At the very heart of the Portes du Soleil you’ll find Morzine, a pretty Alpine town with a very rich history. Almost 1000 years old, the one-time farming community has evolved into one of the most popular ski destinations in the Northern Alps. From grand old hotels to charming little chalets, massive apartment blocks to rustic farmhouses, Morzine really does cater for all tastes and budgets.
Morzine has always been proud of its status as a town, rather than a resort. You’ll not find the horse-drawn carts and snowy roads that you will in higher resorts, but Morzine’s strength lies in the variety and diversity of the activities on offer. Boasting probably the best après-ski and most lively nightlife of any of the surrounding towns and resorts, Morzine’s popularity has grown exponentially over the last ten years. We loved it so much that we made it home!
The transfer from Geneva to Morzine takes just over an hour, although this can be significantly longer on busy weekends. The journey meanders up through the peaceful Vallee Verte, passing through the sleepy village of Les Gets before dropping into the Morzine valley.