The snow

The Portes du Soleil

The Portes du Soleil area, essentially comprising of 12 different resorts, not only has the complete range of terrain, but there are also a good range of choices for each level. So even as a nervous or first time skier you have a choice to visit a number of suitable areas and Morzine-Avoriaz is the best place to access them from.

The Parcs

If you prefer to spend your time in the park, Avoriaz being the first place in Europe to build a park has a long history of providing world class facilities and a close relationship with Burton ensures the current offering is up to scratch. This currently includes 3 levels of park, the Stash and a pipe. Across the rest of the Portes du Soleil there are other 2 world class parks (Crozet and Nike’s park in Chatel) as well as numerous other smaller ones.

The Off Piste

The sheer vastness of the area of the Portes du Soleil means there are loads of opportunities to venture off piste without having to go too far and there are a number of guides we can put you in touch with who can help you venture much further.

The Circuit

There are a wide range of red and black runs or if it’s distance you’re looking to cover then completing the Portes du Soleil circuit is an exciting day challenge for many. The circuit will take you on a route through the lovely ski areas of Chatel, Morgins and Champery all in one day. Phew!

Other activities

For those who do not ski/snowboard or simply do not feel the need to head out on every day of their holiday, there is a whole host of alternative activities, which will still allow you to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.

Snow Shoeing

Snow shoeing is an amazing way to enjoy the mountains and appreciate the nature in a calm and serene way. It also works as a perfect break for your legs from skiing and boarding while still getting out and inhaling the beauty of the area.

Husky Rides

We wholly recommend a husky ride while you are staying in the snow. The traditional cry of ‘moosh moosh’ (derived from the French word ‘marche’ meaning to walk) will only add to the entertainment of gliding along the snow pulled by these beautiful dogs.


Sliding around on a snowmobile on a 20km long private path is the perfect buzz at the end of the day. A must for speed junkies, motor enthusiasts or anyone looking for that something different on their holiday.

Night sledging

If you’re looking to extend your day beyond the opening hours of the lifts, why not head out for some night sledging? It is the perfect group/family activity and gives you the opportunity to witness the beautiful snow by moonlight.


Paragliding has a long history in the area (probably owing to the fact that it was invented nearby in Meiussy). From take-off, it is possible to climb to well over 1000m and it gives a unique and stunning birds-eye view of the world below. What better angle is there to enjoy this beautiful area from?

Contact us for more

If you are interested in any of these activities or would like to know more about other winter activities from ice skating to helicopter rides please get in touch.