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Visitor reviews for Morzine Ski Resort

Morzine Ratings

Overall: 4.5. Based on 71 votes and 114 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.2

(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) Morzine is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.8

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Morzine has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.4

(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.

Scenery: 4.7

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 4.7

(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 Morzine.

Public Transport: 4.3

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Morzine, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.8

(1) No places to stay in/near Morzine, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.1

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.4

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Morzine.

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.

Childcare: 4.5

(1) There are no child care facilities at Morzine, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.4

(1) Morzine relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.9

(1) There are no snow groomers at Morzine, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Morzine are groomed daily.

Shelter: 4.4

(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) Morzine is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 4.7

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Morzine, 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: 4.3

(1) Morzine 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: 4.7

(1) The staff at Morzine are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Morzine are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(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: 4.9

(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: 4.9

(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.

Beginners: 4.6

(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.

Intermediates: 4.9

(1) No intermediate terrain at Morzine, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(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: 4.5

(1) Not even a kicker at Morzine, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 4.3

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Morzine, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.9

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Morzine has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.8

(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.

Eating: 4.8

(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.

Apres-Ski: 4.7

(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: 4.7

(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.

Entertainment: 4.4

(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: 4.6

(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: 4.4

(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): 4.4

(1) Overall, Morzine 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): 4.5

(1) Overall, Morzine 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.

