The town of Morzine-Avoriaz has been awarded the Flocon Vert sustainability label. The recognition comes after an extensive process, lasting over a year, in which local businesses, tourism organisations and the Town Halls of both French mountain resorts submitted a joint bid. The accolade recognises destinations that demonstrate a commitment to a sustainable development policy. To date, only eight other destinations have been awarded the Flocon Vert label since its inception in 2011. The label is issued based on compliance with 20 criteria divided into four themes: local economy, social & cultural, governance & destination, and environment and natural resources.
The neighbouring resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz are in the Portes du Soleil, the world’s oldest cross-border ski and summer mountain destination, which covers the Alpine regions of French Chablais and Swiss Valais. Avoriaz is a purpose-built resort that has been a favourite with skiers for half a century, with four terrain parks, excellent powder and a wide range of sporting facilities. In contrast, Morzine offers Old-World charm, remaining free of high-rise buildings with many original wooden chalets still in service.