The Perfect Spot
Located at the northern end of the French Alps in the stunning Haute Savoie region, a convenient hour and twenty minute drive from Geneva airport. Morzine has been one of Europe's major snow sports destinations for the last 80 years and is also leading the charge in summer season activities. The weather here is a mix of snow-bringing Arctic fronts through the winter, giving us one of the best snow records in the Alps, and balmy warm air from the Mediterranean during the summer, making it the ideal place to holiday, any time of the year.
A Charming Village
Morzine is a compact, charming traditional French mountain town, with many of the buildings of the original village still intact, but with all the facilities you'd expect from a world class ski resort. Our cafes, restaurants and bars are numerous and of an unbeatable quality, serving everything from delectable Savoyarde specialities and the legendary local Mutzig lager to international cuisine and cocktails. Most are located in the easily navigable centre of town, close to two of the major lifts. SuperMorzine will take you directly to the freestyle mecca of Avoriaz, and the Pleney Telecabine, just a short walk or ski away, leads up to the plateau and the gentler runs found there, as well as Les Gets and the heights of Nyon and Chamoissiere. Lifts are also placed conveniently at all outlying points of the town, with a free bus service linking them all to the town centre and the hotel.
Heart of the Portes du Soleil
The first lift in Morzine was built in 1934, and the Portes du Soleil ski area is now one of the largest ski-areas in the world, taking in 14 resorts with 650km of beautiful open and tree-lined pistes. Europes first ever snowpark was built in neighbouring Avoriaz, and these days that resort alone boasts three of France's best parks including the renowned Burton Stash. The Portes region also enjoys some of the most awesome off-piste terrain in the Alps, including the notorious Swiss Wall and the Col du Fornet. The beauty of riding in an area the size of the Portes is that you can choose a different section to explore every day and almost need not follow the same piste twice in a week! There's something for every level of experience here and even beginners are able to ski into Switzerland for lunch and be back in Morzine in time for the brilliant Apres-ski entertainment on offer.