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The Portes du Soleil has released yet more awesome news ahead of winter 19/20 – this winter you will be able to explore Mont Chery, situated in the Les Gets ski area, in a whole new way! Les Gets are creating a brand new piste specifically for Ski Touring and Splitboarding on the face of Mont Chery. Marked out and secure this piste will allow you to keep fit during your holiday, or get out for some exercise before work (if you are lucky enough to live in Morzine / Les Gets) as well as discover the beauty of the mountains at a slower pace. To make up for the uphill effort, rest assured that the view of Mont Blanc from the top of Mont Chery is fantastic, one of the best viewpoints in the Portes du Soleil.
Splitboarding and Ski Touring give you a huge sense of well-being and achievement as well as a solid aerobic workout. It’s not every day you can say you have walked up a mountain! The ascent will definitely get your body working and your cheeks rosy, plus, it’s likely you’ll see some alpine wildlife on the way up. Getting to the top on a splitboard makes the run down a thousand times more valuable.
The new uphill only piste starts from down in Les Gets village, a 10 minute drive from Morzine, and runs up the front face of Mont Chery and through parts of the forest. It is a great way to allow people starting out to learn to tour in a secure and safe environment and more experienced people to keep their fitness up away from the downhill pistes.
Details of the new piste
Just follow the piste markers and head up into the mountains with your splitboard or ski touring skis for an awesome day – maybe we will see you up there!
If it is fresh tracks you are after then splitboarding off piste is obviously the ultimate way to access some incredible backcountry terrain. Just look at these touring pistes as a great way to keep fit for when you get out into the backcountry. If you are looking for a splitboard adventure in 2021 check out our Lofoten Splitboard Trip to Norway’s arctic north. This has got to be one of the most dramatic splitboard locations on the planet – definitely our favourite! Or if are keen to join a splitboard course in the alps, then look no further than the Chablais Splitboard Explorer course taking you to the hidden freeride spots in the French-Swiss Chablais alps.