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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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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.
April 06, 2008
Robert from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I think Morzine is fantastic. The skiing is superb and the town has plenty of restaurants and bars and is a very pretty place too! It makes a welcome change to find a ski resort which does not resemble a concrete jungle. The lower runs to the resort aren't always great as the town is quite low but it's nice to be able to sit outside and have a beer without freezing to death. I have skied all the Portes du Soleil from Morzine and if Kenny cannot see anything worthy there, then he must be myopic; and lacking in vocabulary!
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.   
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 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.
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
November 25, 2011
James from Ski France France
Enjoy the beautiful sunny crisp autumnal days because ...... snow is arriving in Avoriaz after the weekend on Wednesday and it snows continuously from then on through Sunday with around 80cm of snow forecast to Monday morning. Morzine has sunshine until a little light rain on Wednesday turning to snow overnight and then continuous snow from next weekend. Woo hooo!
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!
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.
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.