Morzine Ski Information
Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Les Linderets, Chatel, Les Crosets, Champery & Morgins. All connected via lifts and just one lift pass.
Morzine sits right at the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area providing quick & easy access to both sides. To the West of the town is the Morzine, Nyon, Les Gets, Mont Chery ski area and to the East is the wider Portes du Soleil area which spans the resorts of Avoriaz, Les Linderets, Chatel, Les Crosets, Champery and Morgins.
Which Lift Pass To Buy?
The first thing to note is that there are two lift passes on offer for your ski holiday. The first option, which is great for beginners or those on a short break, is the Morzine and Les Gets only pass. This gives you access to all of the slopes to the West of Morzine and is easily accessed straight out of the town from the Pleney or Nyon lifts. This ski area is much smaller and the resorts are slightly lower so if your visiting Morzine early or late in the season, it might be wise to go for the full Portes du Soleil pass as it gives you access to the higher, more snow sure slopes of Avoriaz.
The second option for lift passes is the full Portes du Soleil pass. This option is great for more experienced skiers or those looking to explore the wider area. If your staying in Morzine for a week or more, this pass is definitely the one to go for. This pass gives you access to the full Portes du Soleil ski area (including the Morzine & Les Gets side). Both lift passes entitle you to free use of the very efficint ski bus service that makes getting to and from the slopes a breeze.
The sheer size of the area, the number of lifts & the variety of the terrain make the Portes du Soleil the ultimate place for a winter ski holiday, people can visit for 10 years and still not ski every single slope, the amount of skiing available is simply mind blowing. The efficiency of the ski lifts mean you'll do more exploring on your ski's or board in one week in the Portes du Soleil than you could in a month in other resorts!
The Portes du Soleil lift network is HUGE and constantly developing and improving with new slopes and lifts being added every year. The huge variety of slopes and terrain leave every skill level grinning from ear to ear. There are flowy tree lined runs through the forests perfect for families & beginners, progressive jump parks where you can up your skills and learn some new tricks, nice open blues, fast and furious red runs, mogul fields and steep and technical black runs. There really is something for everyone when it comes to skiing in Morzine.
There is also an abundance of off piste skiing in the area, offering easy lift access to incredible technical terrain.
The ski area, although vast, is relatively easy to navigate with most official runs being signposted, just make sure you grab a piste map when you collect your lift passes. All resorts are connected via lifts, making getting out into the wider area a breeze. Just make sure, when exploring further afield, you leave enough time to make it back to Morzine before the lifts shut!
Getting around the town or to the lifts and back in Morzine is also super easy, the pavements are well cleared and the town centre is relatively compact. There are 5 different lifts out of Morzine that will get you up and on to the slopes. The Pleney and Nyon lifts will give you access to the Morzine and Les Gets ski areas and the Super Morzine, Prodains and Ardent lifts will give you access to the wider Portes du Soleil ski area.
The Ski Busses
The ski bus service in Morzine is second to none and makes getting to the slopes and back, or in and out of town, super easy! All of our Morzine ski holiday accommodation is centrally located but no matter which lift your trying to access, there's a quick and convenient ski bus to get you there.
You can see the full bus routes below and most of the main lines run every 15 or every 30 minutes. You can see the timetables on the bus stops in resort.
The Pleney and Super Morzine lifts are super central but the other three are a little further out.
The best option to ski in Avoriaz is the A bus.
The best option for those wanting to ski Linderets and Chatel etc is the M bus which will take you on a beautiful scenic drive up to the Ardent lift.
To get to the Nyon lift, then jump on the N bus.