The huge Portes du Soleil offers a seemingly endless expanse of runs and no fewer than 12 individual resorts to explore. The skiing is not only expansive, but also includes lots of high altitude in wide open snow bowls above 2,000m, so whenever you travel, the snow follows! There are also plenty of picturesque tree lined runs down to many of the villages including Morzine and Les Gets. From the contemporary architecture of Avoriaz to the chocolate box charm of Morzine, the area offers variety to suit all tastes, and there are long, leisurely ski days to be enjoyed, crossing over to Switzerland before skiing back to France.
The Portes du Soleil (or Gateway to the Sun) ski area is arguably the biggest internationally and perfect for all level of skiers & boarders. Giving access to 650km of pistes and 197 lifts across France & Switzerland with Morzine as its unofficial capital, proving to be a great base also suited to non-skiers.
Morzine is a picturesque, Savoyard town, set in a beautiful valley with traditional chalet style architecture. The local, friendly skiing terrain is perfect for beginners and intermediates with the Pleney pistes overlooking the town and the 49 lifts linked with Les Gets on the local lift pass. This is accessed by the fast moving Pleney lift with 10 person gondolas. The other side of the valley will take you to the skiing and boarding mecca of Avoriaz with plentiful blues for stylish cruising and the four snow parks and the snow cross course. Morzine is superbly situated in one of the largest linked international ski areas of the world with an enormous 650km of piste.