212 interconnected lifts servicing a mind-boggling 650 km of runs sprawling across 12 areas, eight in France and four in Switzerland. There are 273 marked ski runs as well as 216 km of cross-country trails.
Our Ski Schools Guide to Morzine
A pretty Alpine town situated close to the border with Switzerland, linked to neighbouring Avoriaz & Les Gets and the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area. Morzine and its surrounding villages are packed with lots of chalets and apartments with a mix of traditional and more modern design, offering plenty of Alpine charm for the thousands of visitors that come here every year. It’s not only a great place to visit but suits skiers and snowboarders of every level of ability.
The region encompasses the best of the Alps from quiet hamlets to bustling resorts, lively nightlife and extreme sports. Above Morzine, and linked by ski lifts, Avoriaz is probably the most distinctive of the Portes du Soleil ski stations, due to its futuristic design and dramatic cliff top location.
Our Ski Schools Guide to Les Gets
Les Gets lies at 1200m with lifts taking you up to just over 2000m. The resort sits on the treeline and is known for being pretty, picturesque and has a fantastic snow record. Les Gets boasts magnificent views overlooking the Mont Blanc range.
A 75 minute drive from Geneva Airport, it’s nestled in the Portes du Soleil, arguably the biggest ski area in the Alps stretching over 12 resorts, even into Switzerland. This ski area enjoys 285 slopes to play with for all ski levels. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities come back time and time again to experience the fantastic beginner slopes, but also to tackle the more challenging terrain of Mont Chéry, Chamossiére and in ‘the bowl’ on the Ranfolly and Rosta.
Our Ski Schools Guide to Avoriaz
One of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit; perched high on a rocky promontory looking over Morzine. Situated at the centre of the Portes du Soleil which spans two countries – France and Switzerland and fourteen resorts.
Avoriaz alone has 150km of lift served ski runs, as well as two fantastic snowparks. The snow record is excellent due to its high altitude and location within the Mont Blanc weather system, coupled with the fact that the pistes are on pasture land not rocks ensures fabulous pistes from early December to end of April. The resort hosts a number of winter music festivals which take over the resort and the pistes – namely Rock the Pistes and Snowboxx.
Our ski schools guide to traveling to our PDS ski resorts
The nearest and most convenient airport to Portes du Soleil is Geneva via EasyJet, situated 100 kms (around 75 mins) away. You have a number of different methods of transport to choose from to get you up to resort including shared / private transfers, buses, trains & helicopter.
Ski Colour March 2016
Mont-Chéry, Les Gets every March – Colourful fun for all the family!
Apres Ski Festival
Les Gets every April – Live music around the village, BBQ and drinks.
Rock the Pistes Music Festival
Free Music Festival on the Pistes and continues in the bars every March – something for everyone!
European Gay Ski Week – Avoriaz
11-18th March 2017 – Europe’s Gay Winters Sports & Music Festival, now in its 8th year!