Morzine Case Study

Introduction

Activity and Research 1

1. Introduction

Morzine

Morzine

French Alps

Morzine is a countryside area in the French Alps and is a traditional winter sports destination. It has been a popular destination for UK tourists for a long time. There are a number of British companies offering a range of holidays to the resort. These are specialist operators mainly providing winter sports or adventure holidays.

Morzine first began to develop as a tourist destination over 100 years ago when people from nearby cities began to visit the mountains to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Soon after, a cable car was installed in the resort, which enabled people to start skiing down the mountains in winter.

Morzine relies very much on the income received from the tourists who visit the town in the winter months to ski and take part in other winter sports.

Many people in the town are employed in some way in the tourism industry.

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

Frehch Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

The town has also developed the facilities it offers for visitors in the summer season. Mountain biking and walking are very popular activities, and the lift system which has been developed for winter sports can be used to get up the mountains in the summer.

Morzine - French Alps

Morzines

French Alps




During the 1970’s a modern purpose-built resort, called Avoriaz was built near Morzine providing skiing at higher levels.  The two resorts are linked by a system of lifts.


Morzine - French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Activity 1

There are a number of terms used in connection with winter sports holidays. See if you can match the term with the correct definition.

Additional research

The main website for Morzine is www.morzine-avoriaz.com Investigate this site to obtain more information about the facilities offered by Morzine in summer and winter. Compare what is offered in Morzine with other French ski resorts such as Les Arcs (www.lesarcs.com), Flaine (www.flaine.com) and Les Deux Alpes (www.les2alpes.com).