Morzine, France

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1000m
ski area: Portes du Soleil
height at summit: 2470m (portes du soleil)
marked runs: 650km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: chambery 2hrs
geneva 1½hrs
grenoble 3hrs
lyon 3hrs
rail: thonon (30km)
cluses (30km)

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Morzine Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Find Morzine ski chalets and ski holidays. Part of the massive Portes du Soleil,
a picturesque town with excellent facilities for both winter and summer.

Morzine is a popular resort with a little something for everyone. People wanting to experience a traditional small town ambiance, with plenty of opportunities for shopping and eating out, and a varied nightlife, will love it.

Families looking for entertainment and good children's facilities will also find lots to do to keep the younger ones happy.

It is well linked into the extensive Portes du Soleil area and has a frequent bus service to get you around town and to the main lifts with ease. It also has its own fairly extensive ski area, linked via the Pleney lift to Les Gets.

It is a lively year-round resort and a bustling market town - the life outside tourism is still there, the agricultural heritage remains strong.

It is an ideal winter and summer destination in the Alps, and is just a short 1 hour transfer from Geneva airport.

Summer holidays in Morzine:

Morzine is a great alpine base for summer and there are plenty of things to do for everyone.

Extensive walking trails, mountain biking, via ferrata, paragliding, are just some of the activities available for all ages and abilities.

Far from being just a tourist resort, Morzine is a charming and bustling small market town, and it's agricultural heritage is still very much in evidence.

Along with it's smaller neighbour, Les Gets, just 6km away by road, the area has become something of a mountain biking mecca in recent year - often playing host to national and international competitions.

Road biking is also popular, and the town has regularly featured as a starting or ending point for stages of the Tour de France.

Situated at the confluence of several mountain streams, Morzine can also offer white knuckle whitewater activities on the River Dranse.

With a car it is easy to visit some of the most beautiful parts of the Haute Savoie - Annecy, Mont Blanc, Les Aravis for example - and Lake Geneva and its attractions are not far away.

Winter activities include:

ice skating, sauna/solarium, fitness centre, bowling, winter walks, cinemas, shops, many hotels have their own swimming pools and sauna/jacuzzis.

Summer activities include:

canyoning, tennis, golf, horse riding, walking, parapenting, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, swimming pool.

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Eating out: very good choice of restaurants from typical French, Italian and varied menus. Large British influence, but Morzine has also retained its Savoyard charm.
Apres ski: lots of popular bars and nightspots to choose from, some with live music.
Non skiers: indoor pool at les Gets (6 km away), good ice rink, sleigh rides, nice walks. Thonon on Lake Geneva is easily reached by local bus and is good for shopping. With a car, Annecy, Geneva or Montreux are all worth visiting.