Section 2 Where to get a piste map to take on the slopes The best places to pick up piste maps in Morzine are the lift pass offices and the tourist office. Tourist information office The tourist information office is right in the middle of Morzine, adjacent to the town square. Inside you can find Morzine-Les Gets and Avoriaz editions of the piste map. Both have the local area map on one side and the whole Portes Du Soleil map on the reserve. Super Morzine lift pass office This office is located next door to the Super Morzine suspension bridge and is connected to the Super Morzine bubble. The lift gives you access to Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes Du Soleil and therefore stocks the Avoriaz edition of the piste map — Avoriaz map on one site, Portes du Soleil map on the back.
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Morzine is one of the most popular ski areas in the French Alps. There are two main piste sectors here, one on each of the opposite mountain faces of the valley, with lifts running from the town centre up to the surrounding peaks. Lifts here also connect to the linked ski area of Les Gets. This side of the valley is where the Super Morzine gondola is located, linking Morzine with Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes du Soleil.
Buy Ski Passes Where is the Morzine ski area? The Morzine ski area has been welcoming skiers for almost a century. The best time to come skiing and snowboarding in Morzine really depends on what you want your ski holiday to be. Are you looking forward to sunny pistes and a glass of wine on a piste-side terrace?
Then you should come in March-April. Is your idea of the perfect ski break more about quiet slopes and lots of fresh snow? Then perhaps January is the time to come. Do you want to take advantage of the many activities organised for children during the school holidays? February is your month! Whenever you come, as long as the lifts are open, the local pisteurs will make the best of the snow they have or even make some artificial flakes and groom the pistes to perfection, so that you get the best possible conditions.
The red Renard, Fouine and Abeille runs above Morzine town are steep but generally wide and are perfect for the advancing intermediate skier and snowboarder. Olympique is a black run gaining its status as a function of dropping steeply down the mountain adjacent to the lift line.
Piste Hermine does likewise but is more frequently groomed — it runs into the Le Stade floodlit red and onwards directly into Morzine at the foot of the Pleney gondola. For less experienced skiers and snowboarders, the better options are the blue runs. Although an easier grade, these runs still offer entertainment for the more accomplished skier with ample opportunity to carve big fast turns and straight-line the flatter sections in a racer tuck.
Nyon Dropping from the Pointe de Nyon, the red Aigle Rouge is initially a steep switchback run reminiscent of an Alpine mountain pass. For the more experienced, there is opportunity to shortcut the switchbacks via steep off-piste drops rejoining the piste and your less experienced friends. The latter, a slightly less demanding red run, super steep and a little narrow at the top, giving way to wider less steep gradients perfect for big super G carves lower down the slope — a little bit of everything in one ski run.
The Les Gets ski area Easily accessed from Morzine, Les Gets is a very pretty ski area — tree-lined runs in the Ranfoilly bowl and stunning panoramic views from the top of Mont Chery make this one of the best areas for cruising pistes with a backdrop.
There are pistes and 30 snowparks — including boarder and ski cross tracks as well as fun slopes — all accessed by ski lifts.
In the whole ski area there are 38 greens, blues, reds and 32 blacks. Maps of Morzine More inspiration
Morzine piste maps: Find your way around the ski area