Portes du Soleil The Ski Domain
Châtel | Avoriaz | Les Gets | Morzine | Montriond | La Chapelle d’Abondance | Saint-Jean-d’Aulps | Les Portes du Soleil ski domain is the biggest in the world with 650kms, 12 ski resorts, 2 countries (France and Switzerland), 99 restaurants on the slopes, 286 ski slopes, 30 snow parks, boarder-X and skier-X, 196 lifts, etc.
For skiers and snowboarders, Les Portes du Soleil, or Gateway to the Sun, has a few tricks up its sleeve. First, there’s its huge size. The area competes with the Trois Vallées and Paradiski areas in France, and the Franco-Italian Milky Way, for the title of “world’s biggest ski area”. That is, of course, a tricky one to decide: is it number of ski lifts? The total length of the pistes? The sheer hectarage of the slopes? Whatever the measure, Les Portes du Soleil’s 650km of pistes and 197 lifts make a convincing case when it comes to scale.
The fact that Portes du Soleil is the closest major ski area to Geneva airport gives it a definite edge: the transfer time to Les Gets is under an hour.