The Portes du Soleil (PDS) has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 40 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin.
This genuine Natural Powder Reserve at the heart of the Alps offers skiers unspoilt surroundings, mountain lifts that keep a low profile amid snowbound forests, pistes that wind their way through snow meadows, spruces and mountain chalets that have stood the test of time.
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 8m of powder every year. The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call “ski safari” – just click into your bindings and go exploring from resort to resort, valley to valley – and even from country to country!! Also idealy suited to boarder with plenty of parks and the "Stash"which is ever polur through the trees.
The Portes du Soleil ski area is normally open from mid December to last weekend in April . (First and last weeks the area will be partially open, Avoriaz. All dates TBA.
286 slopes: 27 black, 104 red, 122 blue, 33 green
195 mountain lifts
650 km of groomed slopes
90 slopeside restaurants
694 snow cannons guaranteeing snow all season!
There are a number of options regarding Ski Passes and we are happy to arrange these on your behalf. Ski passes can be purchased for the Morzine/Les Gets area or for the full Portes du Soleil for either 1, 2, 6, 7 or 14 days for individuals or as a family (unfortunately we are unable to organise family passes but they can be purchased over the internet). Passes must cover consecutive days. Please contact us for prices.
Morzine is a great place to enjoy the slopes but is also a lovely Savoyard village with plenty of lovely coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops and has lots to offer for all ages.
If you want to remain on the slopes but fancy trying something different to skiing or boarding, the following activities can also be found in the Portes Du Soleil:
Cross -Country Skiing
If skiing or boarding isn’t your thing, or you fancy a day off from the slopes there are plenty of other things to keep you busy around Morzine, including:
Indoor Swimming Pool
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Ice Hockey Matches
Cinema showing the latest releases in English
Morzine also has fireworks and torch lit ski descents on the pleney every week, Montriond has The Marmotte D'or bar run by Brits and have live music at least one a week