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  • How do you say Morzine?


Resort Lowdown

Nestled into an picturesque alpine valley Morzine is every bit the chocolate box town that you dream of when thinking about the Alps. Although it is lower (altitude 900m) than many of the European resorts, its benefits from a microclimate due to its proximity to Lac Geneva meaning that it can produce some of the highest snowfall the Alps has to offer.

Only a 1 hour drive from Geneva Airport the town sits right in the middle of the Portes Du Soleil, one of the biggest ski areas in the world. The hardest decision for snow lovers is, where to ski today?

  • Perfect for families and individuals alike, Morzine offers great terrain along with a lively town centre and only 1 hour from Geneva!

The SKI Area

Morzine is in the centre of the Portes Du Soleil ski area, one of the biggest in the world boasting over 600 km of skiable piste between altitudes of 900 m and 2400m, serviced by over 170 lifts.

The area spans the borders of France and Switzerland and enjoys some of the highest snowfall rates in the Alps, complete with state of the art snow making facilities to ensure the conditions of even the lower pistes are maintained throughout the season.

The area around Morzine itself consists of the Pleney, Super Morzine, and Nyon ski areas. The top of the Pleney has a large beginners area and beautiful connection ski to Nyon and across to Les Gets where you are treated to magnificent views of Mont Blanc. The avalanche cannons can be heard from Nyon after heavy snowfall, ensure the safety of the area so those brave enough (and with the right safety kit!), can enjoy the amazing off piste riding that this beautiful mountain can offer. Ride all the way back to Morzine and take the petit train to the Super Morzine gondola to enjoy beginner safe off piste in the trees, and a beautiful connection to Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes du Soleil. The ‘local’ pass for these areas provides a cheap option for beginners or those who would rather stay closer to the town or Morzine itself.

When Does Morzine Open?

22nd December to 14th April

When To Go To Morzine?

Early January can offer some great skiing and even better deals but Off Peak Week recommends March as our favourite time in the resort. Enjoy sunbathing on the deck chairs of the many piste-side bars in the afternoon after a morning of enjoying empty groomed pistes.

Must Do Runs at Morzine

The piste under the Zore chairlift above Morzine is a favourite for the locals and can offer some of the best untracked powder around, as the majority head over to Avoriaz. The famous Stade at the foot of the Pleney leads directly to the town and once per week plays host to floodlit night skiing.

Morzine: Village & Le Pleney

  • Terrain Parks
  • Air Bag
  • Halfpipe
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Husky Sledding
  • Snow Mobiling
  • Sledging
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Paragliding

The Pass Prices

The Full Area

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Week Pass


Day Pass


Day Pass


Black Pistes


Red Pistes


Blue Pistes


Green Pistes

The Area Map

The Town

Morzine boasts authentic, Savoie charm and unlike many resorts is a functioning town within its own right. When covered in snow it looks every bit the postcard image you think of when imagining an alpine Winter. A bustling town centre lined with gift shops, sports rental, fashion outlets, bars and restaurants specialising in Savoie favourites like fondue and raclette. The lively apres scene offers live music, and sees many a snow lover making the late night walk home, skis in tow.

For those looking for time off the slopes Morzine has large public leisure complex with a swimming pool, sauna, and steam room along with a great variety of relaxation and beauty therapy services, some offering treatments from the comfort of your chalet.

What happens in Morzine

The local Ice hockey team the Penguins are one of the best in France and draw large crowds with an exciting atmosphere. A great midweek treat for any sports fans looking for a fix.

For those looking to party the Cavern in the center of town never fails to disappoint, with live music, and tons of dancing, it is packed almost every night of the winter season.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Cinema
  • Party Resort
  • Budget Resort
  • Good For Beginners
  • Good For Intermediates