RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Châtel - Avoriaz/ Les Gets/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
The ski resort Châtel – Avoriaz/Les Gets/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.
Châtel – Avoriaz/Les Gets/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
Wed 04 Apr (40cm)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Châtel - Avoriaz/ Les Gets/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Châtel – Avoriaz/Les Gets/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 6 has been the most insecure with 152 cm snow depth on average in Châtel – Avoriaz/Les Gets/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 Châtel - Avoriaz/ Les Gets/ Morgins/ Champéry/Morzine (Les Portes du Soleil)
Unlike most resorts linked to major ski areas, Chatel remains relatively unspoiled and retains a very French feel, with a life outside tourism (there are still around 30 working farms). It is also right on the huge Portes du Soleil circuit, very close to the Swiss border; and last season, at long last, its two local sectors of slopes were linked by new lifts (a fast quad and a six-pack) rather than just by bus. And for the coming season there will be a new blue piste down to those lifts from the Super-Chatel sector. Chatel is a much expanded village near the head of the wooded Dranse valley, at the north-eastern limit of the huge French-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski circuit. It has two separate sectors of slopes, one linked to its French neighbour – high, purpose-built Avoriaz – and the other linked to two resorts in Switzerland: Morgins (which is on the Portes du Soleil circuit) and Torgon (which is not on the circuit). A few kilometres down the valley is rustic La Chapelle-d’Abondance, with lifts into the Torgon slopes – covered at the end of this chapter.
- Very extensive, pretty, intermediate terrain on Portes du Soleil circuit, with good local slopes
- Wide range of good-value accommodation including family-run 2-star and 3-star hotels
- Pleasant, lively, traditional, French-dominated village
- Low altitude and exposure to westerlies means some risk of rain and poor snow
- Still mainly slow lifts at Super-ChÃ¢tel and over the Swiss border
- Few packages offered by major UK tour operators
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain