The ski resort of Morzine-Avoriaz is in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. Morzine is also coupled with Les Gets and is the closest of the major alpine ski resorts to Geneva Airport with transfers of just over an hour. Since its first ski lift opened in 1934, Morzine has remained a traditional alpine town full of charm and bustle with an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and bars. You can download the Morzine Avoriaz official Tourist Office Brochure here.
The Ski Area of Morzine with its lifts takes skiers from the town level of 1000 metres up to pistes at over 2000 metres. Many of our clients return to France again and again, often quoting Morzine’s authentic, traditional Alpine feel as the main reason for their loyalty, not forgetting of course, the great service Alptitude has to offer.
Avoriaz was built by the town of Morzine to ensure visitors to the town have access to guaranteed snow throughout the season with lifts taking skiers up through Avoriaz to a height 2500 metres. Morzine – Avoriaz is part of the Portes de Soleil, one of the largest international ski areas in the world. With 220 lifts and 650 km of linked pistes partly in France and partly in Switzerland the area is a wonderland for all levels of skier.
All types of skiing are catered for. Snowboards are much in evidence in and around Avoriaz, which has become the unofficial snowboard centre for the Alps. The Stash, the first giant ecological snow park in Europe, is a new concept in snowparks imported from the Californian resort of North Star. It was developed by Jake Burton, famous for his visions on the future of the snowboard.
The broad open pistes and trails around Morzine itself are ideal for beginners and intermediates alike and a centre for cross country skiing is to be found just up the valley from Morzine. The winter visitor to Morzine will find many attractions apart from the skiing; the Tourist Office ensures that each week there is a programme of activities to entertain and amuse. In addition permanent attractions such as the indoor and outdoor Ice Rinks and the cinemas are always available.
Morzine, in contrast to many other alpine ski resorts, is a town in its own right with a life all year round after the skiers and the snow have disappeared. As a result you will find a full range of shops, bars, cafes, hotels and restaurants. Morzine is particularly proud of the great range of eating out on offer, with prices to suit all pockets and food to suit all tastes. It’s what makes Morzine perfect for that self catering ski hoilday in France!
You can see more information on what Morzine has to offer as a ski resort if you follow this link: www.morzine-avoriaz.com/resort.html