Montriond is a pretty and popular village in its own right, but is more and more being considered a suburb of Morzine as it is just a few minutes drive away and on a free bus route. There is easy access into the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area from Ardent, just a 5 minute drive/free ski bus trip away from Montriond centre, where there is a large car park and very effective cable car into Lindarets, a wide open bowl, perfect for beginners. From here 3 high speed chair lifts whisk skiers to Avoriaz, Chatel and the Swiss resorts of Morgins and Champery. A blue run brings skiers right back down to Ardent at the end of the day where a popular bar makes a good meeting point for an apres-ski drink.
For cross country skiers, there are beautiful, wooded tracks around the beautiful Lac Montriond.
There are a few restaurants and shops in Montriond, and it is ideal for people looking for a holiday home with easy access to the skiing or walking / mountain biking, but without being too close to main bars, restaurants and nightlife.
In Summer, Lac Montriond, between the village and the main lift at Ardent is very popular in summer for swimming, canoeing and for the annual 'son et lumiere' fireworks display.
The nearby goat village of Lindarets is a popular summer day out; children love feeding the goats which wander freely round this summer pasture village.