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Options for Beginners

We believe that the future of any ski area depends on being able to offer beginners a meaningful product. For a long time now, the Portes du Soleil has taken this principle to heart, and each village- resort has its own dedicated area where beginners can learn to ski.

With more than 1200 instructors, as well as areas for beginners in each of our 12 village-resorts throughout the Portes du Soleil, and dedicated facilities (rope tows, toboggan bumps, mini-routes, colourful runs, little jumps, magic carpet and ski lifts for beginners.

And because there's no magic age to start skiing, the Portes du Soleil has even created a special beginners' ski package: You Can Ski! Aimed at adult beginners, "You Can Ski" is the first all-inclusive deal for beginner skiers.

Taught by a qualified instructor, you'll learn about the pleasure of skiing, with other adult beginners. You'll learn on new slopes exclusively for beginners, maintained and made safe so that you can enjoy your first taste of skiing in total calm.

Avoriaz

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Avoriaz Parents' ski school or children's ski village; everything's designed to help you ski in the best conditions.

Chatel

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The Chatel offer: explanation and introduction to skiing, group lessons, bumps and freeride courses, snowboarding...it's amazing how quickly you can improve in a week!

Les Gets

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In Les Gets, try the Mappys beginners area! Reached via the Chavannes cable car top station, this learners' area is located in a quiet and safe place, away from the main slopes. It has two magic carpets, a snow-tow and rope tow, giving access to 4 gentle runs.

Morzine

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The accredited "Famille Plus" village-resort of Morzine has every option covered to make sure that your children's skiing gets off to the right start.

Chapelle d’Abondance

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In addition to the ski area that's particularly well suited to beginners, the village-resort of la Chapelle d'Abondance also offers the "You Can Ski" deal.

Abondance

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The area at the foot of the slopes known as Ludoffaz is a fun zone at the heart of the village, a real paradise for beginners.

Montriond

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Saint Jean d'Aulps village-resort also has ski school-run ski and snowboard lessons for beginners.

Montriond's ski schools offer ski and snowboard courses for beginners.

Champéry

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Champery's ski schools offer ski and snowboard lessons for beginners.

Val-d’Illiez / Les Crosets / Champoussin

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Val-d'Illiez / Les Crosets / Champoussin: all three resorts offer ski and snowboard lessons for beginners.

Morgins

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Morgins and its ski schools offer ski and snowboard lessons for beginners.

Torgon

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Torgon resort and its ski and snowboard schools offer ski and snowboard lessons for beginners.