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Geneva to Morzine Transfer

If it’s your first time flying in to Geneva Airport and heading off to Morzine, you will be pretty amazed at how quick and easy it all is – with just a 90-minute transfer time between Morzine and Geneva Airport. Leaving the Geneva motorway behind, you’ll start the climb up to Morzine, with the snow-capped mountains as the backdrop to the last part of your journey. Your transfer driver will take you through some lovely alpine villages, including Taninges, the last big town before the Portes du Soleil resorts.

Passing the turn off to Praz de Lys, you’ll soon find yourself in Les Gets and from the windows of the transfer bus, you’ll spot your first ski lift of the journey! After that, it’s just a few more kilometres along the road before you arrive in the heart of Morzine. Hard to believe that just a couple of hours ago you were flying into Geneva Airport and now you’ve arrived in resort in your transfer bus.

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Morzine Destination Guide

Modern meets traditional in Morzine

Morzine village is spread out along two sides of a valley, with a mix of modern areas and the old village centre. Lifts run from both sides for skiing and boarding in winter and for mountain biking and walkers in the summer, making it the perfect all year round resort for active types.

The skiing in Morzine and neighbouring Les Gets is excellent for getting your ‘ski legs’. Once you’ve found them, head over to sister resort Avoriaz, the gateway to exploring the whole of the vast Portes du Soleil area that stretches across France and Switzerland. In a week of skiing you could easily do different pistes every single day!

Morzine in the summer

With over 650km of mountain bike trails plus freestyle and dirt parks, Morzine is paradise on two wheels in summer. The resort is well-organised for bikers in the summer months, with easy to use lifts to take your bike up, good value lift passes and jet washers to hose down your bike at the end of the a good day of riding.

Mountain Drop-offs is also totally geared up to summertime in Morzine, with all transfer buses operating out of Geneva Airport offering bike carriage (please book this service in advance).

Morzine’s great in-resort feel

Back at resort level, Morzine has long been a favourite destination for British holidaymakers who’ll feel at home in the many English-owned bars and restaurants in town. If you’d prefer to be immerse yourself in local life, there are lots of restaurants and bars offering Savoyard fair. We’re talking a raclette with local reblochon cheese, followed by a quick Genepy digestif or full strength Mutzig. And after you’ve eaten, you’ll find that out of all the Portes du Soleil resorts, Morzine has the most vibrant apres-ski and night life.

And with so much apres-ski and partying on offer in Morzine, we can highly recommend abandoning the idea of a hire car from the airport. After all, who wants to wake up feeling a little ‘tired and emotional’ and having to dig out the car and then drive all the way back to Geneva Airport? Much easier to let the transfer bus take the strain all the way from Morzine to departures!

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Things to do around Morzine

All-action Morzine

Active types will absolutely love Morzine as there is so much to do. As well as the skiing, boarding and biking, there are lots of unusual activities that’ll make your time in Morzine even more memorable. Here are some ideas that are faves with our Mountain Drop-offs transfer team:

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Snowmobile trek

Head out on a thrilling night time snowmobile trek around Avoriaz and the Morzine valley, leaving from snowscoot HQ, right next to the day skiers outside car park right at the entrance to car-free Avoriaz. It’s a little wooden chalet next to the La Chapelle drag lift. You can drive a snowmobile, or ride as a passenger, heading along the moonlit trails and pistes for a 20km adventure once the sun sets.

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Ice diving

Once the water has frozen, you can try ice diving at Montriond lake during the winter season. Amazingly, you don’t even need to have scuba diving experience to do this daredevil activity. Your fully qualified instructor will show you an wonderful underwater winter wonderland just outside Morzine village.

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Parc des Dereches

Head to the Parc des Dereches sports centre in the heart of Morzine in summer or winter for a whole host of leisure activities.  Fitness and leisure facilities including a gorgeous open-air pool, indoor pools, tennis, equestrian centre, pro-standard indoor ice-rink, skate park, street hockey, basketball courts and fitness classes. Makes us feel exhausted just writing about it all.

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Mountain bike weekend

Morzine and mountain biking go hand-in-hand and no more so than during the celebrated Pass’Portes du Soleil mountain bike weekend. This is where hundreds of visitors on two wheels (or even on foot) enjoy the specially selected mountain itineraries covering Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and beyond. Held every year over the last weekend in June, it certainly marks the start of the biking season in style.

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Fishing

Try catching your supper with a day out fishing in the summer season. There are some gorgeous places to cast your line around Morzine including Montriond lake, the plan du Rocher lake, or on the banks of the River Dranse. If you’re lucky, you might reel in a trout or two for a delicious fish supper!

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Upcoming Events around Morzine

There is always lots going on in Morzine. And with flights operating from all over the UK into Geneva Airport all year round, heading over to Morzine for that event that’s caught your eye couldn’t be easier with Mountain Drop-offs and our shared and VIP transfer service.

Kids Teatime Treat

Gouter enfant morzineEvery Tuesday in February between 16:30 and 17:30, all the kids are invited for a little apres-ski teatime at the Tourist Office square. There will be fun, music, hot chocolate and chocolate snacks for the children under the age of 14 – and it’s all free!

