

Tick this adrenaline junkie’s favourite off your bucket list in Morzine. With exhilarating rapids and waterfalls contrasted with moments of calm so you can take in the stunning scenery, Morzine’s whitewater rafting is like no other and has a number of different routes to suit all ages (and levels of bravery). 

Ice hockey 

After a day enjoying the slopes, why not get involved with the locals and support Morzine’s ice hockey team, the Pingouins de Morzine Avoriaz, at one of their evening matches? Puck drop is usually at 8.45pm so you’ll have time for a quick dinner and a drink or two before sampling the fully charged atmosphere of the exciting game. 

With traditional alpine construction, hot tub, sauna, personal chef and chauffeur, Chalet Heavenly is the perfect base for your Morzine holiday. Get in touch with our friendly team today to book your stay

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