View of Pleney, Morzine Piste of Super Morzine Typical alpine chalets covered in snow View of Morzine by night

Morzine

Morzine - The Town

Morzine snowy scenery from the town
Morzine Tourist Office by night

The beautiful town of Morzine is an ideal base for people of all ages and acts as the perfect gateway to some of the most fantastic skiing on earth. At little over an hour from Geneva Airport there are no long transfers to endure, and once you are here the unique hospitality will make you wish you never had to leave. Come and join us in this winter wonderland you will see for yourself that it is not simply a ‘resort’ like many others.

A 21st Century destination
with the charm of bygone days

What started out as a humble farming and slate mining community is now a vibrant ski town, and whilst development has been quick it has also been sympathetic to the history and traditions of the town. Top class restaurants now sit side by side with cheese factories and artisan shops rub shoulders with funky wine bars. A rolling programme of investment and improvement (both on and off the slopes) in the last few years has brought new lifts, new pistes, better snow cannon coverage and an impressive new swimming complex, but this is tempered by strict planning laws so as to ensure that this gem of a town remains true to its Savoyard roots.

There really is something for everyone and alongside the fantastic winter sports scene visitors to Morzine can indulge in the rich culinary tradition, shop until they drop, try their hand at any one of hundreds of other sports or party until the sun comes up over the jagged peaks of the Franco-Swiss border.

Morzine - Les Gets Ski Area

The slopes of Morzine are linked to neighbouring Les Gets and between them they offer far more terrain than many resorts without ever needing to leave the local area. Many first time visitors find that a local lift pass will suffice as Morzine has everything from first class ski schools to quiet backcountry and thigh-burning mogul runs. Another key feature of the local slopes is that they play host to some of the best mountain restaurants in the region – an important consideration for many of us!

From a nervous novice to a mileage junkie in a week!

The top of the Pleney gondola is perfect for novices with a newly expanded beginner area in a suntrap at 1600m, and progression to gentle blue runs is well thought out with many scenic trails through the forest leading back to the town centre. With a little more confidence comes the chance to see more of the area and Morzine-Les Gets is ideally suited to building up mileage on intermediate pistes. Groups with mixed abilities will enjoy La Rosta with its excellent restaurant (La Rosettaz) and 4 pistes of varying difficulties that start and end in the same places. The slopes of Nyon are often overlooked by ski schools and so tend to stay quiet, but on a clear day it is worth skiing the Aigle Rouge red run from the summit for the views that stretch all the way to Lake Geneva.

Fancy pushing your limits? No problem!

Advanced skiers may struggle for a whole week without branching out in to the wider Portes du Soleil but the two runs from the top of Chamossiere (a fast red and a bumpy black) will certainly get the blood pumping. Otherwise it is always worth crossing the town of Les Gets to access the deserted mogul fields of Mont Chery where powder can remain untracked in to the afternoon.

Thrill-seekers will take comfort from the close proximity of Avoriaz, Morzine's snow sure sister resort that sits high on a plateau at 1800m. This is a mecca for freeride, the home of some awesome park and pipe facilities, the best place to find waist-deep powder and a resort that can sap every last drop of energy from even the most adventurous visitor. For more information check out our Avoriaz page!

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Morzine - Webcams

There are 4 webcams in Morzine

To see these webcams, take a look at Morzine Tourist office and Morznet.

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