The Portes du Soleil is the biggest interconnected ski resort in the Alps. With over 650km of fantastically maintained pistes between 950m and 2450m served by 200 lifts and covered by one ski pass the area offers a huge range of runs from treelined and winding to wide open and vast. The area straddles the France-Switzerland border and includes the French resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, St Jean d’Aulps, Chatel and Abondance and the Swiss resorts of Morgins and Champrey.
The scenery is spectacular with towering peaks, deep crevasses and grand glaciers and there’s a myriad of activities to enjoy besides skiing and snowboarding such as climbing, hiking, paragliding, sledding, snow shoeing and husky sledding. The area is a hub of activity in the summer as well drawing individuals, groups and families to enjoy the splendid views and summer activities, which include hiking, climbing, pony trekking, mountain biking, cycling, swimming in the lakes, picnicking, adventure parks and paraglading.
Chatel is a high altitude, snow sure resort perfect for families wanting to get away from the more commercialised resorts and experience a real mountain village.
Abondance has retained the feel of a traditional mountain community while transforming into a modern ski holiday resort. It’s a small, quiet village surrounded by beautiful unspoilt mountainsides and meadows.
Abondance is picture perfect. It offers traditional Savoyard beauty and history but with the added bonus of unrivalled accessibility. It has a solid infrastructure, direct access to its own ski slopes and is linked to one of the largest ski areas in the w
Chatel is an original farming village nestled in the French Alps. Steeped in history, Chatel takes as much pride in its history (dating back to Roman times) as it does in its future.
The peaceful mountain village of La Chapelle d'Abondance is situated between Châtel and Abondance in the Abondance Valley. It shares the same rich cultural history as its neighbouring villages with a strong agricultural background and a commitment to ret