Morzine Ski Holidays
France

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Description

Morzine is nestled in the heart of the Chablis Mountains set between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, this idyllic resort combines history with the innovation of modern skiing. Old Mining and farming routes are still evident throughout the village. This tradition is echoed with weekly farmers market offering local produce. Open all year round it has a feel of a market town rather than a purpose built ski village.

Despite the resort sitting at 900m, it links with Les Gets and slightly higher Avoriaz, the trio form the backbone of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in Europe covering 650km. The Portes du Soleil also includes another 5 resorts on the French side and an additional 6 Swiss resorts. All of these resorts are easily accessible via an extensive transport network combining lifts and free local shuttle services ensuring that you will be able to get back to your accommodation regardless of the weather. Specially designed circuits have been tailored for every ski level to ensure that everyone can equally make the most of the entire area. These trails are marked by animals for each level such as a beer, white deer, ibex, reindeer and jackdaw.

Morzine has long had a connection with the Brits, with some people visiting the French resort as long ago as Edwardian times to skate on the frozen lake and telemark on the surrounding mountains. After building its first cable car in 1934, it did not fully realise its fame until after the 1960 Winter Olymipics in Squaw Valley. Residents of the town united to enter a single skier into the mens downhill. Jean Vuarnet returned triumphant with his gold medal, officially making Morzine one of the leading European ski resorts. Upon his return the residents was gifted the task of creating the higher ski station of Avoriaz and from here he went on to link up other neighbouring villages and the Portes du Soleil was born.

Morzine is renowned for cruisy tree lined runs making it ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. More advanced skiers are attracted to the broad network of lifts and the far reaching runs that this offers.




Getting There

If you haven’t booked a package where travel is organised for you then you will have to think about the best way for you to get to resort.

Fly

The most common way to get to resort is to fly. There are four airport possibilities:

Geneva- 88km – 1hr 25
Chambery- 134km- 1hr 45
Lyon- 210km- 2hr 20
Grenoble- 213km- 2hr 30

Flying is without doubt the quickest way if coming from outside France. The closest airport is Geneva and this also tends to offer the widest array of flights throughout the winter season (December- April). Geneva also offers the best range of flights throughout the summer months if you are planning a summer trip to Morzine. Chambery offers a more limited range of UK departure airports.

Chambery is the smallest airports and mainly deals with tour operator chartered flights. Due to its size it can appear slightly hectic and can be affected badly by the weather. Lyon sits geographically in between Geneva and Grenoble. It offers a similar choice of flights to Geneva and in regards to price, flight times and choice of departure airport. However this cost is increased by the longer transfer time.

Transfers from the Airport to Morzine

There are several companies which offer both shared and private transfers from the above airports directly to resort. Most transfers companies will drop you off anywhere in resort and can take you directly to your accommodation. It is worth checking out the transfer options before booking flights as shared transfers can be limited and do have limited availability. To have a smooth and easy transfer experience the group size, flight times and budget all need to be considered before making a booking.

Our recommended transfer companies include:

Alpybus provide shared and private transfers from Geneva Airport.

Mountain Drop Offs provide shared and private transfers from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon.

Morzexpress provide shared transfers from Geneva Airport.

Getaway Vans offer shared and private transfers from Geneva Airport. They are available for pickups from other train stations and airports in the area upon request.

Powdercab provides shared and private transfers from Geneva Airport. They are also able to accommodate larger parties of up to 80 people.

Snowcandy provide shared and private transfers from Geneva Airport.

Summit Transfers provide private and shared transfers from Geneva Airport and train station. They also provide local journeys in and around the Portes de Soleil area.

If you are looking for a bit more luxury and an even shorter transfer time then Whitetracks Helicopters offer transfers for up to 4 people from any of the above airports and provide a separate vehicle for luggage. Helicopters are susceptible to the weather though, if there is any cancellation vehicles are provided at no extra cost.

