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The French resort town of Morzine-Avoriaz enjoys a stunning location in the Chablais Alps. It is widely popular around the world thanks to its beneficial location in the central skiing area. The resort’s authorities do their best to save the clean environment of the region and maintain its natural beauty. Because of this, there are no cars and other means of transport that poison the air in the resort. In Morzine-Avoriaz, people are allowed to walk, use skis or horse-driven sled to move around. The region has strikingly picturesque landscapes reminiscent of a winter fairytale. This is a wonderful destination for an active holiday.
The plateau where Morzine-Avoriaz is currently located was empty until the mid-20th century. Local shepherds used it as a pasture for their livestock. Once, Jean Vuarnet, a famous alpine ski racer and Olympic champion, arrived here to polish his skiing skills. Vuarnet was so charmed by the local nature and striking views that he decided to open an alpine ski resort here. The project was really interesting – the town’s streets were ski runs at the same time. The architecture of buildings was modern but it had to be laconic enough not to mute the natural beauty of the region.
The new unusual resort for all fans of alpine skiing opened in 1962. Much has changed in the look of Morzine-Avoriaz since that time. The resort was getting bigger year by year. It has become internationally famous. Many filmmakers were enchanted by the mysterious beauty of Morzine-Avoriaz, and so the ski resort hosted several film festivals in the past. When compared to other French ski resorts, Morzine-Avoriaz is more suitable for active recreation and skiing. Do you want to spend your vacation away from urban noise? In the Chablais Alps, you are guaranteed to find peace and serenity. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the winter resort of Morzine-Avoriaz, visitors will find many skiing schools that offer their services to children, teenagers, and beginners. Do not worry if you cannot ski because professional coaches are always here to help you. Even advanced skiers can take several lessons from true professionals and polish their skills. The resort has special ski runs intended for beginners. These runs cover an area of five hectares. There are even special ski lifts for small children. The ski season in Morzine-Avoriaz starts at the end of November and lasts until the end of April, so vacationers have enough time to not only take some lessons but also try to ski independently afterward.
The majority of the black ski runs are located in Avoriaz. They form the region famous as Portes du Soleil. Every advanced skier and professional is welcome to ski here. Moreover, there are special zones for free-riders who will be excited to try ski jumping off the rocks, ski on the virgin sand or among the trees. To get to the starting point, free-riders need to use a helicopter – there are daily helicopter rides from Morzine-Avoriaz to the most popular freeriding areas such as Hauts-Forts and Pointe de Vorlaz.
Would you like to see the beauty of local nature? To admire the spectacular resort with comfort, vacationers can always make a winter ride in a dog sled or enjoy a peaceful cross-country skiing tour. Additionally, over-snow vehicle rides are also available to guests of the resort. It doesn’t matter what you kind of mini-journey you choose, a promenade in the most picturesque parts of the resort is sure to stay in the memory for years to come. Morzine-Avoriaz is a winter fairytale that comes alive.
The resort has prepared many entertainments and adventures for its guests. The most courageous and experienced divers can rent the equipment and make a dive into the freezing water and see how beautiful the winter underwater world is. There is a skating rink in Morzine-Avoriaz that stays open from morning until late in the evening. People who know how to skate and complete beginners are welcome to have fun here. How about looking at the resort from a bird’s eye view? Morzine-Avoriaz has prepared one more surprise for guests of the resort. Vacationers can make an unforgettable sky journey in a hot-air balloon. The balloon flies above the resort and its neighborhoods, offering a striking panorama of the region.
Life doesn’t stop in Morzine-Avoriaz after sunset. Just like in the daytime, the resort tries to entertain its guests. How about racing in a sled going down from an eighty-meter-high slope? Tourists can also make cross-country sled ride or relax in one of the charming local restaurants where visitors can order exquisite French food and numerous dishes from different cuisines of the world. Young people usually prefer to visit discos or sing in karaoke, and movie fans can spend a pleasant evening at the cinema.
Geneva Airport is located only eighty kilometers from Morzine-Avoriaz. This airport receives daily international flights from different countries of the world. French cities of Annecy and Lyon also have airports but they are located further from Morzine-Avoriaz. Having landed at one of the airports, travelers need to continue their journey in a train or a bus that goes to the direction of the winter resort every day. Of course, tourists can always rent a car at the airport and make the journey to Morzine-Avoriaz even more interesting.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Morzine-Avoriaz and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Morzine-Avoriaz
♥   Castle 'Aigle Castle' , 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beauregard' Haute-Savoie, 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Larringes' Haute-Savoie, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chillon Castle' , 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Allinges' Haute-Savoie, 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Morzine-Avoriaz
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Jura' , 64.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 74.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 86 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 103.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 120.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Morzine-Avoriaz and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Jenisch' Vevey, 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Morzine-Avoriaz from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Niouc Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
Thanks to the fortifications built in 1996, the bridge is no longer rocked by the wind, so you can jump out of altitude in the most comfortable conditions. Niouc is the highest peak in Switzerland, making it a place of interest for the world. The price for Freifall, which takes 4 seconds, is quite high and makes more than 200 USD. It should be noted that the platform for Bunjee jumping is open only at the daytime. … Read further

Cleuson-Dixence

From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
A few years ago, the dam was connected to the flat districts by the cable car. Through the dam tunnel the exciting excursions for the tourists are carried out. After the visit of the magnificent building from the inside is still an interesting entertainment offered to the guests - all interested can stay in one of the tunnels under the dam. The dreamers prefer to visit this wonderful area in winter - amidst snowy mountain landscapes the dam still looks more impressive. … Read further

Skeleton Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
Visitors can seat near a huge wooden window or choose one of the small tables near the unusual round window. A lot of special banquets and ceremonies held in this bar every year. There you can try not only popular cocktails and elite sorts of alcohol but also a lot of house speciality. "Skeleton Bar" was opened in 1993 and since that time it is one of the most famous bars in the world. … Read further
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