The perfect combination of traditional character and a massive ski area

  • Over 600 kilometres of skiable terrain across the Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Quick transfer time from Geneva Airport to resort
  • Morzine village sits at 1000 metres but skiable terrain goes as high as 2,300 metres

Located in the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is a picturesque Savoyard town, set in a beautiful valley with traditional chalet style architecture. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Morzine

Morzine is superbly situated in one of the largest linked international ski areas of the world with an enormous 600km of piste. The local, friendly skiing terrain is perfect for beginners and intermediates with the Pleney pistes overlooking the town and the 49 lifts linked with Les Gets on the local lift pass. The other side of the valley will take you to the skiing and boarding mecca of Avoriaz with plentiful blues for stylish cruising and the four snow parks and the snow cross course. 

Where to stay in Morzine

We have a number of family run hotels in Morzine ready to welcome you to this fantastic resort. The majority of the hotels and apartments are nearby the slopes, making it extremely easy to get onto this world-renowned ski area

Bars and restaurants in Morzine 

Morzine is a lively resort with plenty of restaurants and après spots throughout the resort.  You can find a number of restaurants serving up declivous Savoyard dishes, excellent pizzas and restaurants known for their vegetarian and vegan options. Lively après spots are not hard to come by, with a choice of bars with live music, resident DJs or speciality beers throughout the resort. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Morzine

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Added value

Save £100pp on your 2024/25 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (Book by 3 June 2024)

Ski hotels in Morzine

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Hotel Les Champs Fleuris Exterior (1)

This hotel has one of the best ski locations in Morzine at the foot of the Pleney pistes, superb facilities and a firm favourite of Inghams guests. Offered on a half board basis with breakfast and dinner included with your stay.

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The very popular Hotel Le Crêt is owned and professionally managed by several generations of the friendly Coquillard family, offering very high standards of comfort and facilities, a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and great food. Available on a half board basis.

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Clef des Champs Exterior

The lovely family-run La Clef des Champs, positioned in a fabulous location just 300m from the resort centre and at the foot of the Pleney piste. With its own spa and outdoor covered pool, this hotel provides everything you need for a perfect ski holiday! You'll also have breakfast and dinner are included with its half board basis.

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Located on the piste, opposite the Hotel Les Champs Fleuris, this beautifully decorated Savoyard chalet offers three self catered apartments which all have stunning views of the surrounding slopes. Guests may use the lounge, bar, pool and sauna at the Champs Fleuris free of charge.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginner skiing and snowboarding in Morzine

The nursery slopes in Morzine are based around the bottom of the Pleney cable car, where some very gentle green slopes are serviced by short drag lifts. For the beginners who have mastered the basics and are looking to tackle some longer runs, the Super Morzine area (serviced by a succession of chair lifts up towards Avoriaz, beginning with Super Morzine, or get the bus followed by the Prodains Express to ski all the way down) are made up of very easy going green slopes mixed with gentle blues. 

Intermediate skiing and snowboarding in Morzine

The whole Portes du Soleil is a haven for the intermediate skier or boarder. With over 600km of slopes, you are truly spoilt for choice. In the immediate Morzine area, head up Pleney cable car towards the Pointe de Nyon and you’ll find some easy cruising blues, and some slightly more challenging red slopes. Avoriaz above Morzine is a sprawling network of blue and red pistes that you can take at an easy pace, leading back down into Morzine at the end of the day. 

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Morzine

Advanced skiers and snowboarders who truly love to ‘go for it’ will find the most challenging slopes and off piste powder pockets in the high peaks of Les Hauts Forts above Avoriaz, Chamossiere above Morzine and the Le Ranfoilly in nearby Les Gets. You can arrange for a licensed off piste guide with either ESF or New Generation to take you away from the piste boundaries if you feel up for the challenge. If you fancy going off-piste with a guide, have a chat with your Inghams rep in resort. 

Freeriding in Morzine

The Portes du Soleil ski area is fantastic for those skiers and snowboarders who like to tackle the freestyle and terrain park. Head over to Avoriaz where you can find a number of different snow parks. The Stash had been created in conjunction with Burton and is a natural snow play ground with three varying routes through the trees. Snowpark Chappelle sits just above Morzine, near Avoriaz and has a variety of different features to challenge you, including three lines of kickers, flat boxes, kinked boxes and a large pipe rail as well as a variety of rails.

