If you’re looking for a ski area where you can ski new runs every day over a two week holiday and still not run out of new options then Portes du Soleil is for you. Spanning the Swiss / French border the 12 village resorts first came together to create this unique ski area in the 1960’s under the leadership of Jean Vuarnet, a local Olympic ski champion. Since then, the area has become famous as one of the largest interconnected ski areas in the world with over 650 km of piste (and plenty of backcountry skiing too) all covered by one lift pass.
These resorts are set in a part of the Alps with sensational views and each of the 12 villages has its own style and personality from the ultra modern Avoriaz on the French side to the chocolate box Morgins in Switerland and our personal favourite, Les Gets.
The skiing is second to none throughout. Intensive piste management and care mean that the slopes are in great condition all season and for skiers moving from beginner to intermediate to expert the area offers an incredible range of runs for all levels. The area is also a favourite with Freestyle fans of all levels showing off their moves at one of the area’s nine snowparks.