RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Avoriaz - Les Gets/ Châtel/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
The ski resort Avoriaz – Les Gets/Châtel/Morgins/Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil) is located in the Val d’Illiez (Switzerland, Lemanic Region, Valais (Wallis)) and in Portes du Soleil (France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Savoie Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 580 km of slopes available. 170 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 985 and 2,254 m.Read more
The Les Portes du Soleil ski resort is one of the largest in the world since over 50 years. With 12 stations that lie between France and Switzerland and only one hour away from Genf including: Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, Les Gets, Morzine, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Les Crosets and Champoussin in the Val-d’Illiez.
Avoriaz – Les Gets/Châtel/Morgins/Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
Europe, France, 0
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 38 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH UPPER
| CURRENT SNOW DEPTH LOWER
| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Mon 14 Jan (0)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Avoriaz - Les Gets/ Châtel/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Avoriaz – Les Gets/Châtel/Morgins/Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 10 has been the most insecure with 230 cm snow depth on average in Avoriaz – Les Gets/Châtel/Morgins/Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil).
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Avoriaz - Les Gets/ Châtel/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
Avoriaz is a purpose-built resort perched on a sloping shelf above a dramatic high cliff a few km from lower, long-established Morzine. It is entirely free of wheeled traffic; cars are left in paid-for parks at the edge of the village – book a space underground to avoid a chaotic departure if it snows. Avoriaz is on the main lift circuit of the Portes du Soleil – for an overview, look at our separate chapter. It has links to ChÃ¢tel in one direction and to ChampÃ©ry in Switzerland in the other. It is linked by gondola (but not by piste) to Morzine, which shares a separate area of slopes with Les Gets. All four of these linked resorts get their own chapters, and are covered by the Portes du Soleil pass. The hamlets of Ardent and Les Prodains are on the fringes of the Avoriaz ski area with lifts into it. Both are described in this chapter. Car trips to Flaine and Chamonix are possible.
- Good position on the Portes du Soleil circuit, and good local slopes
- Very successful design – car-free, with ski-in/ski-out lodgings
- Good children’s facilities
- Snow generally good and sometimes superb, but …
- Low altitudes and exposure to westerlies mean some risk of poor snow lower down, and rain
- Architecture doesn’t suit everyone
- Lacks a slick bag-delivery system
- Can get very crowded at weekends
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain