Morzine Ski Weekends
Ski Weekends in Morzine, France
Largest ski area in Europe, buzzing nightlife, pretty village and Europe's No.1 Weekend ski destination
Situated in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, a huge ski area which spans 12 resorts including the super-resorts of Avoriaz and Chatel in Switzerland. Weekend skiers get 'route one' access to some of the most diverse and extensive skiing, all on the same lift pass!. Morzine is a very pretty chalet-style resort with floodlit skiing, a lively apres ski scene and excellent restaurants.
- Try a mid-week break from £356 with flights*
- Largest linked ski area in Europe - 650Kms piste!
- Great for everyone: beginners to experts
- Only 1 hr 10 min transfer
- Pretty resort, lots of nightlife
- British-run ski & board schools for Beginners & Expert
*Prices will go up with availability
|No. of Slopes||283|
|No. of Lifts||197|
|No. of bars, restaurants||154|
why we love morzine!
Morzine is the perfect weekend getaway with its vast ski area and close proximity to Geneva, (approx 1 hour), enabling us to get you out to resort in under 4 hours from departing the UK*. Morzine also benefits from direct access to the high altitude slopes in Avoriaz and Chatel, whilst retaining the charm and character of a pretty chalet-style resort. If you want ski-variety and snowboard terrain then choose from over 650kms of piste which make it the largest linked ski area in Europe. If you want hedonistic nightlife or easy-going café-bars then rest assured Morzine does it all and better than anyone else! *under normal traffic conditions with no flight delays.
about the Skiing & BoardingBeginners and Intermediates will enjoy a vast network of interconnecting green and blue runs that offer varied terrain for easy-cruising and wonderful mountain scenery along the way, with tree lined routes and easy off piste for your first powder turns. You’ll never cover this huge ski area in a weekend, but you can do a 76Km circuit of all its 12 stations in a day, for fast intermediates and up.
The more advanced skiers and boarders will enjoy the sheer variety and expansiveness of its terrain: choose from miles and miles of fast blues, challenging reds and black runs that will take you away from the crowds, or powder itineraries at high altitude and over 6 board parks and countless other ski and boarder cross courses.
improve your skiing & boardingMorzine is very well facilitated for all levels: from novice skiers and boarders to inters' and experts. So whether you want to learn to ski in just 3 days... or perfect your turns... Freestyle... carving... or bumps and jumps, then let us book you into one of our hand picked English speaking schools who can do just that! They all have an excellent reputation for client care and teaching standards, and that is why we use them. More on learning to ski with us.
Morzine the resortAt the foot of its floodlit ski slope, Morzine’s town centre enjoys one of the most vibrant apres-ski scenes in the Alps with late night bars and nightclubs aplenty. Shops and cafés line the streets of its pretty resort centre and restaurants offer everything from gourmet burgers to pizza, pasta, a curry house and more traditional Savoyard restaurants offering everything from steaks to fondue. Morzine also boasts some fine dining restaurants and Michelin star establishments.
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This bustling village has been popular with boarders and skiers for decades and for a very good reason. The lively vibrant atmosphere combined with being part of ‘The Portes Du Soleil’ – the second largest area in France, gives the perfect ingredients for a holiday to remember. Below you will find some of our personal favourite places in and around Morzine and most of the unmissable events going on this season.
RockOn Snowboard TourWhen: Early December – dates to be confirmed.
What’s it all about? The RockOn Snowboard Tour is a snow sports festival that kicks off the winter season in some serious style. Come along and test all the latest equipment on the slopes for free, get advice on the right gear for you, take part in contests and enjoy free concerts and parties throughout the tour.
When: Two weeks of Festive Fun during Christmas and New Year’s weeks
What's it all about? There is nothing more special than spending Christmas in a ski resort and Morzine is making this year the best one ever! There will be fireworks, shows, concerts, music on the streets and lots more.
New Years Eve
When: New Year’s Eve
What’s it all about? All bars in Morzine hold their own parties, restaurants often have a special menu on offer and lots of fun and entertainment can be found around the resort. Everyone heads the centre of town for the big countdown and on the stroke of midnight champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration.
