It’s Time to Buy
The pound rallied to a fresh 7 ½ year high versus the euro in early trading yesterday as a result of the on-going Greek debacle, but ended the session close to flat on the day as the euro fought back. Monday morning saw Sterling jump over 1.3% against the euro in an instant reaction from news over the weekend that banks in Greece would not be open. However, these levels did not last long as the market corrected across the day falling back to the closing levels on Friday. Whilst prices are not rising in Morzine we have certainly seen an increase in appetite for the right product. The UK’s ability to purchase Euros at the current rate has meant that property is 10% cheaper than it was 6 months ago. Over the last week there has been a lot of activity with offers for properties. Whether the Euro will decline further or fight back to previous levels remains to be seen. However, at €1.4 to the £1 it certainly seems a very sensible trade…..
Morzine Mountain Running
Morzine has launched a new product called Morzine Mountain Running to capitalise on the great terrain and trails available in the local area. Ski-run colour coded trails, digital maps, trail running discovery courses and workshops are all designed to help you explore this sport and Morzine’s outstanding natural terrain.
The Multi Pass makes the success of mountain holidays by resolving the low price / many activities equation. From 2€ per day, the pass gives free and unlimited access to more than 51 activities throughout the 12 Portes du Soleil resorts (lifts, swimming pools, lakes, tennis courts, cultural sites, ice rinks, little trains, mini-golf courses, and inter-resort shuttle busses…) A brand new skate-park in the mountains Out with the old removable module skatepark: A brand new permanent skatepark will be ready for summer 2015. To better match the skaters’ expectations, those have been highly involved in the creation of this new structure. Access to the skatepark will be free of charge year round.
Morzine, first for mountain biking With 50 downhill MTB serviced runs and 80 km of marked enduro tracks in the whole of the Portes du Solei area, Morzine is mountain bike paradise! For the last 20 years, its position at the centre of one of the largest mountain biking linked domain and the quality of it amenities have resulted in a huge number of visitors. Fancy something a bit different ? Discover agropasturalism at the Séraussaix alpage school Located between the Ardoisières Valley and the Montriond lake in the Morzine township, this 300 ha alpage welcomes kids throughout the summer and offers varied workshops, tea parties, visits and games on the theme of alpage. Since 2008, every summer, mountain agriculture students (from the Contamines s/Arve college) take over the Séraussaix alpage and offer to share their knowledge through fun activities, based on the discovery of agropasturalism (breeding and agriculture) and local geology… On the programme:
- Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: tea party at the alpage with possibility to observe the milking of the cows. Price: 10€/adult and 6€/child.
- Every morning from 10am to 12pm: Alpage farm Discovery, tours and games on the alpage theme, for kids aged 3 to 11. Price : 6€
Alpine French School – French Summer Camps
Learn French with our French Summer Camps in the beautiful French Alps. Your lessons on our French Alpine Summer Camp will be fun yet educational, including games, songs and plenty of interactive group exercises. Classes are taught by young, dynamic teachers who know how to keep summer camp learning entertaining and lively! Or maybe you would like to improve your French during your stay in Morzine. Our partner Alpine French School offers a wide range of courses for adults and children including a Junior Summer Camp with day and residential options – a great way of entertaining your children and improving their French at the same time. French Summer Camps at www.alpinefrenchschool.com
The key events this summer:
4th & 5th July – Brassband Festival 11th to 14th July – Morzine Harley Days 19th July – OHBaC Concert 25th July to 1st August – Morzine Loves Kids 29th July to 1st August – Lind’Art Festival 3rd to 7th August – Morzine Loves Taking Care of You 10th to 14th August – Morzine Loves its Flavours 16th August –Hauts-Forts Trail 29th 30th August – Super Morzine DH Cup 3rd to 5th September – Mont-Blanc Car Rally Morzine