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Morzine in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

All the best events taking place in resort

Featured in: | Giles Towler, Morzine Reporter | Published
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The busiest time of the winter is now over, the slopes have emptied and there is still almost two months left of winter. March is a fantastic month to come to Morzine as the sun is out and the snow is fantastic.

However, the calendar of events isn’t quieter at all, in fact, March looks set to be one of the busiest and best months of the season so far. We’ve been trailing the what’s ons and events listings to bring you the best of the best for March 2020.

What are the weather & snow conditions like in Morzine?

This time of year is a pretty safe bet for a ski holiday – the base has had time to build up and the temperatures are generally still low, so the snow is usually good. This season had an unusually dry and warm January and the first two weeks of February continued the same way. However, things have changed significantly over the past couple of weeks. Frequent heavy snowfalls have improved conditions and there has been plenty of fresh snow to be found. There have been occasions when the freezing level has been above town but, generally, even when there has been rain in town, there has been snow just above it and the skiing has improved drastically in recent weeks. The storms have brought in some high winds, however, so it is a good idea to check which lifts are open if a storm hits.

Morzine Snow Report & Forecast

What's on in Morzine in March 2020?

Morzine Film Awards
The big event this month – nay, this season – is the Morzine Film Awards on March 24th. Over the past two winters, the MFA have grown into the biggest night of the winter and the best showcase of everything Morzine has to offer. One thousand people will cram into the Skoda Arena, drink the bar dry and party the night away whilst watching the best videos the citizens of Morzine have to offer. If you are in town this week, we highly recommend that you pick up a ticket. If you are in town the week before, then keep an eye out for teams filming on the slopes. If you are not in town at all, then look on the Mountain Film Awards' website to see what is involved and enjoy the films from the last two years.

Events in Morzine

Burton in Avoriaz
Burton have a number of events going on this month. They have always had a close relationship with Avoriaz and this is reflected in the calendar this month, including a Banked Slalom race in Avoriaz on the 7th. The big event will be the following week on the 13th when Avoriaz will join twelve other resorts to commemorate the life of their founder Jake Burton with A Day For Jake, including free lift passes that can be registered for on March 8th.

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Après ski
There is plenty going on in the Morzine and Portes du Soleil bars this month.Things kick off on Friday 6th March with UK DnB legend Benny Page playing at Cafe Chaud – tickets are €5 in advance. Cafe Chaud will continue blasting out Drum and Bass on Sunday nights while Ciaran Wood’s punk band takes over on Monday nights. Joel from the punk band will be keeping things a bit more low key with his Cavern apres sessions every afternoon, while Happy Hours will be going absolutely turbo every Wednesday afternoon from 15:00. On the 10th, L'ApreSki Resto in Les Gets will be hosting an evening of music for The Ellie Soutter Foundation. Finally, for football and rugby, Dixie Bar, Sherpa and Rhodos have things covered while Haka is one of the best places in town to watch the rugby

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Ice hockey
On Saturday, March 7th the Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins ice hockey team continue their march to glory in the playoffs against Roanne at the Skoda Arena from 20:00. The last home game in the playoffs resulted in a resounding 12-2 hammering, but the first game (away) against Roanne ended in a 4-3 loss. The team will need everyone behind them this weekend!

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This is one of the best times of the year to be in Morzine so if you are coming out there is lots to look forward to. For more fun activities taking place in Morzine this March, check out our events calendar.

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