Visitor reviews for Morgins Ski Resort
February 14, 2018
david from United States
If you do not live locally, why bother as there are such better places to go to than this super expensive, mediocre town with only slow lifts chairs and drag lifts. It's the kind of place where the local bus driver hears your foreign pathetic attempt at French and closes the door in front of you.
Overall: 4.2. Based on 6 votes and 10 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Morgins.
Public Transport: 4.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Morgins, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Morgins, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.5
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 3.8
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Morgins.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.3
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Morgins, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Morgins is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Morgins relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.6
(1) There are no snow groomers at Morgins, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Morgins are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Morgins is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 5.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Morgins, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.6
(1) Morgins usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.2
(1) The staff at Morgins are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Morgins are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 5.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.8
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.3
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Morgins has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Morgins, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 4.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Morgins, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Morgins, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Morgins has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 3.8
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.3
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.4
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.2
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.2
(1) Overall, Morgins is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.0
(1) Overall, Morgins is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
February 20, 2016
Gillian from Switzerland
We have been visiting for 15 years and the skiing is some of the best in the world. Many lifts have been replaced with chairlifts and you can access the massive Portes du Soleil circuit from the Folleuise or Corbeau lifts in the village or the new lifts 5 mins away in Chatel. Gabelou & Portes du Soleil.
Stunning runs and safe off-piste powder through trees, especially the new Didier Defago run back to the village. Village is 1350 to 1400 meters and the first lift takes you to 1800metres.
February 28, 2011
Peter B from Switzerland
At present the snow in Morgins is fantastic, with very good off piste and powder. Morgins is a family resort, but enough bars and restaurants for a weeks ski holiday, will be coming back here
October 28, 2008
Michelle from Switzerland
I have been visiting Morgins for years,fantastic skiing in the winter and great mountain biking in the summer. Personal tip, for skiing its worth it to take a guide to discover the Portes du Soleil, the guys from the new ski school know the area like the back of their hands!(showed me some great off piste!)Great family resort.
August 07, 2008
Will from United Kingdom
If you want crowded bars, long ski-lift queues, and adequate/average mountain top food, then you should try somewhere else. For a family with younger kids, Morgins offers space, great varied skiing, good grub, excellent views, a relaxed atmosphere and the options of getting out a bit further away if desired. The village is very sweet, everyone is friendly, and appear to appreciate your custom, which is more than can be said for some FR resorts I've been to.
January 23, 2008
Zhivka Georgieva from United Kingdom
It is difficult to imagine a better positioned ski resort with access to 650 km of ski slopes, a variety of terrain and landscape that does not need to be repeated throughtout a week's holiday. Morgins has fantastic potential to grow into a preferred ski destination for people who mix skiing with mountain/snow worship. The small restaurants on the French site offer superb food in generous portions. The village of Morgins is quiet but who needs loud barbarians?!
It is advisable to ski with an instructor and use the local knowledge of slopes and lifts. Otherwise, one might easily miss the last Pointe de Mossette lift at 4.15-4.30 pm and get stranded in France. Can't wait to come back.
January 10, 2008
Ian Blackstaff from United Kingdom
Small, limited resort. If the connection to Avoriaz is closed then there is only limited skiing and then you cannot connect with the rest of the Portes du soleil. The very long T bars are a pain for snow boarders and skiers alike. All the lifts appear old. The facilities in the village are very limited with only a couple of decent restaurants and bars. The snow record is not brilliant. The red run back to the village is great at first but soon becomes just a track which is not brilliant. Plus point; it is very easy to get to from Geneva (one and half hours). On a good day with all lifts open there is great access to a fantastic ski area. Parking near the ski lift is very difficult when busy.
February 22, 2006
janiece swayne from United Kingdom
Morgins - a beautiful picture book village in the heart of the Portes Du Soleil. Fantastic links with quick and easy access to a the huge variety of skiing that this area has to offer. More than enough restaurants, bars and nightlife to keep you entertained for a week. The best place to stay is White Pines Lodge a beautiful catered chalet in the centre of the village; a mere stones throw from the lifts. The hosts make you extremely welcome and will even show you around the slopes. An easy 1.1/2 hour drive from Geneva Airport.
December 16, 2005
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Morgins is a great little quiet village next to Chatel in France extensive skiing and great connections to the Portes du Soleil.
November 19, 2004
julien from Switzerland
Morgins is a well located resort within the portes du soleil ski area, with some very good on and off piste skiing. However, it is a small swiss village, so nightlife is limited to just a couple bars and a small disco.