Morzine Luxury Ski Chalets
A large and lively ski resort, Morzine has a great variety of chalets and extensive and varied ski slopes.
Ideally located at the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine offers a wonderful playground of 650km of ski slopes and all just over an hour from Geneva Airport. Traditional wood and slate chalets are nestled in a snug location in an immense valley between the mountains and forests. Surrounded by the warmth and character of an authentic Savoyard village, this is one of the liveliest and bustling winter resorts.
With such an extensive ski area just waiting for you outside your chalets front door, Morzine is one of the best choices for mixed ability groups. For beginners or those returning to skiing for the first time in a while, the wide village nursery slopes are convenient and there are excellent runs to progress on at Le Pléney, Nyon and Super-Morzine.
Morzine is a fantastic child friendly winter resort and being close to Geneva airport it is one of the most easily accessible ski resorts in France. Morzine ski resort is also located at a child friendly altitude with slopes starting at 1,000m.
Either side of the resort are the high altitude slopes of Avoriaz and the tree lined pistes of Les Gets offering skiing for all abilities and tastes. Some of the best terrain parks in the Alps are here and for those of a strong disposition, the infamous ‘Swiss Wall‘, a very steep mogul run straddling the border between France and Switzerland, will test not only your skill but also your nerve!
For intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders this vast ski domain can offer something new every day. With 12 distinct resorts accessed within the Portes du Soleil, the sense of travel is fantastic and along with endless varied terrain and top snowpark and the choice is easy. Strong intermediates will want to graduate quickly upwards from Morzine to Avoriaz and the much more demanding runs that stretch back down, as well as across the Swiss border.
If you’re not a dedicated skier or snowboarder, this is one of those destinations where there are a reasonable amount of other activities to fill the hours while your companions are whizzing down the mountain. These include ice-diving beneath a lake, nature discovery tours, snowmobiling, tobogganing, snowshoeing and shopping. There’s also a world-class ice rink and a large swimming pool.
There’s no shortage of places in Morzine to go for a drink or two and each bar offers something unique. From amazing après ski spots to late night venues, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink or something more lively with some live music, Morzine has an eclectic mix, making it the perfect place for a ski holiday to remember no matter what you’re looking for.
Morzine is a great destination for a luxury ski holiday with chalets now starting to rival the more well-known and established ski resort destinations, but at half the cost.
- Resort Altitude: 1000m
- Ski Elevation: 950m - 2466m
- Ski Domain: Les Portes du Soleil
- Pistes: 650km
- 13% Green runs
- 40% Blue runs
- 37% Red runs
- 10% Black runs
- Geneva (GVA): 1h 15m / 85km
- Chambery (CMF): 1h 25m / 125km
- Lyon (LYS): 2h 15m / 200km
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE IN MORZINE
The Luxury Chalet Book guide to the best on-mountain and in-resort restaurants, bars and nightlife in Morzine.
Le Vaffieu is a popular restaurant located at the top of Pleney near the Belvedere chairlift. This restaurant serves traditional Savoyard dishes and a wonderful selection of pastries. Enjoy the beautiful views of the valley on their sun-drenched terrace for a long lunch then ski some lovely blue runs back into the village.
A traditional Savoyard restaurant serving French cuisine and specialising in seafood dishes. Located on the Nyon plateau 50m from the Point de Nyon gondola, a great place for large groups and non-skiers to meet for lunch, with 2 stunning terraces and indoor seating.
A small, beautiful family-run chalet restaurant located on the Nyon plateau. Serving traditional regional cuisine as well as wood-fired grilled meats and burgers. This is a very popular restaurant, so booking is advised.
This family friendly restaurant is located between the Crusaz chairlift and the Mouilles chairlift. Enjoy the fantastic views while tucking into their cheese-based specialities, along with burgers and a great children’s menu. They are also open in the evenings providing scooter transport back down to the village, snow dependent. Reservations required for evening meals.
Le Grand Pré is located at the bottom of the Trocs express and Chamiaz Express lifts. Serving traditional regional dishes, pizzas and crepes with friendly staff and a large outdoor seating area.
The highest café in Portes du Soleil ski area is located at the top of the Mossettes chairlift. With panoramic views you can enjoy their gastro pub fare including gourmet burgers, boa buns and pizzas. Or just chill out with coffee or craft Swiss beer on their fantastic sun terrace.
Family-run restaurant situated in the small village Les Lindarets and located below ‘Les Lindarets bowl’ at the bottom of the Lindarets and Prolays chairlifts. This cosy restaurant has been run by three generations of the Braize family and specialises in regional fare including fondue, charcuterie and trout. Large outdoor terrace but booking is advised for indoor dining.
This restaurant is found at the foot of the slopes in Avoriaz and accessible by both skiers and non-skiers. A large restaurant with a varied menu from burgers to Savoyard dishes, salads and Italian cuisine. A huge south facing terrace gives you the chance to relax in the sun whilst enjoying a full lunch, snacks or just drinks.
📍 Chez Flo
A popular restaurant in the heart of Avoriaz, accessible by both skiers and non-skiers. A great spot for large groups, the service is very friendly, and they offer a varied menu including traditional dishes at a reasonable price. They also have a fantastic round bar that cannot be missed and have regular live music events.
