Morzine

Morzine is a ski resort in the French Alps, close to the Swiss border. It’s part of the 650Km Portes du Soleil ski area, linked by lifts and cable cars. Partially forested slopes have summer trails and bike lifts. The Col de la Joux Verte pass climbs from Morzine to the higher-altitude resort of Avoriaz, near the Hauts-Forts mountain. In the village, restaurants and bars cluster around Route de la Plagne.

🙂 East access from Geneva. Stunning mountains and wonderful outdoor activity. Great food.

🙁 People who cannot queue at ski lifts.

Morzine is a year round fantastic destination. We are so fortunate to have close friends who built the most stunning chalet here which has enabled us to ski on an annual basis at a fraction of the cost and as their regular guests as part of our “Welli Ski Group”. We have made so many magnificent memories in this part of the world. We have enjoyed many memorable Christmases here with our family and close family friends as well as the summer side of things with stunning walks, canyoning and the annual Harley Davidson Festival.

It is an attractive, if sprawling,  market village in the Aulps Valley, just 30km south of  Geneva. It is the largest resort base in the Portes du Soleil ski domain. The  link to Avoriaz is provided by the Super Morzine gondola based near the centre of Morzine, followed by a further two piste-linked ski lifts; a reconstructed cable-car station at nearby Prodains also provides a more direct link. Le Pleney has onwards links to Morzine’s most challenging slopes on the dramatic-looking peaks of the Pointe de Nyon and Chamossiere, and is linked with the neighbouring resort of Les Gets, together offering a very respectable range of runs suitable for all ability levels; perfect for mixed-ability groups and families. The only downside to skiing in Morzine is that its altitude does mean some of its slopes suffer when the freeze point is much further up the mountain. But that’s what Avoriaz is there for. 

Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude:1,000m
Resort Skiing:2,466m
Total Ski Area: 600km
Lifts: 201

Blue Runs: 320km
Red Runs: 210km
Black Runs: 70km

Après ski is particularly lively around the base area of the Pleney slopes just after the lifts close, Le Tremplin is the key venue here.  Then there is the unmissable Dixie Bar with excellent live Irish music from Dixie Mix. Our fav restaurants in town include: Le Clin d’Oeil and Restaurant La Chamade which does a very reasonably priced Chef’s Table with excellent food.

On the slopes at Christmas visiting the eccentric Chez Ba Beth is a place not to miss!

2014: February Welli Ski Trip

2014: Family & Williams Ski Christmas!

When the snow arrived on Boxing day – the day we left!

2013: February Trip:

Christmas

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