Les Portes du Soleil
The largest international ski area in the world!
No Limits in the Portes du Soleil!
Skiing the Portes du Soleil is a panoramic, no-holds- barred experience in an idyllic natural setting nestled between the Mont Blanc in France and the Dents du Midi mountain range in Switzerland. Here, no fewer than 12 ski resorts and ten ski lift companies have joined forces to create an unparalleled network of lifts that spans the French-Swiss border, making this the largest international winter sports area in the world.
- © Jean-Baptiste Bieuville
In the Portes du Soleil, skiers looking for a challenge can test their grit on the infamous Swiss Wall, ranked as one of the world’s steepest ski slopes, or on the Tovassière Run, a long, exposed ski slope that takes you miles from the comfort of the nearest ski lift. If you prefer to strut your stuff a little closer to home, the Portes du Soleil have that covered too, with 30 snowparks, ski-cross and boarder-cross parks throughout the ski area.
Families, beginners and skiers who prefer to take life easy can choose from an infinite variety of ski runs, including some 119 gentle blue runs and 34 intermediate greens. With an impressive array of ski schools and some 1,300 ski instructors and guides on hand, this is the perfect place to take a few lessons and improve your technique. Most ski schools and resorts offer kid-specific lessons and designated ski areas for the littlest guests.
- © Will Walker
Whether you’re looking for an easy day on the slopes or a full-on adrenalin-rush, the Portes du Soleil offers something for everyone, with unparalleled snow conditions from December to April to boot!
This March, the Portes du Soleil will be hosting the 7th annual open-air Rock the Pistes festival, with a fabulous line-up of international bands and musicians in concert right on the ski slopes!
For more information visit Portes du Soleil (T: +33 (0)4 50 73 32 54)
and Ski and Bike (T: +41 (0)24 479 05 50).