Public Transport

The resort bus in Morzine services the Prodains Express cable car that goes to and from Avoriaz and Morzine and is free of charge (with a valid lift pass). It runs typically from 08:30-20:55. Buses in Morzine go along Route de la Plagne and are no more than a 5 min walk from hotels.


Mountain facts
Area 600 km
Resort Altitude 1000m
Ski Alt. From 1000m
Ski Alt. To 2466m
Runs 37 123 110 30
Lifts Lifts 208
Lift Ski LockersYes
Whole Area Pass Lifts208
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage60%
Off-piste OptionsYes
Things To Do

Food and drink in Morzine

Given the size of the resort there is not a shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. Alpine cheeses are a local produce, so many of the restaurants serve excellent fondue. If you are cheesed out, there are many spots serving grilled meats, burgers and sweet treats.

Le Clin D’Oeil on Rue de Bourg is French right to the core with a mouthwatering menu throughout the season. The owners originated from the South West of France so the cuisine can be described as ‘universal’ French, as opposed to Savoyard. Great for those who can’t visit France without having le canard a l’orange, but the restaurant also serves fondues, raclette and has a great value children’s menu. 

La Grange is a hidden gem in Morzine serving delicious Savoyard dishes, including fondue and raclette in a traditional Alpine setting. Their dishes are made with fresh and local produce, with the menus changing depending on the season. 

Up on the mountain the restaurants vary in cuisine and style. Changabang in Avoriaz is a great après burgers and beer kind of bar and sits in an easily accessible location opposite the summit station for the Prodains Express cable car. La Paika over towards Les Gets (you can find it on the La Turche blue piste) does famous BBQ dishes which you can enjoy on the sun terrace. However, it is advised that you should book in advance for La Paika because it’s so popular! 

Après, bars and nightlife in Morzine

Morzine attracts a young and fun crowd to its après and nightlife scene but it is far from rowdy. If you are looking to sample a local specialty, then be on the lookout for Green Genapi- a liqueur made from Alpine mountain herbs. 

Happy Hours Bar sits at the bottom of the Ardents gondola and has a great atmosphere with a multi-level sun terrace that captures the last few rays of the sun at the end of the day. 

La Caverne bar in Morzine is one of the most popular in town, open from 4pm until 2am with happy hour, live music and DJs and a great variety of drinks behind the bar. 

We wouldn’t be addressing the subject of nightlife in Morzine properly without mentioning Le Paradis. This basement club has an old discotheque charm with its iconic light up dance floor which made it famous amongst skiers and snowboarders in Morzine for years. Located on Route des Udrezants, Le Paradis has been a long-time favourite amongst the residents and guests of Morzine the Portes du Soleil.

Shopping in Morzine

Morzine has one main shopping street called Route de la Plagne which carves a straight line through town and is lined with sports shops, clothing boutiques, fashion, souvenirs, bakeries, delis and more. There is also a pharmacy along this street, and for those staying in self-catered accommodation you will find a Casino mini-supermarket here. 

Relaxation and spas in Morzine

The large Parc des Dérêches sports complex in the centre of Morzine has an indoor/ outdoor swimming pool complex as well as a small spa and wellness area. Two dry heat saunas and two wet heat Turkish baths are open all year around along with the pools. 

If you are looking for some serious indulgence then head to the Element Ame Energie Spa in Morzine, located on the Route de la Combe. The spa does a variety of different holistic treatments and alternative therapies including aromatherapy, cupping therapy and ‘Reiki’- a deep mindfulness therapy for a variety of different ailments. The spa makes an ideal place to come and unwind at the end of a day of skiing with massages, sports massages and further therapies for tired and aching muscles. 

The Hotel Champs Fleuris has an outstanding spa nestled into its basement including a small swimming pool with a pressure fountain, a sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, sensoreil pool and a gym. The spa is free of charge for all guests of the hotel.

Arts, culture and events in Morzine

Morzine sits at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area which celebrates the fabulous Rock the Pistes Festival every year in March. With international artists from across the globe coming together in this area, each day of the festival  different music acts are set up in a different areas of the extensive ski region. The festival has seen the likes of the British rock band Babyshambles in 2014 and Martin Solveig in 2023, amongst other famous international names. 

Christmas in Morzine is definitely a special occasion. Each year there is two weeks of Village Enchanté where there are different festive activities being held in the resort. The festivities continue right into the New Year as well, Morzine comes to life on New Year’s Eve and many hotels offer gala parties, drinks and their own festivities. 