Train

The nearest train stations for Morzine are Cluses and Thonon- des- Baines. Both are approximately an hour away by road from the resort. The Eurostar runs from London St Pancreas and Kent Ashford directly to Paris. From here you pick up the TGV train via Bellegarde and then onto a regional train to Cluses. To go to Thonon-des- Baines follow the same route and get the train to Thonon-des Baines at Bellegarde. The night train is also available and connect with the Eurostar in Paris. Both the daytime and night-time trains take approximately 7.5 hours from the UK to the end station in France. Although the train takes longer than flying it is more environmentally friendly but also it can be economically friendly too when travelling with lots of luggage as no extra charges are incurred for the quantity and weight of luggage.

Drive

Many people opt to drive to Morzine. If coming from the UK, you can either take the ferry or travel via the Channel Tunnel. The Channel Tunnel departs approximately every 15 minutes from Folkestone and takes 35 minutes. Prices start from £90 each way. To book your crossing head to https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/.

Alternatively the ferry runs from Hull to Zeebrugge or Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries. The Hull ferry operates daily and runs overnight arriving in Zeebrugge at 08:45am. The Dover to Calais ferry operates multiple times every day, up to 23 times and takes 90 minutes. To book either of these ferry crossings head to http://www.poferries.com/en/portal

Upon arrival in France/ Belgium remember to drive on the right hand side of the road! Also note that there will be several tolls along the route to your final destination, these will all be located on the opposite side of the car to the driver, so it is easy to have a passenger ready to make payments and take any receipts. The prices of these tolls will vary on the route that you take, the approximate cost of these tolls will be 75€.

European travel/ vehicle requirements are very strict and on the spot fines can be issued if you do not meet the requirements. The most common of these are headlight converters, GB sticker, warning triangle, spare bulbs, breathalysers, and high viz vests for each passenger in the car.

Although the local municipalities work tirelessly to keep the roads clear, there are times when the roads may become snowy or icy. It is a legal requirement in France to carry snow chains in your vehicle, if you do not, the police will refuse you access on certain mountain roads. When driving in these conditions, slow down when you encounter any snow, use high gears to avoid wheel spin and keep moving when driving up an incline on snow.

It can be useful to have a car whilst you’re in resort if your accommodation is far away from the centre and slopes. However parking in Morzine is limited and street parking is ill advised as they do remove vehicles during the evening to allow for snow clearing. Indoor parking is recommended as this protects the vehicle from the elements and means that it does not need digging out after heavy snow. Morzine offers 3 covered car parks, Office du Tourisme and Parking Joux Plan both offer advance booking and costs 55€ for up to 7 days, the Parking Le Bourg does not offer advanced booking but follows the same pricing structure. Morzine does offer quite a few uncovered car parks all at 50€ for 7 days. Morzine and the rest of the Portes du Soleil does offer an extensive free shuttle bus system so you might not need your car whilst you are there.


When to Go

Morzine sits at 1000m with skiing from 900m to 2470m. The resort is open for skiing from mid-December to the beginning of April. As it is a year round resort, it is back open for the summer season, popular with mountain biking and hiking which is all serviced by the ski lifts.

Despite sitting at the low altitude of 1000m, the Portes du Soleil has recorded some of the highest levels of snowfall in the past twenty years, with Morzine also included in these figures. This has earned the Portes du Soleil not only the title as one of the largest ski areas in the world, but also one of the most snow-sure. This is due to the atmospheric conditions of Morzine and the Portes du Soleil with the vicinity between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc creating a micro-climate which causes high levels of precipitation, so as long as the weather remains cool, the snow will fall!

This micro-climate along with the help of lots of snow cannons means that Morzine has good conditions throughout the season and as the slopes are pastures lands in the summer, it only takes 10cm of snow for them to be skaible, much less than the resorts high up based on the rocks!

Due to its close proximity to Geneva, Morzine is a popular destination for families looking to keep travel time to a minimum so it does get relatively busy during the school holidays and prices are inflated during this time. There is a good amount of independent chalet companies in Morzine who offer excellent value accommodation so if you are travelling outside of school holidays, you will generally be able to find yourself a good deal.


Where to Stay

Morzine is a large town which can make some the accommodation seem quite spread out. However an efficient and complimentary public transport system helps guests make the most of out this traditional Savoyard village.

