The resorts
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The Portes du Soleil ski area is nothing less than a massive winter playground for powder hounds... Our Natural Powder Reserve offers boundless fun and we encourage you to fill your ski boots, but please be sensible!



The Snowcross zones in Avoriaz offer skiers and snowboarders all the thrills of no-holds-barred exploring on safe but untouched slopes. After a big dump of snow, powder-lovers head for Les Crozats, La Frontalière, Les Brochaux or La Marmotte.



At Champéry, a favourite place for powder chasers is Le Cuboré. From the top of the chairlift, all you have to do is choose your route and if the Swiss Wall is an icon among ski aficionados, the side of the run is always a hit thanks to the virgin powder turns on offer.



Les Crosets and Champoussin are pure heaven for riders. Favourite spots are the tricky Pointe de l'Au couloirs, the Combe de Bonnavau for freeride improvers, the Pierre Plate couloir towards Tovassière, or the Aiguille des Champeys ? 



High mountain guides offer freeride trips, ski touring, mountaineering, ice climbing, heliskiing.

Is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter, as opposed to a ski lift. It is essentially about skiing in a natural, albeit highly-selected environment, without the effort required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering.
Forbidden in France, the heli-skiing is practised in Switzerland.

Ski Tour:
It's a mix of off piste sessions with sometimes small ascents on foot. It is practised on Chesery, Vorlaz, les Mines d'or, le Grand Paradis....

Go off to explore big virgin spaces....



In Les Gets both sides of the village resort offer advanced skiers numerous opportunities to sample the powder: La Rosta (Chavannes side), or for more of a challenge on Mont Chéry, Les Planeys near the Snow Park, or even Chéry Nord.



The Nyon and Chamossière peaks in Morzine are among the favourite destinations for lovers of steep and deep untracked slopes.

Information about off-piste skiing

Off-piste skiing is undertaken at your own risk.
Beware of tracks heading off-piste, they are not necessarily safe to follow.

Ski freeride dans les Alpes

Stage de ski freeride dans les Alpes

Vous souhaitez vous initier ou perfectionner votre niveau de ski freeride dans les Alpes ? Les Portes du soleil proposent de vous accueillir le temps d'un weekend ou d'un long séjour dans l'une de ses 12 stations de ski alpines.

Plus de 650 km de pistes et des snowparks répartis entre Avoriaz, Champéry, Les Gets, Morzine, Val-d'Illiez offrent aux freeriders toutes les sensations d'un ski libre en poudreuse, pratiqué en toute sécurité.

Pour apprendre les techniques du ski freeride dans les Alpes, vous pouvez rejoindre l'une des écoles de ski présentes sur les différents domaines. Des moniteurs vous accompagnent dans le cadre de cours collectifs ou personnalisés.