Since its first ski lift opened in 1934, Morzine has retained its original Haute-Savoie character, giving the town an authentic historical feel with all the convenience of a modern day resort with cool bars, trendy shops and fabulous restaurants. You can download the Morzine Avoriaz official Tourist Office Brochure here.
Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps and is really easy to access from the UK. The nearest airport is Geneva, less than a 90 minute transfer away. Morzine is also the easiest French ski resort to drive to from the UK – approximately nine hours from Calais. It’s the ideal destination for people who want to spend more time on the mountain and less time travelling!
Avoriaz is the highest resort at over 2400 metres ensuring great snow cover. Morzine is the perfect central location to the Portes Du Soleil providing a brilliant cross section of ski terrain, great for beginners but also challenging for intermediates and experts.
Morzine-Avoriaz often gets better snow than other higher French resorts due to its close proximity to Mont Blanc and northern location in the Alps. The slopes tend to keep their snow well as many are north facing and therefore retain a great base layer all season. The pistes are rigorously maintained with use of approximately 520 snowmaking cannons to supplement natural snow.
Traditional après-ski is centred around a cluster of bars, boasting the infamously strong Mutzig Old Lager! In the evening the pace of life increases with a wide variety of bars and pubs staying open until the early hours in the morning and you can even watch a local Ice Hockey match with National Champions The Morzine Penguins.
- View the Portes Du Soleil ski area piste map (3.5mb PDF)
- View the Morzine/Les Gets ski area piste map (3.3mb PDF)
- View the Avoriaz ski area piste map (2.1mb PDF)
Other Winter Activities in Morzine
If you fancy taking time away from the slopes there are plenty of other activities in and around the town to keep you entertained – Snow Shoeing, Ice Skating & Swimming at the local sports centre, hiking, shopping, visiting the numerous spas, and much more.
There is also always the abundance of incredible mountain restaurants that even non-skiers can reach easily using the pedestrian friendly telecabines and the free ski bus.