How could you recommend a place to hit up the slopes for only 48 hours I hear you say? You can't...By the time you get there you would only spend a day and a half on the slopes before returning home. But it is possible and Morzine provides just that! That being said, we did stay longer than said 48 hours.
Morzine is a relatively short transfer from Geneva as it takes just over a hour transfer (with good traffic) and costs just over 70 GBP return with a transfer company. This is great so you're not crammed into a van for a couple of hours just to get to get to the resort. Perfect for those wanting to get away to a big enough ski resort (linked to Avoriaz) for a short break.
We stayed in an Airbnb just over the other side from the "super morzine bubble" as everyone likes to refer to. It was a short <10min walk to the lift station, slightly longer to the Morzine lifts themselves but easy enough to get to. Morzine is a cute little town, definitely worth walking around straight after your day of skiing or if you've got some spare time during the day. The reason why I mention straight after skiing is that the one night we wanted to venture out after taking a hot shower and changing etc, we came back into town to find most of the shops had closed for the day.
As Morzine is lower than Avoriaz it's blessed with some great scenery and lots of tree filled runs. We were lucky enough to have continual blue bird days while we were there and it just stopped snowing the day before. So much fresh pow to ride!
A regular (to Morzine) mentioned we should head to Les Gets (Mont Chery) as it isn't as busy and the tree runs are great. We headed out that way and were rewarded with quieter slopes or perhaps it was just a quiet day. Either or it was still a great time and if you're interested there's a decent snow park out that way too.
As you aren't able to ski direct to Avoriaz from Morzine you'll need to take the super morzine bubble half way and then take separate lifts up to Avoriaz. However 30 mins later you'll be in the heart of the "car free" ski resort. If you've got the time you can even get over to the swiss side of the alps. However just keep an eye on the time as lifts start closing from 4pm, so you want to make sure you are able to get the lasts lifts back to Morzine.
One tip I would like to impart is strategically picking your lunch time or location. As slope time is super valuable sometimes picking a popular joint for lunch may take up a lot of time waiting in the queue or waiting for food! That being said we did wait a while for one of the best burgers on the mountain @ Changabang!
As mentioned previously, Morzine is a beautiful small and charming town however there are quite a few restaurants to choose from if you wish to dine out. We chose to cook our meals in the apartment - nothing better than a home cooked hearty meal after a hard day of skiing/snowboarding! We actually had some issues with the Airbnb and to help compensate for these the owner generously took us out to dinner at one of the local restaurants Le Clin d'Oeil. We had a great meal there and would definitely recommend it for their local cuisine.
All in all it was a sensational trip. Perfect weather, great snow... we couldn't have asked for anything else. The only recommendation I would give is to stay longer! It definitely is possible to come to Morzine just for 48 hours, but you may leave just wanting more!
Since it's 48 hours of skiing/snowboarding/apres I guess it's unnecessary to really include an itinerary.... Eat, Ski/board, Sleep repeat!
We flew: Easyjet We stayed: Airbnb
NB. Our mate actually organised the whole trip and it was done to the T! Thanks Danga!