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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

February 14, 2009
Sarah from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have been to Morzine twice before and absolutely loved it. The skiing is varied and the snow has always been good - even when there hasn't been a dump for a while.
February 12, 2009
chillypowder from Ski France France
Knee deep in powder at Morzine. February is due to be busy but the tourist offices are predicting a quiet March so take advantage of all the snow and the lack of people. Try ChillyPowder at the bottom of the Prodains cable car. Ski to the door. There is an in-house creche at Morzine; excellent.
January 28, 2009
Adrian Singleton from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just returned from Morzine. Fanatastic place for a skiing holiday. Lots of snow & an unbelievable amount of runs in the Portes Du Soliel area. Stayed at the Hotel Chalet Chamois at the top of the Nyon gondola; couldn't have asked for a better location or better food; best I've ever had in Europe.
January 20, 2009
Mark P from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine. Bar Robertson & Mutsic what a mad place to be after a hard day in the mountains or for the people who can't handle the super brew a couple in the Budha Bar is a nice place to unwind. The skiing is also good.
January 17, 2009
chris from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine rocks. Been with and without family and can't fault it. There really is something for everyone. You can nearly always find decent snow; when Morzine is getting a bit bare you can get to Avoriaz really easily and there is always decent snow up there with some great off-piste stuff. Back there in Feb and will let you know how it goes.
January 10, 2009
ady from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stayed at Le Sherpa in Morzine for several summer and winter holidays. Great distance skiing/boarding out past Avoriaz into Switzerland and fantastic downhill mountain biking all around the area. There is/was a camel at Les Gets for Borat types, I have seen it. I think the area has everything.
January 02, 2009
Susan from Ski France France
I love Morzine, now I am older I am no longer an intrepid skier and I fear busy pistes and hate queues. I can always find quiet runs within yards of the crowd, I have often skied a whole run down without seeing more than 2 or 3 other skiers. I can go up a busy bubble and lose the crowd within 100yards of the top and ski down a gorgeous, silent empty run through the trees, when I can hear a squirrel squeeze. I can step off the lift at Pleney when it looks like the crowd for the first day of the Sales, and lose everyone of them within 3 minutes. I have taken young friends to Morzine at busy times, they have played on an empty mountain at Nyon while I took a short cut to the restaurant to wait for them. There is something in Morzine for just everyone.
December 18, 2008
NickF from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I've had a place out in Morzine for several years now, so my review of the place is not going to be negative. I love the area, as much for the summer scenery as for the skiing. Skiing itself is good, and there's enough challenging stuff to make even experts feel they've earned their dinner. My kids have learned to ski here, and for them half the fun is carving out rat runs through the trees. This season looks to be the best start for 40 years, and luckily I'm out there for Christmas week. None of us can wait, though given the level of snow, even 4wd and chains may not be enough to get us to the chalet this time.......
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.
November 27, 2008
easiski from Ski France France
Morzine, is one of the best ski areas that is linked to the vast Portes du Soleil. With just over 1 hour from Geneva, Morzine offers an excellent chance for people to ski for the weekend. We have lived here for 10 years, and we came here as the locals are some of the friendliest, and will always show you the best that this area has to offer.