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portes du soleil – Champery

post #1 of 4
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I’m headed to portes du soleil to ski two days as part of a business trip next week.  I’ve been to the alps before but never skied this area.  Looking for tips regarding:


  • Where to ski? (expert skier but plan to stay on avalanche controlled terrain because I’m solo)
  • Is it feasible it is to ski from champery to La Chapelle d’Abondance and back in a day?  Is crossing the town of Morgins a long walk?
  • Tips on where to grab a lunch and dinner (I’ll be solo so simple cheap food is ideal.  Staying in Val d’Illiez, near Champery)
  • Anyone know what the night skiing at Champery is like?  Are many lifts open?


Thanks for the tips

post #2 of 4

The Wall in Les Crosets over to Avoriaz/Morzine and should be your focus.

post #3 of 4

It is a long time since I skied there, 86 was the last IIRC .  However it is a great area and you will find plenty of good stuff to keep you entertained.  I don't recall the walk at Morgins being of any significance

post #4 of 4

If you are staying in the Val d' Illez warm up on the Muir Suisse above Les Crosets and the Chavanettes bumps.

Then head to Morgins, connect to Chatel and rip up the western aspects there - sometimes decend powder left in the steep trees. Then head on to Morzine and ride up the Point du Nyon. Steep lines down there, also great powder runs on Chamossiere. Be aware that the area is huge and vast and that not all resorts included in the ticket are perfectly interlinked. For example it is way quicker to ride the bus from Prodains to Morzine whe going for the Nyon than ski the connecting ridge and end up close to the village.


Since you are solo and apparently have not budget for a guide I won't steer you towards the Pointe de Vorlaz or Les Haut Forts - true AT bc runs with some gnar but too avy prone at times.

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