Short transfers and an extensive ski area — the perfect recipe for a short ski break
Located less than an hour and thirty minutes from Geneva, Morzine makes the perfect getaway for a midweek ski break or long weekend. With Geneva airport being so close after only a short transfer you can be suited and booted, lift pass in hand and up on the hill the same day as you travel.
As part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area in the French Alps, Morzine offers access to an incredible 650km of downhill skiing. It is possible to take a basic tour of the Portes du Soleil in one day, but if time is limited on a two- or three-night stay the slopes around Morzine offer plenty to keep you entertained.
Morzine’s own ski area is made up of two sectors. The first links with the neighbouring resort of Les Gets, and the second to Super Morzine and Avoriaz, which takes you as high as 2,466m. There is plenty to offer for all ski abilities in this area alone, meaning you don’t have to travel far to keep everyone on your short break ski holiday happy.
Beginners are well catered for with a choice of fantastic learner slopes while intermediates can explore further afield in the Avoriaz area, and even venture into Switzerland. Expert skiers are spoilt for choice with some excellent challenging terrain, on and off-piste. Morzine itself boasts the World Cup descent and the Portes du Soleil is home to the famed Swiss Wall which is one of the steepest black runs in the Alps.
Whatever your ski style or level, there’s enough to keep everyone happy on long ski weekends in Morzine.
If you're keen to explore beyond the well known ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil, take a look at our other ski regions such as the Aravis and Evasion Mont Blanc. You're no longer limited to the most expensive ski areas and catered accommodation options: OVO Network gives you the freedom to book your own adventure, with a self-catered chalet in Morzine so you can enjoy sampling as many local restaurants as you like!
The key to making ski short breaks a success is forward planning. Many ski hire shops have the option to book ahead and some even offer an in chalet fitting service which means you can avoid long queues. Booking your ski passes is normally possible as well, meaning that you can be on the slopes even quicker!
With a good number of English-run ski schools in the area, it's very easy to pre-book English-speaking lessons. The French ESF and other independent ski schools all have instructors who speak English, just make sure to request one when you book.
One of the best ways to make the most of the available time is to find a chalet on the piste. Discover our ski-in/ski-out chalets in Morzine.
A weekend ski trip is not complete without a meal (or two) out on the town. A host of restaurants in the resort centre offer everything from traditional Alpine dishes such as raclette to top-end French cuisine and international flavours. And those looking for a party scene the nightlife in Morzine is also great with many bars and nightclubs to choose from.
There’s nothing better than heading back to your very own luxury chalet in Morzine at the end of the day. OVO Network boasts many chalets with hot tubs and swimming pools across the French Alps where you can ease those aching legs after a long day on the slopes. Our self catered chalets are the perfect place to base your ski weekends in Morzine. Explore our range of gorgeous properties in Morzine and Les Gets.