Morzine information – Morzine is one of the world’s major ski resorts. In addition it boasts a sizable, picturesque town with a good range of shops, bars, restaurants and alternative sports options.
Morzine is situated in the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil lift linked ski area, covering parts of France and Switzerland. Located between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc there is an enormous 650kms of marked pistes hence making it one of the the largest in the world! It includes the resorts of Les Gets, Avoriaz, Chatel, Morgins, Torgons, Champoussin and Les Crosets.
Morzine information historically shows an excellent snow record, as it is in the Mont Blanc weather system. In addition this is coupled with an advanced snow making system. This means the pistes are well covered from December right through to the end of April.
The massive area covered by the Portes du Soleil means there is enough terrain for everybody, from beginner to advanced.
The Ski Areas
The Portes du Soleil ski pass will allow you to access Avoriaz. Easily one of the top European snowboarding destinations and regularly features in international magazines. Freeriders should check out the Hauts Forts area.
The local skiing in Morzine is divided into three sectors. The Pleney is above the town to the west. The Super Morzine to the east including the main ski-link to Avoriaz. Finally, the Nyon-Chamossierre to the south.
The Pleney is the main mountain, and where the local ski schools hang out. The summit is a broad plateau hence ideal for beginners. Good long blues weave through the trees to the village below. The area has some great off piste areas when there is plenty of snow. The Stade de Slalom runs down the face of the mountain, therefore ideal for showing off to the spectators on the terrace of the Hotels below. In addition, watch the spectacular torchlit decent by the local ski instructors at New Year.
For more testing runs, head across to Nyon-Chamossiere. A couple of routes connect from the Pleney summit and take you to lifts to the Nyon Plateau. From there many blues and reds slope back to Morzine or around to Les Gets. For a tougher test you can head up to the Pointe de Nyon. L’Aigle starts out red and zig-zags from the summit and then ends with optional black bumps.
From the Plateau you can also ski across to Chamossiere. A single peak with one chairlift, but a great bumpy black under the chair and a stiff red on the other side. In good conditions there’s a lot of good just-off-piste to the sides of both.
In contrast, Super Morzine is mainly a route to Avoriaz but on sunny days it’s a great place for beginners and intermediates to practice their turns on wide, open pistes. There are some nice south facing restaurants with sunny terraces and spectacular views.
Our Summer Chalet Morzine is also available .