Montriond Destination Guide
Set in the heart of the famous Portes du Soleil ski area, Montriond grants access to over 600 km of ski slopes and 200 ski lifts. This links it to every other resort within the Portes du Soleil. Montriond itself has around 77 km of pistes, with 51 runs in total. There are some beginner slopes, however, runs are mainly geared towards more intermediate and advanced skiers – In fact, l’Abricotine is one of the longest ski runs in the Portes du Soleil area (at 8 km).
In total, There are 4 green slopes, 25 blue, 14 red and 6 black. These are serviced by 14 draglifts, 17 chairlifts, 2 cable cars and one mountain lift for those who want to take advantage of the beautiful scenic views by taking the walking trails in summer.
In the summer months, the picturesque lake (Lac Montriond) is a wonderful place for picnics, fishing and water-sports. Furthermore, there are mountain bike trails, horse riding trails and hiking trails for the nature lovers. In wintertime, non-skiing activities include visiting the main swimming complex. It has a large indoor swimming pool, kiddies splash pool, plunge pool and sauna. Additionally, you can take advantage of fun activities such as sledging, snowshoeing, taking a Segway tour, paragliding, ice diving and snowmobiling. You could even try your hand at Nordic walking! There are plenty of shops selling sportswear and souvenirs.
Montriond is popular amongst skiers for its gastronomy. There is a wide variety of great restaurants serving delicious local fare including raclette and cheese fondue. Although quieter than the larger, better known resorts, the village has all the necessary services and facilities. This includes medical facilities, ATM, postal service, patisserie and foreign exchange.
Conveniently situated just over one hour from Geneva airport, Montriond is also just under two hours from Chambery airport. It is linked to the other resorts by shuttle bus, making it easy to get from one to another.
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