Morzine Resort Guide
Our catered ski chalets are in Morzine, part of the Portes du Soleil ski area. The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 650km of pisted slopes, and is suitable for all abilities. As written by the Ski Club of Great Britain, ‘for our money, Morzine is the best base from which to explore the enormous Portes du Soleil area. It combines the bustle of a busy, vibrant town with some of the finest skiing in Europe.’ Morzine ski resort is also extremely accessible, being just an 80 minute drive from Geneva airport.
Morzine: Getting Here
Morzine is fortunate to be one of the most accessible ski resorts in the Alps. By plane, it is a 70 minute flight from a southern UK airport to Geneva then just an 80 minute drive from the airport. It is possible to hire a car at the airport however the most convenient and cost effect travel from Geneva is by airport minibus transfer. We can organise this for you. By car, Morzine is a 9 hour drive from Calais. By train, Cluses station is 28km away from Morzine ski resort and Thonon-Les-Bains station is 33km away from Morzine ski resort. For more information please see our Traveling to Morzine section.
Morzine: The Town
Morzine ski resort is a stunning little town nestled in the northern French Alps. Unlike most large ski resorts, Morzine has maintained it’s alpine feel, with the resort still being dominated by traditional ski chalets rather than apartment blocks and hotels. This is largely because of a local law stating that no buildings are allowed to be constructed higher than 5 stories. The main road (Route de la Plagne) runs straight through the centre of Morzine ski resort. Like most ski resorts located in an alpine valley, Morzine is situated on the main river running through the valley – La Dranse de la Manche.
Morzine: Getting Around
The town of Morzine is large however the town centre is actually quite small. The majority of bars, restaurants and shops are located in the old centre of Morzine and is geographically quite a small area. It is easy to walk everywhere in Morzine town centre. There are also a number of reliable ski buses that service Morzine town centre and the surrounding hamlets. The buses stop in the early evening, and after that there are a number of Morzine taxi services that operate into the small hours. At The Tasty Ski Company we also a private driver service for our ski chalets that are not located in the town centre. This service runs between 8am-10am and 3pm-7pm.
Morzine for Families
Morzine is a fantastic child friendly winter resort. Being just 80 minutes from Geneva airport it is one of the most accessible ski resorts in France. Morzine ski resort is also located at a child friendly altitude with slopes starting at 1,000m. The Morzine and Porte du Soleil ski area is enormous with a number of excellent nursery slopes. There are a number of Morzine ski schools for children, and also a large selection of local creches and British nanny companies. Please click here for more information on Morzine childcare services. is also a vibrant ski town with loads to do apart from skiing and snowboarding – click here for a look at the winter activities on offer in Morzine.
Morzine and the Portes du Soleil’s proximity to both Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc assures that the ski area has an outstanding snow record. Ski passes can be bought separately for the Morzine/Les Gets ski area, or for the whole Portes du Soleil ski area.
We recommend that ski hire be organised in advance before you arrive in Morzine. This is particularly important during the school holidays when the best Morzine ski hire companies book out all of their equipment before the week has started.
It is possible to purchase a Morzine / Les Gets ski pass (beginners and intermediates) or a full Portes du Soleil ski pass (intermediates and above). We are able to organise ski passes in advance for you, meaning they will be waiting in your ski chalets in Morzine on your arrival in resort.
Having attained the national tourist label ‘family plus,’ Morzine is very much a family friendly ski resort. There is a huge amount of choice for ski schools for children, and also a good local creche and several British nanny companies.
Skiing and snowboarding aside, Morzine ski resort has a huge amount to offer during your ski chalet holiday. Please see the below list of activities for a few ideas of how to spend your time when you are not on the slopes.
Whether a skier or non-skier, your ski chalet holiday in Morzine would not be complete without a bit of pampering and a massage.
During your stay at one of our catered ski chalets in Morzine your chef has one evening off a week on a Wednesday. This means that you will eat out one day of the week during your ski chalet holiday with us.
A ski chalet holiday would not be complete without the apres ski experience and Morzine has more to offer than most. A vibrant alpine town both in and out of season, there are lots of options to cater for various atmospheres and wallet sizes.
Morzine, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, is one of the most accessible ski resorts in the Alps. Situated in the Northern Alps, Morzine is just a 70 minute flight from southern UK airports, and the airport transfer from Geneva is just 80 minutes.