This restaurant is at the top of the Rosta chairlift in Les Gets offering spectacular views across the valley below and towards Mont Blanc. Serving traditional Savoyard dishes, pizzas and snacks with fast and friendly service. Please note that cards are not accepted, only cash.
📍 La Paika
An old farmhouse set in the La Turche ski area of Les Gets. A warm welcome awaits you with a sunny terrace to sit back and enjoy the stunning views. La Paika specialises in wood-fired BBQ food as well as speciality cheese dishes and a buffet of mouth-watering desserts. Booking is advisable.
One of the most popular apres-ski bars in Morzine is found at the foot of the main Pleney slopes. Enjoy the live music and DJs on the large terrace after a hard day skiing.
Brewing all their craft beers on-site, this is a popular micro-brewery to enjoy a beer, organic wine or cocktail of the day. They also serve locally sourced produce for their Asian fusion menu teamed with their in-house ferments.
A cosy wine bar with a heated terrace giving you views of the Pleney ski slopes. The friendly sommeliers can assist you with the extensive wine list of French wines and world wines sold by the bottle or glass. You can also team them with their special Morzinois tapas.
This popular bar is a lively place to enjoy a few cocktails at the end of the day and dance away to live bands from 5pm to 8pm. The party continues with DJs until 2am.
Known locally as Robbos, this bar is one of the oldest in Morzine. It has been run by the same family since 1926. Famous for serving Mützig, a strong lager usually drunk in demis (half pints).
Popular apres-ski bar in the centre of Morzine with live music from 5pm every day. They also have big screens showing live sport events. If you don’t want to queue for your beer, why not book one of their 7 ‘beer tables’ and pour your own beer from a private tap.
Known to be the home for alternative music hosting Drum and Bass nights, Punk and Ska bands to upbeat House and Funk nights. Along with many other fancy dress nights and beer pong Tuesdays.
Late opening nightclub with a mix of disco nights to techno nights. Events are updated regularly on their Facebook page.
Popular Irish bar with 3 bars inside offering live music, a chill out area and live sport on big screens. Among their live acts is The Dixie Micks playing Irish folk music which gets the crowds jigging away on the dance floor.
A family friendly restaurant in the centre of Morzine with an international menu serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening meals. You can also drop in for a drink and enjoy a good sing on their regular karaoke nights. Very welcoming and friendly staff with very reasonably priced food. Booking advised.
L’Etale is in the heart of Morzine near the bottom of the Pleney slopes. It is a popular restaurant for families and large groups. Serving a varied menu including Savoyard dishes, international dishes and specialising in meat dishes that you cook on a hot stone at your table. Bookings are essential, especially during peak weeks.
A chalet-style restaurant owned and run by the same family since 1923, serving traditional Savoyard dishes as well as gourmet French cuisine. A popular cosy restaurant in the town centre just 10-minute walk from the tourist office. Also has a vaulted wine cellar downstairs where you can enjoy an aperitif. Booking is highly recommended.
A cosy restaurant in the centre of Morzine, serving local specialities and traditional French cuisine using seasonal produce. With a very warm welcome and friendly service, this is a popular restaurant and booking is highly recommended.
📍 O Chalet
O Chalet is a burger restaurant in Morzine town centre. With friendly staff and fast service, they have a great selection of burgers, bagels, wraps and crepes. No reservations taken, just turn up and enjoy a great mountain burger.
Located in the heart of Morzine, this restaurant serves modern French cuisine and traditional Savoyard dishes. It is popular with both locals and visitors, so booking is essential.
In the centre of the resort this restaurant welcomes you to dine in a modern setting. Chef Thierry Thorens serves you French cuisine using fresh and seasonal produce. Enjoy traditional Savoyard fare to local fish dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Booking advised.
A contemporary cheese bar found in the centre of Morzine. Showcasing some of the best cheeses in the region along with a selection of Swiss, Italian and British cheeses. Enjoy a selection of cheese platters accompanied with wines and selected fine ports.
A Michelin guide restaurant found at the back of Hotel Le Samoyède in the heart of Morzine. Having returned to his hometown, chef Alexandre Baud-Pachon presents a set menu that changes every day and inspired by local market produce. A weekly menu is available on the website for you to decide which set menu you prefer.
A cosy restaurant specialising in cheese dishes and part of a working farm and dairy in Morzine. Enjoy traditional Savoyard dishes next to a roaring fire or in their cellar surrounded by maturing cheese wheels. A popular restaurant so booking is essential.
📍 Resort centre, Rte du Plan
Carrefour Market, well stocked reasonably sized supermarket.
📍 Resort centre, Rte de la Plagne
Spar, Minimarket in the centre of Morzine 50m from Tourist Office.
📍 Resort centre, Rte de la Plagne
La Bonbonnière, artisan bakery selling freshly made breads and pastries with a big selection of cakes. They also sell sandwiches and drinks for both sit in or take away.
📍 Resort Centre, Rue du Bourg
Boulangerie Chez Celine, freshly baked pastries and breads, as well as cakes and sweet treats.