PORTES DU SOLEIL, FRANCE
About The Resort
Les Portes du Soleil encompasses thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It is ranked one of the two largest ski areas in the world due to having over 400 miles of marked pistes, about 200 lifts, spreading over 14 different valleys, and 1,036 square miles in size.
In the summer of 1934, the first lift, the Pleney cable car with 25 seats, was built on the land. This was the beginning of the resort before they were even called Portes du Soleil. Over time, more lifts were built, including the Boule de Gomme draglift in 1937, which is still in operation today, located in Les Gets. In 2017, the fastest chairlift, Ranfoilly, also located in Les Gets, was put into service.
It will take guests several days to adventure through all the different resorts, but the fun will never stop thanks to the wide variety of difficulties on slopes and the ease of access to them that Les Portes du Soleil offers.
GATEWAY CITY: Geneva DISTANCE: 1.8 hours ELEVATION: 3050'-8091'
# OF LIFTS: 214 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 300 LONGEST RUN: 4.7 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 12% INTERMEDIATE: 41% ADVANCE: 37% EXPERT: 10%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 5138'
ALL HOTELS ARE LOCATED IN MORZINE
4 Star Hotel Champs Fleuris
Located just 1,000 feet from Morzine city center, this fine hotel offers direct access to the ski slopes, as well as a swimming pool, bar, and chalet-style rooms. In each room, guests can also enjoy the balcony to view the beautiful mountains.
3 Star Hotel Club le Cret
located in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil, Club le Cret is just 1,650 feet from the Super Morzine Telecabin, allowing access to Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil Ski Resort. The hotel also offers a relaxation center, which includes a swimming pool, hammam, hot tub, and fitness center.
3 Star L'Equipe
At L'Equipe Hotel guests can enjoy beautiful panoramic views from their balconies, or relax in the hot tub, hammam, swimming pool, and sauna. If they feel up to playing a game, L'Equipe Hotel also offers a squash court, table tennis table, and billiards table. At their restaurant, guests are treated to regional cuisine, or they can have a drink at the bar.