A traditional market town in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, Morzine is dominated by chalets spread across a river gorge, bordered by partially wooded slopes allowing skiing in 18 Communes en Albanais PDF weather conditions. Aulps Abbey, a Cistercian monastery 7 km away.
Ce deuxième ouvrage vient clôturer cette belle aventure en images, que nous offre Henry Tracol, grâce au patrimoine photographique qu’il a constitué durant ces 60 dernières années. Animé par sa bienveillance, sa convivialité et son humanité, Henry Tracol exprime, dans ses photographies, tout l’intérêt qu’il porte à ses contemporains. Nous retrouvons dans cette nouvelle édition un témoignage sans pareil sur la vie sociale et culturelle de l’Albanais.
From the 18th to the early 20th century, the exploitation of slate quarries was an important economic activity of Morzine, before winter tourism took over around in 1930. In 2015 only a few quarries were still being exploited. Morzine also hosts summer activities such as mountain biking, golfing, walking and caving. The resort also boasts an Olympic sized swimming pool.
Local trails are generally single track and with varying levels of difficulty available from steep, rooty and technical to fast open downhill tracks. There is also a small amount of Northshore available in the Chatel Bike Park area. Morzine is also within easy reach of other resorts including Avoriaz, Morgins, Châtel and Les Gets. A single lift pass can be purchased to cover the whole of the Portes du Soleil area and costs much less than during the winter months. Morzine has hosted Tour de France stage finishes on several occasions, thanks in part to the proximity of the notoriously steep Col de Joux-Plane climb. Morzine was the finale of the first mountain stage in the 2003 Tour de France. Morzine again featured in the 2016 Tour de France as the finish for stage 20 – Megeve to Morzine.
The intermediate terrain makes the area well suited to beginners and less-seasoned skiers and snowboarders, which has led to the resort being especially popular with families. However more challenging slopes can be found at nearby Avoriaz. Morzine is closely linked to its neighbours Avoriaz and Les Gets in that they function as linked skiing centres during the winter season. The two resorts are included in the Portes du Soleil ski area, which includes both French and Swiss villages. The closest airport to Morzine is Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Switzerland. Although there is no rail service directly to Morzine the two closest stations are at Thonon-les-Bains and Cluses, and from these stations local buses are available to the town.
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