Morzine Case Study

Facilities

Activity and Research 5

5. Facilities

Hotel Club - Morzine - French alps

Hotel Club

Morzine - French alps

Morzine has a wide range of accommodation available. There are over 50 hotels and guesthouses in the resort. Most of these are owned by local people and ‘chain’ hotels are not present in the area. The resort also has over 1,000 apartments and chalets which can be rented from their owners for a week or longer.

Apartments - Morzine - French alps

Apartments

Morzine - French alps

In addition there are a number of holiday centres and holiday villages as well as two campsites.

Tourists who enjoy visiting mountain resorts such as Morzine, in winter or summer generally prefer an authentic and traditional atmosphere for their accommodation, rather than modern, business-style hotels. Most apartments and chalets are self-catered, which gives more flexibility and is often cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Mountain Resort- Morzine - French alps

Mountain Resort

Morzine - French Alps

Gravier Ski Shop - Morzine - French Alps

Gravier Ski Shop

Morzine - French Alps

There is a range of facilities which are connected to the winter and summer sports available in Morzine. There are many shops which hire and sell skiing and snowboarding equipment. There are also a number of ski and snowboarding schools. In the summer, the same shops provide mountain biking equipment.

As a town which relies heavily on tourism, Morzine has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment facilities, including night clubs and cinemas. These are used by local people as well as by tourists.

Gift Shops - Morzine - French alps

Gift Shops

French alps

Bike Shops - Morzine - French alps

Bike Shops

French alps

Nicolas Ski Sign - Morzine - French Alps

Nicolas Ski Sign

Morzine - French Alps

Discotheque Sign - Morzine - French Alps

Discotheque Sign

Morzine - French Alps

Cinema Sign - Morzine - French Alps

Cinema Sign

Morzine - French Alps

 








A range of sports facilities are also provided, including a tennis complex and open-air swimming pool.

The major indoor sports facility is the Palais des Sports, which includes an ice rink offering skating. Ice-hockey matches are also played.

Open Air Swimming Pool - Morzine - French alps

Open Air Swimming Pool

Morzine - French Alps

Palais des Sports - Morzine - French alps

Palais des Sports

French alps

Tennis complex  - Morzine - French alps

Tennis complex

French alps

Golf Course - Morzine - French Alps

Golf course

Morzine - French Alps

There is also a 9 hole golf course at Avoriaz, which is only open for a few months in the summer.







Activity 5


Use the accommodation section of the Morzine-Avoriaz website to investigate accommodation options for each of the following groups of customers.  For each group give information about what is provided by  the accommodation and indicate what the price will be in euros.  (www.morzine-avoriaz.com)

Customer Group Accommodation option 1 Accommodation Option 2
A family with three teenage children who want to visit Morzine in August.    
A young couple wanting to spend a long weekend skiing in mid-January.    
A recently retired couple who want a walking holiday for a week in late June or early July.    
Four friends who enjoy mountain biking and want cheap accommodation for the whole of July.    
Two families, ten people in total, who want to ski during the February half-term.    

Additional Research 5

Morzine has a range of accommodation for groups.  Use the Morzine website to select suitable accommodation for a school group of 30 students from the UK who want to ski in the winter.  Outline what facilities the accommodation provides and explain why it is suitable.