Ski Portes-du-Soleil Winter Champéry

Everything about skiing | Portes-du-Soleil, Champery


Since 1939, skiing in Champery has become the main tourism activity in this region. However, back in the day, Summer used to be more successful than Winter!

Enjoy the world’s largest international ski area!

  • With its 650 km of slopes,
  • 228 lifts,
  • 283 slopes (27 black, 104 red, 119 blue, 33 green),
  • 10 snowparks and
  • 90 restaurants on the slopes,

Download the ski map!

In 1965, 4 Swiss resort villages as well as 8 French resort villages joined forces to create the Portes-du-Soleil; an amazing 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…

French-Swiss Ski Resort

The closest to Geneva and its international airport, straddling the border between France and Switzerland, between the Savoie and Valais regions, the Portes-du-Soleil is part of the Espace Mont-Blanc. The gigantic Portes-du-Soleil is a ‘ nature preserve for powder ’, in the heart of the Alps, where the natural environment remains as untouched as possible and where the skier does not cross the same slope twice during a day. The skier benefits from an incomparable offer for the beginner who wants to have fun, or the professionnel skier training on the famous Alpine Ski Worldcup slope in Avoriaz. One can experience a full discovery of the moutain.

Ski map: Ask for it at the reception!

The Portes-du-Soleil offer a unique ski experience

Ski differently at the Portes-du-Soleil: we talk about ‘ski safari’. Skiing here is not just up and down, it’s lateral; a visual, mental, even spiritual journey on skis from resort to resort, valley to valley and one country to another… The Beau-Séjour Hotel in Champery therefore becomes a perfect departure spot.

Scattered here and there, the lifts seem to blend into the rocky crags and wooded hillsides and skiers fly down pristine slopes in the heart of alpine pastures and forests, sometimes right past the front doors of centuries-old chalets.

The Portes-du-Soleil in numbers:

  • 283 slopes: 27 black, 104 red, 119 blue, 33 green
  • 28 lifts
  • 650 km of slopes
  • 10 snowparks
  • 90 restaurants on the slopes

Night Skiing

On certain evenings during the Winter season, weather permitting, the slopes light up and skiers can extend their ski day well past sundown.*

  • Wednesday non-stop until 9.30 pm
  • Saturday non-stop until 7.00 pm

* according to opening dates

Ski schools

In Champery, we have three schools to meet the needs of every skier, regardless of age, level or degree of confidence!

All three are located in the main street of the village:
Swiss Ski and Snowboard School
Freeride Company
Redcarpet

We can ask them to introduce themselves, late in the day, e.g. at Tea-time. Don’t hesitate to ask us.

Online Ski-Pass


When buying your Ski-Pass on the Internet, you benefit from 2 advantages: if you already have a smart card, don’t queue at the cash desk anymore and automatically enjoy a loyalty programm.

Ski-Insurance

We advise you to purchase the additional insurance when buying your ski pass. You have the choice between a more complete cancellation insurance or one that covers you only in case of an accident:

  • Snowcare
  • PassProtect

Equipment rental

Berra Sports – SkiSet** – located in the “Rue du Village”. Credit card as guarantee. Special reduction for families.

Borgeat Sports – SwissRent a Sport – located next to the cablecar departure.
Free deposit for skis and boots rented at the store. Ski and snowboard equipment, touring ski and telemark. Mountaineering items, Snowshoes, via ferrata.

Gonnet Sports – Intersport – located in the centre. If you rent ski or snowboard equipment, the helmet for children will be free. Repair, sharpening and wax in the evening for the following day.

Holiday Sport** – located just in front of the cablecar and beside the Tourism Office. Sale – rent – repair. You can rent ski and snowboard equipment, touring ski, snowshoes, sleds, strollers (all road), baby-carrier.

** In these stores, Beau-Séjour guests have advantages on rates

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