Magical March is here. As we put the madness of the half-term holidays behind us, a chilled party vibe settles on the town. We enjoy longer, warmer days with some great skiing and long lazy lunches in the sunshine.
With fewer families around, you also tend to find far fewer ski schools on the hill which, of course, also means an end to those long, snaking trails of beginners making their way down. It also makes for much quieter lift lines. So, all in all, an ideal month to visit Morzine to make the best of the near-perfect conditions.
Read on for a look at what we like to get up to when spring arrives in town.
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. There is regular snowfall - on average five days - and temperatures still dip below freezing at night to freshen it up. In March the average daytime temperatures generally fall between a high of 7°C and a low of -1ºC, getting around six hours of sunshine.
What's on in Morzine in March?
Rock The Pistes
A Pop / Rock festival at the heart of the ski slopes of the Portes du Soleil. A week of music across France and Switzerland offering concerts on the slopes during the day, that are only accessible on skis and in the resorts for après-ski. Tickets are available at all lift ticket offices in the 12 Portes du Soleil resorts.
St. Patrick’s Day
March might be considered the party month here in Morzine. Longer days and warmer weather make for better après ski, while more adults and fewer children mean bigger nights in the bars. Of course, one of the biggest parties of the season is on 17th March. For St. Patrick’s Day, even the beer turns green as the bars try to outdo each other with Irish themed nights. Expect promotions on Irish drinks, fancy dress and lots of live renditions of the Irish Rover.
The Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins ice hockey team play their games at the Skoda Arena. The team need everyone behind them so pop along and get involved in cheering them on! Remember to wrap up warm, you are going to be sitting beside an ice rink all evening.
Check out our events calendar for more information on what's on in resort during March.
Things to Do
Bars & Clubs
There is plenty going on in the Morzine and Portes du Soleil bars this month.
Morzine has a variety of bars happily welcoming you with live DJs, live music and acoustic sets, and if you're looking for somewhere to watch 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. One thing's for sure in this place, you won't have to stumble far in your ski boots to find a jug of beer and some good snacks before you head home for dinner.. or not! It's definitely easier to get a last-minute table for dinner now the school holiday crowds aren't here.