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Morzine - Ski Area Guide

Morzine, France

Ski Resort in Portes du Soleil, French Alps - 107km66 miles of Piste (1,000m3,281ft to 2,460m8,071ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

One of the world's major ski centres and a sizable, picturesque town with a good range of shops, restaurants and alternative sports options. A key resort in the huge Portes du Soleil lift-linked region.

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Morzine Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Morzine
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 13km8 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2645km28 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2338km24 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 7 11km7 miles
Pistes
Number of runs
81
Downhill
Total Length
107km66 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
95km59 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
67

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Portes du Soleil
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
32
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
100
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
122
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
31
Pistes
Number of runs
285
Downhill
Total Length
400km249 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
243km151 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
196

Morzine Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Morzine
Max Vertical1,460m4,790ft
Highest Lift2,460m8,071ft
Lowest Piste1,000m3,281ft
Resort Altitude (Morzine)1,000m3,281ft
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Morzine Summary

The French Ski Resort of Morzine is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area with access to 400km249 miles of downhill skiing, with 285 individual pistes, served by 196 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Morzine itself (107km66 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Portes du Soleil ski resorts of Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, La Grande Terche, Les Gets, Montriond, Saint Jean d'Aulps, Champoussin, Champéry, Les Crosets, Morgins and Torgon.

With ski lifts as high as 2,460m8,071ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

There are four Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Morzine are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Morzine

Morzine's skiing is basically in two similar sized sectors which together offer almost 300km (nearly 200 miles) of trails served by nearly 100 lifts. Morzine's own skiing is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area which links a dozen ski resorts by lift and offers skiers 650km (just over 400 miles) of more-or-less-lift-linked trails that cross from France in to Switzerland.

Morzine's first ski area links the resort over to neighbouring Les Gets on the slopes of Mount Ranfolly, between the two villages. With skiing between 1000m (3280 feet) and 2000 m (6560 feet) the trail are largely easy or intermediate level, down through the densely forested slopes. The second sector is that of Super Morzine and Avoriaz, rising to 2466m (8090 feet), known for its long slopes to which skiers would venture in the spring before the resort was built and lifts installed in the '60s. The sense of isolation from the rest of the world continues today.

The Portes du Soleil's skiing is something more than most large lift-linked ski areas in that you experience a sense of traveling and encountering different cultures as you cross it and go over the border in to Switzerland, with views of Mont Blanc in one direction and Lake Geneva in the other. It's possible for most skiers above beginner standard to make the most of the huge terrain on offer.

Experts too will find plenty of interest, including the World Cup descent down from Avoriaz to Morzine over a full 1100m) vertical. In the d'Enfer there are excellent off piste runs from La Grande Terche. Of course there is also the most famous run of the whole area, 'The Swiss Wall' - unofficially categorized a brown run, officially black. Many choose to take the chairlift down rather than face its monstrous moguls!

Beginners are not forgotten though, with excellent nursery slopes dotted around Morzine, most just a short walk from your accommodation.

Cross country skiers are well served also with 95 km (60 miles) of trails from easy to difficult standard in five separate areas.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Morzine

Snowboarders needing high adrenaline action are likely to head up to the facilities of Avoriaz (home to one of Europe's largest fun parks) or the snowboard park at Les Gets.

Morzine's local terrain suits the less aggressive and perhaps less experienced 'boarder, although there are off-piste thrills to be had. In 2002 a Boardercross was added on the Atray competition slope for snowboard fans

Morzine Aprés Ski

Morzine is a relaxed and friendly resort and the night-life reflects this, with early evening drinks and snacks followed by a good meal of traditional fayre. After that there are dozens of bars to choose from, with Dixie Bar, the Coyotte Bar and Le Crépuscule usually all lively.

Later on much of the action is to be had in the bars and discothèques at the Le Pleney end of the resort. Popular night spots include Opéra Rock and Le Paradis..

Other evening activities might include bowling, night skiing, snowmobiling and perhaps taking in an ice hockey match.

Morzine in brief

Morzine Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Morzine Season Dates

 Opened : December 22, 2018.

 Closes : April 14, 2019.

Usual opening - Late Dec.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Morzine.

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Morzine Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Morzine is able to augment natural snow, on 130km81 miles of ski runs, with 322 Snow Cannons.

Morzine Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 67 Ski Lifts of Morzine are able to uplift 256,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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