What’s the best Morzine ski pass for you?
Unsure of which Morzine lift pass you’ll need, in arguably the biggest (and best) ski area in the world? Let Simply Morzine help you to make the right decision!
You’ve booked your ski holiday with Simply Morzine. Tick. That was easy. But now you’re eager to make plans. For starters, you’re trying to work out what’s the best Morzine lift pass (for you and your group). We’re here to help!
Which Morzine lift pass should I choose?
A local Morzine / Lets Gets ski pass?
The full Portes du Soleil ski pass?
This is a classic question the Simply Morzine sales team are asked a lot. We can’t give an exact answer because everyone’s situation is different, so this blog is our best advice. If it still doesn’t solve your ‘which Morzine ski pass is best’ conundrum, please pick up the phone and give us a call on 0044 (0)1664 568902.
Lift Pass option # 1: Morzine & Les Gets Ski Pass (local area)
Easy slope access. Scenic. Perfect for beginners to intermediates – and those who like to cruise
‘Morzine/Les Gets’ is the local ski area. It’s immediately next to our Simply Morzine accommodation and hence the easiest to access, especially because our properties are either ski in ski out, or just a few steps from the slopes. There’s even a drag lift behind our partner ski shop. A Morzine & Les Gets lift pass means you’ll be on the piste quicker than you can say ‘ski pass Morzine’!
There’s plenty of skiing to be had at Morzine Les Gets – around 160km to be exact. This is split into 69 pistes (3 green, 29 blue, 28 red, 9 black) all served by 49 high-tech lifts, from the highest point at Chamossiere (over 2000m) all the way back to Morzine village (1000m). Price wise, the Morzine Les Gets ski pass is around 20% cheaper than the full Portes du Soleil ski pass.
Why is a Morzine Les Gets ski pass best?
- Easy & quick access from your Simply Morzine accommodation
- Perfect for Morzine short breaks (with time at a premium)
- Perfect for groups with children
- Perfect if you’re having lessons (with all ski school meeting points at the top of le Pleney)
- Perfect for beginners & intermediates thanks to its many wide, sweeping blue and red runs – especially the Pleney (Morzine) & Ranfolly bowl (Les Gets)
- Perfect for quiet, tree-lined scenic skiing & snowboarding amongst a truly stunning mountain backdrop close to Morzine
We reckon the Morzine Les Gets ski area is just fantastic and can’t speak highly enough of our ‘back garden’. Some Simply Morzine properties (and our ski shop) back on to the Morzine pistes, so you can ski home if snow allows. That’s a massive bonus and sometimes we wonder if it’s worth galivanting off to Avoriaz and beyond, when there’s so much great skiing for all on our doorstep with this Morzine ski pass . Plus, the mountain restaurants are excellent and the slopes are usually quieter this side. There is some tough skiing to be had within the Morzine Les Gets ski area – although if you want to cover big distances or find more challenging terrain, go for the full Portes du Soleil ski pass. If you like your skiing a little more relaxed, want fast slope access, are new to the sport, have lessons, or are time poor on a short winter break, stick to the Morzine & Les Gets lift pass.
Lift Pass option # 2: Portes du Soleil Ski Pass (full area)
Near-endless pistes across 2 countries for all levels. Welcome to the huge beast that is the Portes du Soleil
It’s never a surprise to hear the massive Portes du Soleil described as the most extensive, varied and best ski area in the world. It’s why we set up in Morzine in the first place. If you think you’re a decent skier/snowboarder & want a challenge, go for the full Portes du Soleil ski pass. This includes the Morzine & Les Gets sector and far more. With purpose-built Avoriaz at its heart, prepare to be wowed as the amount of terrain is huge. Prepare to ski some miles.
Why is a Portes du Soleil ski pass best?
- An immense 650km+ of slopes, spread over 300+ pistes (37 green, 123 blue, 110 red & 30 black). There’s nearly 200 lifts. Phew!
- International – linking 2 countries (France & Switzerland)
- Ski in an incredible 12 resorts – Abondance, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez (Les Crosets & Champoussin). 7 are in France and 5 are in Switzerland!
- Perfect for all levels, especially intermediates and beyond – but also beginners
- Some extremely challenging black runs – including the infamous Swiss Wall, a long, near-vertical mogul field. Be careful!
- Perfect for freestylers. Choose from 30 snowparks (including the Stash in Avoriaz and the Superpark at Les Crosets)
If you’re worried about repeating where you ski, don’t! We’ve worked out it would take over 80 hours (excluding time on lifts) to ski the full Portes du Soleil. So, it’s literally impossible to do it all on one ski holiday! With the wide, varied range of runs, this pass is a must for more confident skiers, or anyone of intermediate ability and above. If you want to ski or snowboard as far and wide as you can on your Simply Morzine holiday – go for the full Portes du Soleil pass. It’s something to write home about, that’s for sure.
Discounted Morzine Les Gets and Portes du Soleil Lift Passes
Don’t forget – whichever Morzine lift pass you go for, all Simply Morzine guests benefit from a 10% discount from the public lift pass prices. Plus, your Morzine ski passes will be ready and waiting on arrival in Morzine so you can hit the pistes straight away. After all, who wants to queue when you could be on the hill instead?! Further info about booking discounted lift passes ahead of your Simply Morzine holiday can be found here. We hope this helps you decide on the best Morzine lift passes for your group – and look forward to welcoming you to Morzine this winter.