Skiing holidays are fantastic for groups, families and individuals, and there is a lot written about getting the kids on the slopes as soon as they can walk.
Among other places to see in France in winter, The French Alps have got be the most magnificent sight to look at in winters. January to February is the perfect time to enjoy ski in France.
Portes du Soleil
The Portes du Soleil is both a ski and snowboarding haven. Boasting 650km’s of piste starting from shallow beginner runs, to well-kept snow parks, a permanent half pipe, as well as some of the most challenging downhill slopes in the Alps. There really is something for everyone. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, the Portes du Soleil straddles the French – Swiss border. It has 650km of groomed runs linking 12 different resorts, making it the largest ski area in the world.
Ski Resorts in Portes du soleilAvoriaz
is a French mountain resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. It is located in the territory of the commune of Morzine. It is easily accessible from either Thonon at Lake Geneva or Cluses-junction on the A40 motorway between Geneva and Chamonix.
Perched above Morzine on the Ardoisiere cliffs sits Avoriaz. For the uninitiated, Avoriaz is a purpose built ski resort built in the 1960s. Its neo-rustic design is an attempt to hide it from those looking up from Morzine, camouflaging it against its surroundings. For those familiar to Avoriaz, aesthetically speaking you either love it or hate it. However you look at Avoriaz, it has something for every skier and snowboarder.
Morzine is a ski resort in the French Alps, close to the Swiss border. It’s part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, linked by lifts and cable cars. Partially forested slopes have summer trails and bike lifts. The Col de la Joux Verte pass climbs from Morzine to the higher-altitude resort of Avoriaz, near the Hauts-Forts mountain. In the village, restaurants and bars cluster around Route de la Plagne.
It is really easy to get to the ski lifts from all of our properties in Morzine. They are within easy walking distance to the lifts or bus stops.
It is a village in France’s Haute-Savoie region and a base for the Portes du Soleil ski area. A cable car runs from the center to the Super-Châtel piste, which has panoramic mountain views, and summer hiking and biking trails. The village is known for its Alpine chalets, aquatic center and La Vieille Douane museum, which presents the history of smuggling in the area. Nearby Lake Vonnes offers trout fishing.
Skiers love the traditional village feel of Châtel. It appeals to traditionalists, who adore its low-rise, chalet-style skyline, vibrant year-round community and a location at the head of a valley on the very outer limits of French soil.