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Morzine skiing

Morzine Skiing

The Portes du Soleil is “largest ski area in Europe,” with 208 interconnected ski lifts servicing 650 km in France and Switzerland . The Morzine ski season is from December to April.

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The huge ski area of the Portes du Soleil offers skiing and snow boarding for all abilities. Morzine is a good family resort with traditional chalets, with plenty of beginner and intermediate slopes. The area has 650km of marked runs and said to be largest ski area in the world. Morzine and Avoriaz have nursery slopes next to the resort, intermediates have an excellent area in Morzine area and for advanced skiers there are 20 black runs around the Portes du Soleil.

Off piste skiing is available and there is the challenge of the 'Wall' at Avoriaz and the "Jean Vuarnet" World Cup Downhill run from the top of Les Hauts Forts down to Les Prodains. Snow parks are spread around the Ports du Soleil.

There are various routes you could use to go to Portes du Soleil. If you're a decent driver and know how to read maps, it's more ideal to rent a car and go there on your own. Check out for a list of possible cars you could use when you visit.

Morzine is relatively low and may not have snow and visitors may need to use the ski lifts Avoriaz (top station 2466m) which is connected to Morzine using the free regular buses. A cable car from Les Prodains, provides the quickest and direct link to Avoriaz. Alternatively, Super Morzine lift connects via a series of chairlift to Avoriaz.

Morzine is linked via lifts up the Pleney to Les Gets which is 6 km away by road. Avoriaz is a top snow boarding destination. Free riders should check out the Hauts Forts area.

Les Portes du Soleil has a "hands-free" ski-pass. The pass can be read from a distance.

The main ski schools in Morzine are the ESF, (04 50 79 13 13); British Alpine Ski and Snow boarding School , (0450 74 78 590). Ski, board and boot hire is easily available in Morzine.

There are 4 cross country areas accessible from Morzine. The Manche Valley with 25 km of challenging circuits, the Morzine - Avoriaz sector with 47 km for all levels, Lake Montriond with 10km of Canadian-style runs, the Pléney - Chavannes sector with 8.5 km of forest runs. Access to the runs is free, but a cross country pass is available for use of ski lifts which provide access to these sectors.

Every Thursday through the winter Morzine has floodlit night skiing/boarding on the bottom of the Plenney.

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