Welcome to Les Portes du Soleil
A dozen villages access Les Portes du Soleil but Morzine (1000m), the big daddy for nightlife and gastronomy, is best-known. Further up the valley is car-free Avoriaz (1800m), a purpose-built ski resort chock full of 1960s apartment blocks. Horse-drawn sleighs romantically ferry new arrivals to and from the village centre. Arriving by road via Cluses, you hit the smaller ski station of Les Gets (1172m), whose easy access to sheltered, tree-lined ski runs has made it a favourite with families.