Morzine-Avoriaz

The best cross-border experience

Why Morzine-Avoriaz?

Our Morzine-Avoriaz resort boasts the largest cross-border skiing plain in Europe, comprising of 12 resorts across France and Switzerland. It’s also one of the biggest dedicated skiing areas on the planet, making it irresistible for adventurers.

With a mix of terrains, 660km worth of runs, and a skier summit of 2,466km, the Morzine-Avoriaz resort is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Whether you’re an skilled snowboarding daredevil or you’re brand new to skiing and looking for an unforgettable gap year ski season experience, the Morzine-Avoriaz resort has something for you. Spanning 12 ski resorts across Switzerland and France, the area has 660km of pistes for incredible ski runs. You can get a glimpse of iconic areas including Champéry, Châtel, and Morgins on your journey.

You can enjoy everything from the red and blue pistes in and around tourist spots to the steep black piste. This terrain even has the Swiss Wall, which is well-known as one of the world’s scariest runs. Are you brave enough to tackle this thrill-seeking run?

What’s the deal with the slopes?

The Portes du Soleil is a cross-border ski area that stretches for 660km, so Morzine is ideal for newbies as well as specialists.

The picturesque tree-lined tracks around the alpine village of Morzine are perfect for beginners to get to grips with skiing while taking in gorgeously rural views. Meanwhile, the rolling pistes of the Portes du Soleil stretch are perfect for thrill-seekers.

If you’re a skilled maverick, we recommend challenging yourself with the Chammosière unpisted black run, the steepest in the Alps. Still hungry for a bigger and better challenge? The Swiss Wall, known as the scariest ski run ever, is the place for you. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Resort life

We’ve partnered with only the best hotels for your stay. We’ve chosen the Chalet-Hotel Starlight for your 11-week stay. The accommodation is family-owned and operated, meaning you’re guaranteed a personal, warm, and friendly welcome.

For those essential lazy days, the resort has a TV lounge complete with cosy couches, English Freeview, and games consoles, as well as a brand-new cinema room and hot tub. Perfect for when you need a night off from partying!

We know the last thing you want when you’re away from home is to cook for yourself. That’s why the resort offers a two-course evening meal, afternoon tea, and a daily delicious continental breakfast.

Find out more information on our accommodation page

The extra-curriculars

We know, the slopes, pistes, and mountains are the main draw alongside the resort amenities. But at Morzine-Avoriaz, there’s so much more that you can do in your free time. Because variety is the spice of life and that’s what will really make this trip unforgettable.

The beauty of this resort is that the extra-curricular activities are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. How many chances would you get to jump out of a plane 12,000ft above the Alps? We’d bet it’s not many. For the petrol-heads amongst us, you can take part in an Audi drifting experience. Love a bit of competition? Challenge your new pals to a round of snow mobile racing!

Paragliding
Tobogganing
Ice hockey trips
Movie nights
Heli-skiing into Italy or Switzerland
Scenic flights
Winter hiking
Spa days
Dog sledding
Ice diving
Ice skating

The good stuff…the nightlife

We know you’re here for a cultural, educational experience, but it wouldn’t be the same without a world-class nightlife, would it? Because when you sign up to a Basecamp ski course experience, you don’t just get the education. You get to live out some of the best nights of your life.

You’ll be pleased to know that Morzine is renowned for being a bit of a party village – yes, really! As lively during the day as it is all through the night, you certainly won’t have a boring experience here.

There are so many hangout spots and buzzing bars here, it would take us a while to go through them in detail. But we also know that the best way to get to know the nightlife of an area is to experience it, and you’ll have 11 whole weeks to do just that! You’ll have your favourite bars and clubs worked out within the first few weeks, we’re sure of it.

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