The joys of unlimited powder snow!
Get away from your daily life as you ski across the 600km of the international Portes du Soleil ski area! Skiing across the border between Switzerland and France with the Dents du Midi in the background, an entire day won’t be enough to explore the 12 resorts linked with a single pass. If your legs are burning, take a well-deserved break in one of the many restaurants on the slopes to enjoy a delicious “assiette valaisanne” with your friends!
If you prefer the tranquillity of wooded valleys or mysterious forests of snow-covered fir trees, explore one of the many marked trails on your snowshoes or follow one of the ski touring itineraries of the Morgins Rando-Parc, a safe area dedicated to this sport.
Ski-bar or live music to celebrate springtime
A welcome season between winter and summer, spring allows you to keep enjoying the ski slopes at advantageous rates until mid-April. Even if the snow conditions might not be the best for skiing, the milder temperatures allow for more time on the sunny terrasses.
Spring is also the time for major events in the region with the Rock The Pistes festival taking place on the slopes in the Portes du Soleil (end of March) or the Maxi-Rires Festival which hosts the crème de la crème of French-speaking stand-up comedy at Champéry Palladium (mid-May).
A rainbow of outdoor activities!
In summer, the Region Dents du Midi can be explored in many ways following the hiking tracks or MTB trails of the Portes du Soleil area. As the snow melts, whether on foot or by bike, you can reach summits offering stunning views over the valley and Lake Geneva.
Tree parks, canyoning, downhill scooters, husky hikes or simply a refreshing dip in one of the outdoor swimming pools of Champéry and Morgins sports centres… outdoor activities are a must in summer and the Multi Pass card allows you to enjoy them all in the Portes du Soleil resorts!
An Indian summer to make the pleasure last
Most summer activities are available until end of October before the first snowfall. This season also favours the discovery of the local fauna and flora. At this time of year, animal reproduction and bird migration take place, mushrooms start to grow in our forests and are served on our plates with typical seasonal dishes such as the “Chasse” (game meat) and the “Brisolée” (roasted chestnuts).
In autumn, make sure to pack your bag with an extra jacket and a head torch, as temperatures drop and the days get shorter, early signs of winter’s arrival and the beginning of a new cycle!