Week Commencing Saturday 8th February 2020 – Morzine Events Schedule
Every week throughout the winter season Morzine puts on a whole host of weekly events to keep you entertained when you venture down off the hill.
Here’s what’s going on throughout the week:
Saturday 8th February 2020
Ice Hockey Match – Why not spend your first night in Morzine by getting behind the local ice hockey team. It’s a great night out filled with fast paced, full contact action on the ice. Morzine play in the second division of the very competitive French national league and play Valence in this clash. The game starts at 20:30 at the Skoda Arena (located in the centre of town underneath the Super Morzine bridge by the Palais du Sport). It is quite cold in the arena so bring a jacket and there is a bar serving drinks and fast food. Tickets are 10EUR for adults and 6EUR for kids.
Monday 10th February 2020
Welcome Drinks – Head on down to the tourist office between 16:30-18:30 and enjoy a welcome drink. Green chaud is Hot Chocolate with green Chartreuse to warm the cockles and there is also local cheese to try from the l’Alpage dairy.
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Torchlight Descent – Every Tuesday evening at 6pm the Ecole du Ski Francais puts on a torchlight descent down the Pleney slopes creating a very festive feel. The best place to watch is from the Pleney lift station (or the outside bar of le Tremplin) or the square outside the tourist office where they put on hot chocolate and mulled wine to keep you toasty too! A fireworks display follows the descent.
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Local Market – Every Wednesday morning from 8am- 12:30pm Morzine hosts a wonderful market in the Carrefour/post office car park. Local producers come from the surrounding villages with the best meats, fruits, vegetables and cheeses available.
Thursday 13th February 2020
Cheese Dairy Tour – Every Thursday between 9-10am the local cheese dairy opens its doors to the public. Thetour of the dairy will show you how the local cheeses are made and you’ll of course have the opportunity to try and buy the cheeses. (also possible every wednesday 9-10am). The dairy is located on Route de la Plagne just past the super morzine roundabout at La Fruitière l’Alpage
Avoriaz Snow Carnival – This is one mainly for the kids but if you fancy staying up in Avoriaz once the main lifts shut and enjoying some high altitude apres then you can see the carnival. Every Thursday throughout the main holiday period the Avoriaz Snow Carnival will be parading through the snowy streets. Expect to see a procession filled with light, colour and vibrant sound with large floats and street performers. Masks and lanterns are available from the tourist office for an added festive feel. Starting at 6pm from the tourist office in avoriaz. Getting back down into Morzine afterwards is simple enough, just jump on the Prodains express which runs until 9pm then catch the ski bus from the lower lift station back into Morzine, just don’t miss the last bus (the bus runs hourly at 18:55, 19:55 and the last bus departs the lift station at 20:55).