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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

January 25, 2013
jason from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
First trip to PDS was 12 - 19 Jan 2013. Group of 8 friends. Stayed in an apartment booked through resa-morzine. Great value and v handy for Pleney lifts, Tremplin bar etc. Snow was excellent due to a large drop the day before arrival and smaller top-ups during the week. I think the lower, busier slopes around Morzine town could be a little sketchy otherwise. Great blue runs in Les Gets, Nyon and back down to Morzine. Nice testing reds both near the tops and lower down, although the lower ones got a little hard in the afternoons. Ski Morzine/Les Gets on cloudy/snowy days and head up to Avoriaz for the sun or if snow not so clever in Morzine. Crowds around first lifts soon disperse as you venture further out. Easy to ski from Morzine to Les Crosets in Switzerland and back by lunch if you can ski blues easily and get the SuperMorzine at 9am. Drink in Le Tremplin between 4 and 7 ish in your ski kit (cold but great crack), have a meal/snooze/shower then head for the Tibetan for a flatliner or two 'til 11 then downstairs to the Cavern for table dancing 'til you fall off. Good place all round.
September 21, 2019
Chris W from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Been skiing a while but oddly never in PDS. But I had friends going so drove to meet them for a few days. SOOO disappointed! The skiing/altitude is what it is and you can always find something good and we were blessed with great snow. But the town itself was a real let down, bit grotty, spread out and full of grizzly middle aged men reliving their youth and worse, pathetically trying to ‘pull’. Overpriced, low quality tourist trap milking it’s proximity to GVA for weekenders. Left early.
August 15, 2013
Johny from Ski United States United States
More of a beginner resort. I think that is why a lot of English go there. It seems more of a place where non-ski fans go who are not used to being on the slopes hard. A lot of partying and drinking and noisy at night, so not the place to go if looking for a quiet vacation with the family. Very, very crowded. Yes, there are places to get away from the crowds but takes a while to get to them. Again, a lot of beginners who think they are good and run down blue runs thinking they are on steep runs and have no respect for the people trying to learn on the beginner runs. Funny watching people walk down the steeper runs because they can not handle it. Never seen before. When you get to the harder more advance runs will run into a lot of beginners who can not handle it and get in your way and take up the entire run. Watch out for the ESP school, they will take over the entire runs and lifts and are so disorganized and disrespectful. Seen people run into each other and other stupid moves that do not exist in the States.
December 24, 2013
Roland from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great family resort; love it. [note from the editor: text edited because, as far as is possible, names of individuals are not included in reviews]
December 24, 2013
Fergus from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I agree with another reviewer. If you are going to be so closed minded about these sorts of things then don't come back. I love Morzine and I hope to go there throughout my lifetime.
December 26, 2013
Chris Reid from Cornwall. from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
A great shame that the only review shown on the front page is one from one of our respected American cousins. We all know of the great balanced consideration given to any subject before they vent forth. However, as a humble fan of Morzine and the environs, I would have to say that the whole area will suit all abilities and that includes those that love blues, reds and blacks, with all levels in between, and true to say that the English may not be as wonderful as the average American, but I hope that we would have slightly more respect for our fellow skier, regardless of nationality. Happy skiing.
December 28, 2013
joanna from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
We love Morzine! We are about to visit for the 6th time; we started skiing in our late 40s. We would thoroughly recommend Eazy2ride, the instructors are brilliant, friendly and great teachers! Last year we stayed in a superb chalet: Chalet Cache, run by Jude and Tracey (Chillout Mountain); the food was fantastic. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
January 13, 2014
MS from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wife and I had booked a couple of cheap flights to Geneva for a 3 day ski trip, so we had to find a resort within easy/cheap reach of Geneva airport. Having been to Chamonix a few times, we decided to try somewhere else this time and after some research we settled on Porte du Soleil and Morzine, in particular, as the reviews suggested that it was the liveliest of all resorts in PDS (apres-ski wise). I start with the good: - it does have a livelier apres-ski atmosphere in comparison to some other resorts we've been to. - if you are against taking buses between resorts then Morzine/PDS would be good for you as it is all lift-connected. - good selection of bars & restaurants (good food, reasonable prices). The not so good part of our experience: - snow, in Morzine, was really bad so we had to head towards the not so pretty purpose-built "Avoriaz" and beyond, which are higher up than Morzine. Whilst the idea of connection, by lifts, initially sounded good to us, in practice it proved a little complicated and somewhat tiresome given the number of lifts involved to get you from A to B. You also have to bear in mind, and allow plenty of time for, the journey back to Morzine and bear in mind the last lift times of the many other lifts involved in the transfer. The last Super Morzine cable car being 4:15 and if you are in Avoriaz or beyond, your journey to the Super Morzine lift would involve quite a few other lifts and some flat and crowded runs! So you need to call it a day in good time. - the slopes seemed a little crowded and we were told that this was due to the snow being bad in other parts and so everyone had headed towards the few runs that had better snow. Other points which I am not classing as good or bad but only to consider: - Morzine is a very British resort. 99% of people we encountered in the town, on the slopes, and certainly in the bars were fellow Brits. Many businesses and shops are also run by Brits (even a Thai noodle bar we went to!) Not a bother to us but if you are one of those people who like a more authentic taste of the place you are travelling to, going to Morzine you might not notice you have left Britain. Finally, be aware that it can rain in Morzine!
January 03, 2015
Spencer Wright from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just left Morzine after a week of great skiing. We suffered some of the traffic problems on Saturday 27th December (most of which were caused by visitors who still don't pack snow chains despite police checks) but it was worth it because of the dump of snow the resort received. Unfortunately, the snow on the last day is rapidly receding and unless another load arrives I am afraid new visitors this week won't be so lucky.
March 14, 2014
Dave J from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Having spent 25 years avoiding PdS because of concern over generally low elevation, i've now been two years on the bounce - Les Gets and Morzine. I do think it's still "skier beware" on the elevation front. In warm weather, or beyond early March, lower slopes are going to be very mushy, but with snow making the quantity of snow isn't a problem. Pluses: - Big area, with a genuine variety of skiing; - Good blend of meadow / tree skiing, and high mountain (Avoriaz); - Some good, not too challenging, off-piste options; - Close to GVA; - Busy town; lots going on. Tips. - Go visit Les Lindarets for lunch, at least once; - Don't use the Super Morzine to get to Avoriaz; ride the bus to the gondola at Les Prodains - much faster: same true at the end of the day in reverse. One previous reviewer talks about the need to set off back early - only if you insist on going down the Super M gondola: in my opinion a waste of an hour you'll never get back! You can ski all the way down to Prodains (great run) and the buses from there to Morzine run late, and take you to the same general location (in fact, better for most people) than the Super M. MInuses: - Morzine is strung out, and a lot of accommodation is a bus ride from the lifts; - Still too many slow lifts for the price of the lift pass; - Not much very hard on-piste skiing; - Elevation: a lot of the skiing is low, and not the best in warm weather.