Authentic Savoyard Charm Magda Korzeniak, Ski Specialist

"Morzine is a very pretty village with really easy access to the surrounding ski resorts including Les Gets and Avoriaz. It’s also possible to pop over to Switzerland for the day and ski Champéry and Morgins – a great way to avoid the crowds on peak dates. There are great restaurants and bars in town, ideal for a spot of après-ski."

Après Ski in Morzine

Après-ski in Morzine is very well catered for. Le Dixie Bar on Rue du Bourg is a popular stop with pool tables, games, live rugby and football on the big screens and usually has live music for early evening après-ski entertainment. The Tibetan Café (though also still known under its former name Le Bouddha Café) offers an unusual mix of an Asian spirit with rock & roll tunes - apparently it must work as it's usually busy!

For an après-ski knees-up you can try and get in at Le Crépu. It's small, busy and there's always a good atmosphere. Cheap, strong beer pulls in the crowds early on to Bar RobinsonLe Rhodos is for more chilled out après-ski with relaxing music, free newspapers and comfy sofas - and betting at the PMU counter.  

Morzine's après scene has been diversifying in recent years and Bec Jaune is a microbrewery run by two ex-Londoners offering craft beers and ales brewed on-site as well as fresh locally-sourced food ranging from pulled pork buns to vegan superfood burgers.

For something with a bit of class, Hotel Le Samoyède's bar La Taverne has been recently renovated and is a popular choice for après, serving cocktails and apéritifs with tapas from 4pm. The Wine Bar at restaurant La Chaudanne is a chic but cosy vaulted cellar where you can make use of the sommelier's advice and enjoy their selection of wines and nibbles.

If you're determined to make a big night out of it, the ski resort has two nightclubs, L'Opéra and Le Paradis, and both are open until the early hours.