Why not? There is a reason we chose Morzine for the muchbetter HQ.
The skiing in Morzine is fantastic.There is a huge ski area for all abilities (its one of the hubs of the Portes De Soleil), and there is loads of great off piste terrain, especially if you are prepared to hike and ski tour to beat the crowds. Im not a boarder, but I know plenty of very happy snowboarders too. The park au naturel, the Stash, is pretty infamous – its a fun tree lined route filled with loads of different jumps and rails all carved out of wood.
The mountain biking in Morzine is well renowned too. Like many places in the Haute Savoie, you cant beat the stunning scenery, challenging cols and picturesque towns for road biking. A ride to Lake Geneva and back is very do-able too.
If you are into climbing, then the Alps is a mecca, and there is some great 12 pitch routes around, and some challenging sports climbing crags as well.
Morzine itself is a very pretty town, and has a great buzz summer and winter. Thats probably partly down to the large British expat community who now proudly call Morzine home.
Favorite spot for skiing in Morzine/Avoriaz?
Skiing up in Avoriaz I love the Fornet bowl for easy access, really fun terrain and usually good snow due to its aspect. Off the top of the Arare or Grandes Combes lifts, around the Coupe de Monde, there are more lines than you can shake a ski pole at, so just keep doing laps all day! So much choice its hard to say sometimes, which causes all sorts of skiers dilemmas on a powder day!
Favorite road biking route in Morzine/Avoriaz?
Road Biking in Morzine and the Portes De Soleil is world class. My favourite road biking circuit has to be the Col de Joux Plan from Morzine up to Les Gets, then over the top for a 12km descent from 1700m to 600m into Samoens, another stunning alpine village. Head right to Taninges, then you can come up the gorge back into Les Gets and down into Morzine again. If you are feeling good then carry on further to Mieussy and turn right to go up and over the steep (12% + in places) Col De Ramaz before returning to Morzine.
Favorite spot for climbing in Morzine?
My favourite place for climbing in Morzine is the cliff face off the road between St Jean Daulps and Le
Biot. 20 great bolted 3 pitch routes and no one around. Kevin the Viking(5c) is a classic mix of crack and slab climbing.
Favorite places to grab some food in Morzine?
Letale is a really popular choice, but the pizzas at La Rotonde have not been beaten anywhere else yet. The Wednesday market in the Place de Poste during summer is the place to get the best fruit and cheeses in the world. Enormous bags of bright red cherries for only a few euros. Mmm.
Favorite places for a drink in Morzine?
If you want to go for it then join the seasonaires at Robbos (Bar Robinson) for the aprs a few Mutzigs of unknown strength and the night is yours. If you make it, the Cavern is usually jumping, and if get the right night you cannot beat Caf Chaud for some hot, sweaty, grimy dubstep and electro. Just get the right night or else it feels all wrong in there!
If you are feeling more laid back, the Coup de Cour is a great wine bar with good food, and a cool outdoor seating area on the main square where you tuck in under sheeps wool rugs and recount the days skiing.
Whats the best time of year to come to Morzine?
If you ski then obviously winter (thats why I came), but its the summers that keep me here. Long, hot, summers days, BBQs by Lake Montriond, great biking, and a really friendly laid back atmosphere with none of the rush or stress of winter. Autumn is stunning for colors and normally very warm, sunny days.
Anything else you need to share for people planning a muchbetter adventure to Morzine?
Try and avoid peak weeks in ski season half term, easter and Christmas as it really does get jam packed here.
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