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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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February 19, 2012
Ben Watts from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just got back from France, and thought if anyone was skiing this year or in the future with kids etc, and looking for lessons, it was worth going through some of the options; The British Ski School is the best for kids, but you need to book early – Search for BASS Morzine for their website. BASS ski schools have smaller class sizes (plus one on one lessons – which are fantastic), the kids classes are a max of 5-6 kids, they all speak English, and they really look after the kids Why not use the French Ski Schools? ESF (Escole Ski Francais) (aka - The Red Coats), These guys are a nightmare, the kids classes sizes are 10 or more (I counted 15 in a class), they lost kids twice while we were in France, most instructors do not speak great English, and conversing with little ones is not great “shouting at a 4 year old in French to get up is not helpful”… The ESF school have set up another Ski School to try and copy the BASS schools, it is called “The Snow School”, basically they choose their best English speakers, put them in a different coloured jacket and charge 20 euros an hour more!, what’s more you could have a lesson with a guy from The Snow School in the morning for 70-80 Euros, and then have a lesson with the same instructor in the afternoon with an ESF Jacket on for less. (The two offices are next door to each other) Henry (6yrs) had 3 private lessons this year (2 hrs each), and came back smiling from every lesson, did his Polar Bear, Bronze, Silver, and Stage 1, and then proceeded to ski with me in the afternoons, I could hardly keep up, he just wanted to ski through the trees and over jumps Brilliant! Ben Watts - Norfolk UK
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!
January 31, 2010
ann from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is a very pretty village, both summer and winter. It is very easy to ski both Morzine/Les Gets and then to scoot up to Avoriaz on the gondola, or on the bus or car to Ardent, straight into Les Lindarets. In a day it is possible to ski from Morzine and go into Switzerland, over to Morgins, Torgon, Chatel and back, giving vast amounts of skiing and if the snow is good, gets you away from any potential crowds at peak times. Last year had a largely queue free half-term by getting away from the obvious centres, in amazing snow. Super restaurants and bars, with the addition of the new wine bar in the centre during the summer of 2009, run by the owners of the La Chamade opposite. Super place to meet after skiing. Super atmosphere in the summer with walkers and mountain bikers etc, giving a very different feel to the winter weeks. Great.
February 03, 2010
Andre from Ski France France
I'm French, and with my family we have a chalet in Morzine. Of course, has you have already read in these comments, it's a fantastic place for skiing, good snow and a very huge domain. People of the area are very nice with tourists. But I would like to point out a problem... Why UK people are so unpleasant? Did you have a minimum of education? Why is so difficult for you to learn some basic words as : Bonjour, merci, etc...? Why on lift queue you don't take care about other people? Maybe because you bring a lot of money or because you have buy a lot of flats... In my point of view, you have to feel that you are invited, and as a good guest, your behaviour has to be very thankful & nice. For example, after ski, in town centre, many people who are drunk & speaking loud, are speaking in English. Of course, this comment is not general for all people from UK.
December 15, 2008
Monica from Ski France France
We were last in Morzine last winter, and we're back again in January with two small children. The snow has never failed us and we always stay at Au Coin du Feu, a family run chalet just below the cable car up to Avoriaz - an ideal spot for all standards of skiers. Better still, the ski school are putting up a special kid's lift just outside the chalet for little beginners to find their feet. Along with the excellent creche at Morzine, this makes it the best and only place I would go skiing with small kids. Evenings are great; with kids in bed, adults can enjoy really excellent cuisine in the chalet itself. Easily the best catered chalet I have ever visited and I have worked in travel for seven years.
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 11, 2012
Tyler from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I spent a week in Morzine w/c 29th Jan.  The skiing was superb. Perfectly pisted snow if a little cold at times (-22!) The local ski area of Morzine and Les Gets has plenty of piste to keep you occupied for a week. My advice would be head away from the front of the Pleney. All the blues are full of ski schools and the reds were sheet ice. Over in the other bowls near Les Get or Nyon there were lots of lovely empty blues and reds through the trees with a couple of more difficult reds and blacks if you want to test yourself! You can also get the Super Morzine bubble up to Avoriaz. There are some excellent blues at the top of the lift.  Lift queues were minimal and organised. The food on the mountain wasn't too expensive. I would suggest the smaller mountain restaurants over the big self service affairs as they all had home cooked food at much lower prices.  I'd certainly recommend this resort and I'll definitely be going back.   
March 21, 2011
Ade from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just spent a week in Morzine in the Viking. The conditions were not ideal, but that's the chance you take I suppose going so late in the season. Despite the lack of snow, the runs were well prepared and the local population, be it lift attendants, shop keepers, hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be the level of "instruction" afforded by ESF. Booked the kids in to ski school, which, due to the numbers and lack of instructors was more like a creche! The instructor the kids had was very unhelpful and in fact downright rude, refusing to even acknowledge the kids when they tried to say thank you (in French!) I take on board all the comments as to speaking the local language and as a group we all have reasonable French, with the exception of the kids. Language barriers aside, a smile is universal! Despite the "instruction", I would recommend Morzine and the surrounding area as a great place to visit at any time of the year.
March 24, 2011
ann from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just as an add on to the comment on buying an area pass daily, wouldn't personally recommend myself. If you're good skiers and go to Avoriaz, you will want to cross several areas in one day. We often do Avoriaz first thing then shoot over into Switzerland and do all the villages right over to Morgins and back, when conditions good.