Portes Du Soleil
The Portes Du Soleil offers all snowsports enthusiasts an unlimited ski area between France and Switzerland. Ski slopes for all levels and abilities, panoramic views, tree-lined runs and lovely restaurants nestled in little hidden valleys. There are 12 different circuits, coded for different levels of skier, which can guide you around the resort in around 2 1/2hrs. Simply choose from the Bear, White Rabbit, Jackdaw, Ibex or Reindeer to guide the way.
In total there is 650 Km of piste, 195 lifts (10 gondolas, 104 drag lifts, 79 chairlifts & 4 cable cars) 577 snow cannons, 267 slopes (36 green, 113 blue, 104 red & 27 black). The Portes Du Soleil area, is only an hour’s drive from Geneva airport and provides easy access to all ski areas.
The snow record is excellent, even though Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz sit at a moderate altitude, it is the most northerly ski resort in the Alps, which means that it will always get much better snow than most other French resorts. This factor along with an advanced snowmaking system and the fact that most of the pistes are north facing, on pasture land and no rocks ensures that there are fabulous conditions from December right through till mid to end of April.
The Morzine-Les Gets Ski area is directly accessible from the village centre, there is more than enough terrain her to cater for the needs of a beginner to intermediate skier. This sector links Pleney to Nyon, where you can venture into the Chamossiere bowl, for your first powder tracks or you can drop into Les Gets, have a play in the Ranfolly bowl or head over to Mont Chery and it’s stunning views of Mont Blanc.
The Morzine-Avoriaz, Portes Du Soleil Ski area is equally accessible from Morzine centre by the Super Morzine Gondola, from there you can head in any direction, either to the Famous Swiss Wall or “Le Grand Paradis” circuit, taking in both France and Switzerland in one day.
There are various options for lift passes, you can choose from the Morzine-Les Gets, Morzine-Avoriaz or the full Portes du Soleil, all depending on how adventurous you feel. With the smaller area options, there is plenty of skiing for all levels to keep you entertained for your whole holiday. All in all, this whole area can keep you entertained for weeks on end!
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