Buying Experts for Luxury Property in Morzine
The Alpine Specialist guide to Morzine, France
The ski resort
Formerly a wealthy mining town, Morzine is now the largest and best known ski resort in the French/Swiss Portes du Soleil ski area. Development stretches along the length of a densely-wooded valley with chalets and hotels on both sides of the deep river gorge. Resort life is concentrated in the streets near to the tourist office. Après-ski is lively and continues until late and for dining there are numerous restaurants offering good local and international cuisine.
Skiing in Morzine
There are two main access points to the ski pistes that run down both sides of the valley into Morzine. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy them most, in particular the gentle hills towards the nearby ski resort of Les Gets. Experts should head to Avoriaz which can be reached by ski lift from Morzine and where there is some excellent lift-accessed off-piste. Another attraction is the Portes du Soleil circuit, touted as the world’s largest ski area. Snowboarders will enjoy the snowparks and freeride zones above Avoriaz.
Summer in Morzine
Long-established as a year-round mountain resort, Morzine is the heart of mountain biking in the European Alps during the summer months when the snow melts to reveal a network of woodland trails. Walking is another popular pastime.
Buying luxury ski property in Morzine
Older properties in Morzine are crafted out of local stone while newer properties are wooden chalets typical to the Haute Savoie region. Property developers have benefitted from the space offered by the flat-bottomed valley that Morzine sits in. Buyers in turn benefit from a wide choice of generously-proportioned ski chalets both in the resort centre and also in the outlying villages of Montriond and Nyon.
Read our guide to buying luxury ski property in France.
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