Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil ski area covers 13 ski resorts in France and Switzerland and offer 650 kilometres of pistes linked by over 200 ski lifts.  The extensive and varied landscape caters for all levels of skiers with beautiful pistes and off piste runs both through the trees and well above the tree line.

The nursery slopes are nearby for beginners.  Intermediate skiers can ski from resort to resort without skiing the same run twice.  For the advanced skier there are numerous red and black runs, extensive off piste, the World Cup downhill run and for the boldest there is the famous ‘Swiss Wall’ descent from France to Switzerland.  Blue and Red runs also offer a more gentle route between the 2 countries.

Your ski pass covers town including Avoriaz, Les Gets, Chatel, Champery, Les Crosets, Morgins and Champoussin.  You can ski the Portes du Soleil circuit which covers these towns on a 65 kilometre adventure which takes all day.

Surfers and skiers will find numerous jumps parks, half pipes and in Avoriaz you can practice your jumps tricks into the airbag. There is 76 kilometres of cross country skiing.

Resort information

Skiable surface: 256000 acres
Average snowfall: 350 pouces
Lifts: 212
Trails: 280
Summit elevation: 2466 metres
Base elevation: 900 metres
Vertical drop: 1566 metres
Beginner: 47 %
Intermediate: 40 %
Advanced: 38 %
Expert: 13 %