About Where to Stay in Morzine
When it comes to booking accommodation in Morzine and Les Gets, there is certainly no shortage of choice. Superbly positioned at the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, both resorts are fantastic ski and summer activity destinations and offer a wealth of accommodation options for all types of holiday maker.
Whether you are looking for luxury hotels, ski chalets for large groups, or apartments that are as near to the ski lifts as possible, you’ll find it all in Morzine and Les Gets. Unlike many other French ski resorts, many of the buildings still retain a traditional chalet appearance with wooden façades, balconies and local slate roofs. This guide to the different sections that make up this superb holiday area should help point you in the right direction so that you are situated as close to whatever action you are looking for!
Morzine - Central accommodation close to ski area and nightlife
If you want to be first on the ski lifts in the morning and last out of the bars in the evening, then booking accommodation in Morzine itself is a must. The Super Morzine gondola which delivers you directly into the massive Portes du Soleil ski area is right in the centre of the village, as are the Pleney lifts which access the local ski area - Morzine and Les Gets. As is to be expected, most of the bars and restaurants are also right in the centre of town and Morzine is reputed to have one of the best après ski scenes in the whole of France. When researching hotels, ski chalets, self catering apartments or seasonal lets in Morzine, it is worthwhile bearing in mind that the town stretches along the valley so transport is key unless your accommodation is situated within easy walking distance to the ski lifts. There are free shuttle buses and a little tourist train to help transport skiers around the resort so make sure you check where the nearest bus stop is in relation to your accommodation.
Les Gets - Ski to the village family accommodation option
15 minutes drive from Morzine is the smaller, traditionally Savoyard village of Les Gets. The local ski area of Morzine/Les Gets is actually pretty extensive and great for beginners and intermediates and from here you can reach out into the wider Portes du Soleil ski area. The fact that you can ski to the village makes it particularly popular with families those looking for ski accommodation close to the slopes. There are numerous hotels in Les Gets as well as a plethora of catered chalets and self catering apartments available here as well as a good selection of bars and restaurants to choose from in the village.
Montriond & Nyon - Out of town luxury chalets in picturesque mountain hamlets
If you’re looking for a haven from which to base yourself for your Morzine ski holiday, then the beautiful hamlets of Montriond and Nyon are both ideal options. Just 5 minutes drive from Morzine itself, it is no wonder that there are numerous large luxury ski chalets in Montriond as it is a pretty Alpine village with great views, its own bars and restaurants, a wonderful lake, and easily accessible from Avoriaz. As Montriond neighbours Morzine, some parts of the town are just as close to the lifts as parts of Morzine, and Montriond is also on the Ardent bus route giving you good access up to Avoriaz.
Nyon is another picturesque hamlet offering large ski chalet accommodation with great mountain views. As with Montriond, Nyon is only 5 minutes drive from Morzine and an additional benefit of booking accommodation here is that you will be really close to the Nyon gondola which offers speedy access into the Morzine and Les Gets ski area without the crowds.
St Jean d’Aulps - Cheaper accommodation in a pretty, quiet village
Down the valley towards Thonon and Lake Geneva is the un-spoilt town of St Jean d’Aulps which offers some good and often cheaper accommodation options than in the centre of Morzine. The town sits at the foot of the impressive Roc d’Enfer mountain range and there are several hotels, chalets and apartments in the village. While the ski area is admittedly small, it is quite varied and despite the limited number of lifts, you can access some pretty good off piste terrain that tends to remain un-tracked for days after the the larger resorts are skied out. There are several bars and restaurants in the town of St Jean d’Aulps itself but should you feel the need for more action, a free shuttle bus to Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz is available.
Take a look at our separate Where to Stay Guide for Avoriaz.