Located in the northern French Alps, Morzine is right in the middle of the vast Portes du Soleil. With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts spread over 400 square miles (1036 square km); the Portes du Soleil is rightfully proud of its status as the largest inter-linked ski area in Europe.
This means that the Alpine skiing available in Morzine is not only challenging, it is also well suited to family skiers and beginners as there are plenty of inexpensive ski schools and excellent nursery slopes available. Moreover, the rugged profile of the northern Alps makes for a spectacular backdrop so visitors of all abilities can look forward to enjoying some incredibly scenic skiing over a wide variety of terrain.
It is worth noting that Morzine is the most Northerly located resort in the French Alps. This lessens the need for altitude in order to get good snow. Moreover, the area’s high precipitation record often ensures better snow than the more southerly located resorts such as Meribel, La Plagne and even Tignes and Val D’isere.
As well as providing a great deal in the way of natural beauty and skiing opportunities, Morzine also has another trump card up its sleeve – its location. With a transfer time of just one hour from Geneva airport, Morzine is the perfect destination for anyone who is looking to enjoy a bit of weekend skiing in the Alps. Indeed, someone working in Central London can leave their office desk on Friday afternoon; catch an evening flight from Gatwick to Geneva, and be resting up in their chalet in Morzine before 11pm, GMT.
Not bad, eh?
And it’s not just supreme convenience, natural beauty and great skiing that Morzine does so well; it is also worth noting that Morzine is able to offer something which is sadly absent in many other ski resorts these days – charm. Indeed, Morzine is an incredibly pretty market town which is very proud of its Haute-Savoie heritage. This is clearly evident in the wooden ski chalet style architecture that abounds throughout the town and gives it a quaint and cosy atmosphere that is lacking in modern purpose built resorts.
Another difference in this respect is that the towns folk of Morzine are not out to grab a ‘quick buck’ from visiting skiers. In fact, the people of this region are well known for greeting visitors with a smile and charging very reasonable prices for their excellent services and exquisite Savoyard cuisine. certainly, The people of Morzine and the surrounding area know that the Portes du Soleil attracts more loyal skiers than any other resort in France, and that their hospitality will go a long way to furthering the region’s appeal.
With its excellent skiing, natural beauty, great location, unrivalled charm and friendly locals; it is clear to see why Morzine is regarded by many as being the perfect destination for weekend ski breaks and Alpine holidays.