9 things to do for Non-Skiers in Morzine
There is more to Morzine than skiing and snowboarding in the winter. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 10 things to do for non-skiers in Morzine, those fancying a day off the mountain or those just wanting to try something new.
Number 1 : Sledging
This is HILARIOUS! When the slopes are closed to skiers and snowboarders, Morzine’s Piste B is reserved by Indiana Adventures for organised sledging groups. Taking the Pleney gondola to the top for a short safety briefing before charging down the piste. Speeding down this run is one of the most fun things you can do in the snow . We recommend going to the Tremplin afterwards to have a laugh about the each other’s sledging abilities over a beer. If you are staying in one of our catered chalets, this is a great activity to do on your chalet hosts night off, so book early in your stay. Also check out the Yooner (a weird snowbike type thing) as a different mode of transport.
Number 2 : Ice Hockey
Watching The Penguins, Morzine’s ice hockey team is a must, have an early dinner before heading down to the Palais du sport under the suspension bridge. Wrap up warm, get a drink from the bar and take a seat for an action packed evening. Buy tickets on the door, from the tourist office or online (Adults €14, Children €8).
Number 3 : Snowshoeing
Allowing you to walk through deep snow, snowshoeing in Morzine is a great way to discover areas of the mountain you wouldn’t normally see, especially if you are a non-skier. Simone at Magical Snow Treks is a highly qualified mountain guide providing day trips taking in amazing views and wildlife.
Number 4 : Ice Diving
Have you ever gone scuba diving in a lake?…. Under a layer of ice?! Don a special dry suit with Plongee sous Glace and plunge under the ice on our favourite stretch of water. Lac du Montriond is the third largest lake in the Haute Savoie area and 19 metres deep. It offers a unique alpine scuba experience.
Number 5 : Paragliding
Taking off from near the top of the Super Morzine lift, paragliding with Morzine Parapente is available for all ages. You can experience a tranquil flight with a skilled pilot to get amazing views of Morzine. Following birds of prey looking for thermals, this is not a big scary extreme sport (unless you ask for it to be). If you want to go upside down, spin and do other gravity defying moves book the “sensation” flight. Once you have taken off you just have to sit in the armchair-like harness and enjoy the mountains, before landing near the Pleney lift station. Also have a look at Speed Riding – Parapenting with your skis on! AeroBi in Morzine are famous for this, aswell as Parapenting.
Number 6 : Snowmobiling
Petrol heads will love this! Once the slopes have closed, wrap up warm to discover Morzine and its surroundings on a snowmobile after the sun has gone down. Take an Avoscoot guided tour on one of these fantastic vehicles either on your own or in groups.
Number 7 : Nordic Walking
This is ideal for non-skiers in Morzine who still want to experience the mountains. An AlpiRandoVTT guide will take you on a hike from Morzine suitable for all abilities, giving you access to amazing views of Mont Blanc and lake Geneva. This is also great for marmotte spotting so take your camera!
Number 8 : Swimming
For those days off the mountain, the pool in Morzine’s Palais des sport located under the suspension bridge has a 25 meter training pool, a learners pool and a baby pool. There is also a balneo area with three saunas and two steam baths to soothe those aching ski legs.
Number 9 : Ice rink
Located next to the tourist office, the Morzine’s outdoor ice rink allows families to skate together with lights and music, before warming up with a vin chaud or hot chocolate in one of the nearby bars.