This resort specialises in catered chalets of all sizes and budgets. There are also a variety of packages so that your holiday can be tailored to match what you need from it.




Getting around

Morzine can seem quite daunting when you get there due to the size of the town. But getting around is not too difficult; here are a few ideas to help you get your bearings.

Bus Routes

The town has a smooth and efficient bus network which runs throughout the winter months with pretty much no faults. There is a frequent shuttle bus that runs between areas of the town and the Super Morzine, Le Pleney and Les Prodains cable cars. There is also a less regular shuttle bus to Les Gets and other resorts who share the same ski pass.

In addition to the bus routes around Morzine and up to the other resorts, there is also a bus connecting it to the wider valley and the base of the area, Le Biot. This bus system is the Balad’ Aulps, running from 07- 19:00 and costs c. 1.50€. This might be a nice day trip for non-skiers to see more of the surrounding area. Bus timetables are available from the tourist office.

To get to Avoriaz the best option it to catch the bus from Rhodos heading to Prodains. The bus runs throughout the day. Free buses are also available from Morzine centre to the Vallee de la Manche via the Nyon bubble.

Another option for getting to and from the pistes in Morzine is the free Petit Train  which runs throughout the day providing a link between the Super Morzine lift, Pleney lift and the swimming pool.

Taxis

Taxis in ski resorts can be hard to come by so booking in advance is a necessity. There are several companies which do offer taxis in and around resort, but they do not work every day so it is best to have several numbers to hand.

Ski Lifts

Morzine has a web of lifts which link up all over the Portes du Soleil. The most direct routes to get to from Morzine to Les Gets is to use the Pleney lift. To get to Avoriaz or Switzerland it is best to get either the Super Morzine cable car or the Prodains lift. Pedestrians can take the Super Morzine, Pleney and Prodains lifts if they want to explore the mountains on foot.


Apres

For live music at après and throughout the evening Cavern is the place to head to. Offering a generous happy hour from 16:00-18:00 it is sure to quench your thirst after a long day on the slopes.

Dixies is made up of three separate themed areas, an Irish, a Spanish and a British pub. All major sporting fixtures are shown on the big TVs scattered throughout the bar. It does get very busy on game days but this means if you are a sports fan it provides a vibrant atmosphere. It is also a great spot for a game of pool or some casual tapas.

Paradis and Opera are Morzine’s nightclubs, keeping the party going after the other bars shut after 2am.

For those seeking mountain après then Inferno is the place. It regularly features mountainside parties with live bands pumping out music from the Inferno branded double decker bus. You’ll find it bustling with people partying on the tables still in their ski boots and salopettes!

For something a little more sophisticated the Wine Bar at the Chaudanne Hotel boasts high vaulted ceiling and a wine cave containing thousands of varieties. A sommelier is on hand to offer their recommendations and a tapas menu provides the perfect accompaniment.

Finally a trip to Morzine is not complete without a trip to its most famous spot, Bar Robinson. Owned by locals since the early 20th century, this bustling spot never fails to offer one of the best après sessions. Only serving one type of lager, the local Mutzig, Bar Robinsons offers a sun spot terrace to enjoy a few!


Eating out

There is a wide range of restaurants, cafes and snack bars all around the Portes de Soleil. These are some of the highlights exclusively in Morzine:

Le Grillon offers typical Savoyard delicacies on the mountain. This cosy venue works great for larger groups as it can easily accommodate big tables, this joined with reasonable prices and tasty cheesy sharing dishes is a winning combination. Recommendations include the baked vacherin cheese served with cured meats and potatoes.

L’Atelier housed in the 3* Hotel Le Samoyede it is one of the finest restaurants that Morzine has. Local chef Alexandre Boud- Pachon trained across Europe and came home to set up L’Atelier in 2004. His talents have earned the establishment the highly coveted Michelin Star. The place to head to if you are looking to experience fine dining and an extensive wine list. Highlights include the duck foie gras with artichokes and chicken with a tarragon sauce.

Mamas prides itself on fresh ingredients. A seasonnaire favourite this restaurant specialises in pizzas, burgers and Thai curries.

