What's New in Morzine this Winter?

From welcoming brand new groups of fantastic guests to hitting our favourite watering holes, there’s a lot that we’re looking forward to heading into the 21/22 winter season.

While Covid may have laid to rest any hopes of a season last winter, it did give the Morzine mountain team a great opportunity to make the resort an even better place to come to have fun in the snow. With their ears close to the ground, Morzine Source Magazine has revealed some super-exciting things that we can’t wait to try this winter, and we’ll tell you all about these in this blog.

1. A Speedier Belvédère Chairlift

If you know, you know. But for people new to the Morzine ski area, the Belvédère chairlift had a reputation as one of the slowest on the mountain. Accessible from the top of the Pleney gondola, the original four seater chairlift would transport people over to the village of Chamossière and the Arbis (one of our favourite motorway red runs) at a frustratingly slow speed. But now, thanks to a revamp from the mountain team, the new six chair lift will be able to transport up to 2,800 skiers per hour!

2. A Notorious Red Run gets Wider

The Aigle Rouge red run starts at the top of Nyon (see right) and winds all the way back down. Formally a narrow red run that could get quite challenging  especially in icy or slushy conditions, the new and improved Aigle Rouge red run offers skiers far more space to get down the mountain. This is great news for slightly hesitant intermediate skiers who fancy heading up to the Pas de l’Aigle viewing platform to see Morzine in all her glory.

3. Great News for Park Rats

Love hitting up the snow park to throw some shapes? While a lot of people head over to the famed Stash run in Avoriaz, Morzine’s very own Eagle snow park situated on the Nyon plateau has had a total revamp – so Morzine returnees get over there for some fresh apparatus! Whether it’s your first time or you live for a border cross course, you’ll find modules for all abilities at the Eagle – and because the park’s constructed from earth and not snow, you’ll find it open longer and more often, too.

4. It’s not all about the skiers

At Chalet Heavenly, we welcome non-skiing guests too, and thankfully Morzine has lots to offer those that prefer a slower-paced holiday. Snow shoeing is a popular way for non-skiers to explore the mountain without a particularly high risk of falling or travelling at hairy speeds. For non-skiers joining us in 21/22, a new snow trail has been laid over at Nyon, giving walkers the opportunity to learn all about the local wildlife while getting out in the snow.  And if you do want to experience some speed? You can always have a go at sledging at the end!

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