Altitude: 930-2460 Meters

Les Portes du Soleil in short

  • Endless skiing for all levels
  • Heli skiing possible
  • Great facilities for snowboarders

Les Portes du Soleil is one of the world's largest linked ski areas, with more than 600km of pisted ski runs. The ski area is located on the French-Swiss border, and the endless network of ski slopes in the Portes du Soleil allows you to try different routes every day during your ski holidays. The French side of the Portes du Soleil area is packed with ultra-modern ski lifts and is perfectly interconnected, while the Swiss side offers the possibility to try heli-skiing on virgin powder snow. Each village within the ski area offers its own unique atmosphere, from the modern, car-free Avoriaz to the lively Morzine with its picturesque chalets, to the charming villages of Châtel en Les Gets. While staying in Les Portes du Soleil, you can choose from a (cheaper) ski pass for your own ski area, or a ski pass that allows you to access the entire Portes du Soleil linked ski area.

The Portes du Soleil ski area spans 12 ski resorts, 8 on the French side (Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzineand St-Jean-d'Arves) and 4 on the Swiss side Champéry, Morgins, Torgon and Val d'Illiez-Champoussin & Les Crosets). The ski area stretches from Lake Geneva in Switzerland through to the Mont Blanc region in France! Some of the most popular ski resorts include the authentic Les Gets and the pedestrian ski resort of Avoriaz. With so much skiing on offer, it goes without saying that there's something for all levels and tastes. And let's not forget to mention, there are plenty of mountain restaurants where you can stop to rest your weary legs and enjoy a drink with panoramic views of the Alps! Les Portes du Soleil is relatively easy to reach from the UK: the closest resorts are just over an hour's drive from Geneva Airport, or you can drive all the way from Calais.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Les Portes du Soleil


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Additional information

Blue slopes320 km Drag lifts102Start of the season5 December
Red slopes210 km Chair lifts81End of the season18 April
Black slopes70 km Gondola lifts13Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude930 m
Total600 km Capacity25500 Pers./HourMax. altitude2460 m

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Exploring Les Portes du Soleil ski area

The Portes du Soleil ski area is relatively low-lying, which means many of the picturesque slopes are located below the treeline. But that doesn't stop the powder from coming: Les Portes du Soleil has had record-breaking years with over 8m of cumulative snowfall! Expert skiers can tackle challenging slopes like the World Cup piste and Le Pas de Chavanette (otherwise known as Le Mur Suisse, or The Swiss Wall). The latter is reputed to be one of Europe's toughest black runs and sports waist-high moguls that run down a vertical drop of more than 300 metres. Snowboarders are spoilt for choice in the Portes du Soleil, which has a great selection of snow parks with half-pipes, hand rails and various other jumps and cool features.

Off-piste & freestyle in Les Portes du Soleil

Snow parks 9Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Les Portes du Soleil EUR 185.00 EUR 251.00
La Chapelle EUR 102.50 EUR 133.00 5 Years old
Morzine - Les Gets EUR - EUR - 5 Years old
Châtel Liberté EUR 140.00 EUR 186.00

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Les Portes du Soleil EUR 221.00 EUR 295.00
La Chapelle EUR 102.50 EUR 133.00 5 Years old
Morzine - Les Gets EUR 186.00 EUR 240.00 5 Years old
Châtel Liberté EUR 164.00 EUR 219.00

Blogs about Les Portes du Soleil

2 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

The French skiing airport par excellence, Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter and welcomes hordes of British skiers and snowboarders. A short flight to this pretty little town will drop you right in the heart of French skiing territory, with access to almost every big French ski area including Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil. Chambéry Airport operates seasonal winter flights to more than half a dozen destinations in the UK, mostly with BA. This means it’s entirely fea... More ›

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

26 May 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

France is known for having a good number of the world’s largest linked ski areas, with some of the ski areas measuring over 600km of pistes at altitudes of more than 3000m above sea level. But that’s not all France has to offer, and skiers and snowboarders are starting to discover the smaller resorts whose pretty scenery, village atmosphere and varied terrain can easily compete with the biggest names in the Alps. In our list of the top 15 French ski resorts, we've selected some up-and-comers alo... More ›

13 January 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

We're lucky enough to live within easy enough reach of the Alps, which offer some of the best skiing in the world. While there's no reason not to be content with freshly groomed pistes and a cosy selection of mountain huts, it's sometimes nice to take your ski holidays to the next level with a trip to a dream skiing destination. We've compiled a list of highest, biggest, steepest and most snow-sure ski areas in the world so you can start ticking them off your bucket list! Have you been to any of... More ›

30 August 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Nothing beats a ski holiday with a group of your closest friends! No matter if half the group wants to tackle black pistes and the other half is still on nursery slopes, you can be sure everyone will get a chance to bond at the après-ski. Loads of ski resorts make it easy to book group packages that include accommodation, ski pass and even rental equipment. All that's left is to narrow down the top ski areas for a group holiday with friends!... More ›
(Photo: © Miranda Muller)

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Les Portes du Soleil

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