After the Abondance valley, only a small step’s needed (to Morgins), to find oneself on the other side of the Franco-Swiss border and discover the first of the Swiss resorts on the Portes du Soleil: Morgins. Legend has it that a micro-climate makes it one of the snowiest resorts of the Valais.
The snow, typical red and green shutters, and champions (Didier Défago, downhill Olympic champion at Vancouver 2010) – they bode well! In fact, at the height of its 1333 metres of altitude, Morgins has everything that a large resort has: access to the 650 km of Portes du Soleil slopes, but also 80 km of marked trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walks or horse-riding in the open air, a natural ice rink... an ideal base for setting off to discover an unspoilt nature.
In the iron bells found around the necks of cows, Morgins made its emblem. These Morginois "toupins" ring loudly in the village in the events of the winter and summer solstices. Morgins refuses to forget its origins; this plunge into the heart of pastoral traditions thus calls to mind the agricultural past of these mountain villages where the economy is today based on tourism.
And in the summer, the tourist offerings of Morgins are in no way inferior to their winter counterpart: many hiking trails roam the Alpine pastures; the ski lifts provide easy access to the peaks for walking or mountain biking; the sports centre is full of life with its outdoor swimming pool, its tennis courts, its sun terrace and its recreational space for children. Horse-riding, go-karting, archery hunting courses, fitness trails in the forest, mini-golf, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, bowls: whatever you fancy, you’ll find something to satisfy your desires at Morgins.