Satellite Coffee is deceivingly named after a run in Avoriaz, this café is nestled in the heart of Morzine it is famous for its baked breakfast goods but also its lunch time offerings.

L’Etale is noted as one of Morzine’s best restaurants. With a vast menu there is something to please even the fussiest of eaters from fresh pizzas to salad to fondue it does everything! Located at the base of the Pleney run it is ideal for either lunch or dinner.

La Chamade is one of Morzine’s more upmarket restaurant specialising in fish and other delicacies such as ballotine of rabbit and duck pie. They also cater for children with a very good children’s menu.

Bec Jaune is a microbrewery serving more unusual dishes such as spicy rice bowls and noodles. Equally popular with seasonnaires and guests it is a great place for après in addition to its food menu it has an array of local beers which change week to week. Also try their homemade ice-cream on the warmer spring days. Especially recommended for vegetarians and vegans.


Good for Couples

Le Clin d'Oeil

74110

Morzine

+33 450 79 03 10

Good for Couples

Les Vents d'Anges

74110

Morzine

+33 4 50 37 66 71

Good for Family

La Chaudanne

590 route de la plagne

74100

Morzine

+33 450 79 12 68

Good for Family

La Grange

60 chemin de la Coutettaz

74110

Morzine

+33 450 75 96 40

Good for Friends

Bec Jaune Brewery

220 Route de la Combe À Zore

74110

Morzine

+33 4 50 79 08 44

Good for Friends

Inferno Bar Restaurant

74110

Morzine

+33 7 81 41 13 47


Activities

Due to the family friendly nature of Morzine it hosts a wide variety of extra activities if you fancy taking a break from the slopes or have some group members who want to enjoy the mountains but do not ski.


Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the mountain. Alpine resorts have a wealth of unique wildlife as well as breathtaking nature views. Guides are the best way to show you around and make sure that you go on the best routes for the current weather.

Morzine has a dedicated world class indoor Ice Skating rink called the Skoda Arena  as well as a an outdoor rink. The Skoda Arena is also the home of the Penguins, Morzine’s Premier League Ice Hockey team.

Ice Diving in Lake Montriand, Scuba diving under a frozen lake sounds impossible but with a qualified guide and a dry suit it is a once in a lifetime event. Lac Montriand is the 3rd largest lake in Haute de Savoie region and 19 metres deep it offers a unique activity. 

Take a break in Morzine’s Swimming pool complex, Parc des Dereches. With a large children’s paddling pool large 25m long main pool. It also offers adult only spa areas with saunas, steam room and relaxation room. If you are looking for more water activities head up to Avoriaz’s Aquariaz, fitted with climbing walls above a large pool, lazy river, water playhouse and open air spa just to name a few!

Massages are widely available with the option of going to a spa or simply enjoying a relaxing massage in the comfort of your own chalet.

Due to the historical nature of the town there are many more unique experiences on offer. The local dairy farm, La Fruitiere d’Alpage offer weekly cheese making demonstrations or experience the local slate mine, if you are wanting to go a bit further then try the wood sculpting workshop. The local library also often has a variety of exhibitions and art celebrating the local Savoyard culture.

Winter Walks are well marked throughout the village, up the mountain and the wider valley. Additionally the tourist office has guidebooks to illustrate the routes. All of the trails are suitable for children and all terrain mountain buggies are available for hire locally. Pedestrian passes are also available to those who wish to explore the mountain without skiing.

Morzine offers 5 different cross country routes. Access to the routes at the base are free but a pass is required for the Nordic skiing routes up the mountain. Equipment for this is available to hire or to buy in most of the local ski shops.
There is a cinema located in the centre. Cinema Rex offers a variety of family friendly and adult films. To find out English showings keep an eye on the Facebook page.

This is just a selection of the activities that Morzine has to offer in addition to the slopes. For the animal lovers try a horse drawn sleigh or husky sledding. For the adrenaline seekers try parapenting or ice climbing. There truly is something for every age and something to meet everyone’s interests.


