Les Portes du Soleil

Les Portes du Soleil is a vast skiing domain with over 650 km of marked pistes, covered by 228 lifts and encompassing 13 main ski resorts in both France and Switzerland.

There are over 500 snow cannons to give mother nature a helping hand should she need it. Whether you are a complete beginner taking your first tentative steps to the wonderful world of skiing or an established black-run or off-piste skier, Les Portes du Soleil will keep you entertained and challenged, no matter how long you stay.

Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz all offer extensive green and blue runs for the beginner with ski schools, bookable in advance, in all three resorts. The purpose built town of Avoriaz, with skiing from 1850m up to 2600m, also offers early and late season skiing.

For the more adventurous there are numerous red and black runs and extensive off-piste skiing. For the wild and slightly lunatic there is always the Wall....!

The village of Montriond is situated less than 1 km from the centre of Morzine, a brisk 10 min walk along the road to the Baud pedestrian bridge or a more leisurely 20 mins walk along the banks of the river Dranse.

Montriond offers a more sedate evenings entertainment than that on offer in Morzine and the bars and restaurants in the village come highly recommended.

The picturesque town of Morzine is a traditional Savoyarde town lying at the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski domain and at the head of the Dranse valley. Morzine offers an abundance of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs to cater for all your needs both day and night. Morzine manages to balance the traditional old world charm and atmosphere of a Savoyarde town with all that you would expect from a modern lively ski resort.

At a little over 60 mins from Geneva Airport, Morzine is clearly one of the most accessible resorts in the whole of the Alps.

The night life in Morzine is wide and varied. Enjoy a relaxing drink to soothe your tired legs whilst discussing the rigours of the day or keep the legs moving with loud music and dancing, the choice is yours. A little later why not sample one of the numerous, excellent restaurants that Morzine has to offer, from Pizza restaurants to Haute Gastronomique. We are more than happy to make recommendations and bookings.

If you still have energy to burn why not try out the Ice Rink at the sports centre. The sports centre is also the home of the Morzine-Avoriaz National League Ice Hockey team so why not pop along and support them. Tickets are available on the door or bookable in advance.

Links: Portes du Soleil Piste map - Weather in Morzine

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