Morzine Resort

Morzine Resort

Morzine village resort is located in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world. 

As well as being a ski resort, Morzine is a traditional Market town Morzine retains a very alpine feel with a year round life including activities and a community that extends past having fun on the snow! 

History

Originally founded in 1181 Morzine was a Grange off Aulps Abbey - a Cistercian Monastery that use the land as an agricultural centre where the monks cultivate the land and reared livestock. 

After that, Winter sports enthusiast began coming to Morzine during the Edwardian times, spending time skating on the lake and ski touring the rolling meadows surrounding the town.

After the construction os a cable car in 1934 it wasn’t until 1960 that the Winter sports industry began to boom in Morzine. The local community clubbed together to send a local racer to the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, USA.  Jean Vuarnet came home with a gold medal for downhill.  Jean Vuarnet was then tasked to create the high altitude ski station of Avoriaz and link with our neighboring resorts to create the Portes du Soliel we have now!