Nordic skiing & biathlon lessons

Tired of the tracks and spending your holidays on the Alpine ski slopes? What if you took the opposite direction and came back to the fundamentals, closer to nature? If this idea sounds appealing to you, Nordic skiing is exactly what you need!

The different techniques of cross-country skiing

Did you know that cross-country – also called Nordic skiing - consists of two very different styles? Classic and skating? The style called "classic" is the most traditional (hence its name), and the easiest to learn. It involves working on a kicking and gliding motion while leaning slightly forward. The alternative step, which is similar to walking, is quite easy to understand and to practice when you want to walk on the cross-country ski trails of Morzine and the surrounding area.   
As for the second technique, called “Skating”, it requires a little more. You will have to make a "V"-shaped pattern with your feet when you push on each ski, pretty much like when ice-skating. This style is more complex and more difficult to learn, so it requires specific skills and techniques to master it. If you are looking for a new challenge and a new sport to learn, why not cross-country skiing, then?

Take Nordic skiing lessons in Morzine

To make you feel comfortable on your skis, truly enjoy your cross-country skiing session and not spend your time on the ground, we advise you to take lessons with professional instructors, whichever technique you wish to use, whether classic or skating.

Enjoy 38km of cross-country ski trails in Morzine

Take advantage of your stay in Morzine to discover cross-country skiing with a professional and qualified instructor. They will teach you the basics of cross-country skiing and give you tips to improve your technique. With more than 38 km of tracks spread over 8 circuits, cross-country skiers can follow ready-marked tracks with superb panoramic views over the region. You can go to the northern areas of Pleney, Super Morzine, but also Erigné, at the bottom of Vallée de la Manche, where a whole Nordic activity zone has been set up. Don’t hesitate to download the Nordic activities guide in Morzine to find out more.

What about biathlon?

Are you looking for more sensations? Discover biathlon and follow the footsteps of Martin Fourcade or the sports ambassador of Morzine-Avoriaz, Antonin Guigonnat! Biathlon is both a fun and sporting activity that the whole family should love. This sport combines, as you certainly already know, cross-country skiing and shooting. It's up to you to take up the challenge physically but also mentally, since this sport requires a lot of concentration to be able to hit the target during shooting sessions. Biathlon is a sport that is practiced in complete safety in Morzine, supervised by mountain professionals.