In Montriond there’s a lake, Lake Montriond, an ideal place for long walks, cross-country skiing or ice diving. But Montriond is also a cluster of hamlets with strong identities:
- the Albertans, where snow crunches underfoot all winter, for walking up to the ice waterfall at Ardent;
- Ardent, a mini-resort in itself, with its terraces, restaurants, ski-rental shops and departure of cable cars around Les Lindarets, all in magnificent renovated chalets;
- Les Lindarets and its plateau: in the winter, Les Lindarets plateau is an unmissable crossroads of the Portes du Soleil, virtually the geographic centre of the area, where people come to have a drink or snack, to take ski lessons or choose to continue to Châtel, Avoriaz or Les Crosets. The hamlet, a little lower down, with its old Alpine farms pressed in by snow, concentrates a wealth of good places to eat for a true gastronomic stopover on the slopes.
On the street which leaves from the Eglise de Montriond place by passing behind the town hall, you come face to face with typical, very old buildings, preserved or renovated, with their gigantic roofed barns, their roughcast foundations and their wooden basins. These impressions of history and local heritage also mark the old Lake road, and make it seem as though it hasn’t changed for many centuries.
The village of Montriond therefore has character, just like its inhabitants and its Lake. The cliffs, covered with trees, give the impression of flowing into it, they surround it, protect it, and make it an ideal site for fishing, swimming, canoeing...
A few kilometres above, it is the animals who demonstrate character, in the village of Les Lindarets, which the goats have definitely taken over! A departure point for mountain bikers for different Portes du Soleil circuits, Les Lindarets is also on the route of numerous hiking trails.