Currently Green Rides only offers one, albeit superb, chalet at Morzine, the largest town in Les Portes du Soleil; an area that encompasses thirteen resorts in what is widely acclaimed to be one of the two biggest ski sports destination in the world.
Morzine is renowned for its tree-lined runs and pistes yet it has more of the intimacy of a town than a fully fledged resort. Nevertheless you’ll find it lacks none of the facilities or buzz that you’d expect from any of the lavish resorts. The town and the surrounding commune known as Les Gets have a wealth of charm. The village of Les Gets opened the first single-person chair lift in 1938. The area has retained much of its unique origin, having begun as traditional working villages and towns that have evolved into ski stations. This enables visitors to really appreciate and experience the alpine lifestyle at close quarters.
When it comes to après ski, you can enjoy every level of entertainment within Morzine town and its satellite villages. There really is no shortage of choice when it comes to superb restaurants, bars, shopping and a lively nightlife.
Tucked neatly into this little corner of border-country creates the simplicity of being able to enjoy skiing in France one day, Switzerland the next. From the Swiss village of Torgon you can take to the slopes and absorb the breathtaking vista of Lake Geneva as you ski.
Avoriaz, with its brilliant bars, restaurant and clubs is the next connecting resort. Higher than all the other satellite resorts, this is the location of Aquariaz, a tropical themed water park but there is also plenty of exhilarating high altitude skiing. At night you can see the twinkling lights of this great station from the Morzine village centre.
We regrets to tell you – that with such an abundance of top quality skiing and entertainment so close to your doorstep, you’ll find that a week at Morzine is simply not long enough to take everything in, so it might be worth considering staying longer.
Nearest airports: Geneva (GVA) 84 Km (approx 1 hr 15 mins); Grenoble – Isère (GNB) 209 Km (approx 2 hrs 25 mins); Chambery (CMF) 129 Km (approx 1 hr 40 mins); Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) 205 Km (approx 2 hrs 15 mins)
Guide to local bus services in Morzine & satellites PDF Download
Market days: Morzine: Every Wednesday 8.00am until around midday – traditional butcher, fishmongers, grocers selling sausages and cheeses Les Gets: Every Thursday morning until midday – Selling meats, fruit, vegetables, local cheeses, flowers & c