Avoriaz, Morzine & Les Gets: what’s new this winter
Did you miss the pre-season announcements about changes to pistes and lifts in the Portes du Soleil? To help you plan for your upcoming holidays, here’s a quick summary of what’s new in Avoriaz, Morzine & Les Gets for winter 2019/20.
- In Avoriaz, the old, slow Léchère chairlift linking the Lindarets bowl to the Mossette and Brochaux chairlifts has been replaced with a much faster, and comfier 6 man chair
- Linking from the top of Léchère is a brand new lift, Cases. This provides a quicker route over to Les Crosets, Switzerland
- If you want to stay in Avoriaz, from the top of the Cases lift there’s a new red piste, Vautna giving access to terrain above the existing blue piste Abricotine.
- Over in Morzine, piste G / le Grizzli (blue) now starts from the Belvédère lift. From here you can choose to continue to the Pleney slopes, or make your way over to Nyon.
- In Nyon, the Aigle Rouge piste (red) has been rerouted giving more options from the top of La Pointe.
- Just at the top of the Nyon Gondola you’ll find les Aigles du Léman. This is a great place to have a coffee or lunch and watch the birds of prey displays. You can even go riding with them! It’s worth making a stop to have a look if you’re over that way.
- Splitboarding and ski touring are becoming more and more popular. So much so that now there’s a dedicated piste where you can earn your turns in the safety of the resort. Starting at the bottom of the Chamois piste, the 3km trail winds from the base of the gondola to the summit of Mont Chéry. It’s a great introduction for beginners and an ideal way to build fitness for more experienced splitboarders and ski tourers.
- In the Les Perrières area of Les Gets, Les Trembles is a new blue piste that will take you back to the car park. This is a great alternative to existing red run, Meleze.
As you can see, there are some great developments in resort this year. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced snowboarder, having some lessons can help you enjoy the mountain even more. Our guide to snowboarding levels and lessons is a great place to start.