Resort Guide: Portes du Soleil


Avoriaz is a great choice for families and those looking to improve their skiing. With a large variety of beginner and intermediate slopes and however expert skiers may feel less well catered for in terms of pistes. Avoriaz does have some seriously demanding off-piste areas to master such as the renowned ‘Swiss Wall’.

The Portes du Soleil area is always a favorite for snowboarders offering little in the ways of flat traverses and drag lifts. There are plenty of ‘jib’ friendly areas such as La Stash, five snow parks, and a superpipe.


Morzine sits quite low in the mountain but the benefits from a unique microclimate, being sandwiched between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc means the weather and snow are just as good as resorts with much higher altitudes.

As a mountain town that helped to form the blueprint of many modern ski resorts, Morzine is full of shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. With lively après, you can enjoy skiing the 650km of pistes in the Port du Soleil knowing there’s plenty of fun to be had at the end of the day.

Les Gets

Les Gets well designed and everything close by layout is a great choice for familys. The beginner slopes are very well maintaied and with the accomidation close to the lifts its never a long walk home. Experienced skiers will have access to the wonderful Mont Chery ski area, which ofters a wide range of challenging red, black, and off-piste runs.