When: November to February
What's it all about? Regular Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins matches. The newly named Hockey Club Morzine Avoriaz Les Gets (HCMAG) or Penguins are back on the ice! A great evening out for the whole family.
La Grande Odyssee
What’s it all about? Husky dog sledding competition. The Grande Odyssee returns to the Portes du Soleil for it's eleventh anniversary. Europe's largest husky dog race, this is an epic event where teams attempt to cross fourteen resorts across the Savoie region.
Rock the Pistes Music Festival
What’s it all about? The best of French & International rock and pop music is featured in this week-long event high up on the pistes of the Portes du Soleil ski area. And it's all included in the price of your lift pass!
What’s it all about? The Basscamp Sessions is Morzine's electronic music and snow sports festival, with international DJ's, mountain fun, parties and dancing till dawn. Events are held throughout the Portes du Soleil ski area, but the main focus of the action is Morzine. Unmissable!
This village has more than enough restaurants, snack bars and cafes to satisfy you for an entire season, never mind a weekend break – here’s a few of the best.
The Burger Place: At Pleney. Do not go home without trying one of these burgers – they are amazing!
L’Etale: Central. Great value pizzas, raclette and fondues – tell the staff if there’s a birthday going on, they will all come and sing a very amusing rendition to the table!
Le Clin D’oeil: Down the steps behind Dixie Bar. Good inexpensive pizzas and traditional Savoyard fare.
La Maharaja: Central. Cheap and cheerful Indian cuisine.
La Barrique: Near the Ofiice de Tourism. Affordable local specialties and wonderful fondue.
Le Pique-Feu: A delicatessen by day and by night a restaurant. Come and eat the shops wares in the dining room behind the shop. Very local clientele.
La Grange: The bottom of Pleney, perfect for a special occasion. Quite pricey but well worth it.
La Chamade: Near the Office de Tourism. Gourmet food cooked by celebrity chef Thierry Thorens. The prices do reflect this – not your average dining experience!
Morzine is well known as a party central resort, whether you’re looking for a laid back lounge style bar or dancing on tables ‘til dawn there is something for everyone.
Dixie Bar: Near the old part of Morzine. Live football, good bands, very popular.
Le Boudha Bar: Chilled out vibe, livelier as the night wears on, cool furniture for sale. Giraffes of beer available to cut down queuing at the bar.
The Cavern: Below Le Boudha Bar, great for dancing. Tuesday is fancy dress night. Happy hours 4-5pm and 10-11pm
Coyote Bar: Next to The Cavern with arcade games and pool tables.
Bar Robinson: Beside Dixie Bar. Sells Mutzig, a local strong lager that makes you inexplicably happy. Very popular with the Brits.
Garage pub: Next to Chalet Philibert. Live music and DJs keep the holiday makers and seasonnaires satisfied.
Le Café Chaud: Bottom of Pleney. Relaxed atmosphere, cheapest Savoyard menu in the village and two for one drinks between 4-6pm.
L’Opera: Next to The Cavern for all those who want to keep dancing all night.
Le Paradis night club: Near the church. Pink zebra print sofas, enough said.
There are some great shops to browse once you stop skiing for the day. Make your way along the main street towards Dixies and pick and choose from a wide variety of outlets.
Morzine regularly hosts national Ice Hockey matches at the Palais De Sport which are always exhilarating to watch. Also, check out Paragliding from the top of Super Morzine.
Glacier Walking - get those crampons on and do some proper hardcore walking -; Helicopter tours; Snow Mobiles with Avoscoot; Horse drawn sleigh rides; Ice diving in Lake Montriond - sounds insane but it’s a very beautiful surreal experience -; Cross country skiing; Tobogganing at the foot the Crusaz lift.
|Lift Pass Type||3 Days Local||3 Days Full||4 Days Local||4 Days Full|
|Adult 16-64 yrs||£101||£130||£127||£167|
|Child 5-15 yrs||£75||£98||£97||£126|
Local area pass covers Les Gets & Morzine.
