Morzine, in the Portes du Soleil, has become one of the most popular ski resorts in The Alps for families due to its proximity to Geneva airport (80km), relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere and access to 650km of pistes. The town has a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants and benefits from a recently built (2012) swimming and sports complex with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a patinoire.
With 650km of slopes to enjoy across the Portes du Soleil, there is something to cater for all abilities; from the wide, groomed pistes in Les Gets and Mont Chery to the steeper more challenging slopes in Avoriaz and Chatel. Cross-border skiing is also on offer and the world famous “Swiss Wall” is a real challenge for expert skiers. In addition to the fantastic range of skiing available, the panoramic views are some of the most breath-taking in The Alps; the view of Mont Blanc from the top of the Chamossiere is simply stunning.
Further to the popularity of the resort in the winter months, the Portes du Soleil offers an extensive list of summer activities including mountain biking, paraponting, mountaineering, golf, hiking and horse riding. Some of the lifts are open in the summer allowing access to the mountains throughout the year.
The region continues to improve and update its infrastructure. The second half of the plan to facilitate and speed up access between Morzine and Avoriaz begins in 2019 with the construction of a new lift between Morzine town centre and Prodains, at the foot of Avoriaz. This fantastic addition to the region will allow far quicker access to the highest pistes in the ski area and demonstrates the Portes do Soleil’s intention to evolve and compete with other prime resorts.
A fabulous new build chalet in a peaceful hamlet of Morzine. The area of Pied de la Plagne has great views and benefits from sunshine all day throughout winter and summer.