Each winter we round up the best bits. The new openings, the anniversaries, the new activities. The key features that will really make your holiday go with a bang!
The Dixie Bar Turns 30!
Bon anniversaire to Pascal and his team at Morzine’s Dixie Bar! Whilst it’s true that every good global destination has a good Irish bar, we like to think of ours as being something truly special. Owner Pascal Anselmet has certainly seen Morzine change over the years, but the Dixie Bar continues to offer the same much-loved authentic après experience, especially when the Dixie Micks are in town (head to page 55 of our current issue for this season’s dates). Behind the bar these days you’ll find a larger than ever selection of ales, beers, spirits and wine, plus the same warm, friendly craic we’ve all come to know and love. Keep a close eye on the Source events calendar this winter for some extra special events.
Morzine Goes Burlesque
The team behind Morzine’s Café Chaud just can’t stop opening new bars. Last winter Hideout Hostel became the place to go for relaxed evening drinks and incredibly tasty food. This year they’ve gone down below, transforming the bar we all knew and loved as Le Paradis into something exceptionally different. Paying homage to the bar’s previous owner Madame Laury, who danced at the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris, Laury’s is all about incredible live entertainment and fantastic drinks created by a team of cocktail alchemists. Co-owner Kyle Dickson told Source “With Laury’s we wanted to throw Morzine a curveball. A cocktail bar hidden away from the crowds with table service and great live music. You can expect a blend of jazz, funk, cabaret and soul with a hint of more alternative entertainment thrown in to keep you on your toes”.
AKA mountain biking on snow, Evolution 2 in Morzine has launched a full programme of fat biking in time for this winter season. Fat bikes are so-called because of their extra wide tyres, which make them better able to take on snow, ice and incline. Based on the principle that if you can ride a bike, you can ride a fat bike, Evolution 2’s guided tours give you the chance to explore hidden corners of the ski resort. Fat biking is also the perfect on-snow activity for any non-skiers or snowboarders in your group. For more information contact Antoine at Evolution 2 on +33 (0) 4 50 74 02 18 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul, funk and breaks DJ Mr Smith is making Morzine his home for the season and here at Morzine Source Magazine, we’re slightly excited. You’ll find a complete run down of his gigs on the Source events calendar as soon as they’re confirmed, but in the meantime, know this: Mr Smith is also available for private chalet parties and events, complete with his velvet suit and briefcase of funk. As Mr Smith told Source “I’ve always loved Morzine and to bring my brand of funk here as long been a burning ambition. What could be better than amazing mountains, awesome people, good times, a pressed smoking jacket and James Brown?” Find out more at facebook.com/MrSmithFunkDJ or email email@example.com
The Mighty Penguins
It’s been a tough few years for our local hockey club. After years spent playing in France’s Ligue Magnus (like the Premier League, but for French hockey), the Hockey Club Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets ( HCMAG or the Penguins as you might know them) merged with the Chamonix Chamois in a move that was supposed to bring financial efficiencies and attract big name players to the club. Except it didn’t quite work out that way. The two clubs parted ways, leaving our mighty Penguins to start from scratch in the bottom division. In just a few short years they’ve played their way back into the second division and with top players now flocking back to the club, this season’s matches are set to be unmissable. Head to hockey-morzine.com for match details and ticket sales. #GOPENGUINS!
A New Bus Route for Morzine
This winter the Mairie de Morzine-Avoriaz will launch Ligne C, an entirely new and much-welcomed bus route for the resort. The new route will run from Le Rocher on the Route des Nants down to the roundabout at the Hôtel Le Sporting, then down to the roundabout next to the Pompiers before heading up the Route des Putheys to the Prodains roundabout and turning up the Route de Avoriaz for five hairpins. The service will commence from Le Haut de la Croix on the Route de Avoriaz at 8.30am each day and the last bus from Le Rocher will be at 7pm each evening. The 2019 winter bus timetable is available to download in full right here!