Situated in the heart of the Portes du Soliel area on the Swiss border with France, the quaint market village of Morzine offers a gorgeous setting for vacationers who want to explore the great outdoors and participate in a wide variety of winter sports. There are chances to ski, snowboard, snow blade, cross country ski, AT/randonneé, telemark and snowshoe. In addition, the town offers excellent shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Skiing and snowboarding are where Morzine truly shine. With an altitude of 1000 meters and over 650 kilometers of piste, the Portes du Soliel offers many fantastic options for skiers of all ages and levels. There is everything from gentle bunny slopes to a challenging full-circuit courses.
For those who are new to skiing, Morzine is the perfect place to learn. The easily-accessible bunny slopes are wide and forgiving. They also have excellent snow due to the many on-site snow cannons.
The hundreds of different piste in the area mean that intermediate-level skiers can choose to either relax on a scenic piste or to improve their skills on any number of challenging courses. There are red and blue runs that crisscross the whole area, with big bowls and scenic tree-lined routes that will provide fun and excitement for a wide range of skiers.
Advanced skiers can challenge themselves famous runs, such as the famous Swiss wall and the world cup downhill piste, which has a black rating. There are also numerous chances to ski moguls and off-piste. Even more, many of the area’s 206 ski lifts lead directly to off-piste skiing. This means that no time is wasted in transit and there more time to enjoy skiing the slopes. Finally, there is the amazing Portes du Soliel circuit, which stretches 80 kilometers over two countries and lasts a full day.
Snowboarders on vacation in Morzine get to experience one of the best-rated resorts for boarders. There are a total of seven snowboarding parks in Morzine to cater to all tastes. Snowboarders can enjoy the many freeride routes, pipes, powder bowls, rails and cliff jumps available. After they are done with those, they can push themselves to try out the best super pipe in Europe, which is conveniently located in nearby Avoriaz.
For those who don’t want to ski or snowboard, there are numerous organized winter activities throughout the region that can fit anyone’s interests and capabilities. These include the chance to try out fun-filled husky riding expeditions, as well as ice skating, tobogganing and skidooing.
Accessible from either Geneva or Lyon, Morzine is a picturesque winter wonderland that people return to again and again. It offers a vacation experience with something for everyone—including couples, families and groups—in a place that has an excellent climate, breathtaking scenery and a friendly and vibrant local community.