Show all 35 ratings

February 11, 2008
Faz pot from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I loved this place - make sure you head down to Robos/Rhodos for some apres Mutzig - nice!
January 29, 2008
Dan Hunt from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Been riding now for a little over 7 years and in the last 6 have had a place over in Morine. As the town itself is not a purpose built ski resort, it has managed to keep its charm as the village (or should I say, town) and isn't spoiled by tourism. The boarding over on the Pleney side isn't the greatest. Ideal for beginners etc and there are a few good off- pistes that you have to look out for (Pointe de Nyon, from the top, being one of them). As you head over to the Swiss (Avoriaz) side there are a lot more advanced slopes and some great snow-parks. However, the one problem is getting back. It gets pretty busy during the end of the day and sometimes it can be a struggle to get the last gondola back. Make sure you leave yourself some time! Plenty of hire shops in the town itself as well as loads of restaurants that serve excellent food! Nightlife is good as well, with 3 nightclubs and loads of bars being open late (Buddah bar, the cavern is good for some acoustic music) I'm going back next week for my 11th or 12th time and looking forward to it, as usual :)
November 09, 2006
lazyboneuk.com from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I love this place. Have been 4 times in the past three years and am off again in January. It's a proper village and doesn't feel at all spoilt by tourism. Very picturesque and lovely to walk through especially when there is snow in the village. Feels like how you would want Christmas to be like in the UK. Most people very friendly and locals remember you from year to year. After a couple of days you really start to feel at home. The skiing is great although the Pleney side doesn't have so much for intermediate/advanced skiers. Chamossiere is probably the best for decent skiers on the Pleney side. However for beginners and early intermediates it's fantastic with lots of long wide runs, decent snow and it's not been too packed when I've been. Avoriaz is accessible through the Super Morzine lift in the middle of the village and after a ten minute bubble and one more lift you end up with great skiing at good altitude - plenty of off-piste and lots of skiing for all levels. Apres ski in Morzine is first class - lots of bars - I would recommend Crepu and Buddha Bar and some lovely restaurants (Clin D'Oiy and L'Etale my favourites). Two nightclubs Opera and Paradis - Opera is OK although don't lose your ticket for the coats if you speak pidgen French like me as you will spend eons trying to get it back whilst enduring comtemptuous sneers and refrains of "No tickets, no coat" from the girl in the cloakroom. All in all however Morzine is a great place - easy access from Geneva, not too touristy, great skiing and you can also spot the odd celeb. Try the Calzones in the pizza shack in the middle of the village too.
May 27, 2006
Dorothy Bowling from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is a super village with a wide variety of restaraunts. Skiing in Morzine/Les Gets is beautiful, but easy access to the whole Portes du Soleil area is the major attraction for good skiers. Access up the Super Morzine gondolas or drive past the beautiful Lac Montriond to Ardent to catch the gondola stright into the Avoriaz area. There are so many options. There are lovely tree lined runs in Morzine/Les Gets (also Avoriaz) and when the sun and sky are perfect a walk or ride in le petit train across to Mont Cherie is essential. The view of Mont Blanc form here is fantastic. Likewise in summer. What is particularly attractive about this area is it's beauty in summer. Lac Montriond, mountain biking trails, walking, parapenting, the list is endless. Alternatively, sit back with a glass of rosé wine at lunch time and just enjoy the wonderful scenery.
April 02, 2006
steve from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We've got the Morzine bug after 3 great years. The skiing is good for all levels with lots of variety and we've had great conditions. Taking the Pleney lift leads to some fabulous views of the Mont Blanc range and good mix of runs back to the village. The Super Morzine lift leads to Avoriaz, with easy links to Chatel and Switzerland. The village has a good choice of restaurants and bars and so much more interest and picture book qualities than many purpose built resorts at high level. For accomodation we found good value with apartments via Morzinelets.com. Already looking forward to next year when we plan to try La grande Terche which is about 10 minutes form Morzine.
March 15, 2006
yatesey from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bit of a late review, but felt compelled after re booking not only for next year but for this Easter too!!!...took the family (Mrs Frans Klammer (as she now likes to be known)and the kids (11 and 8)to Morzine in Feb. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and came away regretting only having had 7 days there. Thus the return at Easter and taking a party of families next year. English speaking ski school was excellent, and as for the skiing well...I think you should go and see for yourselves. I'd not been skiing for 20 years and the family not at all, but we've all got the bug now. All in all have to give Morzine a 10 out of 10!
February 13, 2006
nick guest from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have been going to Morzine for the past 3 years and it's fantastic. I go around 3 or 4 times a season and each time the snow has been outstanding and the slopes have been in great condition. Have just got back from my latest trip and I agree with Mike Horlock, La Grande Terche is outstanding, great empty slopes and the Rufus restaurant burger is a must!!!!!
January 26, 2006
Mike from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Currently doing a season in Morzine. Fantastic all-round resort. Has to be said if you want to ski hard and fast for the week, Avoriaz is by far the better location. The bubble-car and two slow chairlifts are the only way to Avoriaz (with the exception of getting the bus to Les Prodains telecabin.) It is a tiresome long traverse and is not the best way to spend a week. However, once on top of Avoriaz, Les Portes du Soleil area is just mind-blowing. Only done the full circuit once this year - first and last lift! I'm positive I couldn't have gone any quicker! For a cheap family stay its ideal, good apres-ski atmosphere, fantastic beginner slopes on the Morzine les Gets side. On the other hand it is not a purpose built resort so don't expect too many reps around to offer helpful advice. Its a small town in the mountains and the locals are fighting to keep it that way!!
January 23, 2006
Mike Horlock from Ski France France
12 years of going to Morzine, but the best part has to be La Grande Terche, small ski resort just outside Morzine. 15km ski run through breath taking forests and stunning views. At the end of the run check out Rufus restaurant and bar, well presented, tasty food, (Rufus Burger is a must) and great atmosphere.
December 21, 2005
Alun Davies from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Went to Morzine on 9 - 11 Dec 05 and surprisingly for early december we had great powder snow on a good base. The Morzine / Les Gets lifts were a bit slow off the start so we took the bubble to Super Morzine and the link to Avoriaz takes no time. Amazingly we had clear blue skies and great snow for the weekend. While I like Morzine for its charm and old style I cannot agree with others that the skiing is fantastic when compared with the runs in Val - Zermatt - St Anton and the other serious resorts; but it is ideal for beginners and intermediate. Last words - do get out and try the Avoriaz connection and do eat as much tartiflette as you can. Go for it!