Morzine Resort Guide

Our Morzine Resort Guide is here to help you make the most of your time in the resort we’re lucky enough to call home.

Updated ahead of the Winter 21/22 season.

While skiers and snowboarders have been heading to the super high or ultra luxurious ski resorts of Europe for many years, Morzine has been quietly minding its own business, basking in great snow falls and retaining its traditional Savoyarde village charm and character. In recent years the resort has come to the attention of holiday makers looking for a more authentic, more reasonably priced holiday experience and Morzine certainly ticks all the boxes. And then some. The result? A bustling French ski resort with character and loads of great facilities, located just 75km from Geneva airport and set in the heart of the super snowy Portes du Soleil ski area.

Morzine by Numbers

Resort altitude : 1000m
Highest ski lift: Chamossiere at 2002m
Number of Lifts & Pistes: 48 lifts & 69 pistes in Morzine & Les Gets
Green runs: 5 in Morzine & Les Gets // 33 in Portes du Soleil
Blue runs: 29 in Morzine & Les Gets // 122 in Portes du Soleil
Red runs: 28 in Morzine & Les Gets // 104 in Portes du Soleil
Black runs: 9 in Morzine & Les Gets // 27 in Portes du Soleil
Snowparks: 3 in Morzine & Les Gets // 11 in Portes du Soleil
Total KM of slopes: 107km in Morzine – Les Gets // 650 in Portes du Soleil
KM from Geneva airport: 75km – 1hr 15mins

Opening and closing dates

The ski lifts of Morzine open for the Winter 22 season on 18th December 2021 and are scheduled to close on 10th April 2022, subject to snow conditions.

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The Morzine Lift Pass

Winter sports fans visiting Morzine have three lift pass options. The local area Morzine & Les Gets pass covers the ski runs on the Pleney, over into Les Gets, Mont Chery, Nyon and Chamossiere. In our option, this area is big enough for beginner skiers, families and those wishing to pootle around during a relaxing ski holiday.

Morzine & Les Gets Lift Pass Prices – Winter 21/22

Lift pass prices for the Winter 2022 season in Morzine remain unchanged from last season.

 End of Day
(After 2.30pm
5 Hours1 Day2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days7 Days
Child
(5-15yrs)
€23€30€34€64€96€128€160€186€217
Youth
(16-19yrs)
€25€33€38€70€105€140€175€204€238
Adult
(20-64yrs)
€29€39€44€82€122€166€205€240€280
Senior
(65yrs +)
€26€35€40€72€108€144€180€216€252

The Avoriaz Lift Pass

Your second option is an Avoriaz lift pass. Avoriaz is accessed from Morzine using the Super Morzine cable car in the village centre or using the free ski bus network to Prodains, around 10 minutes away. Avoriaz has its own lift pass, which can only be bought in up to two day stints. If you like your high altitude skiing, you’re visiting the area for the weekend or you’d like to mix and match between the Morzine / Les Gets ski area and Avoriaz, then this pass can be useful.

Avoriaz Lift Pass Prices - Winter 19/20

 5 Hours1 Day2 Days
Child€29€34€63
Adult€39€45€84
Youth / Senior€35€41€75

The Portes du Soleil Lift Pass

But without a doubt, intermediate skiers and snowboarders on their one week annual snow blast, should be in the queue for the full area, Portes du Soleil lift pass. Covering 650km of piste, 12 separate ski resorts and two differing countries, lift passes don’t come much bigger or better. When you compare the price of a Portes du Soleil lift pass against other large ski resorts by skiable kilometre, it’s pretty much always the best in terms of value for money.

Portes du Soleil Lift Pass Prices - Winter 21/22

 5 Hours1 Day2 Day3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Days7 Days
Child
(5-15yrs)
€40€44€85€120€155€188€221€250
Adult
(20-64yrs)
€53€59€113€160€207€251€295€333
Youth / Senior
(16-19yrs)
(65+)
€48€53€102€144€186€226€266€299
Image by Oli Godbold, Morzine Office de Tourisme

Morzine Lift Pass Office Opening Times

There are four lift pass offices within the Morzine ski area. It’s usually easiest to ask your accommodation provider to collect the lift passes for your group in advance if they can, so you can avoid the queues and head straight for the lifts on the first morning of your holiday.

