Morzine is a beautiful Alpine village at the heart of the massive cross-border Portes du Soleil region, offering visitors an authentic mountain experience. Rich history, heritage, traditional architecture and boasting an enviable gastronomy scene, Morzine has all the necessary ingredients for the perfect winter-sports holiday. So here are ten reasons why we think Morzine is a must-ski…
The 600km of skiing
Morzine is part of the huge Portes du Soleil ski domain with 12 linked resorts in France and Switzerland, offering a great choice and variety for skiers of all levels, including tree-lined runs, easy wide pistes, steep Alpine descents, mogul fields, snowparks and fun areas for children.
The fun doesn’t stop when the pistes close
Morzine has a lot more going on in the evening than most French resorts, including live hockey matches, night sledging and incredibly lively nightlife. For something different try a torchlight snowshoe walk plus mulled wine, or a trip to the Evil Villain’s Lair – a sophisticated Escape Room experience in which you get one hour to solve a series of complex puzzles in order to escape!
New family fun areas
So that younger skiers have a multitude of experiences and can learn to ski with as much fun as possible, Morzine ensures there are fun zones for all the family to ski! Another new initiative is the Mint Family snowboard camps, offering snowboard lessons for kids aged 3 years and up, for 2 hours per day over 3 days, plus quality accommodation in a fantastic catered chalet.
Eco-friendly accommodation and restaurants
As visitors become more eco-aware, hoteliers, restaurant owners and the local community are stepping up their efforts to ensure that this corner of the Alps is enjoyed in a sustainable way - from eco-conscious hotels and chalets such as the Dahu, Alpen Roc, Tremplin, Champs Fleuris and Alikat’s Chalets Mélodie and Harmonie to the on-site brewing and locally sourced ingredients of the Bec Jaune restaurant.
Lap up the luxury
How do you fancy a rooftop terrace hot-tub? How about an indoor toboggan descending two floors into a games room? Or a kids’ climbing wall? An in-house barman? Home cinemas, hammams, saunas, private chefs, 360° mountain views and spa with Jacuzzi? All these and much more are available in Morzine – for a price of course – when a string of magnificent new luxury chalets open this winter.
Perfect place to try off-piste
Who hasn’t dreamed of getting away from the pistes and exploring virgin snowfields or slaloming in between trees in a wild forest… With freeride areas in Chamossiere and easy access to the Crozats bowl in Avoriaz, Morzine is a great resort for lovers of off-piste. New to off-piste? This winter the Morzine ESF is running a special Freeride training package for level 3 skiers aged 17 and up.
It’s brilliant for non-skiers
Morzine is a proper community with a real village centre where visitors can see many craftsmen and women working in the town, including a potter, a chocolate maker, a brewer and a cheese maker. Non-skiers will also enjoy horse drawn heritage tours around Morzine’s historic centre as well as snowshoe excursions to discover marmots, chamois, and learn about edible foliage.
You’ll get a good deal!
There are loads of special offers on lift passes and ski and snowboard training camps to help you to make the most of a ski holiday in Morzine. Looking for some end of season fun? Try the Rock the Pistes festival – a week of music and events spread over the Portes du Soleil. Want to organise a wedding or a marriage proposal? Young Morzinoise Pauline Roquet runs a bespoke events company that will make your romantic dream come true…
Perfect place to rest and recharge
With a wide range of spas, meditation walks, well-being breaks and yoga classes, Morzine takes good care of its visitors’ wellness needs. You can even get massages in the comfort of your own holiday home, with Morzine’s mobile massage service. Choose from deep tissue massage, relaxing massage, hot stone massage and reflexology. It’s the perfect way to unwind and sooth muscles after a hard day’s skiing.
Finally… getting here is so easy
Morzine is just over an hour’s transfer from Geneva, to where there are direct flights from multiple UK cities including London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds in under two hours.
With lots of high quality, great value hotel & chalet accommodation run by people living in Morzine. Everything can be organised for you by knowledgeable locals.