Ski holidays in Morzine
Table of contents
Pristine mountains with breathtaking panoramic views, charming accommodation in traditional Alpine chalets and luxury hotels as well as powdery snow from November to April - Morzine has all the ingredients for an unforgettable ski holiday.
The ski resorts of Morzine and Les Gets lie at the heart of the magnificent Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil ski area is enormous, with 13 different ski resorts spread over the French and Swiss Alps. 426 km of pistes cater for skiers of every ability and are easily accessible by 200 ski lifts. A Morzine - Les Gets ski pass covers just the Morzine area while a Portes du Soleil ski pass allows you to ski at any of 12 different ski resorts across the area.
The tree-lined slopes of Morzine offer some of the best skiing ion France for intermediate and beginner skiers. Thanks to its proximity to Mont Blanc, the Morzine ski area provides reliable snow from November to April. Morzine is a top resort for families, with off-slope activities including ice skating, dog sledging, carriage rides through the snow-covered landscape and paragliding, while with more than 90 restaurants and bars a lively apres ski scene is guaranteed.
Perched high on the mountainside above Morzine, the pretty Alpine village of Avoriaz offers plenty of challenges on red and black pistes for advanced skiers and snowboarders. With a range of festivals, concerts and live music, there’s always something going on - and not to be missed is the magical Christmas festival of lights.
This cosy, traditional mountain hotel at the foot of the ski slopes of Les Gets is just a short walk from the railway station and offers high levels of comfort and hospitality. Guests can admire the stunning Alpine scenery from its large windows or from their private balcony. With a restaurant providing a hearty buffet breakfast with local specialities, a heated pool, a games room, WiFi and a hot tub, you will find everything you need for a memorable and relaxing stay.
The Village Igloo at Avoriaz offers a unique and unforgettable experience - it’s built entirely of ice! Rooms for couples or for groups of four people feature ice beds covered with animal skins to snuggle up in. In the evening, sample a local speciality, Savoyard fondue. Polar quality duvets keep out the cold for a cosy night's sleep before breakfast on the terrace in the crystalline mountain air.
If you prefer the flexibility offered by self-catering accommodation, the Pierre & Vacances Residence Atria-Crozats 4* consists of three separate apartment buildings, with two or three-roomed apartments. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, and a balcony offering panoramic mountain views. A sauna and hammam is the perfect place to relax those aching muscles after a day on the slopes.
Morzine enjoys reliable snow from November through to April and is the ideal base for a ski-in ski-out holiday. Although Morzine itself is located at a moderate altitude, snow machines ensure that there is always plenty of snow even on the lower runs. Many of the slopes are tree-lined so head here if you plan to ski when snow is falling.
The beginning and end of the ski season offer warmer weather and quieter slopes but possibly less reliable snow while Christmas in Morzine is a magical experience for all ages. Heavy falls of powder snow in January and February create the conditions for excellent skiing but days are shorter at this time of year and temperatures are low. March and April offer longer, sunfilled days, spring snow, and - outside of the school holidays - less crowded runs.
Morzine has all the ingredients needed for a dream ski holiday for couples and families alike. The resort offers the perfect combination of pristine mountain scenery, guaranteed snow from December to April and plenty of fun and excitement for all ages. If you’re an advanced skier, there’s an array of black and red pistes on which to challenge yourself while as an intermediate or beginner skier, you’ll find plenty of easy to moderate runs and expert tuition to get you gliding down the slopes. Whether you stay in Morzine itself or its sister resort of Avoriaz, choose from our hand-picked high-end hotels or luxury self-catered apartments for a ski holiday to remember.
• How to get to Morzine
Whether you drive, fly or take the train, Morzine is very easily accessible from the UK. If you don’t want to travel light, origin yourself is a popular option. Form the south of the UK, driving to Morzine takes around 12 hours. If you live further north, we recommend breaking the journey with an overnight stop, perhaps at Rheims. Many airlines offer flights to Geneva. From here, it’s under an hour’s drive to Morzine. Or take the overnight Eurostar To Annecy arriving at 6 am and then change to the local Snow Train to take you up to your ski resort.
• What to pack for your ski holidays and how to dress
You’ll need to pack:
• Moisture-wicking base layers - a long sleeve top and long johns
• Water-resistant jacket and pants
• Ski socks
• Ski gloves, hat and boots
• What budget to plan for ski holidays in Morzine?
Naturally, this will depend on your individual tastes and requirements but in general, staying in a self-catered apartment will be less costly than a hotel - you can save money by preparing some of your own meals. Allow around 300 euros for meals snacks and drinks out and a lift pass will cost around 250 to 300 euros, depending on the time of year.