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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.

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December 21, 2005
Liza Brooks from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
What can l say best resort l ever visited, best variation of terrain and suitable for all abilities and the terrain really encourages quick progression! Very much enjoyed the blue run in the avoriaz side of the valley, take the gondala up then take the first chair up and its the run back down to the gondola, great oppertunities for off piste here too but watch out for the 2 ditches halfway down, fool here on her first day of snowboarding managed to jump the first but failed to hear my mates say there were two. Bargain crepe waggon near the night skiing run in the town centre.
December 07, 2005
Andrew McConnochie from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I've now been to Morzine 6 or 7 seasons in a row. It is an awesome location...Morzine itself is great for riding (good range of slopes from blue to red...for black check out Yeti accross the valley). Having fun after hours is easy in Morzine with the Dixie bar and Buddah bar two of the highlights. Avoriaz (sister resort) and easily accessable via the SuperMorzine bubble and has even better runs...try going up towards Switzerland and the wall (orange run...awesome). The 'star-wars' (read narrow, trench/tree lined runs) down to the Ardnet are great fun....there is also good off-piste if you look for it. Also check out Changabangs (best food shop in Av). Enjoy
November 29, 2005
Neesh from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is by far the best ski resort in the alps! I've been 3 times a year for 10 years and have never been able to find a resort that matches up to it's nightlife, apre-ski, powder gallor in January without fail, and the most beautiful run anywhere - a 15 minute drive gets you to Le Grand Terche, which has the longest run (25km) you can do with no chairlifts in sight and rearly another soul on the mountain- beautiful and breath taking! So keep it a sectret! And of course like all the other comments the BUDDAH BAR rocks!
November 23, 2005
from Ski United States United States
hey dudes. went to morzine last yr and this ye and last month and last month and this week and last week. it was great snow was excellent and i cudnt fault it. Buddah bar is the shznit. westside 4eva. big up dangermanbob
November 23, 2005
borat from Ski Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
went to morzine and came only to find my self sliting my rists in frustration. Morzine has no cammels!!
November 21, 2005
trevor brealey from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
This will be our 15th trip to Morzine in the last 7 years. Great fun for a family and also some great nightlife for the singles. Over the last few years I have taken groups of up to 40 people and everyone has had a great time especially staying on the slopes at plateau de Nyon with Ski Chamois. The food on the mountain and in the towns (Morzine,les Gets, Avoriaz and further off into switzerland is superb and very reasonably priced. 10 out of 10 for the portes du solei.
August 10, 2005
Mike from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stayed in Morzine for the past few years and we will be back this season. Morzine itself is at 1000m but skiing goes up to well over 2000m, so we have never had any problems with snow. Stayed with The Gourmet Chalet Company last year in Chalet Praline. Great atmosphere, fabulous food and wine and all those little luxuries you don't normally expect on a ski holiday - great value for money!
June 16, 2005
Nick from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is a great resort which has retained the mountain village feel,this was our second season in Morzine and we will be back again next season. The resort is not that large as claimed by the last review and for those who like to enjoy the time spent on the slopes we think Morzine is ideal, so if you are the expert looking for that memorable black run and you have forgot that people need to learn then go elsewhere, but if you want a good time and fun go to Morzine
March 02, 2005
Rod Eddies from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Large resort with plenty of shops for pre/post ski amusement. Skiing (too) well manicured with lots of room but little excitement & limited in extent. Possibly the Alps's most un-memorable black run. Busy. Too anglicised, learners too focussed into a few runs. Feels like a package-holiday resort on snow. Lucky to have Avoriaz as a neighbour!
March 24, 2004
Rob from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is a great resort with miles and miles of runs. We have been going there for two years now, and still haven't covered every run. We go at the start of March, last year the sun was splitting the skies and we were all burnt alive & luckly the snow stuck the pace. This year it was baltic, snowed all the time and the powder was brill. The Buddha Bar is great, excellent devices for dispensing beer at your tables!