How To Get Around The Village of Morzine, France
Morzine has several Tourist Information Offices in town. The biggest had anything and everything you’d ever want to know about for Winter and Summer. By the way, Morzine has an unlimited Multi Pass during the Summer for the Portes du Soleil. This fabulous bargain costs 1 Euro a day if you stay at participating hotels and gives access to free chairlifts, gondolas, trams, swimming pools, tennis courts, some museums and inter-resort bus services. This is a fantastic deal. Do the European method of walking/hiking. Take a chair lift up a mountain, set off in any direction, walk down or take another chair lift down, and bus back to your original starting point.
But this is winter. There are two different pedestrian passes for pedestrians, cross country skiers and snowshoers to use. A senior pedestrian pass cost 42.50 Euros, and is good for six days only on the lifts of Morzine-Les Gets (pronounced le jay). It is not valid on the Super Morzine lifts that run up to Avoriaz or any of the Avoriaz lifts. The Avoriaz pedestrian pass cost 80 Euros for 6 days. We’ll decide later whether or not to just buy individual pedestrian lift tickets or a pass. ex-Marine (husband, Steve) has had tendinitis in a calf and his ability is in doubt right now.
The Morzine Tourist Office has daily weather reports, Internet (very costly Internet I might add at 5 Euros for 15 minutes), maps, hotel reservations, bus schedules, etc. There are eight free bus routes that make their way around Morzine, Nyon, Les Gets and go as the Telepherique Ardent all day. It did take us a bit of doing to figure them out but once we caught on, they were a cinch. The bus routes are color-coded with schedules clearly marked on every stop and usually ran anywhere from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes. The main transfer spot seems to be Mairie (the town hall).
For example, we could catch the “M” and “D” buses across the street from Hotel Beau-Regard, take to Mairie and transfer to “A” to Les Prodains, “E to L’Erigne, “N” to Nyon or take “M” back in the opposite direction to Telepherique Ardent because it didn’t stop in front of our hotel. This one was an Express. You can see why it took a little trial and error figure out the schedule.
There is also a “petit train” that does a small circuit around central Morzine passing the Super Morzine lift and Telecabine du Pleney at no cost or, how about just using “feet”?