Morzine – The ski station of Portes du soleil
Morzine is a French commune situated in Haute-Savoie department, at an altitude of 1000m.
The weather wise benefits from the Mont Blanc microcliate. Close to the moutain, the commune take benefits in the 30s from the winter tourism took over.
Part of the rich domain of “Portes du Soleil”, the city is know for the modern ski facilities, hotels and restaurants, but also for the moutain bike, walking and caving during the summer peak.
The “Lac de Montriond” is a good place this visit, you can walk around the lac. But aside Morzine, you can fin some other famous place, the more popluar are the “Mont Blanc” and the “Lac de Geneve”. Also on the top of the station, there is a place where you can have a beautiful view on Mont Blanc and all the valley.
Café Chaud is a bar & restaurant with music that varies from jazz to blues and house. The Cavern located near the middle office is offering two happy hours on a day ! With good ambiance and theme party. You can also have french famous wine in the Chaudanne.
Morzine is a ski station, you will easily find some ski shop & snowboard. There is also souvenirs shop in the centre of the city. Concernning traditional shopping, you should focus on the “Rue du Bourg” where you can find perfumerie and body products. During the summer, ski shop are remplace by bike shop.
The local time is (GMT+2).
During the summer, the average temperature is 19°C. Winter is colder, with an average of 4°C. The average rainfaill is 97mm per month.
The fastest way to go to Morzine is by airplaine, Geneva International Airport is the closest to the city. You can also take local buses in Thonon-les-Bain and Cluses.