Morillon Trail Map
Beginners are in terrain heaven in Morillon. A good option would be to take a gondola ride to Morillon 1100, hop on the Sairon chairlift and try the Marvel run. This pleasant green run is long and winds its way along the tree-lined edge of the mountain back to 1100, where you go up again. Once beginners are feeling confident they should make for the blue Sairon. If that looks a bit hairy, head towards Marvel and take a right onto Freres which has a really gentle gradient – perfect for practising turns. But beware – the route is popular with ski schools so you might find yourself amid some zippy young’uns.
Generally, piste difficulty increases with altitude but in Morillon beginners will benefit from easy runs on the upper slopes which allows for superb mountain views. A famous run for beginners is the Piste des Cascades which stretches 14km down from Flaine, passing waterfalls, and ends in Sixt Fer a Cheval. A free shuttle bus service operates between the resorts until6pm so jump on this to get back to Morillon.
For young ones, the Marvel Safari is not to be missed – this is a wooded descent with information boards dotted along the way which explain the local flora and fauna. Also hidden along the safari piste are life-sized animal figures. Try and spot the bearded vulture and the rock ptarmigan.
Intermediate level skiers would do better to head to Flaine where they’ll find long easy runs down to Morillon 1100. Morillon is slightly cheaper accommodation-wise than Flaine, so if you’re on a budget, we recommend staying in Morillon.
Expert terrain is lacking but there are some decent runs with good vertical in Flaine and the Gers bowl. Experts should head to the challenging reds and blacks above Morillon ski resort – ask your hosts or drop by one of the ski schools to get some local knowledge.