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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.

The best resorts in Portes du Soleil

  • Les Gets

    Thinking of skiing in Les Gets? Les Gets is a charming village with character, on the valley floor with mountains rising either side. Quick access from UK or Geneva, linked to 650km of pistes.

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  • Chatel

    Thinking of skiing in Chatel? Chatel is a lovely traditional-feel village with a Swiss-flavour and provides an ideal base from which to explore the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area.

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  • Morzine

    Thinking of skiing in Morzine? One of the best loved resorts in the Alps, Morzine scores on many points. It's a charming, traditional village and yet linked to one of the world's largest ski areas

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