Extended area pass covers Portes du Soleil 650km (Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Chatel, Morgins, Les Crosets, Champery, La Chapelle d'Abondance, St Jean d'Aulps, Torgon, Val d'Illiez & Champoussin).
|Levels||Abilities||3 mornings / 2 hrs per morning*|
|1||Never skied before||Please call|
|2||Snow-plough turns on blue slopes||Please call|
|3||First parallel turns on blue & red slopes||Please call|
|4||Parallel turns on red & black slopes||Please call|
Pre-book your lessons in advance by calling 0203 393 4671. Availability is limited for some weeks, so it's important to contact us as soon as possible.
If you’re learning to ski in Morzine, you’ve come to the right place. The terrain in this area is perfectly suited to rapid progression, with gentle gradients and wide pistes. The beginners slopes and meeting points are very close to the town centre. The ski school we recommend is as highly regarded as the terrain, with an extremely professional outlook, and good English speaking instructors.
*The duration of the lessons is based on a group size of 3 to 6. If the group size is less than 3, the number of days is reduced to 2 days for 2 people and one day for one person.
Ski & Board HirePre-book your equipment hire to guarantee our best rates, as prices are higher in resort. To make things smoother and hassle-free on arrival our ‘On the Snow Service’ is available for all guests pre-booking ski hire. Our iGO SKI Representatives will be on hand from the moment you arrive to answer any questions and fast-track you through the ski shops, so you can make the most of your time in the mountains.
|Skis & Boots||3 days
|Economy skis & boots||£49.90||£59.90|
|Discovery skis & boots||£59.90||£69.90|
|Performance skis & boots||£69.90||£79.90|
|Excellence skis & boots||£89.90||£99.90|
|Child skis & boots (6-11yrs)||£39.90||£49.90|
|Board Only||3 days
|Board Hire (Discovery)||£49.90||£59.90|
|Board Hire (Performance)||£65.90||£74.90|
|Board & Boots||3 days
|Board hire (Discovery) & boots||
|Board hire (Performance) & boots||£89.90||£99.90|
|Child board with boots (7-12 yr )||£49.90||£59.90|
Price Match Guarantee: So confident are we of our prices, that we will price-match any comparable deal that you find at the time of booking (for a like-for-like set of ski or board hire).
Economy, Discovery or Performance level?
Snowboards are only offered in two grades - Discovery and Performance. Skis however can come in 3 grades. Please use the following guide:
|Economy||Beginner to Intermediates (0-6 weeks experience)|
|Discovery||Intermediates (6-12 weeks experience)|
|Performance||Advanced (12+ weeks experience)|
We bring pre-booked lift passes to you on arrival
Get to the slopes faster
Best quality skis and boards.
No waiting in long queues.
Not having to navigate yourself around resort on arrival.
How to pre-book:Contact us now with your order. Or call us now on 0203 393 4671.
Lift passes, lessons and ski hire are not available to pre-book for guests staying in Hotel Le Petit Dru and Hotel La Bergerie (out-sorced hotels with no iGO SKI Representative on-site).
Ski hire Quality Assurance:Our suppliers only use a high quality of skis and boards which are 70% new stock at the start of every season. The other 30% is either 1 or 2 seasons old but exceptionally well maintained and serviced each weekend and during the week if required.
They will also provide kit changes and alterations throughout the week, if necessary, and a professional fitting service that ensures you are not skiing on low grade or unsuitable gear, which can hinder your progress.
We will make sure that you get treated well and do not get any illegitimate credit card swipes for damages to kit. Please understand that we cannot help you with skis or equipment if you book independently or using non-endorsed suppliers.
Lift Passes in more detail:Over 65's are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps where they can get updated information on any current Senior discounts (subject to local terms & conditions). Seniors require a passport photo to purchase their passes.
Children under 4 yrs are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because they may qualify for a free pass (subject to local terms & conditions).
Complete Beginners are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because their first 3 days may only involve nursery slopes where lifts are free in some resorts (subject to local terms & conditions).
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