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Morgins Ski Resort, Switzerland

Morgins

Morgins is located on the Swiss/French border at an altitude of 1330m Morgins benefits from an infectious mix of cultural influences & it is known for its pure mountain air & therapeutic waters as much as for its skiing. One of the most attractive of the 12 resorts that make up the Portes du Soleil region, it is still very much a working village, nestled picturesquely in the shelter of pine forests & unspoilt, open pasture land.

The Foilleuse chairlift will link you directly into the Portes du Soleil circuit, so skiing is virtually door to door. The sheer variety and extent of skiing dominated by a scenery both dramatic and mellow is nothing short of breathtaking. From the rockscape of Avoriaz to the forested slopes of Morgins with off piste tracks winding their way down to the village, there is skiing for all abilities. One of the most popular areas for all levels of skier must be the extremely long and varied on and off-piste slopes above the Lindarets Valley. This spectacularly beautiful region is easily accessible from Morgins via Les Crosets or by taking the Corbeau lift via Super Chatel and the Linga in France. Coincidentally the Lindarets happens to have some of the best lunch time stopovers in the Portes du Soleil.

Hard to beat is “Tovassiere” – that wonderful watering hole on the “itineraire” route back to Morgins from Les Crosets. Although there is a certain amount of poling through the forest when conditions aren’t quite perfect, the skiing above Tovassiere is second to none. What’s more; once you’re on the Tovassiere run you don’t have to worry about another lift – the piste takes you right back to the centre of Morgins. So whatever your level there is more than enough to keep you amused. Beginners and children are more than adequately catered for on the 2 nursery slopes in the village itself and they will love the wide, gentle slopes above the Foilleuse whilst the more experienced won’t waste much time in finding more challenging skiing including the World Cup downhill run and the daunting Swiss Wall.

Beginners

Morgins is an ideal area for beginners with a couple of nursery slopes in the village so you don’t have to tackle any daunting lifts or runs until you feel completely confident. Once you make it to the top of the Foilleuse chairlift there are two more nursery slopes and a huge expanse of wide, open, gentle pistes at your disposal. You can also return to Morgins at the end of the day via the chairlift, should you wish to avoid the final descent. The Swiss ski school offers private and group lessons for beginners through to the most accomplished skiers.

Intermediates

Morgins is the perfect launch pad for intermediates with the pistes between Morgins and Les Crosets offering confidence building terrain and very few lift queues. The Grand Paradis run from the top of Crosets to Champery is a stunning trail through varied terrain liberally scattered with mountain restaurants. Equally good is the skiing above Torgon and Chapelle d’Abondance; this is an area that is a veritable haven, particularly in high season where you can still find deserted slopes with spectacular views of Lac Leman and Montreux. The Linga valley and the skiing above Plaine Dranse must offer some of the finest on and off piste skiing in the Alps, noteworthy is the Perdrix Blanches; a roller coaster run full of fun and adventure guaranteed to enthral time and time again!

Advanced

Strong intermediate and advanced skiers are well catered for with plenty of challenging runs designed to release that adrenalin charge for the truly thrilling experience. Intoxicating mogul fields, which leave you breathless & energised, include the black above Torgon, the World Cup downhill in Avoriaz and the infamous Swiss Wall, reckoned to be one of the 10 most difficult runs in the Alps. Just as exciting are the endless possibilities that exist for off-piste skiing and ski alpinisme – for the truly free spirit.

Informtion Courtesy of: http://www.skimorgins.com

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