Ski Resort Guide: Morzine

Morzine Resort Review

Morzine Resort Guide, written by locals.

Resort Statistics

🌲 Resort height: 999m

🏔️ Highest point: 2019m

🗺️ Total ski area: 650 (Les Portes du Soleil)

❄️ Season Dates: November- April

🚡 Lifts: 212

🎿 Snow Parks: 11

🟢 Green runs: 34

🔵 Blue runs: 119

🔴 Red runs: 101

⚫️ Black runs: 32

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Morzine for Beginner Skiers:

Ski Lessons in Morzine
Photo: Instructor Marco B

Is Morzine good for beginners? Absolutely. Beginners will appreciate Morzine’s accessible beginner areas situated near the village center, making it convenient for ski school meet-ups and post-lesson breaks at nearby dining spots. The gentle slopes around Morzine are perfect for learning, providing a welcoming environment for those new to skiing or snowboarding.

Morzine’s main beginner zone is located near the Pleney gondola base, offering a dedicated area with easy-to-navigate terrain suitable for learning. This proximity allows beginners to focus on building confidence and skills without the need for extensive travel or challenging terrain. Whether sticking to the beginner slopes near town or venturing slightly further, Morzine provides a great introduction to skiing or snowboarding for learners of all ages.


Morzine for Intermediate Skiers:

Ski Lessons In Morzine
Photo: Ski School Easy2Ride

Intermediate skiers will find Morzine to be a fantastic playground with a wide range of slopes to explore and enjoy. The resort offers an extensive network of red and blue runs, providing plenty of variety and challenges for those looking to progress beyond the beginner stages. From cruising down wide-open pistes to tackling more technical terrain, intermediate skiers will appreciate the diverse ski area that Morzine shares with the Portes du Soleil region.

One popular area for intermediates is the Les Gets sector, accessible from Morzine via the Super Morzine gondola. Here, you’ll discover a mix of scenic tree-lined runs and expansive open slopes, perfect for practicing turns and building confidence. Additionally, the linked resorts within Portes du Soleil offer endless opportunities for exploration, with the ability to ski across the border into Switzerland for a change of scenery.


Avoriaz for Expert Skiers:

Off piste guiding in Morzine
Photo: Instructor Marco B

If you’re an expert skier seeking adrenaline-pumping challenges, Morzine has plenty to offer beyond its reputation as a family-friendly destination.

Morzine’s proximity to Avoriaz unlocks a world of possibilities for expert skiers. Avoriaz is home to the legendary “Swiss Wall” (or “Mur Suisse”), a notorious steep run that’s a rite of passage for thrill-seekers. Additionally, both Morzine and Avoriaz offer exhilarating off-piste opportunities, including couloirs and powder-filled bowls that will satisfy any powder hound.

The region around Morzine has hosted the Freeride World Tour, showcasing the area’s challenging backcountry terrain. This means there’s no shortage of epic lines and untouched powder fields to explore for those with the skills and experience.

Photo: Prime Ski & Snowboard School


Local Tips

  1. Discover Hidden Powder Stashes: Venture off the beaten path to discover secret powder stashes away from the main slopes. Local guides can lead you to lesser-known areas with pristine snow and breathtaking views.
  2. Attend a Mountain Film Screening: Check out a mountain film screening at Cinéma Le Rex for an inspiring evening of adventure storytelling. This cultural experience offers a unique perspective on mountain life and exploration.
  3. Enjoy Sunset Apéritifs: Experience magical sunsets from panoramic viewpoints like Le Tremplin, where you can sip on a classic French apéritif while soaking in the alpenglow over the mountains.
  4. Visit the Morzine Market: Explore the vibrant Morzine market held every Wednesday in the town center. Browse local produce, crafts, and specialties like honey and cheese, and soak up the lively atmosphere of this traditional Alpine market.
  5. Book a Local Guide: Spend your holiday with one of SkiBro’s ski and snowboard guides. Not only will they show you the best spots on the mountain but also serve as your resort insider, sharing tips on the top restaurants, après-ski hangouts, and hidden gems in Morzine. Enjoy personalised guidance and make the most of your time on and off the slopes with a local expert by your side.


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And there you have it! SkiBro’s Resort Guide Morzine. For ski passes in Morzine, ski maps and resort updates, head here.

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