Despite its transformation into fully fledged tourist destination, Morzine retains the look and feel of a traditional French market town. Unlike many purpose built resorts, Morzine is an authentic alpine town with bags of character and a strong sense of tradition. Fortunately, this authenticity and charm comes with some great bars, restaurants and the small matter of someamazing skiing in the shape of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area.
The Stash in Avoriaz, the very first in Europe, was voted the world’s best ski run by CNN in 2014. It’s
up to a mile long with a vertical drop of around 500 metres. It includes more than 80 features made of wood and snow.
The Swiss Wall or ‘Le Pas de Chavanette’ is classified as orange, which means that it is rated as too difficult to fit in the standard classification system. It has a length of 1 kilometre and a vertical drop of 331 metres, starting at 2,151 metres above sea level. The slope has moguls throughout. It starts in a narrow pass on the mountain top with an inclination of 40 degrees.The Circuit is an all-day itinerary that loops through the entire Portes du Soleil – a must do for all intermediate and advanced skiers that like to cover as much ground as possible.
A trip to the infamous Bar Robinson for a couple of demis of Mutzig, a draught beer which is reputed to have similar effects to hallucinogenic mushrooms.