Morzine FACToff

We’ve been on a wee factfinding mission to bring you everything you could possibly want or need to know about Morzine to prep you for your trip out here. We have tried to find out as many Morzine winter facts as possible, learn some of these before your holiday at Treeline and we can have a FACToff over dinner…

Morzine is situated at approx. 1000m in altitude.

The population of Morzine is 2999 but in winter, it can grow to up to 25,000!!!

The Portes du Soliel ski area is the largest linked international ski area in the world with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border – Abondance, Avoriaz, Chatel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champery, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Iliez, Les Crosets, Champoussin.

There’s over 650km of skiing & snowboarding in the Portes du Soliel.

The winter season dates are 15 December 2012 to 21 April 2013.

The Portes du Soliel Ski Area has:

283 slopes: 27 black, 104 red, 119 blue, 33 green

197 mountain lifts

650 km of groomed slopes

10 snowparks

90 slopeside restaurants

513 snow canons


Avoriaz was host to the very first Stash in Europe. It’s up to a mile long with a vertical drop of around 500 metres. It’s made up of a range of wooden and and natural features such as cliff drops, huge tree rides, wall rides, wooden rails, wooden rainbow rails, log jibs and a lot of hidden extras.

The highest peak in the Portes du Soliel is 2466m.

The average annual snowfall for the Portes du Soliel is 929cm.

The first lifts were erected in Morzine in the early 1930’s.

The Ski Lifts of Morzine are able to uplift 256,000 skiers/snowboarders per hour.

The Swiss wall or ‘Le Pas de Chavanette’is classified in the Swiss/French difficulty rating as orange, which means that it is rated as too difficult to fit in the standard classification of blue (easy), red (intermediate) and black (difficult). It has a length of 1 kilometre and a vertical drop of 331 metres, starting at 2,151 metres above sea level. The slope has moguls throughout. It starts in a narrow pass on the mountain top with an inclination of 40 degrees.

On an average après evening at Bar Robinson, 672 demi’s of Mutzig are poured.


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