Snow in Morzine

October 14th, 2013 by in News, Winter

Lindarets

Snow in Lindarets October ’13

We are well on the way to winter here in Morzine with the locals forecasting a legendary season ahead. There’s an old Savoyard farmer’s saying “Snow before Toussaint, wicked winter to come” – Toussaint falls on November 1st and is the last French bank holiday before Christmas. I am happy to report that there is now snow both at the top of the Pleney and in Avoriaz thanks to the wintery weather over the last weekend. Our chalets in Morzine look set to provide the perfect base for you to enjoy excellent conditions this winter. 

This weekend over 10 cm of snow fell above Avoriaz and it even snowed down to 1100m on Saturday.  With just over 8 weeks to go, the excitement about this winter is building. We have our fingers crossed that 2013/14 ski season is going to top what has been remarkable snowfall in the last two winters in the Portes du Soleil. Although the recent snowfall may not hang around to contribute to this winter’s base, it is mimicking the previous year’s weather pattern – so fingers crossed!

Morzine is one of the closest resorts to Geneva airport and is in the heart of one of the most extensive ski regions in the French Alps, The Portes du Soleil. The area offers 650km of groomed pistes, limitless off-piste terrain and 207 ski lifts plus parks including the infamous Burton stash, boardercross and a night ski slope on the Pleney.

Although Morzine stands at only 1000m, we have an impressive snow record due to our location between Lac Leman and Mont Blanc. A perfect micro climate is created to bring snow to this area from the beginning of December through to the end of April.

So you don’t miss out on the early snowboarding and skiing, we are running pre Christmas breaks in our Morzine chalets – £269 mid week breaks £299 for long week ends and weeks starting from £399 including free transfers and half board accommodation.
For more details call us now on +33682635591 or email us at info@ridersrefuge.co.uk

Check out this video from the locals getting their shred on this weekend - MINI SHRED | AVORIAZ | OCT 2013 from reelfunmedia on Vimeo.

**********   MORZINE SNOW CONDITIONS UPDATE   **********

Snow, Morzine

Early season snow 2013

It has been a cold and wet autumn here in the Portes Du Soliel, with snow lying on the tops since October, at the beginning of November Morzine had it’s first snowfall in the village and the lower slopes are now covered which will make a great base for this winter ski season. Many locals have already been making the most of the early snow and hiking up the mountains to get the best of the fresh snow.

With the cold temperatures Morzine have been making lots of snow to ensure perfect conditions for this winter on the pistes above is a picture taken today (27.11.13) of the Pleney snow cannons.

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