Morzine - Overview

The old French town of Morzine lies at the center of Europe's largest linked ski resort, the Portes du Soleil. Just look at the list of some of the connected resorts down the right hand side to gain an impression of how vast this area actually is. Morzine is the jewel in the crown of this area, and offers amongst its features :

  • A Charming Family Friendly Resort
  • Europe's largest ski area - 650 kms of Piste
  • Suberb Restuarants and Bars
  • Very lively Nightlife
  • Ideal for Beginners
  • Challenging slopes for Intermediates and Experts
  • Floodlit slope for night skiing
  • Just 1 hour from Geneva


Skiing in Morzine offers unbeatable choice. With over 650kms of piste in the area, Morzine and its immediate neighbours of Les Gets and Avoriaz form part of the largest ski and snowboard area in the World, and offers some truly great skiing and boarding for families and groups of friends. The area spans over 12 separate ski stations and the mass of inter-connecting ski slopes will have you finding new runs you have never tried before, even after weeks of touring! The facilities and nightlife are almost unrivalled, and with floodlit skiing this resort puts most major European, American and Canadian resorts to shame!

Snow sure 

Even though Morzine sits at a moderate altitude, the town itself sits in the valley floor with the slopes extending to considerably greater heights. It is the most northerly ski resort in France, which means that it will always get much better snow than most other French resorts at the same altitude. This factor along with an abundance of north facing slopes, means the snow often lasts well into May, and the conditions are often significantly better than the snow reports would suggest.

Skiing in Morzine

Morzine is an incredibly attractive resort with lots of tree runs and a diverse range of skiing that will entertain all levels and tastes for weeks! The mountain is very well featured and provides not only many miles of excellent skiing, but wonderful scenery for touring too. Families and beginners are very well catered for and experts have a wealth of skiing available to them as well.

Snowboarding in Morzine

Morzine and Avoriaz was the first ever resort to adopt snowboarding in the early 1990s when it hosted the British Championships. Since then the facilities have been improved upon every year and the 6 or 7 terrain-parks that feature in the local area are testament to that. They range from the very large “Super Park” in the Swiss sector to the easier Junior parks of Les Gets, with jumps of all sizes so that even the novices are not intimidated when “giving it a go”. The Freeride terrain and Off Piste is also excellent in this resort, and Morzine is the seasonal choice of residence for many British and foreign Professionals.

Beginner Skiing in Morzine

It is the resort’s suitability for beginners and the range of inexpensive child facilities that really help Morzine and Les Gets to stand out from the crowd. The range of kids’ clubs and ski gardens, as well as circuits of gentle runs for easy cruising, and hardly any drag lifts, (great for beginners), make it a very popular choice for beginner skiers, boarders and families.

The Resort of Morzine

The town of Morzine has a very traditional appearance and is a very pleasant village to stay in. Being quite a large mountain resort there is lots to offer and it is often this is accentuated with just the right amount of British presence. Socially it is one of livelier resorts in France and offers late night venues for partying or relaxed drinking and dining venues for the more sedate and family minded skiers.

Morzine Resort Facts and Figures

Top Lift 2850m
Area 650kms
Longest run 12km
Circuit 70km
Lifts 226
Mountain Restaurants 11
Beginner runs 41%
Inter and advanced 59%
Off piste 9/10
Slope Style: Freestyle 25%
Slope Style:Freeride 75%
Pipes 2-3
Parks 6
Trees 43%
Backcountry Good
Travel Fly to: Geneva
Transfer Time: 1 hour
Nightlife Excellent