Myskifriends founders have skied all over the globe but have concluded that Morzine makes the best location for the perfect skiing break because it has:
1. The largest ski area in Europe
With 620km of connected pistes the Portes-du-Soleil rivals other more famous ski areas for skiable terrain, yet has lower lift, accommodation and ski hire prices than most.
The area links together 14 resorts across the French-Swiss border, in the shadow of Mt Blanc, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz and Chatel being the largest of the Portes.
There is enough variety of skiing to keep off-piste skiers, snowboarders and beginners occupied for weeks. There are many snowparks, including the famous Burton sponsored “Stash”, and one of the best half pipes in France!
2. Authentic Savoyard charm
Morzine itself is a busy little Alpine town with a lively spirit. Traditional wooden chalets with slate roofs and stone foundations ensure that the village retains its character and Savoyard charm.
Unlike purpose built ski resorts, Morzine is a functioning town and has much the non-skier can do and see.
3. Great bars & restaurants
There are plenty of excellent restaurants both in the village and on the mountain. Restaurants range from French fine dining, to those purveying traditional Savoyard fayre, to pizza and burger bars. There’s even a fish and chip shop for those not so discerning or on a budget!
Morzine also has some sophisticated wine bars and many traditional après bars, that stay open till late.
4. Cheap flights & short airport transfers
Being only 50 miles from Geneva it takes a mere 1hr 15mins to get to the resort, making Morzine the perfect weekend or shortbreak ski destination. It is possible to go skiing on the same day your plane lands!
Several budget airlines fly to Geneva from the UK’s regional airports during the winter. Midweek flights are plentiful and providing you book early, usually very cheap during the ski season. The easiest way find the best times and prices is to go to skyscanner.net