Chalet Chanterelle Morzine
Chalet ChanterelleMorzine  

                              Morzine-Avoriaz and The Portes du Soleil






Does it snow in Morzine ?






Yes it does !


Morzine is an old and charming alpine market town located in the centre of the Haute Savoie region of France.  It is a designated "Family Friendly Resort" and is at the centre of Europe's largest ski area, the Portes du Soleil


The Portes du Soleil, which is located in the Northern French Alps close to Mont Blanc, offers skiing from an altitude of 1000m to 2466m and because it benefits from Mont Blanc's microclimate boasts a good snow record.


Some examples of what Morzine has to offer are:-

  • Over 650km of groomed pistes connecting 12 separate resorts in France and Switzerland
  • Night-time skiing
  • Excellent beginners'slopes
  • Ideal for intermediate and expert skiers
  • The opportunity to ski the "Circuit", covering up to 120km across France and Swizerland
  • Cross Country ski trails
  • Snowshoe Walking trails
  • Ski Touring trails
  • Excellent ski-schools
  • A variety of good restaurants and bars
  • Cinema
  • A modern "Aquatic Centre" which includes pools, sauna and steam room
  • Organised daytime entertainment and activities
  • Tourist office
  • Varied nightlife

Ski Lift Pass

Lift passes for the Morzine/Les Get, Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil ski areas can be purchased on line.

Book early and pay less for Portes du Soleil passes: 15% and 10% discounts on all bookings made before certain dates for 5 to 21 days skipasses. 

Available on the Internet only:-



Morzine is located within one and a half hour's easy drive from Geneva airport and half an hour's drive from the Cluses TGV railway station.

It is easily accessible from the airport by either hired car or by using one of the many very reliable mini-bus shuttle companies that operate excellent and regular services between the airport and the Chalet's front door. 

You can book independently a seat on any of these shuttle bus services. 

Here are some links for you to choose from:-

Ski equipment

There are a number of ski/snowboard equipment hire shops in Morzine. However, over the past 26 years we have used "Francois Baud - Freeride". This is a friendly and reliable family run ski hire shop which is very conveniently situated near the bottom of the Pleney lift.

You can reserve your skis, snowboards, ski-boots and snowshoes from "Francois Baud - Freeride" on-line and get a 20% discount off their normal prices:- 

Ski Schools

Morzine has a number of reputable ski/snowboard schools with English speaking instructors to choose from. Here are links to some of them:-



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