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Ski Hire in Morzine


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Skiing in Morzine - about the resort


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Arguably the very best point from which to explore the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is has it all; dramatic scenery along the River Dranse, picturesque charm and a vibrant, bustling town centre with plenty of nightlife - not to mention some of the finest skiing in Europe. With an incredible area of terrain to cover, even the most intrepid explorer will be satisfied here.

Intersport in Morzine
Ski Rental in Morzine couldn't be easier. Intersport has the following ski hire shops in and around the resort:

   Intersport Morzine - Centre Commercial du Bourg

Address: Intersport, Centre Commercial du Bourg, 74110, Morzine, France.
Ski hire is available every day of the week from 8:30am until 8pm in store.

   Intersport Morzine - Gare Télécabine

Address: Intersport, Gare Télécabine - Super Morzine, Villa Merline, 74110, Morzine, France.
Ski hire is available every day of the week from 8:30am until 8pm in store.

   Intersport Morzine - Imm Olympique

Address: Intersport, Imm Olympique, 614 av. de Joux Plane, 74110 Morzine, France.
Ski hire is available every day of the week from 8:30am until 8pm in store.

The Intersport Insiders Guide to Morzine
Morzine is one of the main hub towns in the Portes du Soleil. The sheer size of this area becomes apparent when you look at the numbers - twelve resorts in two countries, 650km of pistes and a whopping 80 chairlifts. That said, it is likely that (unless you're very intrepid indeed), you'll spend most of your time in Avoriaz (via the Super Morzine lift) and the Pleney side, over towards Les Gets. Although Super Morzine accesses a larger area, there can be large queues so Pleney is a welcome, easy alternative during busy times.

Beginner
Two obvious options are to take the Super Morzine lift and then spend the day lapping the east blues accessed via the Zore, Baron and Seraussaix lifts. Or take the Pleney lift and explore the blues from the Belvedera chair. Complete beginners will probably find it best to stick to the nursery slopes in Morzine.

Intermediate
You'll want to spend most of your time in Avoriaz. If Super Morzine is too busy, it might be worth taking the bus to Prodains and getting the big lift up to Avoriaz. From there, you have many options. The Grandes Combes, Lac Intrets, Prolays and Lindarets all offer varied reds that should keep most skiers occupied for the season, let alone the week. You might also want to explore Les Lindarets if Avoriaz is too crowded. Get the bus from Morzine to Ardent and take the lift from there.

Advanced
You've probably already heard of the infamous ?Wall' run, which links Avoriaz to Switzerland. Head to the Chavanette area if you want to test yourself on this most famous of Alpine runs. Elsewhere, there area a number of blacks coming off the Grandes Combes chair, and a renowned black off the top of the Chamossiere chair.

Families
Morzine is a ?Family +' resort. I means there is a program of special events and activities for families with young children - check the morzine.com website for more information. Children under the age of 5 get a free ski pass; remember to bring proof of age.

Did you know?
Morzine has long been a stage finish on the Tour de France, but locals care more about the junior football teams competing in the highly-prized annual French Mountain Villages Football Tournament, held in Morzine every year.

Resort Stats:
Town altitude 1600 m
Town altitude 1000 m
Distance to the airport 70 km/Geneva Airport
Highest lift/vertical drop 2466 m/ 1466 m
Km of pistes 650 km
Nursery Areas 2
Beginner Runs 146
Intermediate Runs 104
Expert Runs 28
Funicular/cable cars 0/4
Gondolas/chairs 9/80
Drags 102
Night riding Yes
Parks 9
Summer areas 0

Need More Numbers?
Resort website: www.morzine-avoriaz.com Tourist Office phone number: +33 (0) 450 747272
Medical Centre: +33 (0) 450 75 99 17
Pisteurs/Ski Patrol: +33 (0) 450 73 32 54
Local Taxi Number: +33 (0) 620 71 98 44

Local Radio Station: Radio Morzine 97.9 FM

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