The Pleney is one of the first destinations for skiers visiting Morzine. All buses in Morzine lead to the Pleney Bubble and it is the access point for skiing in Morzine and neighbouring Les Gets.
One of the best things about Le Pleney is the variety of runs you can access from the very first lift. The bubble runs from the foot of the slope and arrives at the beginning of one green, five blue, four red and one black piste. Perfect for mixed ability groups.
Although the Beginners Zone here is perfect for first timers, the best runs here are probably the intermediate ones. Pistes B, C and D merge and separate as they make their way from the top of the lift back to the bottom. As such you can almost class them as one run and the beauty of these pistes is that no matter which one you take you will end up in the same place. A real blessing on bad weather days or early on in your holiday when everyone is just learning the area. The runs are wide and lined with trees and although they have some steeper sections they are big enough that even more nervous skiers will be able to find their way down.
For more advanced skiers the reds that lead off from the Pleney have a similar if steeper story. Pistes A, H and V start in a similar place and then split up before arriving again at the foot of the Pleney. The top section of Piste A is pretty steep but it doe offer a great view of Morzine and the valley that leads to the cliffs below Avoriaz. Be careful when you set off not to head too far to skiers right as you will end up on Piste R, there is nothing wrong with this run but it does not lead directly back to Le Pleney Bubble unlike its three neighbors.
All these reds have steep sections and the lower section of Le Pleney, where the runs converge, is the site for slalom competitions.