At the center of Portes du Soleil area, there’s Morzine. It’s a busy town with 194 lifts and a 650km of piste with an altitude of 1000m, while the top lift is 2466m high. With a large number of lifts and pistes available, we just hope that it’s higher by a thousand metres.
Even before World War I, Morzine was already a winter sports resort and has a reputable reputation being an international holiday centre in the mid 1920s. Morzine has a life outside tourism, in fact, it continued to be centre for regional agriculture and it’s linked across Pleney and the town of Les Gets.
A lot of the après-ski venues and bars in Morzine are along Taille de Mas du Pleney, also known as Bar Street, and it’s between tourist office and Pleney.
Morzine is not usually reliable and cannot guarantee that the village will be always covered with snow, this is because of its low altitude. Christmas time and Easter doesn’t include Morzine to be the best spot for the Alps. Within the area, Avoriaz is the best for skiing, but its top station of 2466m is still low. If mountains in Portes du Soleil were higher, then it’s gonna be easy for it to get a title of being one with the greatest circuits in the whole world.
There are a lot hotels for every price bracket in Morzine, but a reporter said that you need to choose your hotel wisely because many of the accommodations in the area claims to be within the centre ville but the truth is they are miles away from the slopes.
Average skiers will like exploring Morzine as they can pass across numbers of valleys and also the border of Franco-Swiss. There are also variety of slopes like open slopes combination, lower down tree-lined runs, and higher up. It’s not just for beginners to average as advanced skiers can also enjoy the magnificent Swiss Wall and the steepness of piste from Les Haut Forts going to Les Prodains, as well as Combe d’Angolon. There’s also a remarkable powder bowl from the uppermost of Chamossiere. So what does Morzine has for beginners? It offers decent nursery slopes as well as ski schools. Aside from freestylers that can be better in Avoriaz, Morzine can cater Beginners upto advanced skiers.
Timing is a big key to ensure that you’ll enjoy your stay in Les Gets and Morzine. Easter and Christmas is a risky time. Mid-term of February is more advisable and last minute skiing like a short break or weekend would be better too because you’ll already know if the condition in the area is not risky.