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Les Portes du Soleil

Skiing in Les Portes du Soleil

Slopes

307Km
1091Km
800Km
30Km
Total 2228Km

Lifts

61

343

417

Height

2466m
900m

Glacier

0

Cross-country

251Km

Fun park

106

Les Portes du Soleil
Les Portes du Soleil
Les Portes du Soleil
Les Portes du Soleil
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Les Portes du Soleil
Les Portes du Soleil

General information

The vast ski area of Les Portes du Soleil consists of a total of 12 villages spread over the boarder of France and Switzerland. All together it is linked together by 650km of ski slopes, making it one of the largest ski areas in the world.

Skiing in Les Portes du Soliel

There are around 200 different ski lifts in Les Portes du Soleil. Every year the ski area is expanded with new modern chairlifts and gondolas. Due to sheer size of the ski area, there is usually very little waiting for the lifts in comparison to other resorts.

Les Portes du Soliel is a perfect ski holiday choice for both beginner and advanced skiers/snowboarders. Beginners will love the great mix of blue slopes, and for the advanced there is 300km of red and black slopes.  The super adventurous can even try conquering the formidable Mur Suisse, also know as the Swiss wall.

Les Portes du Soliel has 9 fun parks, perfect to practice your jumps and tricks. There also great activities for non skiers including paragliding, husky sledding and some great après ski bars. Guided snow walks with breath taking views are also an option. The high altitude combined with the use of a lot of snow cannons means that the area is very snow sure through the season.

There are three main ski areas in Les Porte du Soliel:

Avoriaz

Avoriaz is one of the most popular ski holiday destinations in all of France. Due to its high altitude and car free village, most of the accommodations are ski in/ski out throughout the winter. Avoriaz itself has around 77km of ski slopes, however with the full Les Portes du Soliel lift pass you have access to over 650km. Avoriaz is also famous for its indoor water paradise park, called Aquariaz.

Châtel

Châtel is a traditional, picturesque and atmospheric mountain village located right on the French-Swiss border. It has over 80km of slopes, which are mainly suited for beginners and young children. More advanced skiers should upgrade to the full Les Portes du Soleil pass where there is a much larger variety of advanced slopes.

Les Gets

The area of Les Gets has over 120km of ski slopes. It is perfect spot for beginner to intermediate skier/snowboarders. Thrill seekers and freestylers will love the Deborah Anthonioz border slope, which is dedicated to the 2010 Olympic silver medalist in Vancouver. The longest slope in Les Gets is 11km.

Sunweb has a great range of different ski packages in Les Portes du Soliel. From cheap, simple apartments - to luxurious all inclusive hotels. There are options for all group sizes and budgets.

Expert tips

Malou, Content Editor Winter
Malou, Content Editor Winter

Malou, Content Editor Winter

Ski safari

Go on a ski safari! Les Portes de Soleil has over 600 kilometers of ski slopes spread across both France and Switzerland, so you can ski to a different place every day. During the ski safari you ski on beautiful, wide ski slopes while you discover a different place!

Regulations per region

Distance in public areas (in metres)
1 metre
Wearing a mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi
Freely accessible
Wearing a mask is mandatory. Additional measures are in place in Paris. Please check specific requirements if you a transitioning through.
Maximum persons together outdoors
No
Advise is no more than 10 people
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory
Restaurants
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory. Inside and outside with a maximum of 10 people per table and 1 metre distance between tables
Bars
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory. Inside and outside with a maximum of 10 people per table and 1 meter distance between tables
Shops
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory
Events (open air or indoor)
Yes
Maximum of 10 persons
Wellness
Open
Wearing a mask is mandatory
Curfew
No
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours?
No rules different than usual
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Casino
Closed
Airport
Open
Temperature checks upon arrival and wearing a mask is mandatory
Quarantaine
No
Covid-19 test before departure or wait in quarantaine
No
Covid-19 test upon arrival in destination
No
Health declaration
No
Other formailities needed to enter the country
No
Transfer regulation
Yes
1 metre distance and additional hygiene measures

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