Les Portes du Soleil introduced a "hands-free" ski-pass for the 1999-2000 season. This new ski-pass eliminates the need to present a ticket or pass when boarding lifts. The pass can be read from a distance, even from the depths of a pocket or backpack, which allows you to remain bundled up on those cold, windy days. The pass is also combined with a "loyalty" system that gathers points with every purchase made which can be traded in for free ski days.
During the winter seasin there is an excellent system of free shuttle buses around the resort. In theory you should show your ski pass to qaulify, but no one does.
The most frequent one goes to Avoriaz every 15 minutes or so, but others run to Ardent and Noyon.
However, they stop round about tea time, so if you are staying a way outside Morzine and want to get back from your dinner in town, you should book a cab home.
They all depart from the main bus stop opposite the tourist info chalet. The stop also has a huge illuminated sign showing which cable cars and chair lifts are open, and also helpfully indicates the current likelihood of an avalanche.
By car : Motorway A 40 exit Cluses, Taninges, Les Gets, Morzine. Or exit Annemasse, Bonneville, Taninges, Les Gets, Morzine : 30 km.
By train : SNCF TGV Paris-Thonon or Cluses
By plane : Genève Cointrain : 65 km