SUMMER IN MORZINE
THE SLOPES& SKIING
Morzine is just over an hour's taxi ride from Geneva making it one of the closest ski resorts from the airport. CHALET LE RENARD has a bus stop near the end of the drive thus has quick and 'door to door' access to the Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz and the whole of the Portes du Soliel ski areas. It has 650km of marked pistes across about 1036 square kilometers in 14 different valleys in both France and Switzerland (so popping over to Switzerland for the day is very easy.
Morzine is in the heart of this area and at the top of the main Morzine lift, a beautiful view of Mont Blanc can be seen on a clear day. Half of Morzine's slopes are known to be at a beginner or intermediate level, thus is attractive for families, having said that there are multiple black runs and a free-ride zone with some brilliant off-piste in the area. There also multiple snowparks or boarder-crosses/ski-crosses near by especially in Avoriaz, an area that appeals more to those who love powder and zipping in and out of the trees.
All sorts of ski/snowboard lessons are avaliable from beginner lessons on magic carpets to jumping lessons; these are avaliable in English or French. However one of the best parts is the plethora of bars and restaurants that adorn the mountains, you're never too far away from a hot chocolate or Vin Chaud.
Morzine is in the heart of the Portes du Soleil and one of the prettiest mountain towns in the Alps. It simply buzzes with life, oozing charm and alpine-chic from its quaint chalet-style architecture and offers a plethora of bars, cafes, and excellent shopping for a truly all-round relaxing alpine break.
As the most established alpine resort in Europe, Morzine is situated on the French-Swiss border and enjoys a hot and sunny climate with spectacular scenery and mountain lakes. The area is served by a large network of lifts in the Alps, which link up twelve individual resorts in the Portes du Soleil and provides more than 850 km’s of walking and biking trails on the same lift pass. This huge outdoor playground offers a myriad of activities to suit everyone from families and couples to explorers and adrenaline junkies!
Summer activities include:
Walking in the mountains either direct from the chalet or using the lifts
Morzine has a large indoor & outdoor swimming pool complex
Two Go-Ape style activities, one for young children and one for older kids & adults
White water rafting
Fantasticable (zip wire across the valley)