Morzine, the 1000 year old village at the heart of the Portes du Soleil
Morzine’s chocolate-box village in the Haute-Savoie offers unique ski holidays. Since it’s located at the heart of the Portes du Soleil (12 resorts either side of the French-Swiss border), accessing the mountains couldn’t be easier. Morzine’s state-of-the-art ski lifts share the slopes with traditional wooden chalets, now converted into charming ski restaurants. The Portes du Soleil is the perfect place to explore both countries, so it’s sure to be a hit with athletic snow-lovers and less experienced skiers.
The Portes du Soleil network offers:
• 197 ski lifts and 280 pistes (27 black, 104 red, 119 blue and 33 green)
• Links in France: Morzine to Abondance, Avoriaz, la Chapelle d’Abondance, Chatel, Les Gets, Montriond and St Jean d’Aulps; and in Switzerland: Champery to Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez-Les Crozets-Champoussin.
The Morzine-Les Gets sector offers:
• 49 ski lifts and 64 slopes (9 black, 27 red, 23 blue, 5 green).
You can buy or top up skipasses online at: www.skipass-morzine.com
Although skiing and snowboarding are the most popular winter pastimes, there are plenty of other activities to consider in Morzine:
• Indoor pool complex
• Helicopter tours
• Nordic walking
• Snow scooter tours
• Paragliding / speed-riding
• Snowshoe tours
• Snowshoe tours
• Cross-country skiing
• Ski touring
• Ski Joëring/horse-drawn skiing
• Yooner sledging
Nestling at the heart of the Portes du Soleil mountains, with Switzerland a stone’s throw away, Morzine village-resort is a paradise for all those who love the great outdoors and nature. There are lots of different activities to suit families, sports-lovers and groups, including swimming, paragliding, hiking and mountain-biking.
Our mountains provide a wonderful winter playground for skiers, but they’re also an idyllic sporting destination in the summer. See for yourself how beautiful the scenery is, either out walking with your family or an expert mountain guide. And why not try a popular walk with a donkey, they’re always a hit with children! There’s also Nordic walking or river walking to tempt you...
The most popular sport here in the summer is MTB. Morzine’s bike tracks are linked to the rest of the Portes du Soleil network: 80km of MTB routes in France and Switzerland.
The Portes du Soleil offers:
• 10 permanent downhill tracks
• 4 bike parks
• MTB Trial zones
• 24 lifts for MTB
To ensure that the whole family is happy, there are lots of other outdoor activities here:
|• Pool complex
• Ice rink
• Summer sledge track
• Cyclotourism races
• Aerial adventure circuits
• Horseriding centre
• Segway tours
• White-water activities
• Via Ferrata attached climbing
• Grass karting (Trottinerbe)