Skiing to Morzine and Avoriaz from Les Gets
For those who want to explore a little further afield, skiing down into Morzine and then taking the lifts up into Avoriaz gives you an extra 120km slopes to explore. Avoriaz is quite different to the Les Gets area with its 1960’s architecture, it is higher and above the tree line but is worth a visit:
Skiing to Morzine from Les Gets
Morzine is easily accessible from Les Gets and you have many possibilities, here are two of them :
1. Starting from the Folliets ski lift: This is the easiest ski route, all blue runs: Take the Folliets chairlift and go down the blue slope N (C5 on the pistes map) to access the Pleney area located in the Morzine resort. (During the Ski Season during lockdown 2020-21 Chalets 1066 owner Mark would regularly ski tour from Chalet Hastings up Route de Nabor (which is used by the pisteurs so is usually pisted) and then down into Morzine, stopping off at Les Mouilles Café on the way, where the views are incredible.
Skiing to Morzine
2.From the top of the Ranfolly lift : .Ski from the top of the Ranfoilly lift either taking the blue Choucas run or by the red Tétras. Once you are at the bottom of the Chamossière lift, stay on the blue Choucas run until you come to the bottom of the Troncs lift located in the Troncs bowl. You are now in the Morzine resort (Nyon/Chamossière area). You have easy access the Pleney area and also to the centre of Morzine, thanks to the blue link. It’s a bit longer but it's a very gradual lovely blue.
Skiing in Morzine
Morzine shares 120 km of slopes with Les Gets, the link between each resort is very easy. This area has lot of tree line routes, which is ideal when the weather is snowy, and visibility is low.
At Chalets1066 we love the Nyon/Chamossière area linking Les Gets to Morzine. It’s also the ideal place to be during the peak season and for the advanced and expert skiers with its red and black runs, as well as the free-ride area. We will be happy to share with you some of our favourite secret routes.
Morzine is ideal for all abilities: ski schools on the “Front de Neige”, gondolas that give you access to the highest points, you will also find intermediate slopes on the three sides of the resort. The ski pass for the Morzine- Les Gets area is also very good value..
Skiing to Avoriaz
Here are few ski routes to access Avoriaz resort :
1. The Prodains Express cable car:
The cable car is in the Vallée des Ardoisières in Morzine. It links Morzine to Avoriaz in only 4 minutes and will take you directly in the heart of the ski area from where you can access the Arare, Chavanette and Grandes Combes areas.
Accessing Prodains Express by car: it is a 20 min drive from the center of Les Gets and you can park at the outside paid-parking on the foot of the gondola.
Access to the Prodain Express by the slopes from Les Gets: From Les Gets area take the Folliets lift and ski down the blue run N (C5 on the piste map) to access the Pleney area located in the Morzine resort. Then you can ski down to the bottom of the Pleney toward the heart of Morzine resort. At the foot of the Pleney gondola you can take the free shuttle from the bus stop (Ligne A) with a bus every 10 minutes that will take you directly at the foot of the Prodains Express.
Skiing to Avoriaz
2. Super Morzine gondola:
The Super Morzine gondola is in the heart of Morzine next to the footbridge linking the two hillsides of the village. The lift can be reached easily from the Pleney, thanks to the “touristic train” stopping at the Pleney and driving towards Super Morzine to join the center.
You will reach the top of the lift in about 5 minutes. Take the Zore chairlift and ski toward the Proclou lift by the very easy Séraussaix run. The Proclou lift will take you on the top of the famous La Chapelle Snowpark where you can wether choose to ski toward the Lindarets bowl to join Châtel and the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil throught the Chaux Fleuri lift. On this route there is the Stash area which is a very popular freeride/freestyle area with features all made of wood by a local artist.
From the top of the Proclou lift you can also reach the heights of Avoriaz by skiing down on the blue run “Boulevard des skieurs” toward the Lac area. If you take the Lac chairlift you will land on the Haut Forts area, and you can ski down the blue runs of Arare or Lac then ski down the “Allée de la Chavannette” link to the bottom of the Fornet, Choucas or Chavanette ski lifts. All these will take you easily to the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil.
Skiing in Avoriaz
Avoriaz village is nested at 1800 m high with the highest point being Le Fornet at 2’250 m: panoramic views on the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches will welcome you at the top of the Fornet lift.
The Avoriaz skiing area is divided in different valleys offering many skiing opportunities : skiing in the treelines for example in the Lindarets and Stash area, or on more steep runs like the Coupe du Monde run at the top of the Grandes Combes lift, there are also plenty of routes offering panoramic views for example the Plaine Dranse area linking Avoriaz to Châtel.
You will also have many off piste and freeride opportunities, don’t hesitate to book a guide so that you will ski safe and discover the hidden gems of this resort.
Avoriaz is regularly ranked in the top 10 of the best freestyle resorts award in Europe. There is a total of 5 snowparks and playground area for children in Avoriaz. The Proclou area which is a beginner area has welcomed few years ago the “Lil Stash” a magic playground built in the forest for kids to enjoy with or without their skis.
With Chalets 1066 once you have booked your accommodation you can book your ski passes. You can choose whether Les Gets/Morzine or the full Portes du Soleil one. We are also more than happy to help and give you advice on the skiing are of Les Portes du Soleil according to your level at skiing.