'Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area

'Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area

Started by Lynn_D in France - 12 Replies

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Lynn_D posted Feb-2012

Heading to Morzine next Saturday and as the PDS offers so much to go at, was wondering if anyone familiar with the area could offer some suggestions in terms of favourite runs?

I'm a confident red run skier and also enjoy blacks, as long as they're not vertical with 3ft high moguls (so the Swiss Wall is out, don't have a death wish!) Not good enough for off piste (other than playing in the fresh snow at the sides of the runs).

Also any suggestions for lunch? Our deal does include a packed lunch but no idea if it will be edible or not......

Thanks

Tony_H
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posted Feb-2012

SnowBandit is your person, shes living and working out there. Drop her a PM.
www  New and improved me

Skitotty1
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posted Feb-2012

Go to Les Gets, and then take the little 'snow train' to Mont Chery at the opposite side of the valley to the main slopes. Lovely red and two blacks down the back and the restaurant just above the chairlift back up is a perfect lunch stop. One of my favourite places in the PdS

Kateshaw
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posted Feb-2012

Mont Chery is fab - some great reds and blacks, almost no queues. We had a great afternoon there last week with Snowbandit & Scapula who took my 11 year old (and me!) off piste for the first time, just off the red Marmotte run on Chery Nord. Joe is still buzzing about it now.

As for the Les gets side - there's a great red run down the back of the bowl to the Perriers chair - trees to play in if there is powder, a couple of nice steep bits and it doesn't get too crowded either. That and the Tulipe red at the top of the Rosta chair are my favourite reds.

As for food - if you're eating up the hill then Chez Nannon is by far the best. It's in the Nyon sector underneath the Troncs chair on a blue run. Make sure you book as it's full every day.

have fun - we had an amazing week there (still meaning to do a report and pics!) last week.

Snowb4ndit
reply to ''Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area'
posted Feb-2012

skitotty1 wrote:Go to Les Gets, and then take the little 'snow train' to Mont Chery at the opposite side of the valley to the main slopes. Lovely red and two blacks down the back and the restaurant just above the chairlift back up is a perfect lunch stop. One of my favourite places in the PdS


You have just announced that to 63,440 registered j2ski users and more!

It's biggest attraction is that it is (or should I now say was?)very quiet with only a handful of locals frequenting the place.

In answer to the OP's question, I have skied mostly all of the PDS and I have not on anyday been disappointed. My suggestion would be to look at a full PDS map, and choose an area to explore each day. You can get piste maps for each sector.

Don't over look Nyon, it's worth a fleeting visit as there are few nice runs over there up at Chamoissiere. I also recommend above Avoriaz at the Fornet where you will have plenty of opportunity to do the kind of off piste you enjoy.

Definitely spend some time on the swiss side there are some great reds and some blacks that are not as frightening as the Swiss wall. (As a matter of interest, the Swiss wall is an 'orange' apparently, as it is too difficult to be graded a black.

My favourite mountain restaurant is the one at the top of the Swiss Wall - Plenty of choice and I've always enjoyed what I've ordered. If you want to have a really decent meal then you could go to Les Cornettes in Chapelle d'Abondance. (You can ski there)

L'Etale restaurant in Morzine is a favourite of many, and Le Chaudanne about 5 min walk from the center is definitely worth a visit in the evening.






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Ian Wickham
reply to ''Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area'
posted Feb-2012

snowb4ndit wrote:
skitotty1 wrote:Go to Les Gets, and then take the little 'snow train' to Mont Chery at the opposite side of the valley to the main slopes. Lovely red and two blacks down the back and the restaurant just above the chairlift back up is a perfect lunch stop. One of my favourite places in the PdS


You have just announced that to 63,440 registered j2ski users and more!

It's biggest attraction is that it is (or should I now say was?)very quiet with only a handful of locals frequenting the place.



In answer to the OP's question, I have skied mostly all of the PDS and I have not on anyday been disappointed. My suggestion would be to look at a full PDS map, and choose an area to explore each day. You can get piste maps for each sector.

Don't over look Nyon, it's worth a fleeting visit as there are few nice runs over there up at Chamoissiere. I also recommend above Avoriaz at the Fornet where you will have plenty of opportunity to do the kind of off piste you enjoy.



Sounds good I might have to ski the PDS ....

Scapula
reply to ''Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area'
posted Feb-2012

Mont Chery is horrible ..the chairlifts are old and violent, always icy, packs of wild dogs roam around biting at your ski poles.

There is also a yeti in the woods that ate a boarder last week.
and most of the snow has melted.

You really wouldn't like it, some people never return from the haunted restaurants with no toilets.
its all going rapidly downhill!

Tony_H
reply to ''Must do' runs and lunch stops in Morzine/Portes du Soleil area'
posted Feb-2012

Ian Wickham wrote:
snowb4ndit wrote:
skitotty1 wrote:Go to Les Gets, and then take the little 'snow train' to Mont Chery at the opposite side of the valley to the main slopes. Lovely red and two blacks down the back and the restaurant just above the chairlift back up is a perfect lunch stop. One of my favourite places in the PdS


You have just announced that to 63,440 registered j2ski users and more!

It's biggest attraction is that it is (or should I now say was?)very quiet with only a handful of locals frequenting the place.



In answer to the OP's question, I have skied mostly all of the PDS and I have not on anyday been disappointed. My suggestion would be to look at a full PDS map, and choose an area to explore each day. You can get piste maps for each sector.

Don't over look Nyon, it's worth a fleeting visit as there are few nice runs over there up at Chamoissiere. I also recommend above Avoriaz at the Fornet where you will have plenty of opportunity to do the kind of off piste you enjoy.



Sounds good I might have to ski the PDS ....
I thought you did this season?
www  New and improved me

Topic last updated on 27-February-2012 at 12:55

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