Skiing Information

Morzine is a world-class ski resort in its own right, and the advantages of being linked to the high-altitude resort of Avoriaz, as well as being at the heart of the Portes Du Soleil linked ski area, are superb.

Morzine is a lovely town, and its main attraction is that it is a historical village that has embraced the skiing and summer activity market, while still retaining its village atmosphere.

It was one of the first French resorts to develop ski lifts, with the original Pleney cable car being built in the early 1930's. Morzine is now the largest town in the Portes du Soleil ski area, although there are only about 4000 year-round inhabitants!

Morzine's facilities are improving year on year, with the recent addition of the  long-awaited indoor swimming pool complex, right next to the existing Olympic summer pool and the Palais des Sports. There are ambitious plans to build a new cable car from the centre of Morzine to Les Prodains where it will link in with the existing fast 3S lift  - watch this space!

The vast Portes du Soleil ski area is made up of 13 resorts in France and Switzerland, which combine to offer 650km of piste, and what we love about our ski area is that there are so many different aspects to it – the glorious south-facing sunny slopes of the Les Gets bowl, the family-friendly Nyon and Lindarets plateaus; the thrill of the crisp north-facing Avoriaz black runs, and the amazing endless runs of the Chatel-Linga valley...to say nothing ofthe fun of a slide over into Switzerland!

In Morzine we have the choice of 2 different ski passes: either the "Local" pass which covers Pleney – Nyon – Les Gets – Chamossiere – Mont Cheri; or the wider "Portes du Soleil" pass which covers all the above plus Avoriaz, Chatel and the rest of the Swiss resorts.

There are many local free ski buses which enable those not staying in the centre to get to the Pleney lifts, and for those staying in the centre to get to the outlying lifts such as Les Prodains, Ardent and Nyon. Most of the buses run during lift opening hurs, but some of them (particularly the A, N, P and C lines) run until 7pm. For the free bus timetable for Winter 2019 - 2020 see here: https://www.morzinesourcemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/morzine-bus-timetable-winter-20.pdf

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Non-skiing Activities – walks, snowshoe trails and cross country tracks:

*NEW*For the non-skiers: for winter 2019-20 Mountain Highs are members of the “Pass Loisirs”  scheme – this gives our guests a voucher for access to the swimming pool or the covered or open-air ice rinks at €2 per entry, for the duration of their week’s skiing. LIMITED NUMBERS – please contact us in advance of your stay if you would like to take advantage of this. https://www.parc-dereches.com/en/passloisirs/