Car is not necessary
With one foot in France and the other in Switzerland, Morzine is at the heart of the largest ski area in the world, The Porte du Soleil. With Access to 14 resorts & 266 ski runs, there is something here for all levels (26 blacks, 100 reds, 106 blues, 34 greens).
From the Chalet’s central position the Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz sectors are easily accessible.
Two linked resorts, Morzine and Avoriaz combine traditional character and ski-in ski-out convenience with a highly efficient lift system serving 650km of runs in the Portes du Soleil – suitable for all levels from beginner to expert – less than 90 minutes from Geneva. Amazing slopes, great nightlife and good value.
Morzine remains true to its alpine farming village roots, with distinctively steep, slate-roofed chalets and farmhouses. Purpose-built Avoriaz, above Morzine at 1800 metres, was conceived by legendary local ski champion Jean Vuarnet (creator of the eponymous hi-tech eyewear) and successfully blends into the high mountain terrain.
Both towns have unique and individual appeal to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities, giving a relaxed, unpretentious and friendly atmosphere.
Beginners have good nursery slopes at Le Pleney, on one side of Morzine, with an easy progression to long, gentle intermediate slopes shared with Les Gets, Alternatively a cable car ride takes you to the wide nursery slopes radiating out from the center of Avoriaz,
Intermediates are spoilt for choice, exploring Le Pleney, Les Gets and Nyon from Morzine, or taking the gondola or cable car to Avoriaz to explore the other French and Swiss resorts to complete the huge Portes du Soleil circuit.
Advanced skiers and boarders gravitate to the steeper slopes of Nyon from Morzine and the tough Haut Forts runs above Avoriaz, and the Swiss Wall mogul descent to Champéry in Switzerland. They can also take a guide to explore the vast acres of off-piste powder.
Boarders consider Morzine-Avoriaz as one the best destinations in the the Alps. Avoriaz has a snow park with tables, rails and jumps plus a free ride terrain and throughout the Portes du Soleil the lifts are mostly chairs and gondolas.
Morzine has X-country trails above and below the tree-line and Avoriaz has trails with stupendous panoramic views.
There’s no shortage of characterful mountain restaurants in the Portes du Soleil. Some are gourmet, some more modest – and all good value. Le Village des Chèvres is one of our favourites lunch spots, with half a dozen to choose from.
Summer Golf Holidays
The panoramic views along with the beautiful fresh air of the Alpine summers make this a tempting invitation to discover the greens of some really chalenging courses. These are just a few of the superb local golf courses with an alpine backdrop.
In Les Gets, tee-off facing Mont Blanc. The Les Gets golf course, positioned on the Chavannes ridge, offers a round of golf with exceptional panoramic views. In the heart of the Portes du Soleil, in wooded surroundings, the Les Gets Golf course has a hole named after the nearby peaks: with Mont Blanc or the 14th hole being the most impressive of this line up.
From this diversity, this fairly technical golf course derives its originality. Designed in 1995 by Dongrady, its variety along with the superb way in which it is looked after can’t fail to seduce you.
Évian Masters Golf Club…a legendary golf course at the foot of the Alps
In a wooded park of 150 acres, the Évian Masters Golf Club offers the irreproachable quality of a championship golf course and the beauty of a unique site between lake and mountains. A varied landscape, well-defended greens, narrow fairways, water hazards, bushy roughs for varied strokes and velvety greens all year round, just for your pleasure.
The Évian Masters Golf Club deigned by Cabel B. Robinson is one of the most beautiful and mature golf courses in Europe. The Evian Masters Golf Club welcomes the 78 best golfers in the world every year giving you the opportunity to play in their footsteps.
Spectacular 18 hole alpine golf course in Chamonix, France
During the winter,Chamonix’s 35 hectares of golf course are covered in snow and ice. Situated between the Mont Blanc and the Aiguille’s Rouges Massifs, the 6076m long golf course only becomes playable from May 31st to October 1st due to its high altitude.
The first three holes of the Chamonix golf club were built in 1934. It was soon extended to a nine hole golf course, and in 1982 Chamonix invited world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent-Jones to design the last nine holes.
The golf course features numerous bunkers, water holes, woodlands and streams, but is on flat ground. Only two teeing grounds are on a hill, just to remind you that it is a mountain golf course.
Beautiful views of Lac Annecy
The idea of creating a golf course in Annecy first came about in 1951 however it took over 60 people to financially contribute before the Golf club in Annecy was founded the following year with the first 9 holes of the course opened in 1953.
Over the 50 years the golf club has been open many installations, modifications and building projects have allowed the golf club to maintain high standards and a great quality of golf course.
Always completely managed by the athletic Association, the golf club has 550 permanent members to date and receives about 8000 visitors each year, reflecting the hard work that has gone into the golf course by its founders.
The Mont d’Arbois Golf course, Megeve
Situated at an average altitude of 1,320m, the golf course at Megeve is today the oldest mountain stylised golf course. The slightly undulating golf course was designed by Henry Cotton in 1964.
Activities near Morzine
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