Morzine offers something for snowboarders of all ages and abilities and there is good reason that Morzine Avoriaz is known as the snowboard capital of Europe. Morzine is situated in the heart of the French side of Portes du Soleil and is the perfect base from which to access the real snowboarding paradise of Avoriaz.
Avoriaz alone hosts 4 well maintained snowparks, including the Burton Stash & the Lil Stash, and some time spent here is part of any best snowboard holiday to Morzine and the Portes du Soleil. For intermediate and advanced riders there is also extensive piste and off piste options throughout the ski area.
There are plenty of long, wide, tree-lined slopes on the Morzine Pleney ski area, perfect for beginners and improvers. The magic carpet on the beginners area also makes it a great resort for kids to learn to snowboard.
For more advanced riders, head to the more challenging slopes of Mont Chery and Chamossiere where fantastic off piste can be found. The Pointe de Nyon is also a great spot for backcountry snowboarding.
MINT Snowboarding is the original snowboard school in Morzine, founded in 2006 by British snowboard instructor Tammy Esten. MINT Snowboard School offers adults and kids snowboard lessons for all abilities from beginner to advanced level riders. This includes private lessons, group lessons, technical courses, freestyle coaching and backcountry & splitboard guiding.
The meeting point for snowboard lessons in Morzine is at the top of the Pleney telecabine, the same location as most ski schools. Lessons are with qualified British snowboard instructors or fluent English speaking instructors.
If you are staying in central Morzine we recommend The Woods Snowboard Shop for quality snowboard rental or if you want to treat yourself to new kit. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable, always keen to help it’s clients get set up right for the best snowboard holiday.
The Woods stocks a full range of Burton snowboard equipment with everything from Learn to Ride boards for beginners through to high end demo boards, powder boards and even splitboards. For youngsters they also rent the kids Burton Riglet boards.