Morzine and its satellite villages are well-served by numerous ski lifts taking you directly up to the peaks from all ends of town, and a couple of lifts are accessed in town itself. The new Pleney Express cable Car (opening winter 2013/14) accesses the plateau that links into the Les Gets area and on the other side of town, the Super Morzine bubble links directly into Avoriaz, and the Swiss sector of the Portes du Soleil. In addition there is the new Prodains Express cable car which opened in 2013 and speeds you up to the Avoriaz slopes in less than 4 minutes. A superb, free, interlinking bus service to all the lifts makes life very easy.
Morzine has skiing for all levels of skier and boarder, from tree-lined blues and greens to wide, cruising reds and challenging, steep-faced, mogulled blacks. Plenty of challenges abound for off-piste junkies, including the infamous Swiss Wall and the back of the Col de Fornet which runs down into the top of the Valley de la Manche, and along the River Dranse right back to Chalet Framboise!
Avoriaz, abounds with snow parks, and deliberately designed ‘play’ areas like ‘the Stash’ which make it a must-do destination for international boarders and freestyle skiers, and great fun for kids, of all ages!
Whether a beginner or an expert, the scope of variety and choice means you can ski a different area every day and go your whole holiday without skiing the same area twice! Ski passes can be bought to reflect your ability. For example, the local area pass may be ample for a beginner and the full Portes du Soleil perfect for the ranging intermediate and beyond.
The winter landscape also offers a whole host of other activities which can add to your holiday experience. From dog-sledding to parapenting, ice-skating to snow-mobiling, or discovering the serenity of the mountains on snow-shoes. Some of the best, get-away from it all, alpine snow-shoe walks can also be found in the valley and its environs.