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
Total Ski Area: 600km
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.
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
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 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.