Mont Blanc and Les Gets © Portes du Soleil - Sacha Dittel Grand Ski Chamossiere © Morzine Tourist Office Grand Ski Telesiege © Morzine Tourist Office

Skiing and snowboarding in Morzine-Avoriaz

The Portes du Soleil has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 40 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon and Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets – Champoussin.

Whatever your style of winter sport, be it ski, snowboard, randonnee, telemark, snowshoe or cross country skiing, the ski area of Morzine-Les Gets and the whole Portes du Soleil offers something for absolutely everyone. With just one ski pass you can enjoy the largest international ski area in the world. Breakfast in France, lunch in Switzerland!

The Portes du Soleil in numbers

Download the Portes du Soleil piste map (1.9 MB)

In-resort webcams

Morzine snowfall See what the latest weather conditions are like in-resort. Please note that these views are photographic stills that refresh frequently (date and local time are clearly stated) and not a constant live video feed.

Mountain routes

Beginners

41 very easy and 109 beginner runs from ideal nursery slopes, large, wide, south-facing pistes to gentle scenic terrain. Brilliant for children and the more nervous skier.

Intermediate

109 blue and 110 red runs. Hundreds of long & uncrowded, picturesque & tree lined pistes. Explore the full and half day circuits with the longest run at over 11km.

Advanced

Over 28 hard pistes such as the world cup run, the famous Swiss wall, moguls galore and masses of offpiste.

Snowboarders

Rated one of the top snowboard resorts for its sheer cliff drops, powder bowls, dedicated snow board parks, half pipes, endless off-piste and regular world standard competitions.

Cross-country

243km of fabulous scenic country around lakes and valleys with much for free

Download the Morzine Cross-country Skiing Guide for winter 2011 (4.4 MB)

Night time skiing

Floodlit skiing is once a week for those that just can’t get enough of it by day! This is included in your lift pass and takes place on the Pleney pistes.

Circuits

The highlight is the Portes du Soleil circuit: 80km of piste, never on the same chairlift twice and skiing 2 countries, France and Switzerland. For the other coded circuits just follow the jackdaw, reindeer, bear or white rabbit to discover the most of this fantastic area.

Freestyle

The Portes du Soleil has 9 snowparks at strategic points around the ski area. All parks feature boxes, tables, wall rides, big air jumps, raised bends, air bags and rails that riders of all levels will be more than happy with!

Avoriaz pulls out all the stops for freestyle fans with no less than five dedicated zones for all levels and disciplines: superpipe, border-cross, variety modules and the new Jake Burton-inspired snowpark, aka the Stash, which offers several routes through Les Lindarets forest and some memorable all-wood sections

In Châtel, freestyle fans head for the SmoothPark in Super Châtel.

In Les Gets, intermediate and hardcore freestylers head for Mont Chéry’s sunny Freestyle District.

Les Crosets offers a freestyle paradise at the Superpark. Expert exponents of the art can fine-tune their line, while beginners can train on the Micro Park.

Freeride

Freeriding in the Portes du Soleil

© Portes du Soleil - Nicolas Joly

The Portes du Soleil ski area is nothing less than a massive winter playgroundfor powder hounds…

The Snowcross zones in Avoriaz offer skiers and snowboarders all the thrills of no-holds-barred exploring on safe but untouched slopes. After a big dump of snow, powder-lovers head for Les Crozats, La Frontalière, Les Brochaux or La Marmotte.

At Champéry, a favourite place for powder chasers is Le Cuboré. From the top of the chairlift, all you have to do is choose your route and if the Swiss Wall is an icon among ski aficionados, the side of the run is always a hit thanks to the virgin powder turns on offer.

In Les Gets both sides of the village resort offer advanced skiers numerous opportunities to sample the powder; La Rosta (Chavannes side), or for more of a challenge on Mont Chéry, Les Planeys near the Snow Park, or even Chéry Nord.

The Nyon and Chamossière peaks in Morzine are among the favourite destinations for lovers of steep and deep untracked slopes.

Les Crosets and Champoussin are pure heaven for riders. Favourite spots are the tricky Pointe de l’Au couloirs, the Combe de Bonnavau for freeride improvers, the Pierre Plate couloir towards Tovassière, or the Aiguille des Champeys.

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