A collection of ski tours taking you around the alpine giant that is the Portes du Soleil.
Proclaiming to be “A genuine powder reserve deep in the Alps” (http://en.portesdusoleil.com/), Portes du Soleil is not only fantastically huge, but it has the wicked combination of being sun-rich and snow-sure. This alpine giant is one of the world’s biggest ski regions, with over 450km of runs covering about a dozen French and Swiss resorts including the famous Avoriaz, Morzine, Champéry and Châtel. So there’s more than enough skiing to keep everyone from amateurs to experts satisfied.
Here is a collection of 6 ski tours taking you up the prominent summits, down the lesser-known couloirs, and into the heart of Portes du Soleil’s backcountry.
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