Morzine, Portes du Soleil 1000m.

When the contributor visited the resort in April 2003 he was told that you can park in Morzine 1000m under the Gondola that goes up to Avoriaz 1800m. This is useful late in the season although I think one could park there at other times as well.

Access to the parking area is at the bottom of the town opposite the Sports Centre and is accessed via the bus station past the Post Office. You continue through Place de la Poste and then into Route du Plan and continue past a timber mill until the end and park next to tennis courts and skate park opposite to the funicular which takes you up to the Gondola. Above you should see a suspension bridge across the River Dranse which takes you to the Sports Centre and Patinoire.

There are no facilities although there is a toilet next to the supermarket in the Bus Station. You can always travel back to Les Gets to service the van.

A ‘Petit Train’ runs from the Gondola to the Cable Car up to Pleney 1600m.

Conditions can be good late in the season with the benefit of longer days and clear roads.


Les Marmottes Camp site outside of Morzine is located in Essert-Romand authentic Savoy village in the heart of the French Alps famous PORTES DU SOLEIL, only 5 minutes away from MORZINE-AVORIAZ.

It is a very good campsite although small with 30 pitches (You need to book). The very friendly chatty owner speaks perfect English. Campsite is connected to Morzine by public bus. This costs €1 into Morzine and €1 back each day. The campsite is quite remote with only one bar/ restaurant Le Petite Auberge (very good) in walking distance. Easy cruising around Morzine and Les Gets. Quite pricey campsite €25 per night. The site has modern sanitary blocks including a baby bathroom.

There is electricity on all pitches (3,6,10 Amp). On the site can also be found washing and drying machines and a heated ski boot room.

A baker delivers in the morning (only in high season). There is also gas propane delivery (13 and 35 Kg)


Thanks to Peter Gordon and Derek Bell


Jan 2010 - Update by Andy Bond

Aire/Campsite details:

Les Marmottes - Good friendly English speaking campsite owner. Buses every hour from outside the campsite and only one stop away from Morzine centre. Very quiet in Jan 2010 (only 2 vans on site). Excellent drying area for ski equipment. Excellent showers/toilet facility. 1 hour walk to Morzine (not in ski boots) easy access by road.

Skiing details:

Lots of miles with blue and red runs.