Morzine Meeting Point: at the top of the Pleney gondola, outside café Chez Etienne. Halfway along an imaginary line between the entrance and a large TV, beside flags and ski racks. If you are in the correct place you can see (weather depending) Chez Etienne, the gondola station, the TV and the Viking hotel.

Morzine is at the heart of the famous Portes du Soleil ski area, with 650km (403 miles) of piste, which is considered among the best skiing in the world.

With a single Portes du Soleil lift pass you can interconnect with 12 other winter resorts in France and Switzerland.

Also, Morzine is located immediately between Avoriaz and Les Gets and it is possible to buy local lift passes which include one or other of these areas and which will generally offer plenty of ski area for more budget conscious holiday makers on a ski week or a weekend break.

Mixed ability groups can happily head off in different directions, typically higher end skiers head for Avoriaz and beginners and intermediates will head for Morzine & Les Gets (although we would argue there is plenty of terrain to suit all levels here too).

The real advantage is that Avoriaz, which is higher than Morzine or Les Gets often experiences different weather or snow conditions, which can broaden your options considerably as local conditions can vary so much. Do not however, make the mistake of assuming that ‘different’ is a euphemism for ‘better’- Avoriaz will sometimes have ice, low cloud, or high winds (which in turn means closed uplift) when Morzine and Les Gets are sitting pretty! All three ski resorts have something to offer in their own right whilst the three together can offer fantastic variety.

If you are not totally exhausted by the end of a day on the slopes, you will find the stadium at Pleney opened once a week for nocturnal skiing.

And as much as we love Les Gets, it has to be said our quiet family orientated resort can be a bit –erm- sleepy for those who enjoy their night life. Morzine definitely has the edge in that respect, with a host of bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs to choose from.

Morzine also boast an indoor sports centre with a gym and an indoor ice rink, where the local team host regular ice hockey matches. In summer the adjacent Park de Sante (Trim Trail) and tennis courts make this a fantastic facility for sports and fitness enthusiasts.

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