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Ski in Morzine

On your next skiing holiday, treat yourself to 100% fun on the slopes that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Winter season 2023/2024

Last season, skiers enjoyed the slopes in Morzine from December 17th until April 10th.

The ski area

Why ski at the Portes du Soleil?

It is no coincidence to know that Portes du Soleil is included in one of the most famous ski areas in the map of the world.

  1. The largest cross-border ski area in Europe

  2. Two countries in the same domain: France and Switzerland

  3. More than 650 km of cumulative descent

  4. 8 resorts in the French Alps: Morzine, Avoriaz 1800, Les Gets, Abondance, Chatel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Montriond, St Jean d'Aulps

  5. 4 resorts in the Swiss Alps: Champery, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d'Ulliez Les Crosets Champoussin

  6. 308 slopes including 33 black, 105 red, 131 blue and 39 green

  7. 209 ski lifts

  8. 30 snowparks, boardercross and ski-cross

  9. 1335 mechanical snow guns

  10. One package for all stations

Snow-covered landscape with winding ski tracks and sparse trees, under a clear sky.

XXL version ski

If you like to ski constantly on different slopes, you will inevitably be won over by this exceptional Franco-Swiss area.

The Portes du Soleil extend their 300 trails as far as the eye can see between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva. You will require at least 15 days of skiing if you want to try them all.

Due to its strategic geographical location, the Morzine resort is the best starting point for accessing the entire area and, more particularly, skiing near Avoriaz, and Les Gets.

Families will be delighted to stay in Morzine to take advantage of its wide slopes bordered by fir trees, like the long and winding blue slope Les Choucas. Did we mention that it is our favourite? In general, in the Pleney sector, we find it has the highest concentration of easy slopes.

But Morzine also has challenging slopes to meet the expectations of experienced skiers. Under no circumstances should you miss the Chamossiere and the Pas de Chavanette in Avoriaz among these legendary descents. It is one of the steepest black runs in the world, which has also earned the nickname of the Swiss Wall!

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The children's version of the ski

Labelled Family Plus, the resort knows how to welcome young skiers as they should!

You can entrust your children to the Outa daycare that is accessible to the little ones from 3 months. Those from 3 years old are welcomed to the ski school of the Club Piou-Piou of the ESF. 

Children aged 3 to 16 are invited to go to the Avoriaz Children's Village: a fun and playful space organized in three age groups to occupy the little ones (3-4 years), teach the basics of skiing to young people (5 -12 years old) and entertain teenagers (13-16 years old). 

Group activities and private ski or snowboard lessons such as freeride, freestyle and boarder-cross courses are on the program depending on the level and age of the young participants.

Avoriaz is also home to the enchanted forest, Lil Stash: disguised as a great snowpark reserved for children. In which hides Shreddie, a funny creature and home to the beaver, yeti and a tiny gorilla. Beyond the delimited play areas, specific ski slopes in Morzine are dedicated to the youngest such as the Penguins, accessible from the Nabor chairlift or the Zouzous path. A fitted out slope of the Pleney where you can meet funny animals.

Young skier in helmet and goggles smoothly skiing down a snowy slope.

Other sports areas

Morzine alone has two snowparks and a boardercross for those who like to discover new sensations of sliding.

Slopestyle, pipe and boardercross competitions are regularly organized in the resort, and freestyle skiing is also widespread.

Beginners or experienced freestyle enthusiasts and snowboarders will also find what they are looking for in the other resorts in the area. Lines of kicks, rails and boxes await you in particular at the Superpark des Crosets and the snowparks of La Chapelle and Chatel.

But the most beautiful details of the remains are to be discovered in Avoriaz 1800, where a new concept of ecological snowpark born from California ten years ago. A reinvented practice of snowboarding is offered to you there. All the modules of the Stash and its little brother, the Lil'Stash dedicated to children, are made of deadwood collected from local forests. The slopes take shape in the Lindarets forest, in a vast area of ​​ungroomed virgin snow. A treat for practicing freeride and freestyle in complete safety in unspoiled nature. Plus full of surprises to discover in the day as you go!

On the off-piste side

Morzine is the ideal resort to start freeriding with its gentle slopes and rock-free terrain.

The best places for off-piste skiing in the resort, when snow conditions permit, are in the areas of Nyon and Chamossiere, at an altitude of 2000 m. The Pointe de Nyon will be reserved for the most seasoned skiers, while the Combe d'Angolon and the off-piste route of Chamossiere will be perfectly suitable for average to good skiers.

Expert freeriders can head to Avoriaz where they will find playing fields at their level, particularly in the areas of Crozats, La Frontaliere, Brochaux and Marmotte.

And if you are looking for a truly unique and mythical experience, head to Champery! You can tackle the powder on the edge of the dreaded and formidable Swiss Wall!

To be sure of discovering the most beautiful places in the Portes du Soleil area and to go off-piste in complete safety, it is strongly recommended to hire the services of a high-mountain guide. It will take you to secret places and where the snow conditions are best when you put on your skis.

Off-piste skiing in Morzine, an Emerald Stay destination

Nordic skiing

Within the Portes du Soleil, Morzine is the resort that will offer you the richest and most varied cross-country ski routes.

Whether you are cross-country skiing, walking or snowshoeing, you can easily set off on the slopes of the Vallee de la Manche. The path can be reached on foot from the center of Morzine. No ski lift will take you to this wild valley located between 1100 and 1400 m altitude: calm and relaxation guaranteed.

On the Pleney-Chavannes side, you will enjoy a Nordic site at an altitude (1500 m) with particularly popular snow and sunshine. We go there as much to practice as to admire the view of Mont-Blanc.

If you are looking for the largest and most impressive Nordic skiing area in the region, go directly to Super-Morzine. The site is the first choice for cross-country skiing in a high mountain environment, with an altitude of between 1500 and 1800 m.

Finally, Lake Montriond is a place that can be discovered in winter, only thanks to Nordic activities. The site is not lacking in natural assets and even takes on the appearance of the Canadian Far North.

A person in a blue jacket and black pants cross-country skiing on a snowy landscape under a clear sky.



Whether you prefer the luxury of a cosy Haute Savoie chalet or the convenience of a modern apartment at the foot of the slopes, we have something for everyone.


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