Ski-Areas > Northern Alps > Haute-Savoie (74) > Chablais > Morzine


  1. History
  2. Off Piste Routes
  3. Travel
  4. Accomodation
  5. Restaurants and Bars
  6. Shopping
  7. Guides and Instructors
  8. Useful Information


Morzine retains much of the charm of a traditional Chablais farming village. construction is in stone and wood not concrete. Roofs are covered in with stone tiles dug from two local quarries, both still in operation. Part of the 12 ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil Morzine is linked with les Gets. 50% of the visitors are international, the majority British. The resort benefits from the label "Family+" so has good facilities for kids.

The resort has also focused on the environment. The village conforms with the stringent Euro5 emission standards for public transport with two electric buses. The resort is a member of the "Pearl des Alpes" programme which promotes 17 special tourist sites with the accent on access without using a car.

The ski area, linked with les Gets, offers 107km of skiing split over 63 ski pistes with 48 lifts. The Portes du Soleil extends this to a total of 650km of runs accessible with a single lift pass. The resort has cross-country skiing, snow shoe trails and a snowpark. The lift served skiing extends from 1000 to 2460 meters. Morzine has a capacity of 21000 beds and the 56 hotels is the largest number of any French ski resort.

Webcam view of Morzine valley
Webcam view of Morzine valley from


The name comes from the Celtic word signifying a frontier or limit. Morzine lies on the border with the Swiss Valais. Tourism in Morzine began in 1925 with the opening of the Grand Hôtel on the 1st of June by François Baud. Tourism development was given by boost when local boy Jean Vuarnet (of Vuarnet glasses fame) won Olympic gold in the 1960 Squaw games. Vuarnet developed the neighbouring resort of Avoriaz. Apart from Vuarnet the resort is home to extreme skier and guide Anselme Baud and ski mountaineers Patrick Blanc and Alain Premat.

Off Piste Routes


Nearest Airport(s): Geneva Cointrin 90km (1h15), Chambery 125km (1h40), Lyon-Saint-Exupery 210km (2h20)

Road: A40 -> Clusez -> D902 (route des Grandes Alpes) -> Morzine

Rail: Clusez TGV



Alpine Ski Holidays

If you are looking for accommodation in Morzine, has a whole host of independent chalet and apartment ski holidays in Morzine.

There are also a number of morzine web cams giving views of the latest snow conditions in Morzine. Enjoy

Restaurants and Bars

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We don't all ski 24/7, if there are shops: ski, fashion or bookstores you think people should know about mention them here.

Guides and Instructors

With so many non-French visitors the Ecole de Ski Français has created an international ski section dubbed the Snow School. There is also the Easy Rider independent school.

Useful Information

The village has a cheese maker (reblochon, tomme and abondance). A saw mill and a tiler.

About Morzine is a new site dedicated to bringing current information to holiday makers and locals looking to spend time in Morzine. It features a regularly updated snow report as well as webcams. There is also a 7 day weather forecast.

For Locals, Seasonaires and those in the Know! Has everything to do with Morzine; jobs, discounts, accommodations, transfers, Classifieds and much more!


Morznet.Com puts you in touch with what is going on in Morzine and the surrounding area both summer and winter. It has links to estate agents, restaurants, shopping, ski rental, ski schools, transfers, mountain weather and slope conditions and loads more.

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