Les Portes du Soleil Travel Guide

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Les Portes du Soleil Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Les Crosets Avoriaz
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1000m - 2466m
  • Ski Season: December to April
  • Mountain Range: French and Swiss Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 208
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2277m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1000m
  • Number of Slopes: 288
  • Snowboarding: yes: 9 parks and half-pipes
  • Cross Country (km): 243km

Les Portes du Soleil Ski Information

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There are many other attractions throughout the Portes du Soleil ski area found in many of the resorts. Some of the main tourist attractions include the Religious Art Museum in Abondance; the Mechanical Museum in Les Gets; L'Espace Evolution in Torgon; the Old Mill of Tine in Morgins; Notre Dame d'Aulps Abbey in St Jean; and La Maison du Val d'Abondance in Abondance. These are just a few of the main sightseeing attractions in the Portes du Soleil ski area.

  • Languages: German French Italian Romansch
  • Temperatures: 10°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 117
    Fire: 118
    Medical: 144
  • Religion: 49% Roman Catholic 48% Protestant


Apres Ski in the Les Portes du Soleil area varies from quiet to very lively. Each resort has its own atmosphere and Apres Ski scene, so it would be a good idea to check each resorts profile to find what you're looking for There are also a number of non-ski activities on offer throughout the area. The resorts are superbly linked, therefore travelling between them is quite easy. If you have the time, you can experience the best of what the Portes du Soleil has to offer.


Les Portes du Soleil is the largest linked ski area in the world, and consists of 14 resorts from Lake Geneva in Switzerland through to Mont Blanc in France. The top resorts in the Portes Soleil include Avoriaz; Chatel; Les Gets; and Morzine in France, and Les Crosets; Morgins; Champery-Planachaux; and Torgon in Switzerland. The runs offered throughout the ski area provide something for skiers of all levels of ability and experience. Its best to check each resort's selection of runs before you go to them. There are many snow parks, with hal-pipes and hand rails, located in many of the resorts of the area. All in all, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the best places to go for an unforgettable skiing holiday, with so much on offer you might have to make it an extended holiday.

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