Snowshoeing in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil
Last Sunday was the picture perfect mountain day. I’ll set the scene…
Two days of snow, plenty of powder, nicely groomed pistes and clear blue skies. Perfect day to be on the pistes, but we chose to try something we’ve not done in Morzine before and snowshoe.
It’s a sport that is becoming much more popular, being able to use the chair lifts if you choose and covering some great tracks through the woods and across the ridges and being able to see more of the mountain than you would ordinarily.
Firstly we popped down to the Intersport on Rue du Bourg to hire our snowshoes and poles – cost 14€ for the day.
We then headed to the Super Morzine lift to get passes for those who did not already have them and a free snowshoe map.
After getting off at the top of the Super Morzine lift, we decided we would trek up the fire tracks through the woods and emerge at the top of the Zore lift where there is a picnic bench to stop and have a quick snack. After a quick coffee and snack we headed across the ridge with the Prodains on our right and Les Lindarets on our left. A fantastic and easy route takes you across the ridge, and brings you past the Heliport at Avoriaz and into Avoriaz village.
After having a late lunch in Avoriaz, we headed through the village and across to the new Prodains lift where we headed down (the easy way) in the lift. Finally taking the bus back into Morzine.
The whole route was easy-intermediate and well signposted. We can definitely recommend a day out snowshoeing, especially if any of your group aren’t skiers or boarders, or if you just fancy a change of pace for the day.