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Resort guide to Morillon - France

Small, traditional valley ski village with access to the large Flaine Massif ski area

Overview

Morillon resort guide - a general overview

Morillon is a traditional, quiet valley village with a gondola link to its modern ski satellite mini-resort, Morillon 1100. The skiing starts and finishes at this higher, modern resort. If you are staying in the old traditional valley village at 700 metres altitude then you ride the gondola down at the end of the day except during the snowiest of weeks when it's possible to ski back. From the higher, modern base development it is easy to access the main ski area of the Flaine Grand Massif and enjoy all the variety this largely North facing area offers.

We offer some excellent catered chalets in Morillon so do have a look at these.

265km

700m - 2,480m

Airports

GENEVA
(1 hour)

Ski chalets in Flaine (Morillon) (4)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Traditional valley village with charm
  • Access to the huge, snow sure ski area of Flaine
  • Good value accommodation
  • Very easy reach from Geneva, less than an hour away

Cons

  • Low lying altitide means that it is not possible to ski back to the resort
  • Being a valley village there is local traffic passing through the centre

Flaine (Morillon) Resort Restaurants

There is a small selection of local style restaurants in old Morillon.

Flaine (Morillon) Mountain Restaurants

The Grand Massif area is not a top choice for the on-mountain gourmand. However, there are some very reasonable restaurants that serve up a perfectly decent lunch. In the Flaine bowl the Michet near the foot of the gondola serves good savoyard food. The remote Gite du Lac de Gers is one you need to book in advance and ring for the snowcat to tow you up from the Cascades run. Splendid isolation and simple hearty food await. The cosy and rustic Igloo, above Morillon, is friendly and reliable with a big sunny terrace to lap up the sun. L'Beu is also worth a mention, just above the bottom of Sairon chairlift; a small rustic place with only a handful of tables serves fabulous crepes.

Flaine (Morillon) Apres Ski

Local style bars only.

Flaine (Morillon) Nightlife

Nothing to report.

Flaine (Morillon) Resort Map