Experience Winter in Morzine
Unbeatable skiing in the French Alps
Situated in the French Alps, Morzine is both a ski resort and a typical Savoyard town in the heart of one of the largest interlinked ski areas in the world: the immense Portes du Soleil with over 650 km of pistes.
The excellent infrastructure of comfortable, modern lifts spans the French-Swiss border and brings together 12 resorts. This special ski domain offers skiers and snowboarders an unparalleled opportunity to ski a great variety of terrain in an unspoilt natural area, where development is being carefully handled to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the mountainside.
Skiing without borders
If you enjoy exploring different places, cultures and food (especially cheese!): The Portes du Soleil offers the chance to explore a vast region by skis or snowboard!
Have a French pastry for breakfast and a Swiss fondue for lunch; ski with views that span from Lake Geneva to the incredible Mont Blanc; discover resorts which still hold their charm as traditional mountain farming villages like Abondance, which is home to the delicious and renowned French cheese of the same name.
The 12 resorts hold some wonderful discoveries and perfectly fuse Alpine charm with contemporary facilities and attractions. Here you can eat traditional mountain fayre in a cosy mountainside restaurant before skiing to La Folie Douce in Avoriaz to finish the day dancing in your ski boots.
Terrain for all abilities and styles of skiing
The Portes du Soleil has plentiful skiing for all ability levels and styles. All the main ski areas reached from Morzine – Avoriaz, Morzine-Les Gets and Les Lindarets – boast a huge variety of terrain and facilities for kids and beginners through to intermediate and expert skiers.
So although Morzine is a family friendly resort, it is also the training ground for a great number of snow sport world champions, including downhill, telemark and freeride skiers. The Portes du Soeil pass [link to ski pass page] provides access to around 308 slopes including 33 black, 105 red, 131 blue and 39 green, along with 30 snowparks, boardercross and ski-cross areas.
The Portes du Soleil has a unique microclimate due to its position in the northern Alps, midway between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. This explains why the ski area benefits from better snow coverage than some of the higher resorts in the Alps. From mid-November to the end of April the resort receives on average around 8 m of snow per year. To supplement snowfall, the ski area is equipped with state of the art snow making facilities.
Fortunately Morzine’s location and travel connections make travel a breeze: so our guests can glide effortlessly into holiday mode without a single stress along the way. Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps with excellent transport connections – by air, track and road – with the UK, Europe and beyond. Geneva airport, which has frequent flights from major worldwide and UK destinations, is just 90 minutes drive from Morzine. Transfers from the airport or train station are easily arranged, find all the information here.
A comfortable mode of travel, which causes substantially less environmental impact than flying, is to travel by train. The train stations of Cluses (28.5 km) and Geneva (62 km) can be reached by the high speed TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon. You still need to book a transfer to bring you to your chalet, but the new AlpinExpress makes this more affordable. This special booklet/QR code provides discounts to a range of services for those that choose greener travel by train to Morzine . Register and find out more here.
Morzine is also an easy resort to drive to and the fastest route to the Alps by car from the UK, with an average driving time of 9 hours from Calais.
Luxury chalets in the best locations across Morzine
Since we created AliKats in 2011, we have been discovering, designing and renovating the finest luxury chalets in Morzine. We know what makes a fantastic ski holiday and we hand-pick our chalets with our guests in mind. You’ll find that all our chalets offer exceptional style and comfort, amazing views, great access to the ski runs, and the very highest standards of food and service. But don’t take our word for it, our ski chalets are amongst the top rated catered chalets in the whole of the Northern French Alps on Trip Advisor
Luxury Catered Chalets
When you book a fully catered chalet holiday, you will be carefully looked after by our professional team of chefs, hosts and drivers. We offer a number of our luxury chalets for exclusive use, as well as holidays booked on a room by room basis.
Food is a key part of the experience: our objective to make sure the food is as good as the skiing! Our menu steps away from tradition to explore different cultures, flavours and combinations, and includes high quality, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
All of our catered chalets are within 8 minutes drive of the ski slopes and guests benefit from a private chauffeur service. Our committed team will ensure you have everything you need for a magical holiday.
Luxury Self Catered Chalets
From Chalet Vogue, a stylishly renovated Alpine chalet with striking original features, to brand new Chalet Soleil d’Or, which was recently built specifically for AliKats, we offer a range of exquisite properties in central Morzine and the well-connected village of Montriond. All of our chalets are within 8 minutes drive or a short bus ride to the slopes.
Luxury interiors and bathrooms, incredible views, hot tub, quality linen and fluffy towels are all included when you stay in one of our luxury self catered chalets or apartments.
Our extensive concierge service means you can make your holiday as effortless as you like, with a wide range of services including meal delivery options, host services, slope runs and pre-arrival shopping.
Why spend precious holiday time doing chores when you could be enjoying your chalet or out on the slopes? Discover all of our concierge services here.