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Unlock Portes du Soleil's Freeride Adventures #1

Gorge on this huge collection of freeride lines, taking you to the freshest powder and most exciting off-piste in Portes du Soleil.

Freeride Skiing Moderate, Difficult, Severe, Extreme

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

DSCF3949 Photo: Violet Monde


With 450km of skiable area combining 12 lift-linked resorts, Portes du Soleil is a snowsports playground of truly epic proportions. The dramatic mountain panoramas, snow-sure conditions and reputation for sunny skies keep Portes du Soleil up there on the list of must-try alpine ski destinations.

Expert skiers and those gunning for a total adrenaline kick come here to attempt the famous “Swiss Wall”, a ferociously steep, mogul filled challenge that’ll turn your stomach when you peer down at it from the top. But if you want to venture further away from the pistes and onto the powder, there’s a phenomenal amount of freeriding to excite expert powderhounds. There are so many that we had to split the routes into 2 guidebooks, this one features routes around Avoriaz, Morgins and the surrounding area. Check out the guidebook "Unlock the Adventure of Portes du Soleil #2' for more routes around Morzine, Le Verard, Chavanette and the surrounding area.

Sources Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/best-destinations-for-big-ski-areas/ http://en.portesdusoleil.com/

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