Essert Romand is a small village situated just a 3 minute drive from the town of Morzine. Away from the hustle and bustle of the larger town, a ski holiday in Essert Romand gives you the peace and quiet you need to relax after a hard day on the slopes: just sit back and watch the world go by. All this and you're still conveniently connected to one of the most extensive skiing areas in the world, and the Portes du Soleil has 650km of piste served by 198 lifts and kept in great condition by 835 snow guns. In terms of getting on the piste, not only is Morzine close by, you can also drive to Les Gets and to the cable car that serves Avoriaz (and note that there's a new cable-car linking Morzine and Avoriaz directly!). Access from the airport is quick, and Geneva is just 1hr15mins away. Read more...
Accommodation in the Morzine/Essert Romand is in with traditional alpine style, with wood-clad self-catered and catered chalets in Morzine/Essert Romand a key feature. There are self-catered chalets in Morzine/Essert Romand for your ski holiday, which allow you the flexibility to make your own plans for meals, or to take cost-cutting measures and cook for yourself. Essert Romand does not have a nightlife, but there is both a bar and a restaurant, and if you're looking for something more lively then a night in Morzine or Les Gets is easily done.
No matter your ski or snowboard experience, Morzine and the Portes du Soleil have plenty to offer
Skiers and snowboarders do not need to leave the Morzine/Les Gets area to find plenty to keep them entertained, and the additional area of the Portes du Soleil makes it one of the most attractive propositions in the world. For beginners, there's a great range of ski schools offering group and private tuition to choose from, and progression from nursery slopes to slightly more challenging runs in Super-Morzine is easy. More experienced skiers have plenty to choose from, and there are plenty of blues, reds and blacks, and some nice challenging runs, for instance those coming down from Chamossiere. Snowboarding in Morzine has a great reputation on the circuit, and with great snowparks in Avoriaz it's no wonder the Portes du Soleil is a top destination for boarders!