Chalet Chanterelle Morzine
Chalet ChanterelleMorzine  

                              Morzine & The Portes du Soleil

 

 

 

 

 

Does it snow in Morzine ?

 

 

 

 

 

Yes it does !

Overview

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" http://www.familleplus.fr/fr and is at the centre of Europe's largest ski area, the Portes du Soleil http://en.portesdusoleil.com/winter.html

 

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 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
  • Cinemas
  • 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% discount on all bookings made before 07/10/2018; 10% discount for skipass bookings made from 08/10 to 22/11/2018. 


The above discounts are applicable for individual skipasses for 5 to 21 days. Available on the Internet only:-

 

http://en.portesdusoleil.com/winter/liftpass-simulator.html

 

Travel

Morzine is located within one and a half hour's easy drive from Geneva airport.

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:-

http://alpybus.com/

https://booking.skiidygonzales.com/en

http://www.morzexpress.com/

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:-

https://www.fbfreeride.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=748&lang=en 

Ski Schools

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

http://www.britishskischool.com/BASS_Resorts/Morzine

http://www.esi-morzine.com/en/

https://www.ski-school-morzine.co.uk/

https://www.esf-uk.co.uk/ski-school/morzine

http://morzine.evolution2.com/en/

 

 

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