Nestled In the heart of Chablais Geopark, the resorts of Morzine and Les Gets offer you the best of the “Portes du soleil” for unforgettable moments in the Alps.
From the summit of Chamossière you can make out Lake Geneva to the north, Mont Blanc to the south, and the Swiss border just a short distance away – a quick glance around and straight away you can picture Morzine, a little town tucked away in the Alps, nestling between the mountains and forests. Here you will find the pleasant leisurely lifestyle and authentic charm of a village which has retained all its typical Savoyard character.
Ideally located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine offers a wonderful playground of 650km of ski slopes in the winter. In the summer they become waymarked trails for hiking and mountain biking. The immense unspoilt open spaces around beckon you to get away from it all and explore them. Whether for a few days or a long holiday, Morzine attracts people who wish to gently while away the time as well as those looking for sporting thrills, seeking to recharge their batteries with their family or friends and experience genuine, simple pleasures.
It is sometimes quietly said that tourism in Morzine is ultimately down to the kindly determination of a few well-placed civil servants stationed in Geneva who succumbed to the charms of the little town huddling in the Alps Valley and its landscape of gentle alpine pastures blending in with abrupt mountainsides. It was the building of the “Grand Hôtel” in the 1920s, the first tourist hotel, and its owner François Baud, that opened up a new era in the life of the village. The influx of summer holidaymakers was a breath of fresh air for the inhabitants who lived modestly from farming and slate mining, an industry which was already in decline.
Located between Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, the resort of Les Gets (1,172 to 2,002 metres) is a veritable paradise on earth.
Typically Savoyard, Les Gets has managed to preserve its mountain-village soul with its traditional stone-and- wood chalets and its varied historic and cultural heritage.
Hiking, mountain biking, the golf course opposite Mont-Blanc, the tree-to-tree Adventure Park…
A wide range of outdoor activities for everyone! Here, nature is at its most beautiful: preserved landscapes, a mythic panoramic view of the Mont Blanc massif, and a feeling of well-being, quiet and freedom for an unforgettable stay.
Les Gets (1172 to 2002 metres) welcomes you to its vast ski area during the wintertime, perfect for all ages and abilities.
Here, one can ski right out of the village to get away from it all between fir forests and mountain pastures, and discover magnificent panoramic views in the heart of the immense Portes du Soleil ski region. In Les Gets, a respect for tradition, a warm welcome and top-quality services ensure that each visitor enjoys an unforgettable, one-of- a-kind stay.
” A feeling of freedom, calm and happiness for an unforgettable stay “
Les Portes du Soleil is a major skisports destination in the Alps, encompassing thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and lake Léman in Switzerland. With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 400 square miles (1036 square km) Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest skiareas in the world. Almost all of the pistes are connected by lifts – only a few marginal towns can only be reached by the free bus services in the area.
The highest point of skiing is 2.400 metres and the lowest is 900 metres. As with many other Alpine ski resorts, the lower slopes of the Portes du Soleil have snow-making facilities to extend the skiable season by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months. Portes du Soleil is the name of the 1,950 metre-high pass connecting Morgins to les Crozets.
” Les Portes du Soleil, a few numbers “
” Les Portes du Soleil ” in summer
The domain provides in summer : mountain biking, tracks of descent, cross-country running, bike park but also pedestrian paths, natural lakes, chalets on high mountain pastures. 24 ski lifts are open from June till September to allow you to access the mountains.