The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski domains in the world: a vast and magical winter wonderland encompassing many of France and Switzerland’s most beautiful ski resorts. It consists of 12 linked villages and offers over 650km of slopes. It has a fantastic snow record and a massive variety of pistes – offering endless skiing and boarding potential for people of all abilities.
Saint Jean d’Aulps village also has it’s own ski area, “Espace Roc d’Enfer“. This is a hidden gem offering the perfect place for beginners to progress and untracked routes for powder lovers to explore. The area is unknown to many visitors to Morzine and so the pistes remain quiet even during the busiest weeks of the season. You often have beautiful long pistes, amidst spectacular scenary, completely to yourself. Most of our guests choose to ski at the Roc d’Enfer on at least one day during their stay.
Avoriaz has one of the best snow records in France with an average of 8 metres of snow per season. The resort has been crowned the snowiest resort in Europe in many recent years. The bumper snowfall is the result of the humidity building from Lake Geneva and then hitting the cold front surrounding Mont Blanc. These unique climate conditions makes the Portes du Soleil a dumping ground for snow.
Avoriaz has always succeeded in being creative when designing its slopes and snowparks. In 2008, Avoriaz introduced to Europe a new generation of 100% natural snow playgrounds : “The Stash”.
These un-groomed slopes offer skiers and boarders all the sensations of free powder skiing, but in perfect safety. They are actually surveyed by ski patrollers, who ensure safety by artificially setting off avalanches and fencing off any dangerous areas. In Avoriaz there are 4 marked routes indicated by signposts :
You can find huge amounts of information on the pistes, parks and kids areas in the Morzine-Les Gets ski domain here on the Les Gets website.