The Morzine Ski Busses
Morzine is the largest town in the Portes du Soleil, fortunately the Morzine ski busses make getting around very easy. Essentially Morzine separates the huge ski area in two. Morzine and Les Gets on the western side of town and the Avoriaz, Chatel and Swiss side to the East.
There are 5 main lift stations whisking skiers out of Morzine and up into both sides of the ski area. The Pleney and Super Morzine lifts are both very central but the other three, Ardent, Prodains and Nyon are a little further out. However, they are still easily accessible thanks to the very efficient bus service.
A Quick Guide To Getting About
For those unfamiliar with the logistics of skiing the Portes du Soleil from Morzine, if you wish to ski the Morzine/Les Gets side then the easiest way to access it is from the Pleney lift. It is situated just 500m up from the tourist office in the centre of town and the main ski bus stop is just across the road from the lift. All of the Morzine ski busses except routes C & M stop here and from the top of the lift you can access all of the Morzine/Les Gets pistes. Skiing across to the Nyon slopes is also easy from here. Direct access to the Nyon lift is possible by taking either the E or N ski bus.
To access the Super Morzine lift station it is a five minute flat walk from the Pleney or you can jump on the petite train which is also free to use. Lines U and P also run past the Super Morzine lift station. The slopes accessible from the Super Morzine lift connect with the Avoriaz lifts and provide access to the whole Eastern side of the PDS.
However, the quickest way to access the Avoriaz slopes is to jump on the A bus. This takes you to the end of the Prodains valley and drops you right at the base station of the Prodains Express. This large lift will whisk you up right into the heart of the Avoriaz ski area. It’s worth noting here that this bus route can get very busy at peak times.
If you’re looking for quick access to Les Lindarets bowl and the Chatel ski area then jump on the M bus from the Marie or the roundabout by the Pompiers (fire station). This will take you through the pretty village of Montriond before heading up past the beautiful frozen alpine lake to the Ardent lift station. There is a very popular Apres bar called Happy Hours conveniently located at the foot of the Ardent lift and next to the bus stop. The bar does get very lively, especially on a Wednesday, and is definitely worth a visit.
Free and Easy
The ski busses are completely free to use and run from the 15th December until the 21st April. Some of the busses do stop quite early so please plan ahead and try not to get stranded. Fortunately all of Elevation Alps luxury ski chalets and apartments are very central and conveniently situated a stones throw from a bus stop (you can find the nearest stop by looking at the map on each property page and clicking the bus logo below).
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