Where to SkiBike - Avoriaz and Morzine, France

Posted: Tuesday, 6 December 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

Avoriaz now hires out SnowScoots and as of the 2010-11 season have opened up the lift system to them, which seems to have opened up the area to skibikes as well. The main rule seems to be that you wear some form of leash between yourself and your skibike.
Access is limited to certain facilities, which in practice means chair lifts only (of which there are plenty).
Note: I recommend you contact the resort and check for the latest information and mark up a copy of the piste map, so as not to get stranded without suitable uplift.

Yours Truly in Avoriaz
 The skibike friendly atmosphere extends to neighboring Morzine, which is understandable given Morzine's popularity as a Mountain Bike venue during the summer season. it has some excellent begginer and intermediate terrain and is well worh a visit. Sadly, the atmosphere is decidedly chilly in Les Gets, the next link in the chain, where institutionalised bigotry bans the use of skibikes. Therefore it is best to steer clear of Les Gets and spend your money elsewhere.

Although there is plenty of ground to cover in Avoriaz and Morzine, experienced skibikers might feel a little hemmed in after a few days. I heartily recommend having access to a car, as there are a number of interesting skibike friendly areas within 30 minutes to an hours drive, such as; Flaine, Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and Les Contamines. Day trips to Geneva, for chocolate lovers or Chamonix to view the Mont Blanc and its Glaciers are non-skibiking alternatives.