Why the Portes du Soleil has Something for Everyone
Planning your next ski trip can be a challenge. If you haven’t already visited the Portes du Soleil region, then you’re missing out.
Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or a group of friends, the Portes du Soleil has something for everyone. From gentle blue runs to thrilling blacks and off-piste routes, whatever your skiing style, you can find something to match.
The Portes du Soleil Ski Area
The Portes du Soleil is made up of 12 different ski resorts, including Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. This makes it one of the largest ski areas in the world! Bordering France and Switzerland, it’s home to a huge variety of pistes and has a rugged beauty all of its own.
Here’s what’s on offer in the Portes du Soleil ski area;
For Skiing Beginners
With 119 blue slopes on offer, the Portes du Soleil makes a great skiing destination for first timers and those still finding their feet. Each of the 12 villages around the resort contains an area designed especially for beginners and there are thousands of qualified ski instructors to choose from.
They even have an inclusive adult beginners package called ‘You Can Ski’ so you can learn the ropes in a safe environment.
For Intermediate Skiers
The massive Portes du Soleil ski area is home to 33 green slopes and 104 reds, making it a great option for intermediates. The fact that the 12 resorts are all linked means you can enjoy non-stop skiing all day long and never get bored!
For Expert Skiers
The 27 black slopes across the Portes du Soleil ski area make for an adrenaline filled day on the mountain. Morzine is particularly suited to advanced skiers thanks to its challenging, steep pistes. There are also ungroomed pistes to explore for an added challenge.
The famous ‘Swiss Wall’ is not for the fainthearted. This steep descent is one for the expert skier’s bucket list.
With 10 different snow parks to choose from and special boarder courses, snowboarders won’t feel left out. Avoriaz is great for Freestyle, with a wealth of parks on offer for all abilities and natural freestyle runs.
The Portes du Soleil makes a clever choice for a family ski trip. Most of the major villages throughout the region boast impressive children’s areas, including Avoriaz with its children’s village, complete with fun cartoon characters and games in the snow.
Chatel is another resort that takes family fun seriously. With a snow play area for families, an interactive winter trail and a ski nursery, there is something for all ages.
In addition to quality children’s ski lessons and kids’ clubs, there are plenty of accommodation types to suit all families with varying budgets and priorities.
Got a non-skier in the group? That doesn’t mean everyone else has to miss out on skiing. The Portes du Soleil ski area has plenty of off-piste entertainment to get stuck into.
Here are some of the available options;
- Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Morzine
- Go zip lining in Chatel on the Fantasticable
- Try ice-skating or ice hockey
- Go swimming in an indoor, heated pool
- Relax at the spa
- Have a go at curling in Champery
Book Your Skiing Trip!
Now you know where to go, it’s time to get booking! Once your accommodation is sorted, don’t forget to book a transfer to your ski resort to make your journey as smooth as possible!
Alps2Alps provide a reliable ski transfer service to all the major resorts throughout the Alps, at highly competitive prices. Interested? Book your ski transfer with Alps2Alps today and see how much you could save!