Morzine Pleney – Located in the centre of Morzine at the bottom of the Pleney homerun, next to Hotel Le Tremplin. Open every day between 8.30am and 5pm

Morzine Office de Tourisme – Again in the centre of Morzine, there’s an outside kiosk where you can buy your Morzine and Portes du Soleil lift passes. Open every day between 8.30am and 4.45pm

Super Morzine – Found at the bottom of the Super Morzine bubble lift which heads towards Avoriaz. Open every day between 8.30am and 4.30pm

Nyon – At the bottom of the Nyon gondola lift you’ll find a lift pass office. Open every day between 8.30am and 4.30pm

Morzine Resort Map

Morzine village centre is easy to navigate on foot. Spreading from the ‘old town’ which begins outside the town hall and ancient church, the Rue du Bourg is Morzine’s main commercial street. Here you’ll find shops, bars and cafes as well as estate agents and the famous Bar Robinson. The Rue du Bourg extends into the newer, more commercial centre of Morzine with the Office de Tourisme at its heart. Several restaurants, more bars and ski shops surround the Office de Tourisme square, and this is also where you’ll find the ice rink. From here it’s easy to navigate your way to the Pleney lift station.

If you’re driving into Morzine, there’s a one-way system in operation. It’s worth planning your route before you head out!

Download a copy of the Morzine resort map.

Morzine Piste Map

Morzine lies at the very heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with 650km of piste on its doorstep. With Morzine as your base, it’s often hard to explore all that the Portes du Soleil has to offer in just one week. Leaving the resort in the direction of the Pleney, a full day can be spent in the Nyon sector, exploring the super-high Chamossiere area. The tree-lined runs and bowls of Les Gets are also likely to consume a full day during your trip. On the opposite side of the valley, the Super Morzine lift offers speedy access to Avoriaz and the wider Portes du Soleil.

Download the Morzine piste map.

Portes du Soleil Piste Map

It’s often described as the largest ski area in the world, with 650km of piste spreading over two different countries. There are 330 ski runs in the Portes du Soleil, comprised of 37 green pistes, 123 blue, 110 red and 30 black. It’s the ski area that truly offers something for everyone.

Download the Portes du Soleil piste map.

Morzine Snow Record

Morzine sits at an altitude of 1000m and that’s a good thing. Our resort might be lower at it’s base station than some of France’s other ski resorts, but there’s a scientifically recognised weather system at play above our mountains. Our location, half way between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva means we regularly get huge dumps of powder, followed by brilliantly sunny days.

 Winter 18/19Winter 17/18Winter 16/17Winter 15/16Winter 14/15Winter 13/14Winter 12/13Winter 11/12Winter 10/11Winter 09/10Winter 08/09
Total
snowfall
461cm 455cm 194cm424cm371cm500cm658cm142cm110cm55.5cm282cm
Number of snowy days 25 days 31 days 14 days33 days23 days28 days42 days9 days11 days5 days21 days
Maximum base depth 70cm 90cm 110cm231cm150cm150cm165cm89cm80cm50.5cm129.5cm
Average base depth 31cm 54cm 21cm63.5cm43cm48cm69cm86cm29cm35.5cm61cm
Largest daily snowfall 50cm 50cm 40cm30.5cm61cm61cm45.4cm28cm16cm20cm40.5cm
Awesome image by Sam Ingles / Morzine Office de Tourisme

Morzine Bus Timetable

The free ski bus is a reliable and efficient way to get around Morzine and the outlying villages. On the whole, the service is well managed, though you will find a lunch time sized gap in the schedule between 12noon and 2.30pm on most days. During busy weeks the buses can also get very busy and you’ll find yourself squashed in, skis, boots, helmets and all.

Traveling around Morzine by bus is often quicker and easier than trying to park a car at the bottom of one of the local lift stations, although there is free parking available at Ardent and paid-for parking in Les Prodains. Taking the bus also means you can enjoy a few apres tipples too.

Download your Winter 21 Morzine bus timetable here

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