The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range that is entirely in Europe. This is the most prominent thing that can be said about the geography of the area and it dictates the the geographical features that can be found in the area. It is a mountainous area and Morzine is close to Mont Blanc. At 4808 metres this is the highest point in Europe. Discover Morzine that lies at approximately 1000 metres with the highest ski lift at 2460 metres meaning a total vertical of 1460 metres. The fauna and flora of the region is also dictated by the geographical conditions, with animals such as marmots and chamois adapting to live above certain altitudes. The local flora, such as Edelweiss and Gentian have also adapted to live at altitude. The Alps stretch 1200km from the south of France to Austria. Morzine has a total area of just over 44 kilometres squared.


Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie department of the Rhone Alpes on the Eastern border of France close to Switzerland. Geneva is the closest major city although there are also a number of other large towns in the area including Annecy, the capital of the region. Morzine is part of the Mont Blanc Massif due to proximity of Mont Blanc which affects the weather systems. Due to the mountainous geography of the area Morzine has never become overpopulated and retains a traditional alpine feel with tree lined slopes all around. Morzine is a part of the Geopark Du Chablais which is a UNESCO approved geological region. The region stretches from the banks of Lake Geneva to the peaks of the Portes Di Soleil.

Time Zone

Morzine is in the CET time Zone, or Central European Time, meaning that it is one hour ahead of the time zone in Britain. In June there can be almost sixteen hours of sunlight during the day, whilst in December this can drop to just eight and a half hours of sunlight during the day.