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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 10, 2009
James Doyle from Ski France France
I live in Morzine but work in UK. Its a fantastic place to ski. There's been loads of precipitation early 2009/10 and so up on Avoriaz the snow is good. But its been raining below 1800 so there's no snow left down to the village of Morzine itself. Need snow low down very badly. It's the same across the Alps so go high ... come to Morzine and ski Avoriaz.
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.
December 07, 2015
Andy from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hey Heidi, I'd say get whole region for all of you. A) price difference is not huge, assuming you go at least one day to PDS with whole family, the difference 5 days is the cost of a one day pass, B) at that time of year snow can be a gamble and you'll always get better snow higher up in Avoriaz (PDS). Also crossing from Morzine to PDS region can be a bit of a trek (lifts, etc) so keep that in mind if you venture off and need to be back for a certain time. Hope this helps!
February 28, 2010
Susan from Dorset from Ski France France
I love Morzine too, been coming several times a year for 10 years now and never tire of it. I do prefer January and March to Feb, which is busy. However, I can always lose the crowds pretty quickly. I rather agree with the comment of 'don't tell them how great it is, let them go to Val instead and fight'from another reviewer. Some friends think Val is the only place to ski but I didn't like it: too pushy and rude. Morzine has a better group of visitors all together !
January 22, 2012
Nigel Birch from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I'd go with BASS everytime.
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.
April 14, 2010
Ann from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Find it very amusing that comments have been made about the bus driver's English! We are in France! Can you imagine a French person getting on the bus here and expecting a bus driver to speak French!! How about brushing up on some French or at least apologise for not being able to speak French..... don't criticise them for not speaking English! Bizarre! Just a general thought! By the way, love Morzine in both summer and winter.
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!!!!!
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!
March 21, 2015
jason from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just returned from Morzine; why on earth would anyone go there at this time of year? The snow was nonexistent and it was very expensive : 10euro for a beer! And the restaurant staff were rude. I will stick to Switzerland from now on.