Ice Skating

74110

Morzine

+33 4 50 79 08 43

Swimming

608 bis Route du Palais des Sports

74110

Morzine

+33 4 50 79 01 69

Walking & Hiking

Morzine


Ski School

There are a range of ski schools in Morzine who offer both private and group lessons suitable for all levels of skiing and boarding. Group lessons are more sociable and will work out cheaper but will be less intense as private lessons.

It is advisable to book your lessons in advance. Our recommended ski schools in Morzine include:

New Generation is one of the smaller Ski Schools in Morzine. But it prides itself on specifically matching the right instructor to its guests. They offer top quality off piste guiding and coaching.

Easy 2 Ride have been in operation for over 15 years. They offer group and private ski schools with a personal touch, aiming to keep their group sizes low.

ESF has over 150 instructors in the area. They offer the biggest range of options, taking in pupils as young as 3 taking their first few steps on snow, to those wanting to try something new such as biathlon. They also have the widest range of multilingual instructors.

Ski Beyond Ski School have over 10 years of experience working in the Portes du Soleil, so they know all the best kept secrets. They offer a bespoke service to boost confidence and technique through private and group lessons as well as ski clinics.

Evolution 2 with maximum group lesson sizes of 8 they are amongst the smallest shared lesson sizes. If you want to learn to carve, telemark or even dabble in cross country skiing they have an instructor to meet your requirements.


Getting around

Morzine can seem quite daunting when you get there due to the size of the town. But getting around is not too difficult; here are a few ideas to help you get your bearings.

Bus Routes

The town has a smooth and efficient bus network which runs throughout the winter months with pretty much no faults. There is a frequent shuttle bus that runs between areas of the town and the Super Morzine, Le Pleney and Les Prodains cable cars. There is also a less regular shuttle bus to Les Gets and other resorts who share the same ski pass.

In addition to the bus routes around Morzine and up to the other resorts, there is also a bus connecting it to the wider valley and the base of the area, Le Biot. This bus system is the Balad’ Aulps, running from 07- 19:00 and costs c. 1.50€. This might be a nice day trip for non-skiers to see more of the surrounding area. Bus timetables are available from the tourist office.

To get to Avoriaz the best option it to catch the bus from Rhodos heading to Prodains. The bus runs throughout the day. Free buses are also available from Morzine centre to the Vallee de la Manche via the Nyon bubble.

Another option for getting to and from the pistes in Morzine is the free Petit Train  which runs throughout the day providing a link between the Super Morzine lift, Pleney lift and the swimming pool.

Taxis

Taxis in ski resorts can be hard to come by so booking in advance is a necessity. There are several companies which do offer taxis in and around resort, but they do not work every day so it is best to have several numbers to hand.

Ski Lifts

Morzine has a web of lifts which link up all over the Portes du Soleil. The most direct routes to get to from Morzine to Les Gets is to use the Pleney lift. To get to Avoriaz or Switzerland it is best to get either the Super Morzine cable car or the Prodains lift. Pedestrians can take the Super Morzine, Pleney and Prodains lifts if they want to explore the mountains on foot.


Family ski

Morzine is an increasingly popular resort for families and for those looking for childcare, there are several options available. A local crèches and private nannying are both offered so there will be one to suit your needs. Childcare is popular therefore it can book up very quickly so it is advisable to book it in advance to avoid disappointment. This is especially true if you would like babysitting services on you chalet catering night off.

Crèche Facilities

The crèche in Morzine is L’Outa Nursery, they care for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years old. They have a variety of programmes from just the morning or the afternoon to the whole day running from 9am-17:00 and 8:30- 17:30 during the February half term period. L’Outa houses multiple rooms allowing them to offer a range of age suitable activities as well as a private garden so outdoor activities are always on the agenda!

Private Nanny Companies

Morzine has a variety of private nanny specialists providing a high level of care. They are able to offer individual nannies on a one to one basis or supply several nannies to care for a group of children. The number of nannies that the company will need to supply will depend on the number of children but also the ages of the children to ensure that the children have the correct care. Private Nannying is very flexible and can change day to day depending on the parent’s desires. If you would like to meet your children up the piste for lunch then a private nanny can bring them up and down safely, they can do ski school drop off and pickups throughout the day as well as evening babysitting. Private nannies will provide a varied experience and often create a specific activity plan to suit your child’s age. The nannies will usually get in touch with you before you arrive in resort allowing you to give them as much information about your children as possible. This method tends to offer the most personal and bespoke childcare programme.

