Morzine-Avoriaz: Varied Terrain At Two Resorts And More -

You'll find Morzine in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. The lodging is spread across a river gorge, bordered by partially wooded slopes, which are good for skiing, particularly in poor weather conditions.

This is the among most northernmost resort areas of the French Alpine and benefits from the Mont Blanc microclimate in terms of its weather.

The terrain makes the area excellent for beginners and intermediates making Morzine especially attractive to families.

The more challenging skiing and riding is at Avoriaz, reached via the Prodains lifts. They are just five minutes away on the trustworthy local bus service. Off-piste skiing and riding is varied and somewhat adventurous, making the village a firm favorite with snowboarders.

The nightlife of this functioning French village will keep anyone going if ski legs don't fold up early.

The village, at 1000 m, has a top station at 2020 m, and is closely linked to its neighbors Avoriaz and Les Gets. They function as linked skiing areas during the winter season. The Portes du Soleil ski area includes both French and Swiss villages. Cars are prohibited in Avoriaz.

There are 42 lifts in the immediate area, but that expands to 207 in the Portes du Soleil, which means skiing and riding over 650 km. Geneva is main airport gateway, 55 km away.

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