Portes du Soleil ski area

The largest international ski area in the world

A genuine powder reserve in the Alps spanning the French Swiss border, the huge Portes du Soleil offers a seemingly endless expanse of runs and no fewer than 12 individual resorts to explore. The skiing is not only expansive, but has lots of high altitude, wide open slopes above 2,000 metres. From the contemporary architecture of Avoriaz to the chocolate box charm of Morzine, the area offers a variety that is sure to tick all your boxes - not failing to mention the long, leisurely ski days you'll enjoy, crossing over to Switzerland before skiing back to France. 

Ski holidays in the Portes du Soleil ski area

Totalling around 600 kilometres of slopes, the Portes du Soleil area has an endless amount of possibilities for fun. There's 307 runs for you to explore during your holiday, leaving you no time for boredom. Whether it's your first time on the slopes or you're keeping up a yearly streak, there's pistes and areas suitable for everyone. In addition to the joys of skiing and snowboarding, you can explore the mountains in other ways - take a night guided snowshoeing trip in Morzine, jump on a snowmobile in Avoriaz or simply sit back and take in the breath taking views, wherever you are.

Why book a holiday to Portes du Soleil with Inghams?

Inghams has over 85 years of experience providing winter enthusiasts their ski and snowboarding holidays - We can assure that your holiday is in safe hands.

We provide support on your holiday from start to finish - With access to our team in the UK as well as in resort representation, your questions can be answered at any stage of your winter holiday.

Ski resorts in the the Port du Soleil Ski area

  • from£1019pp
  • Area: 600km
  • Altitude: up to 2466m

Picturesque Morzine is an established favourite. This is due to an appealing and highly unusual mix of charming, traditional Savoyard village centre with easy access to a modern and truly enormous ski area. Only a short transfer from the airport, Morzine is ideal for families.  

  • from£629pp
  • Area: 600km
  • Altitude: up to 2466m

A high, traffic free resort, at the heart of the Portes du Soleil. All our properties offer doorstep skiing making this resort a superbly convenient base from which to enjoy this fantastic ski area. The architecturally unique resort buildings are designed to blend in with the surrounding rocky cliffs, giving Avoriaz a modern and unique feel.

It's up to you to decide between the warm, wooden resort of Avoriaz or the traditional mountain village of Morzine, but with both resorts come the limitless adventures of the Portes du Soleil ski area where you can start your journey in France and finish in Switzerland - travel across the border with your skis still on your feet!

Skiing levels
Cross country
Mountain facts
Area 600 km
Blue Runs 152
Red Runs 107
Black Runs 27
Lifts 208
Whole Area Pass Lifts208
  • Off-piste skiing
  • Heli-skiing
  • Parapenting / Paragliding
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Diving
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross country skiing
  • Bowling
  • Geocaching
  • Heli-tours
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice climbing
  • Ice skating
  • Igloo bar above Avoriaz
  • Night skiing
  • Speed riding
  • Tobogganing
  • Swimming

Please see resort specific information for Avoriaz and Morzine.

Flights depart Saturdays

Transfer time: approx. 1 hours 45 mins by coach from Geneva airport

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Skiing levels

Cross Country

Mountain facts

Ski areas
  • 152
  • 107
  • 27
, Funicular 208
Slope direction
What We Say
  • The Portes du Soleil attracts anyone looking to improve their freestyle with 30 snowparks – particularly tailored to snowboarders.

  • The Swiss Wall in Avoriaz can usually be found on the most daring and advanced skier's bucket list!

  • Morzine is a rare treat of a ski resort as the village remains relatively untouched since its construction in 1934.

What You say
  • First time skiing and had a wonderful time. Inghams Reps were very helpful. Resort excellent as was the Mâtine Apartments. I would definitely recommend Inghams.

    Morzine, J Greenwood
  • We had a superb time. Kids loved it and great to have such a great place for kids to learn to ski. Thank you!

    Avoriaz, T Watcyn-Jones
  • This is a perfect resort for beginners. The Hotel Le Crêt is a very friendly hotel with a good bus service to ski slopes.

    Morzine, A Williams
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