Morzine is a well-established resort with easy access to Geneva and hundreds of miles of pistes through its link with the enormous Portes du Soleil ski region. This traditional French farming town oozes Savoyarde charm, complete with attractions such as a weekly market, a multitude of traditional rustic chalets and a whole host of luxury accommodation and dining options.
The ski area covers everything from beginner to extreme freerider, all on one lift pass. This coupled with the town's proximity to Geneva makes Morzine an ideal destination for ski weekends.
Resort Altitude: 1,000m
Resort Skiing: 2,466m
Blue Runs: 320km
Red Runs: 210km
Black Runs: 70km
Cross Country: 216km
Morzine is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area which connects Avoriaz, Chatel, Les Gets and many more ski resorts all into one giant circuit with 600km of skiable slopes. The area is perfect for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers alike with a high volume of blues and reds.
Those who enjoy cross-country skiing have approximately 48km of cross-country skiing trails in Morzine.
Beginners will find gentle nursery slopes around Morzine as well as in nearby Avoriaz. Intermediate skiers have an almost infinite amount of challenging ski area with a plethora of cruising blues and steeper, more challenging reds. Advanced skiers looking for the hardest slopes in the area will be happy to find plenty of black runs including the infamous ‘Wall’ in Avoriaz. Freeride skiers can also expect to find some extremely enjoyable powder bowls through scenic trees.
Snowboarders will find long, wide pistes in Morzine and some fantastic off-piste through the trees and into powder bowls. Beginner snowboarders will enjoy the gentle, quiet slopes which are perfect for building up technique on. The terrain parks in Les Gets and Avoriaz are also worth visiting if you’re looking to practice your rails and kickers.
With the largest ski school in most French resorts being ESF, Morzine does not break that trend. However, if you’re looking for a ski school other than ESF we recommend New Generation Ski & Snowboard School. Their fantastic English-speaking instructors offer a variety of lesson types for all ages and abilities.
There are lots of choices for childcare in Morzine, with ESF's ski kindergartens available for children from three years old, as well as private nanny services with Cheeky Monkey’s Childcare. For those looking for a nursery, the L’Outa Childcare Nursery is a perfect place for children from three months old to stay.
Morzine has a vast number of restaurants ranging from the very affordable to the very luxurious. Chez Nannon is a great place to stop for lunch on the slopes, serving traditional Alpine cuisine at reasonable prices, or Le Vaffieu restaurant at the top of the Belvedere lift is another great option to stop at for a beverage and snack.
Down in resort, La Grange is a cosy little place to dine in, serving fantastic cheese specialities and other hearty local cuisine.
On the mountain, a good place to party is Le Tremplin, one of Morzine’s most popular après venues.
The nightlife is lively and the base area gets busy as skiers and boarders pile off the pistes. Try Bar Robinsons and the Cavern which are both popular with holidaymakers and seasonaires alike, and keep the music going well into the night.
Non-skiers will find there are still plenty of other things to do if skiing isn't for you. There is a world-class sports facility in Morzine which offers plenty of alternative winter sports activities such as husky sledding, ice driving and even parapenting.