Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?

Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?

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Mia2005 posted Nov-2013

Hi there,
I was thinking to pass a few days in Portes du Soleil, however, I'm not understanding how easy it is to take advantage of this massive ski resort.
First of all, which village should I stay that is better connected to more ski lifts?
Then, from this village can I simply ski+lifts the entire resort or I would need to drive from one village to the other?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Cátia

Daved
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

It is basically progression of interconnected resorts when I was there I found it was easier to start at the area you wanted to ski at and work back from there i think you need transport to do it properly...but you're not going to do it in a few days

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

Agree with Daved I was in Chatel for a week did not get to Switzerland or to Morzine, well we did plan to do Morzine on the last day but wind and snow closed some of the connections so had to stay local ….

TC
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

Did a 30 odd mile circuit around PDS on 1 day of a short trip, based in Morzine.

Took the super morzine up to Avoriaz and then took in Chatel, Morgin and a couple of other villages I can't recall right now.

Apart from having to walk across the road in Morgin and a short bus ride in Chatel I think, the rest is all lift linked with loads of varied high terrain.

Going back for another short trip at the beginning of Feb

Chickened out of the Swiss Wall as the entry wasn't looking great for me, though 1 guy did it whilst we had a coffee stop at the top.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 05-Nov-2013

Dorset Boy
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

As hinted at above, the PDS is more a single lift pass covering a number of resorts, some of which are well connected and some less so.

Morzine, snow permitting, allows access to Les Gets and Avoriaz. Avoriaz gives access to Morzine, Chatel, & Les Crosets.

Check out a piste map for a better idea of how resorts are / aren't linked.

It's not linked up in the same way as the 3 valleys or Espace Killy though.

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

Didn't find any issue's with lifts between Chatel and the top of Morzine …...

Under The Stairs
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

Hi, we always stay in Morzine as it gives a good central base to explore the area. You can then use the Super Morzine to access Avoriaz and do a circuit through Les Crosets,Champery,Morgins and Chatel. Or the Pleney to the Les Gets area. The whole Portes du Soleil area is connected by lifts,buses and Noddy Trains.

Snowplough
reply to 'Portes du Soleil are the resorts connected by lifts?'
posted Nov-2013

I have never had an issue with getting around. Have stayed in Morzine and Avoriaz in the last two years (Les Gets and Les crosets next season) so know the area well and have skied almost every area.

Topic last updated on 17-November-2013 at 20:16

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