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Cityscape of the town of Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil

Portes du Soleil

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Matteo Corradi
Feb 9, 2018

Skiing resort spread across four large valleys: Abdondance, Aulps, Illiez and Morgins. The station and the pistes are located at altitudes between 900 and 2,245 metres above sea level.
It is a French-Swiss dominion and consists of 12 skiing stations overlooking the Chablas massif, between Mont Blanc and Lac Leman. With more than 650km of pistes, it is considered the most extensive in the world. It includes 10 Snow Parks, roughly 200 lift facilities, 200km of cross-country skiing and more than 760 snow machines.
Juan Vuarnet, the Olympic champion, created the skiing station in 1964, imitating the American stations.
In summer, 24 chair lifts are open between June and September to reach trails for walking, lakes and Alpine pastures. You can also find quad bike tracks as well as 4 Bike Parks.

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