Exciting for Experts
The Bowl has 2 challenging black runs – Myrtilles and Yeti along with numerous fun reds.
Or from the top of the Nauchets chair you can reach the Chamossiere area (arguably Morzine but so close rude not to include it here). Although this really only consists of; one challenging (almost black), red run Arbis and one black run Les Creux, they are both long, excellent skiing and are serviced by a brand new 6 man chair (2010/11).
The black is often awash with challenging bumps, whilst the unpisted areas along the side, together with the adjacent powder bowl or freeride patrolled area, offer wonderfully playful terrain on the right day (but watch out for avalanche warnings!)
And then there is the People’s Mountain, Mont Chery. So called because this is where locals and seasonnaires choose to ski on their day off. This is where you come if you take your fun seriously, as the pilots offering tandem paragliding flights here will testify!
Mont Chery consists basically of a south face and a north face. But never forget the east side Llievre red (cold corner) or challenging black – Boquetin!
The front face has some beautifully pisted red runs, one of which may often be utilised for race training. These are perfect for those who enjoy fast, carved turns or tight shorties. Download on the gondola or use Chamois, a red run along with Gazelle, a black run to the village.
There is fun park for snowboarders and freestylers, right alongside the only blue run here, Ourson. This is smaller and much less intimidating than the fun park in nearby Avoriaz, so a great place for those who are competent skiers to make their first attempts at freeride.
Located here by the little bear is a it’s older brother – a funky resto with views to die for, Le Grand Ourse.
Whenever ALC have a video session with our more advanced clients we try and deliver it here because the terrain and the facilities provided by The Big Bear are as near perfect as you can get!
The back face, or Chery Nord has a great red run (Marmotte), along with 2 big, long, beautiful black runs. This is often left unpisted, which makes it THE place to head for on a powder morning and a great bump run the rest of the time.
As with Chamossiere, there are plenty of little areas all over Mont Chery where you can play in the off piste but you must respect avalanche warnings, or be prepared for the consequences!
Recently Les Gets opened 2 new runs Arnica (red) and Cyclamen (blue) so things are always changing.