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Morzine/Les Gets touring

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hello,

First trip to Morzine in mid January. Hoping to squeeze in a day or two ski touring conditions dependant. Realise it's early season but we have usually managed a few days touring at this time of year round in the Chamonix valley so we're optimistic that we will find something to do. I've been looking at some of the routes on skitour.fr but looking for some recommendations on here. The guides office suggests there is a lot of scope for touring in the area but I am struggling to find much detail online. Any short/lift served routes that could be done in a half day? I've got the Morzine IGN map

Thanks in advance

Iain
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
This is the guide book for the area:

http://www.olizane.ch/article.php?IDrecord=106
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Second the olizane books, also with hundreds of colour pictures and IMHO easier to use in the Toponeige Chablais book available in English.
Drive SE out of Morzine and park at L'Erigne Derriere skin up the col de coux, + 770m and 1.1
The route doesnt go near 35' slopes let alone 30 so is always doable on the up.

The return can be made from the summit of Berthe (Count 15m extra from the Col) or more interestingly if you descend the otherside into switzerland

On the swiss side the easy route down touches 30' in a few places, (Have a look online at the free online swiss maps) or more interestingly head off the summit following the ridge, on skiiers left 3 gullys open up. Ski down any of these (max 35' but check) and then follow the forest tracks to the swiss side of Portes Soleil, use the lifts to traverse back to Morzine and then hop on one of the free buses back to your car.
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