Morzine Case Study

Natural Attractions

Activity and Research 3

3. Natural Attractions

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

The most important natural attractions are the hills, valleys, forests and mountains which make up the scenery of the French Alps. Morzine is some surrounded by stunning scenery, with the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, being within easy reach of the town.

Many of the highest mountains are covered in snow throughout the year and in the summer months, green meadows, forests, mountain streams and waterfalls add to the quality of the scenery. Also in summer, there is a wide range of mountain flowers which makes the area even more attractive.

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

In Morzine, the lake at Montriond is used for a number of activities in the summer months, including swimming and canoeing. In the winter the lake is covered in ice!






Morzine in summer - French Alps

Morzine in summer

French Alps

Morzine in winter - French Alps

Morzine in winter

French Alps



Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

It is important to understand that many people who take part in winter sports appreciate the beautiful scenery of the mountain environment in winter. Often, there are clear blue skies between periods of snowfall, when the mountain area looks particularly spectacular. 

One of the highest peaks at Morzine is called Nyon. A chair lift is available to the top of the mountain, providing access for skiers in winter and walkers in summer.

From the summit of Nyon, there are spectacular views over the resort.


Morzine - French Alps

Morzine

French Alps

Good skiers and snowboarders want to ski on steeper slopes and beginners need gentle slopes. What makes the Morzine area attractive for winter sports is the large number of different slopes which can be used for skiing. This means that skiers of all abilities can enjoy themselves on the mountains in the area.

The mountain scenery is also very appealing to walkers. There are hundreds of kilometres of marked footpaths around the Morzine area.


Morzine - French Alps

Walkers - Morzine - French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

Morzine - French Alps

 

Activity 3

Additional Research

Use the Morzine-Avoriaz website to study the resort using web cams to get a clearer idea about the scenery in the area.  Use the panoramic web cam at Avoriaz as well.
Do some web research to find some reviews of skiing and walking in the Morzine area.  (www.morzine-avoriaz.com)