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Morzine

Morzine, the oldest resorts in France is located at the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas. Morzine, the oldest resorts in France is located at the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas. Morzine, the oldest resorts in France is located at the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas.

Located at the heart of Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas, Morzine is among the oldest resorts in France and sits at 1,000 metres, just below Avoriaz.

Morzine has many positive characteristics: the village is very well located, near Geneva and a major spa town, Evian. Its average altitude is suitable for all ages, its climate is refreshing and healthy. Its surroundings are nice and people are hospitable.

It was in 1935, when a bus line was set between Morzine and Cluses, ensuring correspondence with the «Snow Train» line between Paris and Saint-Gervais, that ski resorts started getting really popular. In 1936, Morzine already had 15 hotels, 5 pensions, 60 rental chalets but also one hotel and one chalet situated in the mountain. Morzine became the best equipped resort in the Chablais region to host tourists.

Five Ski Schools opened. The first one was created in 1936 by the «Paris Alpine Ski Club». The fifth one was founded in 1939 by a group of instructors and was named «Ecole de ski Morzine». In 1942, the five schools gathered and became «Ecole du Ski Français».
In the 1930’ s, Morzine become «the» place to be for winter sports and through the years, it could adapt to the demands of tourism while preserving its authentic charm, its cultural and architectural heritage.

Today, Morzine stands out with its connection to 650 km of runs in the Portes du Soleil ski area. Its central position in the ski area, its location at the bottom of the ski runs and its easy access (highway is only 35 km away and Geneva International Airport is only 75 minutes away) makes Morzine a popular destination for international skiers.

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Skiing in Morzine Children skiing in Morzine Morzine village
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