Morzine is a place that is near and dear to my heart, and not many people actually know about it! It is a beautiful mountain range in the Alps of France, which I especially love in the winter time.
If you’re interested in planning a trip, be sure to check out my posts on top tips!
Where in France is Morzine?
The best way to get to Morzine is by flying into Geneva Airport in Switzerland and driving (or using Skiidy Gonzales as a transfer) approximately for 1.5 hours. It is also possible to drive from England to Morzine which is about a full days drive.
If skiing in France, you are very near to Avoriaz which has some amazing ski runs, as does Les Ges and Chamonix.
Where to ski?
This is a very common map you will see in restaurants and on billboards!
If you are a beginner skier, I highly recommend booking in with The Snow Institute! There a lots of ski schools in this area, but some are particularly bad when it comes to keeping an eye on children. They are also amazing if you just want a one-off refresher session.
For ski equipment hire, I recommend booking with Intersport.
When looking at ski passes, it’s easiest to get one at the bottom of the mountain! They have got lockers there as well, so you don’t have to carry all of your skiing gear back to your chalet.
Ever since I was a child, my family has stayed in Apartment Cridelf which is owned by Mr Passaquin and I will praise these apartments to the sky. There are 3 different apartments, one of which houses 14 people, the other houses 10 and the final is a small one with 2 bedrooms.
Underneath the apartments is a gift shop (which sells some English books, check out my post of reading while abroad!) and a salon where I have had my nails done a couple of times.
We have stayed in other accommodations during our many years of visiting Morzine, but none have quite lived up to the one mentioned previously. If you want to go with a different company, however, then check out Simply Morzine or airbnb.
Restaurants and Cafes in Morzine
Morzine is a relatively small place, yet there seem to be restaurants and cafes around every bend, and then some! It can be rather overwhelming deciding where to eat, so I have compiled a list:
- Bar de Grillon – This is a reasonably pricey place to eat, but it is so good! You can even order a pizza to take away, and it is a 30 second walk from the apartment which I mentioned previously.
- La Chaudanne – This restaurant is a little bit of a walk to get to, but the food is so worth it!
- L’Aubergade – We call this the ‘Skiing Cafe’ as you are able to ski directly to it! This is a perfect place for lunch and my favourite meal is a crepe (a French specialty). It is reasonably priced here as well. There is also a small button lift, and an area for sledding which is great for kids.
- Le Tremplin – Found at the bottom of the ski slopes, this is also a perfect place to sit outside for lunch, and also a perfect place for those who don’t ski to come and join you.
- The Viking Hotel – This can be found at the top of the main bubble lift, where all the skiing starts! It’s a perfect place to enjoy all the views, and you can get a ski pass to use the bubble lift at a cheap price, on a half-day basis.
There is also a creperie at the bottom of the slopes which is my favourite place to stop after a session of skiing! It’s a family business, and I highly recommend.
Morzine can be quite an expensive place, especially when skiing, but it is worth every penny.
I highly recommend checking out this post by Ellis Brigham on what the average cost of skiing in France is.