Ski Portes-du-Soleil winter Champéry
Skiing in Champéry, since 1939, has become the main tourist activity in this region. Yet before that, summer had more success!
Enjoy the world’s largest international and connected ski area!
Portes-du-Soleil in figures:
- With its 650 km of slopes,
- 228 ski lifts,
- 283 slopes (27 black, 104 red, 119 blue, 33 green),
- 10 snowparks and
- 90 restaurants on the slopes
In 1965, 4 Swiss and 8 French resorts, pioneers of their time, joined forces to form the Portes-du-Soleil; an astonishing adventure shared between Champéry, Val-d’Illiez – Les Crosets, Morgins, Torgon, – Champoussin, Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, etc.
Franco-Swiss ski area
Closest to Geneva and its international airport, located on the Franco-Swiss border between Savoie and Valais, this resort is part of the Espace Mont-Blanc. This gigantic domain is commonly considered as a “Natural Reserve of Powder”, shared between the Valaisan and Savoyard mountains, where the skier crosses preserved landscapes, without crossing the same piste twice during the day. It has an incomparable offer for beginners who have fun, up to professionals who train on the famous World Cup Alpine Skiing track in Avoriaz. A discovery of the incomparable mid and high mountains.
Paper slopes map: Ask at the reception!
Les Portes-du-Soleil offers a unique ski experience
At Portes-du-Soleil, you ski in a special way: they talk about “ski safari” or a ski tour, from village to village, from valley to valley and from one country to another… The Hôtel Beau-Séjour de Champéry thus becomes an ideal starting point.
Because the ski lifts are scattered here and there, they do not spoil the splendour of the surroundings. Small woods and forests increase the feeling of closeness to nature. Slaloming between old cottages and mountain farms several hundred years old, the skier feels like going on an adventure or reliving the history of these exceptional sites in the high and mid mountains.
When the weather is good, during the winter season, enjoy the lighted slopes with your package.
- Wednesday non-stop until 9:30 pm
- Saturday non-stop until 7pm
*according to opening dates
In Champéry, three schools aspire to meet every need regardless of age, level or slope.
All 4 are located in the main street of the village:
Online Ski Packages
By buying your ski passes on the Internet, you benefit from 2 advantages: if you already have a smart card, don’t wait in line at the checkouts and enjoy an automatic loyalty program.
Make sure by purchasing your ski pass. You have the choice between two insurances in case of cancellation or accident:
Holiday Sport** – located just in front of the cable car departure and next to the Tourist Office. Sale – rental – repair. Ski, snowboard, seal skins, snowshoes, sleds, buggy (off-road stroller), baby carrier.
Berra Sports – SkiSet** – located in the Rue du Village. Credit card as security. Discount for families.
Borgeat Sports – SwissRent a Sport – located next to the departure of the cable car. Free deposit for skis and boots rented from the store. Ski, snowboard, cross-country skiing and telemark equipment. Mountaineering articles, snowshoes, via ferrata.
Gonnet Sports – Intersport – located in the centre of the village. Free helmet for children if you rent a snowboard or ski. Repair, sharpening, hot waxing in the evening for the next day.
** in these stores, Beau-Séjour hotel guests can benefit from rate discounts.
Champéry is also:
- Try cross-country skiing, tobogganing down the slopes and snowshoeing
- Walking in the mountains with Multi-Pass or by mountain bike, Accrobranche and other….
- Itineraries Dents-Blanches, Dents-du-Midi
- Climbing, canyoning and Via Ferrata
- Funplanet for family outings
- Golf courses,
- Parcours de Golf, museums, casinos