Morzine is a bustling ski village offering dozens of bars and restaurants, numerous shops and a couple of nightclubs. Originally a farming and slate mining community, Morzine has retained the genuine character and charm of a small French village but had been a popular skiing destination since the first Pleney cable car was installed in 1934. You can find ice-skating, bowling, cinema, swimming, an indoor sports centre and many more amenities to keep you busy. Morzine has won the “Family Plus” award – recognising the ski village as the ideal holiday location for families.
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Saint Jean d’Aulps is a traditional savoyarde village just outside Morzine. It offers a range of restaurants, bars and shops so everything you need is on your doorstep. In the winter St Jean d’Aulps is the perfect base for a family ski trip, with its own selection of ski lifts, downhill ski pistes and cross-country ski runs. The skiing is centered around the wonderful “Roc d’Enfer” and offers views over beautiful Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
The full Portes du Soleil ski domain is easily accessible from the village – our free minibus service can have you at the heart of the ski area in under 10 minutes with no walking required.More on Saint Jean d’Aulps »
Perched dramatically on the cliff-tops above Morzine, the village of Avoriaz is a spectacular sight. Right in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski domain, Avoriaz offers easy access to the highest pistes and most challenging off-piste terrain. The village is car-free (you can get around on foot or using horse drawn carriage) and is completely covered in snow throughout the winter season. Avoriaz recently won the title of “Best Family Resort” in the 2012 World Snow Awards.
The village has a vibrant apres-ski scene and numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. There is also plenty to keep you occupied if you fancy a break from skiing – including the new Aquariaz swimming pool complex (an aquatic paradise complete with water slides, rapids, climbing walls above the water and a water “play house”)Read more about Avoriaz »
Morzine is located in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps
The close proximity of our chalets to Geneva airport (just over an hour away) makes travel quick and hassle free. We offer the option of transfers to/from the airport or, if you prefer, you can make your own way here.
High speed trains run regularly to Cluses and Thonon les Bains. A regular bus service connects both of these towns to Saint Jean d'Aulps. Alpine Adventure also offer transfers from/to Cluses and Thonon train stations.
There is a regular bus service linking all of the villages (Morzine, St Jean d'Aulps, Montriond, Les Gets) in the Vallee d'Aulps. There is also a free ski-bus which links the villages to the popular ski-lifts. For some of our chalets we provide complimentary shuttles to the ski pistes and we can also arrange evening taxis if required.
We have skied in a lot of ski resorts around the world over the years and we still think that huge variety of the Portes du Soleil ski area, coupled with the charm and character of Morzine and St Jean d'Aulps ski villages is pretty hard to beat. Have a look at our information on the Morzine and Portes du Soleil ski areas for more details on the ski terrain.