More than just a ski resort
Morzine is a traditional picturesque town situated in an area of the French Alps known as the ‘Portes du Soleil’ and lies just 40 miles east of Geneva, half way between Lac Leman and Mont Blanc. Morzine was originally an old farming/market town steeped in history which has successfully retained much of its charm and character.
Unlike a lot of ski resorts, Morzine is open all year round and has masses to offer both in winter and summer; the breathtaking terrain provides an unlimited playground for all to enjoy. Skiing and snowboarding takes priority in the winter with 650km of marked piste plus extensive off-piste to keep even the most adventurous skier occupied. In the summer, when the temperature averages above 26 degrees, Morzine transforms into a multi activity haven offering everything from adrenalin sports to more leisurely activities. New this year is Morzine's first public indoor swimming pool due to be open in time for the winter season.
Other activities on offer in Morzine:
- Mountain biking
- Road biking
- White water rafting
- Swimming pools (indoor & outdoor)
For a full list of summer activities please see our summer pages
FOOD AND DRINK
The town has a wide variety of restaurants with pizzerias and speciality restaurants serving mouth watering dishes including traditional raclette, fondues and tartiflettes. There are also enough bars to suit all tastes, lively or relaxed you will never be short on choice. If you feel like partying till 4am there area a couple of nightclubs to keep you fully entertained.
AROUND AND ABOUT
Morzine is also a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. The spa towns of Evian and Thonon-les-Bains by the shore of Lac Leman are no more than 30 minutes drive. Chamonix/Mont Blanc and the gorgeous medieval towns of Annecy and Yvoire also make fantastic days out. See our summer pages for more detail.