Portes du Soleil
A traditional and fun alpine village
Located midway between Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva at an altitude of 1000 metres, Morzine is surrounded by forests and mountains. With a preserved Haute-Savoyard culture, Morzine rubs shoulders with its close neighbour, the contemporary resort of Avoriaz, two perfectly complementary resorts in the heart of the Portes de Soleil ski area.
A year-round resort
Les Gets, at an altitude of 1172m, is the first resort in the Portes du Soleil. Although it has expanded greatly in the last 10 years, Les Gets retains an authentic charm, with a reasonably small village centre and is thus popular with families. It is a genuine, dual season resort with a strong winter season and a summer season driven by its mountain biking and walking trails.
Culture and the great outdoors
The Vallée d'Aulps comprises nine villages - La Vernaz, La Forclaz, La Baume, Le Biot, Seytroux, Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, Essert-Romand, La Côte d'Arbroz and Montriond, each with its own distinctive heritage, architecture and qualities. The Valley boasts the charm of traditional mid-mountain villages along with its immediate proximity to the Portes du Soleil ski area and internationally renowned resorts.
This small mountain village is 30 kilometres from Lake Geneva, 15 minutes from the Swiss border and 1 ½ hours from Geneva. The Abondance ski resort is connected to the Portes du Soleil ski area, one of the largest in the world. Abondance has its own breed of cattle and is the birthplace of Abondance cheese, for which the village is renowned around the world.
Straddling France and Switzerland
Châtel, at an altitude of 1200m, is a charming village resort and with a resident population of 1250 is the 3rd biggest village in the “Portes du Soleil”. Sitting at the top of the picturesque Abondance Valley, it has retained much of its traditional ‘Savoyard’ atmosphere and is as stunning in winter as it is in summer. The resort has a nice mixture of old and new chalets, barns and farm buildings on the hillsides and in the valley, contributing to its authentic feel.