Morzine Ski Resort is located in one of the most expansive ski areas in the world—the Haute-Savoie department of France. Morzine Avoriaz (as it is often called) is a traditional ski village that marries all of the history and culture of a true ski village with the demands and wishes of modern travelers. They are two mountain resorts that are linked together with a large ski village with virtually every single amenity and service you could possibly want, including restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and places to see live entertainment. Morzine maintains all of the traditional charm while Morzine Avoriaz is a forward-thinking, contemporary resort. Morzine has a longer history in developing resort hotels, including the historic Grand Hotel (a slope-side accommodation). Avoriaz is centered more so around vacation rentals and Morzine ski chalets. No matter which of the resorts you decide to stay at, you are sure to have a memorable time on a Morzine ski holiday.
You will find that skiing in Morzine is more than just breathtaking because of the amazing French Alps, but also challenging for even the most seasoned skiers and boarders. It is no exception at Morzine Avoriaz. Within the world-famous ski area of Portes du Soleil (where Morzine is located), you will have access to over 400 miles of slopes, trails, and glades, all for the price of one lift pass. There are nearly 90 lifts which transport people to all areas of the resort at Morzine Avoriaz and most of them run all the way back to the base of the mountain where you will find most of the Morzine ski chalets and other accommodations, as well as a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and much more.
The top elevation at Morzine is 8,091 feet with a vertical drop of 4,190 feet. The longest run clocks in at an impressive 6.8 miles. A mere 4 percent of the ski runs are designated for beginners, although there are lessons for people of all ages and plenty of room to give excellent instruction. The rest of the runs including 46 percent of the runs are for intermediates, 13 percent are single black diamonds, and an impressive 37 percent are double black diamonds.
There are a total of around 17,000 beds within the Morzine ski holiday village and tens of thousands more in the surrounding areas. There are 21 restaurants on the mountain and around 30 located within immediate vicinity of the resort. The cuisine ranges from traditional French and Savoyard to Italian and Asian. This is a full-service resort village where you will have everything you need at your disposal, including shopping markets, boutique outlets, a post office, five banks, gas stations, and more. The Morzine ski chalets and other on-site accommodations provide the perfect opportunity for people to enjoy the full effect of this lovely part of France by staying right in the midst of the majestic Morzine Avoriaz ski resort in the Portes du Soleil.