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Morzine

Morzine Ski Holidays France

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.

Transfer time
  • Geneva

At a Glance

Resort Altitude: 1,000m

Resort Skiing: 2,466m

Total Ski Area: 600km

Lifts: 201

Blue Runs: 320km

Red Runs: 210km

Black Runs: 70km

Cross Country: 216km

Ski Areas

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.

Morzine accommodations

Accommodation

Top Runs

  • Le Pleney - has a compact network of pistes that are ideal for groups of mixed abilities
  • Le Ranfoilly to Le Grand Pre - offers a long cruising blue run down and is perfect for every level of skier 
  • Chamossiere - strong intermediate skiers will enjoy the challenging red and black runs

Skiing

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.

Snowboarding

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.

Ski Schools

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.

Crèches

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.

Restaurants

Atelier (at the hotel Samoyede) - probably the best fine dining restaurant in town

La Kinkerne - cosy, family run restaurant serving more traditional dishes, popular with the locals

Le Mas de la Coutettaz - banquet-style dining in the historic farmhouse setting

Après Ski

Le Crepu - great hangout with party atmosphere, especially on large terrace

Dixie Bar- three main bars give the chose of Irish, Spanish or English themed nights

Tibetan Café / Buddha Bar - relaxed atmosphere and comfy sofas make it the perfect for catching up with friends

Non-Skiers

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.

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