About the Portes du Soleil

05Oct2017

Chalets in the Portes du Soleil

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The Portes du Soleil is the largest ski area in Europe located between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.  There are 12 interlinked resorts in the Portes du Soleil with over 650km of pistes.   Top 5 reasons to ski in the Portes du Soleil: It has a short transfer from Geneva airport – only 90
18Sep2017

Skiing in the Portes du Soleil

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The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest interlinked ski areas in the World, spanning 2 countries, 12 resorts and over 650km of pistes. Located in the Northern Alps on the French/Swiss border, the Portes du Soleil includes well-known and loved resorts such as Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. It’s proximity to Geneva
23Jun2014

Best ski runs in the Portes du Soleil

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The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the world with over 650km of pistes.  There is great skiing for all abilities spread across 12 resorts and two countries…. here are some of our favourite runs:     The Coupe de Monde… is classified as a black run however skis more
23Jun2014

Why Chatel is a great ski resort

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Chatel is a charming Savoyard village and world-class ski resort. It is largely undiscovered by many British skiers, primarily because there are no major tour operators based here. However it is unquestionably a hidden treasure sitting in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in the world.   Here we list five reasons
25Mar2014

Why is the snow SO good in Châtel?

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Châtel boasts one of the best snow records in Europe, but it isn’t the highest ski resort in the World – with the resort at 1250m and the skiing reaching about 2000m, rising to 2500m in neighboring Avoriaz. So if it’s not all about altitude, what factors influence the area’s fantastic snow record?    
10Feb2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 10th February 2014

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Over the past week about 1 meter of fresh snow has fallen in Châtel, and conditions on all slopes and off piste is excellent.  In fact Avoriaz has more snow than all other French resorts.   Resort Upper Slopes Lower Slopes Avoriaz 210cm 140cm Val Thorens 175cm 95cm Tignes 170cm 90cm Meribel 125cm 85cm Chamonix
27Jan2014

Châtel Snow and Weather Report, 27th January 2014

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It’s been another fantastic week in Châtel with 40cm of fresh snow on Thursday, making Friday and Saturday almost perfect blue sky powder days. There has been another 10-15cm of snow last night and although it’s a bit cloudy today, the visibility on the mountain is good. The snow depth on upper slopes is 170cm