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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 22, 2012
Nigel Birch from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I'd go with BASS everytime.
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.
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!
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 25, 2011
John from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Aways use BASS not ESF when in Morzine. Very good instructors and lessons for kids!
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.
April 07, 2010
Janet Croker, Alpine chalet Weekends. from Ski France France
We first learnt to ski in Morzine 18 years ago. We fell in love with the resort and now own and run our own catered Chalet des Etoiles in the village of St Jean D'Aulps just 10 minutes drive from Morzine. We prefer being away from the main town as it is really peaceful with amazing views and we have the advantage of accessing all the best places to ski in the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. The Grande Terche on our doorstep is a hidden gem and not to be missed. Being just 75 minutes from Geneva Airport it makes a great weekend destination.
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!
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.