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.





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.

Thorne, P. (2014) Powder- The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. (2014) London: Quercus Editions Ltd.


Pas de Chaux Fleurie

Designated off-piste section. Playful at the top but becomes steeper towards the bottom - for moderately experienced off-piste skiers.

TK Cubore

Very lappable area of small drops and rollovers.


Great pitch that looks intimidating from above but offers a huge variety of lines that you can ride again and again.

Pointe de Nyon: "rampe rolland baud"

Very impressive descent in the ramps of the face is , skied by Marco Deshayes January 30, 2006 and dedicated to Roland Baud, tracker Nyon and died in 1996 performing his job.

Arare Couloir

Popular short line above the Arare bowl with great views across the whole of Avoriaz.