Possible private nannying companies operating in Morzine:

Deborah Porter offer private daytime and evening babysitting services.

Happy Feet is a small operator with only a handful of nannies available for private and babysitting services for all ages.

Cheeky Monkeys pride themselves on offering a home from home service for your children allowing as little disruption from their day to day routine as possible. They also offer the rental of childcare equipment such as cots and prams.

Alpine Nannies is a more unique service linking parents with independent nannies and babysitters directly. This allows the parents more choice in their nanny and guarantees the parents can talk to the nanny before travel. Alpine Nannies still conduct all the important security checks as the other companies.


Group Ski

Morzine is a popular choice for groups offering something for everyone with its easy beginner slopes in the close vicinity and then the extended access to the 11 resorts of the Portes Du Soleil area with plenty of off-piste or advanced blacks for the more experienced skiers.

Despite having a lower altitude of 1000m, Morzine is a very good choice for groups who are not limited to the school holidays at the beginning or end of the season, as companies will often showcase some good deals for these weeks.

The town itself is quite spread out but a free resort shuttle makes travelling around easy. There are a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets and tastes. For a smaller resort, the après scene is quite large with multiple bars on and off the slopes, a mixture of louder party venues as well as smaller wine bars and live music spots. Whether members of your group are wanting to boogie in their ski boots, chill out with some local beer or party the night away, there are places to meet all this requirements.


Childcare

Morzine sits within France’s enormous Portes du Soleil ski area, and welcomes families and children with gentle ski slopes and a wide range of entertaining non-ski activities. At a base-altitude of only 1,000 metres, Morzine is a comparatively low mountain town, but savvy parents can base themselves here for the resort’s lovely Alpine charm, and head up to high-altitude Avoriaz in a matter of minutes. Morzine has also been awarded the coveted ‘Famille Plus’ label for its superb children’s facilities – so parents looking for family-friendly resorts can feel completely reassured when booking a holiday to Morzine. 

The resort is home to a broad range of childcare companies, where trained and experienced nannies offer care and entertainment to babies, children and teens. Private nanny services, lunch clubs, and babysitting services from well-established childcare companies such as Cheeky Monkies offer parents real peace of mind when booking their children into care. Aside from this, the resort’s own ESF services include the brilliant Piou Piou Garden – where youngsters can enjoy a taste of the slopes within wonderfully easy reach of town centre. 

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, or the kids need a change of activity off the skis, Morzine has a wealth of adventurous activities to try. Horse-drawn carriages wind their way through the resort, offering kids an exciting chance to explore the town centre in style.  The sledging hill sits within easy reach of town centre too, and ranks among the finest tobogganing slopes in the Alps! You can also try night-sledding on the Pleney slopes after dark too, with floodlights illuminating the snowy slopes. Morzine’s Parc des Dereches offers a massive range of water-based activities including heated pool and paddling pool, and kids under 5 years old enter for free.

The sports arena plays host to exciting ice-hockey games, and parents can whisk the kids to see Morzine’s local team – les Pinguins – take on talented ice-skating teams from across the region. Aside from all this, Morzine is a great starting point for adventurous walking trails leading into the Alpine wilderness, with play parks offering slides and swings all within easy reach on-foot. Snow-shoeing is another of the popular child-friendly activities available, with guided tours operating from many of Morzine’s equipment rental shops.


The Piste

The pistes of Morzine are split into a few different areas:

Pleney Area

The base of the Pleney lift is the meeting point for all the ski schools in Morzine. It also acts as the main lift to access all of Morzine’s slopes via the Pleney telecabine or other chairlifts. The runs that stem down from this area are a mixture of blues and reds. Both are quite wide open tree lined runs. The reds being more suitable for intermediates as some are more on the black level of difficulty if they were not so wide. This is true for runs such as Piste R, Piste F and Piste A. These runs are great for advanced skiers wanting to warm up at the start of the day. There is one black in this area, Piste J.

