This ski area is made up of 13 linked ski resorts between the Mont Blanc in France, and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. There are over 650 km of marked pistes and around 200 lifts, making it one of the largest ski areas in the world. Eight of the linked ski resorts are French (Morzine, Chatel, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Saint-Jean-d’Aulps, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Abondance and Montriond) and the others are Swiss. There are 10 snow parks, and a wide variety of terrain to explore for varying levels and styles. This area is famous for its gastronomy with influences from Swiss and Savoyard cuisine, visitors are spoilt for choice!
Conveniently, it is very close to Geneva airport – the travel time from Les Gets is under one hour. In the summertime, activities range from hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing to horse riding, paragliding or relaxing in one of the blissful thermal baths. In winter, if skiing or snowboarding is not your thing, you can take part in one of the many winter-based activities such as snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice skating, sledding and even ten-pin bowling.
Avoriaz is located right in the center of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with varied terrain for beginners right through to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Morzine is a beautiful Alpine village and a firm favorite with visitors. It is the capital of the Portes du Soleil ski area, conveniently linked to the other resorts by ski lift circuit. Les Gets is a picturesque village and family friendly, full of authentic Alpine charm. The varying slopes are suitable for all levels from beginners up to advanced skiers and snowboarders with 23 lifts, 3 snow parks and a total of 107 km to explore. Montriond is set in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with around 77 km of skiable pistes. There are 51 runs in total with some beginner slopes, however, runs are mainly geared towards more intermediate and advanced skiers. l’Abricotine is actually one of the longest ski runs in the Portes du Soleil area and is 8 km long.