Morzine – When Does It Open And What Covid Measures Are There?

Ski? France? Coronavirus? Yes you can – we’ll get to how Morzine is protecting skiers and snowboarders this season, in just a moment. But first: undoubtedly the world has changed significantly in the era of Covid-19 and the 2020 pandemic crisis – is this affecting skiing in Morzine? A little. There are various measures being put in place across France and by France Montagne as a whole. In Morzine, these measures are also in place, with a few extra helpful elements to a visitor’s journey to help people feel at ease this season should they wish to make a booking. This includes us lot here at Ski-Lifts, who’ve introduced the Hassle Free Covid-19 Guarantee, so that you can book your ski transfers in confidence.

But back to your questions about Morzine:

When does Morzine Open in 2020 for the Ski Season?

β˜€οΈ The Portes du Soleil ski area is partially open from the 11th of December 2020

πŸ”“ It opens fully on the 18th December 2020

β›„ Morzine has already had its first snowfall

❄️ The Morzine season snow arrived on Friday 25th September 2020.

🚑 Due to Coronavirus Portes Du Soleil have introduced ski pass cancellation insurance

πŸ›‘οΈ This will protect skiers and snowboarders.


Technically, the summer lifts schedule has actually been open throughout; only with added cleaning and infection control measures put in place as recommended by government, as well as the stricter equipment cleaning procedures for all for-hire companies advised by France Montagne’s Coronavirus ski measures over the last several weeks. This is to help the fast transition and transferring of Morzine into a Covid-19 preventative tourism location, and to encourage skiers to come back for winter 2020/21.

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What events are planned in Morzine for 2020/2021?

Micros d’Or, 15-17th December


Morzine Enchanted Village, 19th December to 2nd January


Ladies Night, 16th February


Morzine Takes Care of You, 8th to 12th March


Rock the Pistes, 14th to 20th March


Finales des Foyers de Ski de Fond 74, 10th March


Tournoi des Douanes, 23rd to 25th March


La Bagui, 11th April


Course des Champions, 4th April


What measures is the Morzine / Morzine Avoriaz ski area taking during the Covid-19 Crisis?

In addition to…

  1. Compulsory mask wearing in public areas for those aged 11 and over
  2. Compulsory mask wearing on the buses and any public transport throughout France
  3. Table-service only at bars and restaurants throughout the Morzine area
  4. Disinfection of high contact touchpoints and areas and higher cleaning protocol for ski equipment
  5. Hand sanitizer available for free use, from all local businesses and authorities


…As first reported by Planet Ski, it is currently known that Morzine’s hoteliers are agreeing together to offer Covid-19 refunds or credit notes should there be pandemic-related cancellations put in place by Government. Specifically, this means if Morzine and Avoriaz are closed, or in the event subsequent to booking that you’re unable to travel due to Government restrictions related to Covid-19, you will receive a refund. This is an incredible initiative from the area, designed to reassure us that it’s still safe to support the skiing industry – and that there is a mutual understanding that you will receive your money back should second and third lockdowns take place.

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What measures are Ski-Lifts taking to support skiers in the Coronavirus Crisis?

Ski-Lifts announced the Hassle Free Covid-19 Guarantee, a brand new initiative for all of our customers. In the event that an official Government or Local Authority-imposed restriction, sanction or ruling related to COVID 19 epidemic results in you being denied access to your route or destination,Β  we will refund your transfer cost or help you change / defer your transfer dates and times, up to the day before travel. Please check out the full terms and conditions here.

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