Morzine - Les Portes du Soleil 2015
Did you know?
Morzine offers the key to a vast area of over 650km of skiing slopes. It is often described as a “snow sure” destination in the winter with wonderful sunny and warm weather in the summer. Morzine, with its early beginnings as a market village, found the right balance when deciding to modernise itself without loosing its traditional cachet style from the past.
History says that, despite the village being known for the extraction of slate from as far back as the 1700s, the real boom for Morzine came in the 1920s when a group of diplomats based in Geneva began to visit the famous Grand Hotel. They spread the word about the many attractions that Morzine had to offer.
Avoriaz, created in the 1960s and located further up the valley in the same commune of Morzine, was a mountainous area only used by shepherds taking up their herds to pastures from spring until autumn. The unique architectural style of Avoriaz was created by three visionary Frenchmen. It provides visitors with the possibility of a mountain living in modern apartment blocks with no cars and in winter, the surroundings are completely snow covered. Avoriaz was really put on the map when the Fantasy Film Festival, which ran from 1973 to 1993, came to town. This festival was the second most important film festival in France, which many famous directors in the industry attended.
What to do in Morzine?
With a long list of activities to choose from, it is wise to take a bit of time to plan your holiday before you arrive. It is difficult to highlight only a few from the many activities offered in these resorts, however, a visit to one interesting website, http://www.morznet.com
, will provide you with easy access to lists of activities with contact details for the organisers. Also visit the official website of Morzine-Avoriaz, http://www.morzine-avoriaz.com
. It is well structured and will help you make the right choices, enabling you to enjoy your visit. The activities on offer range from skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, golf and mountain biking to name but a few. There are also a large number of good restaurants to choose from, spa facilities, nightlife and cultural experiences.
Accommodation in Morzine
The first choice you will want to make is whether to stay in the village of Morzine, or if you would rather stay at Avoriaz. To help you make this choice visit http://en.morzine-avoriaz.com
where most possibilities are listed, with easy access to the reservation centres. It is worth noting that Morzine offers 5 five-star hotels. In addition we recommend visiting the well known website TripAdvisor.
How to get there?
GMC Limousines propose direct transfers from Geneva Airport to Morzine and Avoriaz. The trip - roughly 70km to Morzine and then 14 more kilometres on to Avoriaz - from Geneva Airport takes less than 1.5 hours in one of their chauffeur driven limousines, always ready and prepared to face the mountain roads in whatever condition they are found. GMC chauffeurs are multilingual and will make your journey an easy and comfortable experience, taking care of every detail for you from the moment you are met at the airport.