Portes du Soleil Ski area
Les Portes du Soleil is one of the largest linked ski area in the world, and consists of 14 resorts from Lake Geneva in Switzerland through to Mont Blanc in France, with an enormous 650kms of high altitude slopes. With so much to choose from in this extensive area, skiers of all ability levels are well catered for. Snowboarders can enjoy themselves too in the great selection of snow parks with half-pipes and hand rails, located in many of the resorts of the area. The villages are well linked by road and by piste, enabling you to clock up as much or as little mileage under your skis as you like.
Situated only 1 ½ hours from Geneva, the Portes du Soleil is an excellent choice for those looking to hit the Alps for a weekend’s ski break and equally for those with a little more time on their hands.
Ski resorts in the Portes du Soleil
The top resorts in the Portes du Soleil include Avoriaz; Chatel; Les Gets; and Morzine in France, and Champery in Switzerland. The resorts differ in style from those with bold modern architecture, traffic free centres and doorstep skiing through to picturesque old style Savoyarde towns with pretty chalet style houses and bucket loads of character.
It is worth checking out each of the resorts listed to see where your group is best suited.
Ski holidays in the Portes du Soleil
If you are planning a group ski holiday, then take a close look at Morzine with its fabulous après ski reputation and facilities. Your whole groups’ preferences can be accommodated including any non-skiers who will also have plenty to do exploring the busy streets, packed full of interesting boutiques and shops, and speciality restaurants and bars. Ice hockey matches are also a favourite in Morzine, so why not sit back and relax and enjoy watching somebody else taking the strain after your hard day on the piste!
Many of the properties, certainly in Avoriaz offer ski-in ski-out access making skiing with children a convenient dream. Families return year after year to this ideal family holiday hotspot where you have a winter wonderland playground right at your feet. The nursery slopes run directly back into the resort making even the longest day on skis a gentle run home. The sports centre and bowling alley can keep you well entertained long into the evenings.
The Portes du Soleil is an excellent destination for those looking for real variety in their ski holiday coupled with excellent snow conditions and endless après ski possibilities.
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