Morzine review: Discover the best family ski resort in the French Alps region of the Portes du Soleil. From hotel recommendations including Hotel Névé to places to eat and drink, here’s everything you need to know before your ski holiday
Ski trips are one of the most common vacation trips during the winter and spring seasons, but finding the best family ski resorts for all abilities can be tricky due to the endless number of resorts and attractions. accommodation options. HELLO! were delighted to discover Morzine.
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Morzine, located at Gates Of The Sunthe french alps (and otherwise known as the Gateway to the Sun) is one of the more popular options. It is known for the endless amounts of winter activities and of course skiing, making it one of the best ski resorts in the French Alps. Here are the key details about Morzine and first-hand recommendations on where to stay, what to do and where to eat during your stay!
Morzine offers epic views of the French Alps
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Where is Morzine
Morzine is in the French Alps and is situated around the Portes du Soleil region. A short flight from London to Geneva followed by a quick 1-2 hour coach ride – I used Skiidy Gonzales which has the best view of Switzerland. You will have plenty of time to settle into your hotel – we recommend Hotel Neve, or even start your skiing adventures in the Alps! Not only is the journey quite short, but Morzine is nestled in the heart of ski resorts, local farms and even nightlife.
Ski with the family in the French Alps
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Where to sleep in Morzine
I recommend staying at Hotel Nevea modern and stylish 3 star hotel recently refurbished including a spa, gym, indoor swimming pool and a fantastic outdoor hot tub with views of the surrounding mountains.
Hôtel Névé offers incredible views from the hot tub
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Hôtel Névé in winter
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Where to eat in Morzine
The town is full of restaurants and bars
The Closed is a 250 year old restaurant and 11 bedroom boutique hotel located in the heart of Morzine. It features an open fireplace, cozy sitting area, flame-lit dining room and luxurious bedrooms with years of history and character.
Enjoy The Farmhouse’s atmospheric dining room
The chamade is a popular and more formal restaurant in the Morzine area, offering an extensive range of wines for all. There’s also a selection of the best cheeses downstairs alongside a floor dedicated to the local art scene.
Gastro pub Bec Jaune
Homesickness? The Brasserie du Bec Jaune has it covered with a substantial menu of gourmet comfort food using local ingredients and a bustling atmosphere filled with tourists, locals and plenty of locally produced beer from its microbrewery.
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Winter activities in Morzine
There is so much to do besides skiing
Ski with an eagle
Unmissable, this unique opportunity to ski alongside birds of prey only exists in Morzine! Spot eagles, owls, vultures and more. The action-packed ski tour (available for guests over 12) will allow you to learn about the birds while seeing them in action. Professional photos will be taken of you to purchase later, and you’ll also get the chance to hold the birds if you’re lucky! Book here.
A photo opportunity of a lifetime
Walking with snowshoes
Have you always wanted to hike in the snowy mountains at night and gaze at the stars? Snowshoeing in Morzine is the perfect activity, with stunning panoramic views of Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the magnificent Swiss mountain peaks. As you trek through the mountains, spot local wildlife, gaze at the stars through binoculars, and end the night with local wine by an open campfire.
Bars / Après-ski
As well as the restaurants and gastropubs in Morzine, there is a great choice of places to drink, including bars and the lively après-ski culture on the mountain, which is also easy to ski for beginners.
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How high is Morzine?
Morzine is an impressive 1000 meters high – and that’s not counting the tracks!
Morzine – a breathtaking place
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