The legendary resort of Morzine is part of one of the largest linked ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil which offers a wide variety of ski runs for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to freeride experts, all accessible with the same ski pass.
This giant mountain playground is located just over an hour away from the Geneva international airport, making it one of the most convenient Alpine ski areas to come to. There are two main piste sectors here, one on each of the opposite mountain faces of the valley, with lifts running from the town centre up to the surrounding peaks.
The main ski area in Morzine is called "Le Pleney", one of the most popular ski areas in the French Alps. Together with the local linked area of Les Gets, it boasts 120 kilometres of pistes divided into 69 runs (3 green, 29 blue, 28 red and 9 black) served by 48 modern lifts, all accessible using the same ski pass. All of Morzine's runs are accessed by Le Pléney gondola, which runs from the centre of town, just a five-minute walk from the tourist office.
On the other side of the valley there is the "Super Morzine" gondola, linking Morzine with Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes du Soleil. There's loads of skiing to be done on the Pleney side of the mountain but once you've tried there or you're not involved in ski lessons, there's a whole load more skiing to be done in the Portes du Soleil. The Porte du Soleil is more snow sure at the beginning and end of the season.
Quite often the queues on Sunday/Monday mornings are huge for the Super Morzine lift. We recommend getting a few days on the Pleney side of the valley in first, to jump the queue and to get your ski legs back!
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- Where is the Morzine ski area?
- When to come skiing & snowboarding in Morzine?
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- Les Gets ski area
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