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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

237Km

Fun park

102

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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.

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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!

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per region

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
Yes
Proof of a negative PCR test is mandatory for all 11 years and older, within 72 hours of departure
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
Yes

It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.

When you enter France you need to fill in a “Declaration sur l'honneur”.

Quarantaine
No
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
Max. 6 persons
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Curfew
Yes
Country wide curfew from 19:00-06:00
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Closed
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Unavailable from Friday 30.10.2020.
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over. Allowed for all trips during 06:00 - 19:00 and only for essential trips between 19:00 -06:00
Restaurants
Partially Open
Only takeaway and room service (hotels).
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Events open air or indoor
No
Museums, cinemas and theater are however opened again.
Shops
Open
All non-essential shops closed
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mask is mandatory
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Closed
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Petrol stations
Open
A mask is mandatory
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
Yes
Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling. From 24/1 you must hold a negative PCR-test taken less than 72h before travel
Additional measures per ski region
No
Other area information
Yes
Additional COVID-19 information provided by France Montagnes.
Good to know
Yes
Entry into France and departure, to or from a country outside the European Union is prohibited, except for compelling reasons.

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