Morzine Resort Overview
If you are looking for a large, well-connected ski area with perfectly groomed pistes of varying difficulty, freestyle parks and accessible off-piste, then a ski trip to Morzine will not disappoint.
Just over one hour from Geneva, Morzine is a traditional French ski town, offering some of the finest skiing in Europe.
This busy and vibrant town is the perfect base from which to explore one of the largest linked ski areas in the world; the Portes du Soleil, as Morzine is the largest and most centrally located resort in the Portes du Soleil ski area.
This picturesque ski resort offers great local skiing in Morzine and the neighbouring resort of Les Gets, but is also a gateway to the extensive Portes du Soleil boasting 650km of piste across 12 resorts in France and Switzerland.
Morzine has a great reputation for its après-ski with plenty of busy bars in town with regular live music and events to be enjoyed after a day on the slopes. There is also a wide choice of restaurants to be visited offering different cuisine from local Savoyard fondues to International dishes.
Morzine Ski Area
Accessed via the new 10-person cable car at Pleney or the Nyon gondola, the local ski area of Morzine-Les Gets offers around 150km of great skiing for all abilities. Beginners will love the wide tree-lined nursery slopes, whilst the extensive network of blue and red slopes between Morzine and Les Gets will keep intermediate skiers and snowboarders happy. The more challenging runs down from Pointe de Nyon and Chamossiere, and the back of Mont Chery will appeal to more advanced skiers.
Portes du Soleil Ski Area
On the opposite side of the valley to the Morzine ski area is the Super Morzine bubble lift, which provides speedy access to the wider Portes du Soleil ski area.
With an impressive 650km of pistes covered on one ski pass, skiing in the Portes du Soleil is incredible value for money.
Almost all of the pistes in the Portes du Soleil ski area are linked by ski lifts, enabling skiers to move between the twelve resorts covered by the ski pass quickly and easily.
On this unique ski safari, skiers and snowboarders can explore different resorts, valleys and even countries without having to take the same lift twice.
With so much to choose from in this extensive area, skiers of all ability levels are well catered for, whilst snowboarders will be more than impressed with 11 snow parks on offer with jumps, rails and airbags to be attempted by freestyle enthusiasts.
The highest resort in the Portes du Soleil, Avoriaz, is home to the unique freestyle park ‘The Stash’. Created by Burton Snowboards in association with the Portes du Soleil, the park uses natural elements such as tree-trunks and rocks to create wooden rails, tree rides and wall rides to challenge intermediate and advanced snowboarders.
Chalet Eagle benefits from a very central location in the heart of Morzine and is in close proximity to the ski lifts of Pleney and Super Morzine.
Portes du Soleil Quick Statistics
- Resort Altitude: 1000m
- Highest lift: 2466m
- 3 valleys
- 2 countries
- 12 resorts
- 197 ski lifts
- 650km of pistes
- 280 ski runs
- 28 black runs
- 104 red runs
- 119 blue runs
- 33 green runs
- 13 snow parks
- 1 half pipe
- 4 boarder cross courses
- 1 night skiing run
- 89 on-piste restaurants