Morzine/Les Gets, France

Resort height:

 Morzine 1000m

 Les Gets 1170m

Slopes:

 1000‑2010m

 (950‑2275m Portes du Soleil)

Pistes:

 110km

 (650km Portes du Soleil)

 

General snow cover

 

3/5

 

Snow quality (upper)

 

3/5

 

Snow quality (lower)

 

2/5

 

Resort level snow

 

2/5

 

Powder potential

 

2.5/5

Much like Megève and La Clusaz, precipitation in Morzine and Les Gets is not a problem, but with 95% of the slopes below 2000m, altitude is! It can snow – lots – but the area is more vulnerable to warm weather than most and cover can be patchy lower down, especially at Le Pleney

 

Locally the best snow is often found up on Chamossière, but if things don’t look great, most people head to nearby Avoriaz which is very accessible from Morzine and usually has better snow.

Where to ski in bad weather:

Morzine and Les Gets’ heavily wooded slopes afford good protection from bad weather. The few exceptions to this rule are the upper half of the Nyon and Chamossière sectors as well as the top of Mont Chéry.

 

In really bad visibility (and assuming there is enough snow) the densest trees are on the Morzine side of Le Pleney and around Le Grand Pré.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

In poor snow, many people head for the higher slopes of Avoriaz.

 

Locally the best snow is nearly always in the Nyon-Chamossière sector, but the under-used north-facing back-side of Mont Chéry is also worth considering.

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