Les Portes du Soleil is a vast cross-border area (France/Switzerland) linked by a network of ski lifts. The ski area is one of the largest in the world, boasting 12 resorts and 400 km2.
The Portes du Soleil has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 50 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva:
AbondanceAbondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin.
This genuine Natural Powder Reserve at the heart of the Alps offers skiers unspoilt surroundings, mountain lifts that keep a low profile amid snowbound forests, pistes that wind their way through snow meadows, spruces and mountain chalets that have stood the test of time.
The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 7m83 of powder every year.
The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call “ski safari”: just click into your bindings at your chalet and go exploring from resort to resort, valley to valley – and even from country to country…
The Portes du Soleil in numbers:
286 slopes: 32 black, 101 red, 119 blue, 34 green
196 mountain lifts
600 km of ride
30 snowparks/ boarder-cross/ ski-cross/ fun aeras
99 slopeside restaurants
Subject to snow conditions.
- Sledging track
- Boarder cross
- Public WC
- Parc DVA
- Play area
- Covered picnic area
- Salom stadium
- Nordik park
- Slegde run for children
- Charging stations for electric vehicles
- First aid station
- Camper van reception area
- Camper van service area
- Sustainable development
- Picnic area
- Orientation board
- Mogul field
- Ski jump inrun
- Ski room at the foot of the piste
- Club for children
- Day nursery
- Rental of equipment for the disabled
- Spot photo
- Ski room
Adult day: 64 to 68 €
Adult 2 days: 122 to 130 €
Adult 3 days: 183 to 195 €
Adult 6 days: 324 to 342 €
Adult season: 1,176 €
Child 5 hours: 43 to 46 €
Child day : 48 to 51 €
Child 2 days : 92 to 98 €
Child 3 days : 137 to 146 €
Child 6 days : 243 to 257 €
Child season : 882 €
Junior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
Day Junior pass : 58 to 61 €
Junior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
Junior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
6-day Junior pass : 292 to 308 €
Junior season : 1,058 €
Senior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
Senior day: 58 to 61 €
Senior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
Senior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
Senior 6 days: 292 to 308 €
Senior season: 1,058 €.
Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 15 years.
Junior entry valid for 16 - 25 years.
- Bank/credit card
- Travellers Cheque
On the French side, the A40 takes you to the foot of the massif, 30 minutes from the mountain resorts, on the Swiss side you can follow the A9 to Vionnaz or Monthey, 20 minutes from the Valais villages.
The area is located close to major railway stations.
Access to the ski resorts is by TGV:
- Thonon-les-Bains and Cluses (in France)
Access to the ski resorts is by TGV Lyria
-Bellegarde, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle.
The Portes du Soleil ski area is located 1 hour from Geneva International Airport.
The airport is served by 49 airlines (Easy Jet offers flights from 40 European cities) and hosts 388 daily flights.
The airport is served by 49 airlines (Easy Jet offers flights from 40 European cities) and has 388 daily flights. The shuttle bus service takes you to the mountain villages within an hour.