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Do you dare? These are the most steep & special slopes of Les Portes du Soleil

The steepest & most special slopes of Les Portes du Soleil

Les Portes du Soleil is Europe's largest ski area and offers endless fun on the slopes. With over 650 km of pistes, the area has tons of possibilities for ski safaris, from village to village and even from country to country. You'll also find a number of steep and special slopes in Les Portes du Soleil, which are specifically fun for experienced skiers and daredevils. Are you ready to take on a skiing adventure? These are the most special and steep slopes of Les Portes du Soleil:

 

1. The steepest slope of them all: "The Wall"

The Wall of Avoriaz is the steepest slope in the heart of the skiing region of Les Portes du Soleil. The slope has a gradient of 76% and a height difference of no less than 400 meters. Not impressed yet? All slopes in the region are groomed at night but this particular section is not groomed at all. The entire descent is therefore full of extreme bumps. Not only at the end of the afternoon, but also in the morning at 09:00! For experienced skiers, The Wall is definitely a must-do during their winter sports holiday in Les Portes du Soleil.

2. Grand Paradis: a 7 km long descent

Another fantastic slope for the avid skiers among us is the Grand Paradis: a 7-kilometre-long section and the perfect downhill run. The first part of the descent is wide and quiet, and provides beautiful views. A challenge this one, but definitely worth a spot on this list!

3. Coupe du Monde: spectacular black

Another slope for daredevils! The adventure at Coupe du Monde begins already at the top of the track, from where you are treated to an amazing view. This makes the start of this black slope truly spectacular. Coupe du Monde can be reached with the Haut Forts chairlift and the trail ends at the bottom of Les Prodains.

4. Belette: skiing in stunning nature 

De Belette is the perfect slope for those who love to ski in nature. The green piste starts at Plaine Dranse in Châtel, and continues for 3.5 km through the trees all the way to Pré La Joux. Definitely one to keep in mind for your next skitrip to Les Portes du Soleil!

 
 

Post-skiing: more fun things to do in Les Portes du Soleil

A ski trip offers so much more than just being active on the slopes! Here are a few other tips for your holiday in Les Portes du Soleil:

 

Plaine Dranse: lunch and drinks

After burning hundreds of calories on the steep slopes, you have definitely earned a nice lunch! Plaine Dranse is a fun place to ski through, but we advise you to at least stop for drinks or lunch while you're there. The place is stacked with nice restaurants and bars, so definitely have a go at one of them. Lunch tip: order a Croque Monsieur and enjoy French Cuisine at its best!

 

Relaxation time: wellness & comfort

Relaxation is a big part of winter sports! The Spa & Wellness area at Oasis Les Portes du Soleil offers two saunas and a comfortable relaxation room including cosy loungers. The use of the spa area is included when staying at one of our luxury apartments or suites. Want to know more? Read all about Oasis Les Portes du Soleil here and book a wonderful ski trip in France!

 
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Frequently asked questions about the slopes in Les Portes du Soleil:

What is the steepest slope in Les Portes du Soleil?

The Wall is the steepest slope of the skiing region Les Portes du Soleil. The slope has a gradient of 76%. 

What is the longest slope in Les Portes du Soleil?

The longest piste in the area of Les Portes du Soleil is the 7-kilometre-long Grand Paradis slope. 

What is the best slope in Les Portes du Soleil?

Every mountain top in Les Portes du Soleil offers beautiful views. In our opinion, the most beautiful piste in Les Portes du Soleil is Belette however, where you'll descend through beautiful nature and trees.

Where can you enjoy your lunch in Les Portes du Soleil?

Make a pitstop while skiing in the French Alps, and enjoy a hearty lunch in Plaine Dranse. Also a fantastic town for drinks in the afternoon or dinner at night. 

Which accommodation has a Spa & Wellness in Les Portes du Soleil?

Oasis Les Portes du Soleil is the perfect accommodation for relaxation and lots of ski fun. Take your time after a long day on the slopes, and enjoy the resort's saunas, its relaxation room and the gym area.