• Downhill skiing

Portes du Soleil ski Area

Les Portes du Soleil is a vast cross-border area (France/Switzerland) linked by a network of ski lifts. The ski area is one of the largest in the world, boasting 12 resorts and 400 km2.

Downhill skiing Portes du Soleil ski Area Châtel

About

Châtel (74390)
307 ski slope(s)

The Portes du Soleil has been one of the biggest players in world skiing for the last 50 years, with 12 linked resorts either side of the French-Swiss border just an hour from Geneva:
AbondanceAbondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d'Aulps, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d'Illiez - Les Crosets - Champoussin.

This genuine Natural Powder Reserve at the heart of the Alps offers skiers unspoilt surroundings, mountain lifts that keep a low profile amid snowbound forests, pistes that wind their way through snow meadows, spruces and mountain chalets that have stood the test of time.

The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from mid-November to the end of April, with an average of 7m83 of powder every year.

The Portes du Soleil offers visitors a unique ski experience that we call "ski safari": just click into your bindings at your chalet and go exploring from resort to resort, valley to valley - and even from country to country...

The Portes du Soleil in numbers:

286 slopes: 32 black, 101 red, 119 blue, 34 green
196 mountain lifts
600 km of ride
30 snowparks/ boarder-cross/ ski-cross/ fun aeras
99 slopeside restaurants

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    • Altitude of the ski area 900m / 2466m
    • Ski slopes 307 slopes, 600km
    • 1 day - adult 64€
    • Opening 16/12/2023 / 14/04/2024

    Prices
    • Adult day From 64€ in 68€
    • Adult 6 days From 324€ in 342€
    • Child 6 days From 243€ in 257€
    Children rate : Start from 5 yearsold
    Free ski pass : From 5 in 15 yearsold

    Adult 1/2 day: 58 to 61 €
    Adult day: 64 to 68 €
    Adult 2 days: 122 to 130 €
    Adult 3 days: 183 to 195 €
    Adult 6 days: 324 to 342 €
    Adult season: 1,176 €
    Child 5 hours: 43 to 46 €
    Child day : 48 to 51 €
    Child 2 days : 92 to 98 €
    Child 3 days : 137 to 146 €
    Child 6 days : 243 to 257 €
    Child season : 882 €
    Junior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
    Day Junior pass : 58 to 61 €
    Junior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
    Junior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
    6-day Junior pass : 292 to 308 €
    Junior season : 1,058 €
    Senior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
    Senior day: 58 to 61 €
    Senior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
    Senior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
    Senior 6 days: 292 to 308 €
    Senior season: 1,058 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 15 years.
    Junior entry valid for 16 - 25 years.

    Ski slopes
    • 32 green slopes
    • 105 blue slopes
    • 131 red slopes
    • 39 black slopes
    Lifts
    • 208 lifts
    • 95 drag lifts
    • 78 chair lifts
    • 10 gondolas
    • 3 cable cars
    Links

    Connection Ski on and shuttle service

    Subject to satisfactory snow conditions, the ski area will be opened partially during the first week (from 16 to 22 December), then in its entirety from 23 December 2023. Depending on snow conditions and visitor forecasts, the Mont-Chéry sector and other slopes and lifts in the rest of the area may close earlier.

    Prices

    Adult 1/2 day: 58 to 61 €
    Adult day: 64 to 68 €
    Adult 2 days: 122 to 130 €
    Adult 3 days: 183 to 195 €
    Adult 6 days: 324 to 342 €
    Adult season: 1,176 €
    Child 5 hours: 43 to 46 €
    Child day : 48 to 51 €
    Child 2 days : 92 to 98 €
    Child 3 days : 137 to 146 €
    Child 6 days : 243 to 257 €
    Child season : 882 €
    Junior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
    Day Junior pass : 58 to 61 €
    Junior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
    Junior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
    6-day Junior pass : 292 to 308 €
    Junior season : 1,058 €
    Senior 5 hours: 52 to 55 €
    Senior day: 58 to 61 €
    Senior 2 days: 110 to 117 €
    Senior 3 days: 165 to 176 €
    Senior 6 days: 292 to 308 €
    Senior season: 1,058 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 15 years.
    Junior entry valid for 16 - 25 years.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash

    Reception

    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Opening

    From 16/12 to 14/04 between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

    Subject to snow conditions.

    Services
    • Club for children
    • Day nursery
    • Restaurant
    • Rental of equipment for the disabled
    • Spot photo
    • Checkroom
    • Ski room
    Equipments
    • Picnic area
    • Covered picnic area
    • Ski jump inrun
    • Public WC
    • Camper van reception area
    • Camper van service area
    • Boarder cross
    • Mogul field
    • Snowpark
    • Salom stadium
    • Nordik park
    • Slegde run for children
    • Orientation board
    • Defibrillator
    • Sustainable development
    • Sledging track
    • Parking
    • Parc DVA
    • Ski room at the foot of the piste
    • Playground
    • Play area
    • Charging stations for electric vehicles
    • First aid station

    Access

    1401 route de Vonnes 74390 Châtel

    On the French side, the A40 takes you to the foot of the massif, 30 minutes from the mountain resorts, on the Swiss side you can follow the A9 to Vionnaz or Monthey, 20 minutes from the Valais villages.
    The area is located close to major railway stations.
    Access to the ski resorts is by TGV:
    - Thonon-les-Bains and Cluses (in France)
    Access to the ski resorts is by TGV Lyria
    -Bellegarde, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle.
    The Portes du Soleil ski area is located 1 hour from Geneva International Airport.
    The airport is served by 49 airlines (Easy Jet offers flights from 40 European cities) and hosts 388 daily flights.
    The airport is served by 49 airlines (Easy Jet offers flights from 40 European cities) and has 388 daily flights. The shuttle bus service takes you to the mountain villages within an hour.

    More informations

      Information update on 14/10/2023 by Association Internationale - Les Portes du Soleil