Planning a group ski holiday can be hard work. Hats off to you if you landed the unfortunate role of organising your gaggle of friends for a week away. The first decision to make is where to go. And we’ve got that sorted for you. Why Morzine is great for a group ski trip – and why you should get there this winter.
Why Morzine is Great for a Group Ski Holiday
Morzine is a great ski resort for a group ski holiday because it caters to a variety of ski levels, is budget-friendly, has a great après and nightlife scene, and offers fab accommodation options for a big group.
Skiing for all levels and abilities
Morzine ticks a lot of boxes, and as far as skiing and snowboarding goes, there is something for all abilities. Beginners can start their winter sports career either on the Pleney side of the valley or up in Avoriaz. These areas have really easy green runs to get to grips with sliding around on planks. For those of you who are more in tune with cruising the blue runs, there are options everywhere for you. But advanced skiers shouldn’t be put off either. Morzine is located in the Portes du Soleil, which is huge. Therefore the scope for challenging skiing is wide, from tackling the infamous Swiss wall, to finding incredible powder off-piste.
You can hire New Gen guides and instructors to not only show you all the best powder spots but how to be safe. You can also book an off-piste course where you will learn how to spot avalanche dangers and use all the safety equipment. This is actually great fun, and you get to go to areas of the mountain you wouldn’t normally find.
If you have members of your group that are into freestyle, they can work on their tricks in the world-class snowparks Avoriaz has to offer. They range from small jumps and features in the ‘lil Stash to the big black booters in the Chapelle park.
The non-skiers of your group needn’t be bored on their holiday either, as there are lots of other activities for them. Snowshoeing, swimming, dog sled rides, and snowmobiling just to name a few.
In general, you get great value for money in Morzine. And budget can be one of the trickiest parts of planning a group holiday. Everyone has a different budget and different ways they prefer to spend on their ski holiday. The safest bet is to find a place that is budget-friendly, and therefore, fits everyone’s budget. Which hopefully keeps everyone happy.
From big to small and everything in between, there are a variety of chalet sizes in Morzine, so you will be able to find one that fits your group size perfectly. There are a number of catered and self-catered options as well. Catered is a great option because someone else is taking care of the food, so you don’t have to worry about shopping, who’s cooking and how you’re splitting all the cost. Plus it gives you more time to just enjoy each other’s company. But your group might prefer the freedom self-catering offers. You’ll have more opportunities to go out for dinner and will have the privacy of no staff working in your chalet. It’s something to flesh out with all your group members before a decision is made, but whatever you decide, there will be something for you in Morzine.
More Mountain offers both catered and self-catered chalets. They have fab modern chalets and offer great service, so you can have someone else take care of the finer details.
The après is good, and the nightlife is even better
More often than not, a group ski trip involves some post-ski drinks. Whether your group members fancy going for a quiet drink to cheer yourself up after dropping your glove off the chairlift, or want to dance in your ski boots to live music, Morzine has something for everyone. Le Tremplin is just at the bottom of the piste and often have DJs on, or check out Happy Hours Bar which does what it says on the tin.
If you’ve got partiers in your group who want to keep going well past happy hour, Morzine has some late-night spots where they can enjoy and embarrass themselves until 5am. Don’t pass up L’Opera, a Morzine staple. You can expect fancy dress parties and plenty of house and techno music. Or for something a little more funky head to Le Paradis. Claden with faux fur and pink silk decor, you’ll be feeling Saturday Night Fever vibes – but don’t be put off by the interesting decor, this place pops.
Dining options for all dietary requirements.
You can only eat so much fondue and tartiflette on a ski trip. And Morzine offers so much more than the standard fayre. A great lunch spot if you’re looking for something a little healthier yet still super tasty is Satellite Coffee. They do great sandwiches, pitas, smoothies, and homemade soups. As well as tons of tasty baked goods with vegan and gluten-free options. For dinner head to The Bec Jaune, a microbrewery on the outskirts of town. Along with their deliciously brewed beer, they homemake their bread and ketchup in house. We recommend the pulled pork bun and the Scotch egg. They also offer nice veggie options.
So whether your group is on a budget or has a huge range of skiing abilities within the group, Morzine will cater to you. And if you’re bringing beginners along for their first ski trip, sign them up for our Learn to Ski package. Beginner skiers and boarders received an extra 2hrs absolutely free, to help get them up and going faster. Find out more about our learn to ski package here.