Edito – Altus Morzine Avoriaz Hiver 2024
THE RETURN OF THE WHITE-TAILED
LE PLENEY CELEBRATES ITS 90th BIRTHDAY!
THE MOUNTAIN RESORT INCREASES ITS PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
NEW SENSATIONS ON SNOW WITH
VADIM DRUELLE THE HEIGHT OF AMBITION
At just 21 years old, Vadim Druelle’s name is already in the history books: the youngest to climb an 8,000m without oxygen on Manaslu, and a record-breaking ascent (in 18h43) of Kangchenjunga (8,586m), the third highest peak in the world.
Meet a young man from Morzine full of ambition.
BACKSTAGE AT REDBULL INFINITE LINES
At the end of March, Avoriaz welcomed some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders to the Red Bull Infinite Lines. Behind-the-scenes at this competition held on the Combe du Fornet with the event’s sports director and pro snowboarder, Mathieu Crepel. Like its first edition in 2021, this ski and snowboard competition was held at the Combe du Fornet, on the Swiss border of the Portes du Soleil. This area is a favourite with local riders as an ideal playground for powder and big jumps in natural gullies. 12 skiers and 12 snowboarders met up on 28 and 29 March 2023. It’s an understatement to say that the riders were up for it, with Olympic medallists in both disciplines and other sportsmen and women renowned for their unique style and creativity.Read
JACQUES LABRO & ART A LOVE AFFAIR
Avoriaz, the life’s work of one man. Jacques Labro found fame at the age of twenty-eight as the architect behind Avoriaz, which has won the “Outstanding Contemporary Architecture” award. Interview with a discerning man who talks about his love of art and his passion for drawing, which is at the root of his vocation as an architect.Read
LA BATTANTE SAWMILL CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT IN MORZINE
La Battante stands proudly as Morzine’s last operational sawmill, a testament to the valley’s ancestral heritage and a glimpse into its promising future. Nestled serenely along the banks of the Dranse River, the sawmill offers guided tours that are both educational and enjoyable, allowing visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in its rich history.Read
EXPERIENCE A SUMMER ALONG THE DRANSE RIVER
Explore the scenic banks of the mighty Dranse de Morzine. Stretching from the Col de Bostan to Lake Geneva, this waterway offers a plethora of activities for a rejuvenating break in the heart of the region’s most popular waterway.Read