“My family has been going to the same ski resort for years, but now the children are older we’d like to try somewhere different. We need slopes for varying abilities, good restaurants and après-ski, not too far from an airport. Where should we go?”
1 MORZINE, FRANCE
GUY MURDOCH, FRENCH ALPS MANAGER, SAVILLS SKI
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“Morzine is a firm family favourite thanks to its charming Alpine village centre, good-value property, access to the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area and proximity to Geneva airport – a little more than an hour away by car. There’s a wide range of pistes, and active teenagers will relish testing their skills at snow parks such as the Burton Stash in Avoriaz.”
One of 12 linked resorts in the Portes du Soleil ski area, which covers France and Switzerland, Morzine offers year-round village life and access to more than 600km of slopes and 30 snow parks – there’s something for everyone here, from beginners to off-piste daredevils. There’s a good choice of mountain restaurants – pulsating fun at La Folie Douce in Avoriaz or Swiss chalet charm at Le Vaffieu, close to the top of the Pleney cable car – and a mix of high-altitude skiing, testing off-piste and long, leisurely blue runs. Central Morzine has swimming pools and an ice rink with great family-focused après-ski. Best of all, being so close to Geneva, the transfer is one of the shortest in the Alps, making a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip perfectly possible when the snow is falling.
Pictures from top: on the piste in Morzine (Alamy); and a tree-lined valley (unsplash)