At the French heart of the Portes du Soleil area, Morzine is a traditional Savoyard village offering year round appeal. Lac Leman to the north, the Mont Blanc Massif to the south and the Swiss border in easy reach, its location coupled with attractive development help Morzine retain its authentic charm. The variety of winter and summer activites, award winning restaurants and a lively but welcoming spirit make Morzine a popluar destination. Careful development has enabled Morzine to remain a traditional village but offers all the comforts the modern visitor would wish for in a mountain resort.
Morzine's proximity to Geneva (1hr transfer time) makes it an ideal year-round weekend destination.
Morzine's first cable car opened for wintersports in 1934, and the ski resort has grown in popularity since. These days for skiers and snowboarders, the French-Swiss Portes du Soleil area boasts great skiing for all levels including adventurous off-piste, wide pistes and tree lined forest runs. For non-skiers, the resort facilities continue to develop - a new swimming pool opened in 2012.
Marked mountain biking trails and hiking routes keep summer visitors entertained for weeks and the area is growing as a Mecca for road bikers. Other activities include tennis, fishing, canyoning and paragliding.
Built along the top of both sides of a deep river gorge, the fairly flat and open terrain has allowed extensive expansion from the resort's original centre. In recent years, development has crept up the side of the valley, on the south-facing Super Morzine side, which enjoys longer hours of sunshine. Much of the property in central Morzine is only a short walk to a ski lift or the resort's restaurants, shops and bars. Land is at a premium, as the topography of the valley limits much more development. Nearby Montriond - quieter, but with bigger plots - grows in popularity too, partly due to the easy link into the ski area from nearby Ardent.
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