Morzine

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Low, lively & part of the huge Portes du Soleil”

Freeriding

60%

Tree runs & some good off-piste

Freestyle

55%

Ok terrain park but better close by

Pistes

65%

Well maintained but bland

Mountain stats

Top lift:2350m
Vertical drop:1350m
Bottom lift:1000m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Cable-cars   3 x Gondolas   31 x Chairlifts   30 x Drag-lifts  

110km of pistes

Easy
11%
Intermediate
43%
Advanced
47%
Total Pistes:66
Longest Piste:5000m

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £21.58-26.98 Day, £106.62-133.27 Week

Morzine is a long-established alpine town, surrounded on all sides by tall mountains, and sitting directly below the popular resort of Avoriaz. Unlike Avoriaz, and many purpose-built French resorts, Morzine still holds an alpine charm.

Located at 1,000 metres (3,300 feet), temperature is crucial to this resort as snow can quickly turn to rain. With a good snowfall, however, Morzine and the nearby resort of Les Gets will suffice most snowboarders.

Morzine chalets
Morzine chalets
Photo: Gavin Hope

The terrain varies from the long, wide, tree-lined slopes of Morzine, to a snowpark in Les Gets, to the more challenging slopes of Mont Cherry and Chamossiere. Whilst many may consider the slopes of Avoriaz superior to Morzine, this doesn't make Morzine the poorer choice. Quite the opposite. It's a great town with great accommodation options, and heading up to Avoriaz everyday, if that's what you want to do, is no problem.

Written by Gavin Hope

Resort Information

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World Ranking

48th

Overall in Western Europe

  • #72 best freeride
  • #73 best freestyle
  • #68 best piste riding

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