The Morzine-Avoriaz ski area of Portes du Soleil lies deep in the Alps, reaching as far as the Swiss boarder. Whilst the Morzine-Avoriaz ski chalets have gained notoriety due to the much celebrated skiing in the area, luxury accommodation and self catering chalets in Morzine-Avoriaz have a huge amount to offer in the summer. Morzine-Avoriaz is a year round destination, with stunning scenery, a rich heritage and no end of adventure and winter sports.
Avoriaz is a stereo typical Alpine town! Red cedar sloping chalets, topped with a thick layer of snow, line the sleigh filled streets, where children play in toboggans, and people ski directly to their front door during the winter, and lush green vegetation covering the slopes in summer. Avoriaz is an excellent and convenient place to take a holiday rental as the majority of activities and services are in the centre itself, with the charming village spreading away from it.
Morzine is an authentic Alpine village with a strong Savoyarde charm. The traditional setting and appearance of the village should not fool you, as the facilities are modern and world class, and there are some beautiful luxury ski chalets in Morzine.
Of course, taking a ski chalet in Morzine-Avoriaz during the winter means that a pair of skis or a snowboard is never far away, and due to its central location, some of the best skiing in Portes du Soleil is to be found here. The altitude almost guarantees good snow, and the natural landscape provides the perfect playground for those of all abilities. During the ski season, you can also bobsleigh, ice skate, paraglide, hot air balloon, mountain bike on the snow, or dive in frozen lakes.
The summer months bring many more options into play. The spectacular golf course, Golf Club Morzine Avoriaz, is high on a mountain plateau, and almost guarantees to be the most dramatic courses you can play on! There is also a crazy golf course, tennis courts and fitness spas open all year round. A holiday chalet in Morzine-Avoriaz is an adventure sport enthusiasts dream. Hot air ballooning, lake diving, paragliding, mountain biking (take advantage of the new Les Lindarets bike park on any Morzine-Avoriaz bike holiday), rock climbing and a range of white water activities thrive in Morzine-Avoriaz due to the magnificent facilities and dazzling views.
Although mild by the standards of American ski resorts, the ski resorts in Morzine-Avoriaz are at high altitude, which makes temperatures drop. Snow conditions are almost guaranteed due to the altitude, and summers are cool but sunny. This attracts hikers, bikers and lovers of sport and beauty to Morzine-Avoriaz villas from July until September.
Morzine-Avoriaz is one of the more accessible ski resorts in France. It takes just over an hour from Geneva Airport (GVA) to the pick of the ski chalets and accommodation in Morzine-Avoriaz, and there are plenty of transfer services. Cheap flights to the Portes du Soleil have become daily occurrences from a large number of British Airports in the last 10 years.