Morzine Ski Resort

The large, all-season resort of Morzine has a great buzz and has prime access to the entire Portes du Soleil, as well as a pretty 120km of tree-lined local slopes.

The resort of Morzine sits right at the heart of the Portes du Soleil, with access to its vast network of slopes either via the Super Morzine gondola or a quick bus ride to the Prodains Express. There is also an excellent area of local slopes, which cover 120km and are shared with the resort of Les Gets, with access via Pleney on the west side of the village. The skiing here and throughout the PDS is ideally suited to adventurous intermediates, but there are also some great beginner areas and some decent challenges for advanced and expert skiers – including the infamous Swiss Wall.

Our only issue with the ski area is the relatively low altitude. Despite a lot of snowmaking, the resort runs can be closed, especially early and late in the season and snow quality can suffer on south-facing slopes.

Morzine is a large resort, filling much of the valley. This does mean that some accommodation is a walk away from the slopes, but what you get is a huge choice of places to stay, restaurants to eat in and bars to have an après drink at – lots of these are very lively, especially at weekends when visitors make the most of the quick transfer from Geneva to pack out the slopes and the bars.

Our Morzine Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Great tree-lined local ski area shared with Les Gets

Buzzing village, with loads of restaurants and lively bars

Fantastic access to the vast Portes du Soleil

Cons

Snow can suffer due to the low altitude

Some accommodation can be a decent walk from the lifts

Its easy access mean it can be busy at weekends

Morzine Skiing and Snowboarding

Although there are a couple of short drags on the edge of town, the best beginner slopes are in the Kids Zone located at mid-mountain level, at the top of the Pleney gondola. Longer greens and gentle blues can be found across in the Super Morzine sector. More confident skiers and boarders will be able to enjoy the vast majority of the Les Gets-Morzine ski area – our favourite runs are the long reds served by the recently built Ranfoilly Express.

Exploring the rest of the Portes du Soleil is well worth it for confident intermediates upwards – advanced and expert skiers should certainly buy the full lift pass and explore all 580km of slopes. Locally however, there are some decent steep runs at Mont Chery and also above Morzine in the Nyon and Chamossière sectors – where the best off piste can also be found.

  • Total Pistes: 120km (580km across the Portes du Soleil)
  • Green: 7%
  • Blue: 42%
  • Red: 39%
  • Black: 12%
  • Lifts: 47 (172 in the Portes du Soleil)
  • Altitude: 1000m – 2002m (Portes du Soleil reaches 2254m)

Morzine Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Morzine Resort

The size of Morzine means it has a huge variety of accommodation – but if you’re looking for maximum convenience try and be as near to the Pleney gondola as possible. It has a very family-friendly reputation, with lots of well-appointed, catered chalets to choose from. Despite this, Morzine is one of the livelier French ski resorts, with a good après ski scene, especially at weekends when visitors flock in for a couple of days on snow.

Off the slopes there is plenty to cater for the non-skiing market. Morzine is home to a very good swimming pool and sports centre – ideal for snowy days. Outdoors, there is an excellent network of winter walking trails and cross country tracks, plus a couple of sledging routes.

How to get to Morzine

Getting here from Geneva is very easy – the drive only takes an hour – so this is an excellent weekend destination. The drive from the UK is one of the quickest and shortest too.

  • Geneva airport: 1 hour
  • Calais: approximately 10 hours driving (540 miles)

Morzine Contact Details

Holiday Discounts

Resort Discounts

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Off The Slopes
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Terrain Parks

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