Skiing and Snowboarding

Ski Area

The Portes du Soleil is one of the world’s largest ski areas, spanning 2 countries and linking 12 different ski resorts.

Key Facts

  • 286 (650 km) groomed pistes : 27 black, 104 red, 122 blue, 33 green
  • 195 lifts
  • Exceptional snow record, with an average snowfall of 8m every year from mid-November to the end of April
  • 11 snowparks : a freestyle paradise
  • 90 slopeside restaurants
  • Numerous dedicated beginner slopes and child friendly kids zones
  • A natural powder reserve for freeride enthusiasts
  • Hands-free lift passes

Piste maps

Download the Portes du Soleil Piste Map here

Download the Morzine-Avoriaz Piste Map here

Download the Les Gets Piste Map here

Download the St Jean D'Aulps Piste Map here

Lift Passes

We are happy to pre-order and collect your lift passes for you at no extra fee, allowing you to hit the slopes straight away, rather than queuing at the lift pass office.

To experience the expansive Portes du Soleil ski area it is possible to purchase a full area PDS pass. We would definatley recommend this intermediate and advanced skiers as it enables you to travel freely throughout the ski area, trying different pistes each day and heading to the areas where the weather and snow conditions are best on any given day. For groups, purchasing a full PDS also means that you can spread out and cover different areas but still easily meet up for lunch or apres-ski.

Beginners may wish to consider purchasing a resort-specific resort-specific lift pass (Morzine-Les Gets, Morzine-Avoriaz or St Jean d'Aulps).

2016-2017 Prices (€) 2016-2017 Prices (€) 2016-2017 Prices (€) 2016-2017 Prices (€)
Portes-du soleil Morzine-Avoriaz Morzine-Les Gets St Jean d'Aulps
  Adult Child Senior/Teen   Adult Child Senior/Teen   Adult Child Senior   Adult Child Senior/Student
1 day       1 day       1 day       1 day      
6 days       6 days n/a n/a n/a 6 days       6 days      

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Piste shuttle

Chalet L’Etable arranges a complimentary shuttle service to and from the pistes every day (half board and B&B guests). You will be dropped off and collected from your preferred location at a pre-arranged time. There is no need to trudge anywhere in ski boots carrying your skis!

Due to our location you have the option of starting your day’s skiing/boarding from various different lifts in the Portes du Soleil:

  • Morzine Pleney (immediate access to Morzine/Les Gets sector) 10km/10 - 15 mins
  • Morzine Nyon (immediate access to Morzine/Les Gets sector) 15km/15-20 mins
  • Super Morzine (immediate access to Avoriaz sector) 10km/10 - 15 mins
  • Prodains (immediate access to Avoriaz sector) 18km/15 – 20 mins
  • Ardent (immediate access to Avoriaz and Swiss sector) 16km/ 15 - 20 mins
  • St Jean d’Aulps Station (immediate access to St Jean d’Aulps sector) 6km/5 - 10 mins

For guests who are self catering, there are car parks at all the main lift stations. Nyon, Ardent and St Jean d'Aulps all offer free parking. For those that would prefer to get the bus, there is a bus stop approximately 5 minutes walk from the chalet.

Ski/Board hire

We are happy to arrange ski/board hire for you at no extra charge. Regardless of when you arrive, relax and let Doorstep Skis/Ski Mobile bring your rental equipment to you for fitting & fine-tuning in the comfort of your accommodation. Doorstep Skis and Ski Mobile offer great value for money and provide a very modern range of top brand ski and snowboard equipment. If at any point during your stay you are not 100% happy with your equipment, they will gladly change it for you.

Tuition/ski hosting

Tuition

We can recommend a number of great ski and snowboard schools in the area. They provide:

  • Group and private lessons for adults and children
  • Improvement clinics (jumping, mogul technique etc)
  • Off-piste tuition and guiding
  • Crèches / kids clubs for younger children

We are happy to liaise with the ski/snowboard schools to book your lessons. For peak holiday periods (Christmas, New Year, Half-Term etc) it is advisable to book lessons and courses well in advance.

Ski Hosting/ Guiding

Ski hosting is no longer legal in France. However, we know the Portes du Soleil ski area very well and can give you plenty of advice before you head out onto the slopes. For example:

  • Where to find the best runs to suit your ability
  • Where to go dependent on weather/snow conditions
  • How to avoid bottlenecks
  • Where to find the best mountain restaurants

As a qualified ski instructor (CSIA) your chalet host can also give you lots of tips and advice on improving your technique.