We were talking to some of our property owners about why they fell in love with Morzine, here's what they had to say:
Few words can describe the attractiveness of Morzine to a family skiing. Whether for the first time novice, or the expert, Morzine and the broader Portes du Soleil region can deliver an experience unmatched across the Alps.
Let’s look at the skiing domaine first. A quick trip up the new fast lifts of the Pleney takes you to the entrance to the Morzine/Les Gets area - with an immediate long looping run back to the bottom, in the summer full of cowbells and MTB squeaky brakes, in the winter eerie silence - pitted by the high pitched screams of enjoyment. A short chairlift takes you to the entrance to the Spag Bol (named, funnily enough, by the best Spag Bol in the region at the bottom of piste Chevrelles) or across the golf course into Les Gets and a number of fantastic sweeping runs. Or a bus ride to Nyon, home of the vertical chair that gives you the most fantastic views across the region, and home of the Pointe de Nyon restaurant with the best burger on the slopes - or a ride to the exciting big chair of Prodains, the gateway to Avoriaz. For the powder expert or the snowplough beginner, the opportunities are endless, and all supported by a transport network which never ends. And if you’ve time enough to do the tour or the demi-tour, you’ll experience the real breadth of the Portes du Soleil region and the strong links between Switzerland and France.
The town of Morzine offers equal amounts of diversity in dining. Mostly cheese-based (where in the Alps isn’t during the winter, and let’s face it, the summer) but dining well each and every night is something the whole family can enjoy. All budgets catered for, and all tastes, and you can easily meet the needs of the most fussy of little mouths. With a swimming pool arena most cities in England would give their right arms for, and a sporting complex that should tire out the untireable, Morzine can equally deliver on the days when you want to relax and let the altitude wash over you.
For those who want to shop (why?) the town caters for you too. A few Kiss Me Quick boutiques pepper the otherwise coutured offering, with of course the necessary smattering of ski shops. And an abundance of bars with outside heating and children’s games cater for that time you try to fill between lifts closing and when you finally cave to the pangs of hunger.
It’s the closest resort to Geneva, so getting here by plane is a breeze. And there’s a multitude of people helping you hire a car or take a transfer.
So what are you waiting for?
And we haven’t even got to summer yet.