Ski Holidays in Morzine, France

Skiing Holidays in Morzine

Ski holidays in Morzine are awash with chocolate box charm. Situated below the cliff upon which Avoriaz sits, the market town of Morzine welcomes ski holiday makers with its array of quaint shops, bars, restaurants and access to the vast expanse of the Portes du Soleil ski area.
Morzine Ski Holidays: The Skiing
In terms of skiing, Morzine ski holidays offer something for everyone, particularly for boarders, who can also head to Avoriaz for world class parks. Beginners will appreciate some of the local runs, which help on those first tentative days. Regardless of experience, no mere mortal will be able to cover the Portes du Soleil region in a week's skiing holiday, as it offers a whopping 650km of pistes.

Morzine Ski Holidays: Off the Snow
Morzine sits at 1000m, so resort-level snow can be scarce. This puts considerable pressure on the lift system up to the higher spots, which are not all well linked. Morzine was first a town, later becoming a ski resort - as a result there is more to do on a Morzine ski holiday than in your average purpose-built resort. The town itself offers a decent selection of shops and more non-skiing activities than you will need in a week. Ski holiday accommodation covers a wide range in terms of size, age and price.

Overall, Morzine is a good base for your ski holiday, especially if skiing is not the only thing you want to do in the Alps. The snow is occasionally unreliable but, if you can stand the queues at rush hour, you will soon have all the benefits of the Portes du Soleil and nearby Avoriaz. In fact, if you want to ski Avoriaz, it can often be more pleasant to stay in Morzine with its sunnier climes than to brave the sometimes biting winds further up the mountain.
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Why Morzine?
- Access to 650km of pistes
- Lively apres ski
- Active freestyle ski and snowboard scene and great parks
- Terrain suitable for all levels and tastes
- Plenty of off-snow activities

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