Les Portes du Soleil is widely regarded as the largest connected ski area in the world. The extensive and varied landscape is perfect for all levels of skiers and snowboarders and has beautiful groomed pistes and off piste runs through the trees and well above the tree line. The nursery slopes are nearby for beginners. Intermediate skiers can ski from resort to resort without skiing the same run twice. For the advanced skier there are numerous red and black runs, extensive off piste, the World Cup downhill run and for the boldest there is the famous ‘Swiss Wall’ descent from France to Switzerland.
Your ski pass covers towns including Avoriaz, Les Gets, Chatel, Champery, Les Crosets, Morgins and Champoussin. You can ski the Portes du Soleil circuit which covers these towns on a 65 kilometre adventure which takes all day.
Snowboarders and skiers will find numerous jump parks and half pipes throughout the area and in Avoriaz you can practice your jumps tricks into an airbag. There is 76 kilometres of cross country skiing and for ski touring we can organise guides to take you away from the ski areas into the wilds on randonnee skis with skins so you can ski ‘uphill’ to find untouched powder trails.
Ski school can be arranged with either French or British ski schools for group or private lessons. For more information on our Chilly Powder ski school please click here.
Morzine and the Portes du Soleil is renowned for it's fantastic mountain restaurants. If a good lunch is an important part of your day skiing, then this great resort offers everything you need
When the sun is shining, lunch on a terrace is a great way to break up the day and recharge for the afternoon. Numerous restaurants offer great food, fun atmosphere and fantastic scenery and some offer live music. If the sun is hiding, there are lots of cosy restaurants tucked away, so you can warm up with burning log fires and a Vin Chaud.
Each valley has a variety of restaurants. If you are looking for a quick lunch there are plenty of big self-service places offering good hearty food and if you are looking for something more relaxed and gourmet, then try one of the many family run restaurants serving local Sayoyarde dishes such as Tartiflette, Fondue, Brasserade, Pierrade and Raclette, as well as many other dishes to set you up for the afternoon.
Just tell us where you are skiing each day and we will be very happy to recommend the best restaurants in that area