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Morzine is a long-established French resort, set up in the 1930s, with easy road access (particularly from Geneva), traditional atmosphere with wood clad chalets and gentle tree-lined slopes, where it is difficult for children to get lost and bad weather rarely causes major problems. For keen skiers and boarders wanting to complete the Portes du Soleil tour, a minor drawback to staying in Morzine is having to take a bus and cable-car or several lifts to get to Avoriaz and the main circuit.  This problem can, however, be avoided by taking a car or bus to the relatively little used lift at Ardent, a short drive from Morzine; from there, you can tour the circuit clockwise via Linga and Châtel, missing out Avoriaz (which is often crowded). Morzine's local slopes can suffer from poor snow conditions but a huge investment in snowmaking equipment  has made all the difference so it is now very unlikely that you cannot ski all the way down to the resort from Pleney.

+ Part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski network

+ Larger local piste area than other Portes du Soleil resorts

+ Good nightlife by French standards

+ Quite attractive old town - a stark contrast to Avoriaz

+ One of the easiest drives from the Channel (a car is very useful here)

+ Few queues locally

– Can take a while to get to Avoriaz and main Portes du Soleil circuit

– Bus-ride (free) or long walk to lifts from much of the accommodation

– Low altitude means there is an enduring risk of poor snow, though increased snowmaking has helped a lot

– Not a great resort for experts (but access to Portes du Soleil)

– Weekend crowds when conditions are good

Morzine

Morzine, Portes du Soleil, France  Ski, Snowboard, Walk, Mountain Bike, Eat and Drink

View towards Nyon in the winter