Visit the Snow Factory

Snow factory visits at MorzineOMG we LOVE this! Every Tuesday morning at 09:30 you can book onto a guided tour to explore the world of snow cannons and how artificial snow is made in Morzine. Everything from how it works, where the water comes from, the environmental impact and the technology used is covered.
You can either head off on skis to check out the snow cannon installations, or meet the group at the snow factory at Pleney if you’re on foot. It’s totally free and utterly fascinating. Commentary is in French only, so get revising those words for ‘neige’! Sign up for the tour at the Morzine Tourist Office. Pic @arnosenoner unsplash

Chocolate Making Workshop

free chocolate experiences for kids at MorzineMmmmm…a chocolate making workshop for free! Every Thursday evening during the main school holiday, you’ll find gorgeous, gooey melty choc at the Palais des Sports in Morzine. It’s an experience that’s suitable for all the family and you’ll head home with your very own and very tasty chocolate creation. What’s more, it’s free! Sign up at the Tourist Office. pic MerveAydin unsplash

Portes du Soleil Speed Tour

Try speed skiing in MorzineSpeed skiing (where you essentially point your skis down the hill and go as fast as you can) is an actual discipline. A piste in the Nyon sector of the resort has been assigned with all the electronic gadgetry to register your speed. Instructors will be around every Friday in Feb between 10:00 and 16:00 to give you some hints and tips.
To have a go you’ll need to be at least 5 years old, have a helmet on and be at least 3rd star skiing standard. You can be on skis, snowboard, telemark, handiski..however you slide! No need to book or reserve, just head to the departure gate where the speed skiing basecamp is. If you’re a really good skier, the instructors will even lend you a pair of downhill speed skis for you to have a go with! Speeds of around 80, 90 or even 100km/h aren’t uncommon! Pic@MorzineTO

Meet the Birds of Prey

Birds of prey on the slopes in MorzineEvery day during the French school holidays and a weekends, falconers ‘Les Aigles du Leman’ will be around the Nyon plateau with their magnificent raptors – and there are lots of ways you can join in.

If you happen to be at the summit of the Pointe de Nyon at 13:00 you’ll see the majestic Imperial Eagle flying. At 14:00 and 15:30 each day there will be a free flying demonstration. Watch in awe as the graceful falcons and hawks fly to the gloved hand of the falconers. Paid experiences include skiing with Eagles (yes, it’s an actual thing!) and the chance to meet and handle owls, vultures and buzzards. Book at the Morzine Tourist Office.

‘Take Care of Yourself’ Festival

Take care of yourself festival morzineMarch in Morzine is the perfect time to relax, take care of yourself and enjoy the spring snow conditions. This annual event is back, with a full programme of workshops and classes. From yoga and pilates, to reflexology and meditation, it’s all about looking after yourself, feeling good, being active and eating well. The main event location is the Palais des Sports.

Rock The Pistes 2023

Rock the pistes portes du soleil 2023It’s back! In full effect! The biggest music festival across the Portes du Soleil has a full programme of concerts and entertainment both on and off the pistes this year. Across the week there’s a big headliner gig each day on the pistes in a different resort. Pre-show DJ warm up starts at 12:45 and then the main act is on at 13:30. Then there are over 30+ gigs to enjoy back in resort as part of the apres-ski programme.

Here’s what we’ve got so far, but keep an eye on the official Rock the Pistes website for all the latest info!

12/03  Champery – Les Crosets

13/03 Morzine – Les Gets : Suzane

15/03 Montriond – Les Lindarets

17/03 Chatel : Eagle Eye Cherry

18/03 Morgins

ESF Morzine Ski School Torchlit Descent

Fireworks in MorzineLoved by little and big skiers alike, everyone adores a torchlit descent on skis after the sun has gone down! ESF Morzine hosts the event every Tuesday evening during January, every Thursday evening between the 9th Feb and the 2nd March and back to every Tuesday again from the 7th to the 21st March. Start time is 18:30.
It’s free to take part and there will be fireworks after the descent too. Bring a goblet for your free vin chaud, or buy one for 1€ on the night from the drinks stands. It all takes place the Pleney snow front. Book your place for the run with ESF Morzine or the Tourist Office. pic@MorzineTO

Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins Ice Hockey Match

Morzine ice hockey teamCheer on the Morzine-Avoriaz Penguins ice hockey team when they play their home matches at the Skoda Ice Arena in Morzine. The team is currently playing in D1 division and they’re currently fighting to stay up, so go and support them!
Matches are mostly on Wednesdays with puck-off at 20:45. Tickets are usually 10€ for adults, 6€ for 6-16yrs and free for under 5s. Don’t forget to join in with the chant : ‘Allez Les Pingouins’! Pic@HCMA 

Pass’Portes du Soleil Mountain Bike Festival

Pass portes du soleil MTB 2023The 2023 edition of this world-renowned, multi-country mountain bike festival week is from the 24th to the 26th June and it is going to be epic. If you’ve never done it, it’s a must. On bike or on foot, you follow a specially curated range of rides and hikes around the whole Portes du Soleil area ranging from the full 80km to special sessions for kids with a guide. This the Bike Village (where the trade stands are) is in Les Gets.

Things like roadblocks, food at special footsteps and the lift passes are all included in the dat packages.You’ll need to reserve your place in advance (and the 80km sells out very quickly). Registration opens on the Pass’Portes du Soleil official website from the 1st February 2023.

Summer or winter, skier or non-skier, with family or with friends, there’s so much to do in Morzine. Maximise your time in resort by letting one of our fleet of modern transfer buses whisk you straight from Geneva Airport to Morzine in just 90 minutes, so you can get on with the serious business of enjoying yourself as soon as possible.