Morzine is a great destination for a ski chalet holiday, especially if you want to arrange your own travel. Due to its close proximity to Geneva airport, there is an abundance of high-quality independent chalets.
A flourishing Alpine village between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, Morzine is in the middle of Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the world. Investment in ski infrastructure, as well as new bars and restaurants, are making Morzine a top choice for both families and groups.
Morzine feels much more like an Alpine town rather than a resort village. It’s very pretty, and its traditional chalet-style buildings make it particularly charming. Thanks to the fact that it’s occupied the year round, there’s lots to do in Morzine once the skiing is over.
It’s great fun in the evening and has a good variety of bars and clubs. There’s a busy events calendar, with festivals, concerts and après-ski parties regular features. There are also plenty of family-friendly activities.
If you’re not hitting the slopes, there’s still plenty to do including ice skating, ice climbing, and snowshoeing. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can also go ice diving. Indoor activities include a cinema and bowling alley.
Geneva airport is just over an hour away and the ski area lends itself to families, making Morzine one of the most popular choices for family ski holidays.
As for the ski chalets themselves, there are plenty to choose from and the standard is high. Stay in the centre if you want to be at the end of the ski lift or near the bars, and if you’re staying further out, check how near your chalet is to a bus stop.