Portes-du-Soleil Ski Chalets and Apartments for Sale

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Avoriaz Ski Resort

The family orientated ski resort of Avoriaz was created in response to the need for skiing at a higher altitude. In 1960 Jean Vuarnet became the resort director and his job was to develop Avoriaz, architecturally designed this purpose built ski resort sprung up from the mountain, its design like jagged rocks rising from the snow to create a visually stimulating resort that was in harmony with the nature that surrounded it.

 

At a higher altitude than neighbouring Morzine and rising to 1800 metres above sea level, it was the decisive move that lead to the creation of the Portes du Soleil to which it is linked. An entirely car-free resort, sleighs replace cars and skiers, ski right to their door. Children are pulled around in sledges and the numerous bars and terrace cafes offer the chance to soak up the sun and enjoy a drink and a meal.

 

With fast lifts and good snow reliability, this is the jewel in the crown of the Portes du Soleil. It offers varied skiing for all abilities and there is a wide choice of ski schools available with a good choice of options for younger skiers.


Portes du Soleil Ski Area

600 km of skiing in 2 countries making the Portes du Soleil the biggest international ski area in the world.

Here skiing is a journey, with different panoramas and routes to look forward to every day, and each of our 12 village resorts offering a charm of their own.

The resorts are amongst the most well known, including Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Abondance, Chatel and St Jean DAulps to name but a few.

They also offer excellent opportunities for downhill mountain bikers outside the winter months.

As a popular holiday destination in both summer and winter, these resorts offer investment potential. So whether you are looking for a quiet and peaceful family resort (Chatel or St Jean D'Aulps for example) or something a little more lively (Morzine) the Portes du Soleil has it all.

Within easy distance of the International Airport at Geneva plus close to Lake Geneva, this ski area is the perfect destination.