Skiing on Mont Chery
Skiing on Mont Chery is a true pleasure.
The hidden Gem of the Morzine - Les Gets ski area, Mont Chery is definitely worth a day of anyone's ski holiday. Great skiing in all conditions and some of the best views of Mont Blanc you could image.
Mont Chery is a stand-alone mountain. To get to it from Morzine you go up and over the Pleney Ridge Line, drop down into Les Gets, go through the village and voila, there is Mont Chery standing alone. This is a truly wonderful mountain and there's something for everyone here, it's a definite to put on the to do list for a day whilst you are skiing around Morzine. Firsly we must talk about its off piste.
When you get a fresh dump of snow, you'll see all the locals queuing at the bottom of the main bubble lift up and with good reason. There's a good range of great off piste here and you can do fast loops of the best spots to get your tracks down before anyone else. There's some smooth glade skiing through the trees, some steeps and often the pistes area left unbashed when a big pile of powder arrives overnight.
For freestyle snowboarders & skiers Mont Chery has a great snow park. There's a good range of jumps, a spine, rails & boxes, and a great atmosphere here, it's a very relaxed park, great for those wanting to start out or doa bit of practising in peace and quiet.
For the piste skier there's some wonderful blues and reds. The blues are at the harder end of blues, so it's not a place for beginners but intermediates will love it. You can ski on three sides of this mountain and all are very much worth doing. You've wide, smooth pistes and Mont Chery is generally the quietest spot in the area so you can carve them up all on your own.
Finally we have to talk about lunch on Mont Chery! Possibly the best views you can imagine. Facing South-East, you can side out on a sun soaked terrace, Les Gets down below you, the Morzine - Les Gets ski area stretching across the other side of the Valley, and then the full Mont Blanc panorama as a back drop. This has to be one of the best lunch spots that the Alpls has to offer.
And that's before discussing the food! This restuarant - The Grand Ourson - has possibly the best food in the Portes Du Soleil and could come in the top ten across the Alps! Generous plates of gastronomical delights as well as an extremely competitive "Plat Du Jour" (3 course set menu) using high quality local ingredients such as duck, wild boar and alpine cheeses - it has everything a hungry skier or boarder would need! It is, for me, a must visit venue.
We know this area very well, and are always more than happy to share our knowledge so if you'd like to now the best place for lunch, some good runs for intermediates, or anything else, then just ask.