Portes du Soleil
Why a Portes du Soleil Ski Resort?
- Extensive ski area of 650km of pistes
- Microclimate ensures snowfall and above average sunshine
- It’s one of the most easily accessed resorts by car from the UK or Geneva
- Portes du Soleil resorts offer an excellent choice for families and non-skiers
Portes du Soleil Information
This lovely area tucked away between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc embraces 12 resorts in two countries. Its geographical location, in the most northern part of the French Alps, combined with the effects of the lake, produces a micro climate, which ensures a combination of optimal snowfall and above average sunshine throughout the winter – hence the name. Beyond the stark contrast between the charming traditional resorts such as Chatel and ultra modern Avoriaz the Swiss influence is ever-present. Les Gets and Morzine make up the other resorts offered by Peak Retreats.
The Portes du Soleil skiing area is very extensive with 650 km of pistes, 279 marked pistes, 9 snow parks, 1023 ski instructors and two countries to choose from. As a whole, it offers classic intermediate terrain but each resort has own appeal and challenges for the more advanced. For ease of navigation within such wide area, there are 12 discovery routes, signposted with different alpine animals according to the level of difficulty. Beginners are well catered for within each local area.
Peak Retreats offers a range of Portes du Soleil accommodation options. All Portes du Soleil ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a ski holiday. Peak Retreats also offers ski hire, ski passes and ski school in the Portes du Soleil.