Skiing in Morzine

Skiing in Morzine

October 20, 2011 2023-11-27 16:02

The Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest players in world skiing, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just over an hour from Geneva. That’s a lot to go at, but the advantage of staying at Chalet Morzine is that you have someone at hand to guide you in making the most of it.

With just one ski pass you can enjoy the largest international ski area in the world. Breakfast in France, lunch in Switzerland!

The Portes du Soleil in Numbers

The portes du soleil ski area

Check out the piste map

Insider Ski Instructor Knowledge

Thierry (Chalet Morzine’s owner) has been a ski instructor for as long as I can remember. In fact, it’s how we met, but that’s another story. Born and raised here, Thierry knows these mountains like the back of his hand. As our guests, you have access to Thierry’s knowledge to really help you make the best of what this incredible resort has to offer. You can book ski lessons with him via the Ecole du Ski Français, or he can come to the chalet and talk you through your options for your stay to suit your preferences, ability levels, and the snow conditions.

Something for everyone

The skiing on offer across the Portes-du-Soleil is simply unparalleled. From the children’s club to easy tree-lined groomed pistes, to more challenging reds and blacks, snow parks, off-piste terrain, skiing circuits, the option for skiing in two countries, delicious on-mountain restaurants and being able to try out different types of skiing, you’re hard pushed to find somewhere quite so versatile within such easy reach of Geneva airport.

© Morzine-Avoriaz. Vtl photography.
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See the resort now

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Incredibly Family-friendly Skiing

Morzine is a firm favourite among families who return for their family ski holiday year after year. There are dedicated on-piste areas designed to capture your children’s imagination and help them to create happy memories on the snow, amazing wrap-around childcare options for all ages so that you can ski too, and an extensive range of alternative activities for when little legs get tired.

© Morzine-Avoriaz. Vtl photography

Terrific for boosting ski confidence

As well as being incredibly family-friendly, Morzine has some incredible areas for beginners, improvers and intermediate skiers. The dedicated ‘calm’ zones, range of ski schools on offer, an emphasis on piste safety, excellent snow and piste management all combine to provide you with just what you need in order to feel like you are making progress throughout your week.

© Morzine-Avoriaz. Vtl photography

Portes du Soleil Circuit

A real trip highlight for fit skiers able to confidently ski a red piste, the Portes du Soleil circuit covers 80km of piste, never on the same chairlift twice and skiing across France and Switzerland.


The Portes du Soleil offers 9 snowparks across the ski area, featuring various elements like boxes, jumps, rails, and more for all skill levels. Avoriaz boasts five dedicated zones, including a superpipe, border-cross, and the unique Stash snowpark. Châtel has the SmoothPark in Super Châtel, while Les Gets offers the Mont Chéry Freestyle District for intermediate and hardcore riders, along with a Micro Park for beginners. Plenty to go at!


The Portes du Soleil beckons powder enthusiasts.

In Avoriaz, Snowcross zones like Les Crozats, La Frontalière, Les Brochaux, and La Marmotte offer exhilarating untouched slopes after snowfall.

Champéry’s Le Cuboré is a powder paradise. The iconic Swiss Wall provides challenging fresh snow next to the main run.

Les Gets has options for advanced skiers on both sides, with La Rosta on the Chavannes side, and Les Planeys or Chéry Nord over on Mont Chéry, both offering thrilling and challenging powder experiences.

Morzine’s Nyon and Chamossière peaks are beloved for their steep and untracked slopes.

Les Crosets and Champoussin delight riders with couloirs like Pointe de l’Au, Combe de Bonnavau, Pierre Plate, and Aiguille des Champeys.

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We loved Chalet Morzine, a perfect location and very spacious. The hot tub was a great hit with the young teens and the kitchen brilliantly equipped. Lindsey and her husband were extremely welcoming and very helpful at every turn. We would definitely return and highly recommend Chalet Morzine to others.


Carlisle 2023
Cheers Thierry for your superb weather forecasts and knowing exactly where to send me skiing... and more to the point where not to!

Jane & Gary

Great to be able to ski back to the chalet. Just made everything really easy.

Claire & Neil

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