Pleney is also the area that most people will have to take to get directly back into the town centre. For less advanced skiers or boarders there are great blue runs such as Piste B and C which are more cruisey and emerge at the base of the telecabine. Although only of a blue rating the width of these runs allow for great practice of skills such as carving.

The Pleney area is shared with the neighbouring resort of Les Gets and it is this lift that will allow swift access over to this neighbouring resort.

Nyon Area

For the powder enthusiasts this is the place to head to. A little further afield, this large ski area is the highest point of the Morzine pistes, residing at 2012m. As well as incredible skiing this area also offers amazing views over Mont Blanc and the Swiss border.

There is lots of off-piste available here, for the best snow conditions and runs it is advisable to hire a local guide, available at all ski schools in the area. They will also often include the rental of all the correct avalanche gear as well as a tutorial in how to use it. The more advanced runs of the area include the Aigle Rouge and Aigle Noir for some moguls.

This area also offers some lovely blues for beginners from the Lavouet chairlift. These do eventually narrow off towards the end of the runs. But it is probably a more suitable areas for those who are graduating off the wider blues of Pleney and are looking for something more challenging. As you progress there are also some nice reds to sample like Combe and the Chamois.

Chamossiere

This is one of the smaller areas of Morzine, but it is definitely still worth a visit. Advanced skiers will meet their match with an un-pisted mogul field of Creux and a steep, narrow red of Arbis.

Super Morzine

The quickest way to head up to Avoriaz. But this is not to be overlooked as merely a vehicle to get to higher ground. It also offers some great skiing. Beginners will enjoy blues such as Zore and Tetras, which are wide with some steeper spots. These offer the ideal places to practice technique.


Ski School

There are a range of ski schools in Morzine who offer both private and group lessons suitable for all levels of skiing and boarding. Group lessons are more sociable and will work out cheaper but will be less intense as private lessons.

It is advisable to book your lessons in advance. Our recommended ski schools in Morzine include:

New Generation is one of the smaller Ski Schools in Morzine. But it prides itself on specifically matching the right instructor to its guests. They offer top quality off piste guiding and coaching.

Easy 2 Ride have been in operation for over 15 years. They offer group and private ski schools with a personal touch, aiming to keep their group sizes low.

ESF has over 150 instructors in the area. They offer the biggest range of options, taking in pupils as young as 3 taking their first few steps on snow, to those wanting to try something new such as biathlon. They also have the widest range of multilingual instructors.

Ski Beyond Ski School have over 10 years of experience working in the Portes du Soleil, so they know all the best kept secrets. They offer a bespoke service to boost confidence and technique through private and group lessons as well as ski clinics.

Evolution 2 with maximum group lesson sizes of 8 they are amongst the smallest shared lesson sizes. If you want to learn to carve, telemark or even dabble in cross country skiing they have an instructor to meet your requirements.


Equipment Hire

There are a number of equipment rental shops around Morzine, all offer a
wide range of winter sports equipment to choose from. Due to the volume
of shops, it is advisable to choose the shop that is closest to your

accommodation, or offers an extra service which would suit your group.

Caribou Sports Rental is fully equipped with a wide range of high
quality ski and snowboards. They pride themselves on efficient hassle
free fittings. This shop is located at the base of the Pleney lift in
the centre of the town. They also offer a service for their customers to
store their rental equipment in the shop over night to save lugging it
back and forth to the slopes each morning. This is great if you have ski
school as they meet just opposite this shop.

Intersport is a staple of most Alpine ski resorts. There are several located around the areas of Morzine, so this a great one if you are not staying near the Town
Square. These are located in the Pleney, Super Morzine and Rue du Bourg
vicinities. The Rue du Bourg also offers an additional service in which
they will collect you up from your accommodation, take you to the shop
for the fitting and then drop you and your equipment back off at your
accommodation. This service costs an additional 15€

Francois Baud Freeride Ski Hire is located at the base of the Pleney lift. Offering a
range of products including avalanche kits and servicing of your own
equipment, as well as an array of rental equipment.

