MORZINE – A TRADITIONAL RESORT IN PORTES DU SOLEIL
Located at the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas, Morzine is among the oldest resorts in France and sits at 1,000 metres, just below Avoriaz . As early as the 1930s Morzine was already a winter sports resort and by 1934 the first cable-car has opened in the region’s capital Haut-Chablais, though at that time it was only used by walkers and day-trippers wanting to enjoy the area’s unique alpine scenery.
It was in 1960, when the Avoriaz resort was built 800 metres higher up, that Morzine really came into its own as a popular destination for winter sports fans. It is no surprise therefore that ever since then people have thought of Morzine-Avoriaz as a single entity with both resorts now combined into one large winter sports centre. Both resorts are committed to protecting nature and the local environment and the Morzine-Avoriaz region is a member of Alpine Pearls, an organisation which operates throughout the alpine area and seeks to promote soft-mobility and sustainability in tourism.
Morzine is characterised by its traditional Savoyard-style architecture - wooden chalets with slate roofs, surrounded by dense pine forests – and this style was successfully copied by the architects who built the Avoriaz ski station in the 1960s. With all the charm of an authentic mountain village, this really is a great resort for a winter sports holiday.
MORZINE, YOUR FAMILY SKI RESORT (FRANCE)
Morzine-Avoriaz French ski resort is the ideal place for your ski Holidays in the French Alps. Morzine village resort is located in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world. With over 650 km of pistes, the “Portes du Soleil” area gives all levels skiers the chance to enjoy the pleasures of skiing.
Morzine offers a wide range of activities to enjoy with family or friends: ice skating, swimming, extreme sports, winter sports alternatives, .... Enjoy your holiday in the French Alps, in Morzine!