Parc des Dérêches

The Parc des Dérêches sits in the centre of Morzine and is a large complex of sports facilities including a leisure centre, squash & tennis courts, a skateboarding park and more (many outdoor features are often closed during the peak ski season however, reopening when the snow thaws at Morzine level in the early spring). There is an indoor and outdoor ice skating rink, indoor swimming pools and a spa, as well as a gym with fitness classes being held. You can pay locally for entry and access to these facilities.

Heli-skiing

Although heli-skiing is not allowed in France, you can be picked up and taken over to Italy or Switzerland. Heli-skiing is a fantastic way of accessing the untouched off-piste and backcountry snow that isn’t easily accessed from the main pistes. Its a great outing for the adrenaline junkies out there. Speak to your Inghams rep in resort if you wish to arrange a helicopter ski excursion.

Snowmobiling

Spend your days on the pistes and then get ready to whizz around the mountain via snowmobile. You can either drive alone, or take a passenger with you. If you are interested in this activity, it can be booked locally via the tourism office.

Paragliding or speedriding

Discover a whole new way of experiencing the mountains, and change your perception of skiing forever. If you are brave enough, paragliding is a relaxed and open way of experiencing the beautiful Portes du Soleil from above. Whereas speedriding, a new activity that mixes parachuting, paragliding and skiing is an activity for the most adventurous of folk. All activites can be booked locally through the tourism office.

Winter walking

There are plenty of trails and routes across the Portes du Soleil ski area for snowshoers to explore, dipping and diving through woods and across rivers into areas where no skier or snowboarder can access. 

Tobogganing

For children up to 6 years old, enjoy a secure area dedicated to sledging on the Pleney snow front next to the Mas-Verjus ski lift. Once the slopes close to skiers, you can sled down the 4-kilometer slope for an exhilarating descent down to the village.

Cross country skiing

Morzine offers 5 different cross-country skiing areas: The Manche Valley area, Le Pleney/Chavannes, Super Morzine/ Avoriaz, Montriond Lake. Access to the cross-country routes is free throughout Morzine-Avoriaz unless you plan to use the ski lifts, then you will need a lift pass. Suitable equipment for these activities can be hired and you can arrange an excursion with an ESF instructor through Inghams.

Please note: check with your insurance policy that these kinds of activities are permitted.

Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Pass

6 days

Season

Child
5 - 15 years

Youth
16 - 25 years

Adult 
26 - 64 years

Senior
65 - 74 years

Portes du Soleil Area Pass

Low

£199 £237 £263

£237

High

£233 £279 £309

£279

Local Lift Pass

Low

£157 £177 £205

£191

High

£184 £207 £241

£225

Lift pass information

  • Prices include a €3 non-refundable hands free card deposit.
  • Free lift passes for children under 5 years are issued locally, ID and a photo is required.
  • Seniors 75 years + can go to the lift pass office for a special rate, ID and a photo is required.
  • Local lift pass included Morzine and Les Gets ski areas.

Season dates

  • Low season: 29 Mar 25 - 30 Apr 25
  • High season: 01 Nov 24 - 28 Mar 25

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 12 years

Adults

13 years +

Skis Red - £119
Black - £135
Skis & boots Blue - £135
Red £107 £158
Black - £181

White category skis, boots and helmet are available for children aged 3 - 5 years: £57

6 days Category

Child

8 - 12 years

Adults

13 years +

Snowboard Red - £119
Black - £135
Snowboard & boots Red £107 £158
Black - £181

Equipment information

A helmet is included for children, but not for adults.

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition

Ski tuition 

Child

4 - 12 years

Adult

13 years +

6 days AM

£162 £162

 

Snowboard tuition 

Child

8 - 12 years

Adult

13 years +

6 days AM

£174 £174

Tuition information

  • Ski and snowboard 6 days AM timings: 9:15 - 11:45am
  • Maximum number in each group is 8
  • Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Travel Information

Flights depart Saturdays.

Transfer time:

  • Geneva airport: approx. 1 hours 45 mins by coach
  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours by coach

Chambery flights are available from London Gatwick.

Transfers may be longer during bad weather conditions or French school holidays. French school holidays span 21 Dec 24 - 06 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 10 Mar 25 and 05 Apr - 05 May 25.

Private transfers and self drive are available.

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing
  • Free bus service in resort
  • 600km of piste in the Portes du Soleil!
  • Short transfers from Geneva Airport
  • Inghams rep based in resort
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