Skimium is another frequenter of Alpine resorts. They often have good discount offers online so it is worth checking before booking. All Skimium shops are run
independently so the equipment is different from store to store. This
is a great one to try if you are after something specific as they do
communicate with one another. There are three dotted around Morzine near
the Pleney, Ardent and Les Prodains lifts.

Sport Okaz is a great spot to try if you are looking to purchase or sell second hand equipment. Especially at the end of the season there are some great bargains to
find.

ABC Sports located at the base of the Super Morzine cable car. They offer state of the art servicing on your own equipment as well as a range of equipment from top brands. As a partner of Caribou Sports Rental, they offer the same overnight locker service to their customers.

Alpine Sports Shop is next to the Super Morzine lift on the high
street, offering top quality equipment at a competitive price.

Ski Republic located at the bottom of the Pleney lift. Another one who often
have some good deals online. They pride themselves for offering a
simple and swift service.

Doorstep Skis is a more premium service, offering fittings in the comfort of your own accommodation. It is a relatively small independent company but they do have a large turnover of skis, updating them at the start of every season. They also offer services to your own equipment using their environmentally friendly wax.
1% of all of their bookings are donated to CoolEarth. They also stock
snowshoes.


Lift Passes

There are two different lift pass types available for guests travelling to Morzine - the Super Morzine Pass and the full Portes du Soleil Pass.

6 Day Ski Pass          Super Morzine Pass     Portes du Soleil Pass
Adult (13-64yrs)          €191                             €260
Child (5-12yrs)            €149                             €195
Senior (65-75yrs)        €169                             €234

Free passes are available for children under 5yrs and adults over 75yrs, proof of age is required.

Group discounts are available for groups of 2 or more. A Duo deal is available to Two Adults buying a Portes du Soleil pass for 6 days or longer in a single purchase. This carries a discount of approximately 15€. A Trio deal is available for Three Adults buying a Portes du Soleil pass for 6 days of longer in a single purchase. This carries a discount of approximately 24€

For a Family Ski Pass there must be 2 adults and at least 2 children (up to 19 years old), buying a pass for 6 days or longer. All of the family must purchase the same pass, either a Super Morzine Pass or a Portes du Soleil Pass. They will benefit of a 10% discount.

Beginners are able to test their skills without committing to a full pass for either area. This is limited to the foot of the Pleney piste using either the Mas Verjus or Bouchet lift. There is the option of 1 trip for 1€ or 10 trips for 10€.

Early Season discounts are often available for lift passes in the first week of opening and possibly in the final week before the resort closes. This could be up to a 10% reduction depending on the snow conditions so it is worth a check on the resorts lift pass website closer to the time of your holiday.

Pedestrian and Nordic Cross-country skiing passes are available both on the website and at the lift pass office in Morzine. Both these passes allow access on the Pleney and the Nyon cable cars only.

You can pre-book  you lift pass before you travel online through the Morzine- Les Gets official site, you can collect the lift pass from the main lift pass office at the base of the Pleney lift. Alternatively, you can book your lift pass through the tour operator who will deliver it to your chalet upon your arrival. This is generally the easiest method as you do not have to worry about the hassle of collecting the pass and you can head straight out onto the slopes.


Chalet Sleeps

Chalets sleeping: 4 people & over
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Resorts statistics

  • ALTITUDE

    1000m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    6km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    2350m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    212

  • TOTAL PISTE

    650km






Ski chalets in Morzine

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Village Club du Soleil Florimontane
 

Sleeps:138

 
 
FROM £919
  
 
Village Club du Soleil Florimontane
 
Morzine, France
 
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Kaila
 

Sleeps:8 - 10

 
 
FROM £1029
  
 
Kaila
 
Morzine, France
 
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Les Pierrys
 

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Les Pierrys
 
Morzine, France
 
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Nevada
 

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Nevada
 
Morzine, France
 
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Kenai
 

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Kenai
 
Morzine, France
 
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Little Lumi
 

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Little Lumi
 
Morzine, France
 
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Stardom
 

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Stardom
 
Morzine, France
 
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Stardom
 

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Stardom
 
Morzine, France
 
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StarSki
 

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StarSki
 
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