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The 5 best ski villages in the skiing region Les Portes du Soleil

Discover the best ski villages in the skiing region Les Portes du Soleil

The skiing area of Les Portes du Soleil is the largest one in Europe and is formed by 12 unique ski villages. Whether you like quiet and authentic or a vibrant ski village with plenty of après ski: in the skiing area Les Portes du Soleil you can do it all. Which village is the best base for a winter sports holiday in Les Portes du Soleil? You'll read all about it here!

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#1: La Chapelle d'Abondance

The most family friendly village is La Chapelle d'Abondance. The village has its own ski area which is ideal for novice skiers and children. In the village you can take your ski lessons, find good restaurants, nice supermarkets and a bakery. Here you will experience an authentic and quiet winter sports experience. La Chapelle d'Abondance is ideal for winter sports with the family.

#2: Châtel

The popular winter sports village Châtel is the most centrally located ski village in the ski area Les Portes du Soleil. From here you can ski to Switzerland or to the other French ski villages in the surroundings. It is the ideal starting point for long ski trips. Châtel is an authentic ski village with cosy restaurants and bars. A good base for a winter sports holiday with family, friends or colleagues. Time to discover the many kilometres of slopes in the area!

#3: Morzine

Morzine is a lively ski village suitable for families, avid sportsmen and diehard après-skiers. It's a cosy village with many restaurants, bars and nice ski shops. The ski lifts are within walking distance of your accommodation so no need to use the car for the rest of the week!

#4: Avoriaz

The ski village of Avoriaz can be recognised by its high-rise buildings. The village is car-free and is situated at a snow-assured altitude. The highest mountains in the ski area are nearby and offer you a beautiful view over Mont Blanc. The village consists of separate neighbourhoods, where in the district "Centre" you will find a great selection of cosy bars and restaurants. This is where you want to be for après ski!

#5: Abondance

Compared to Avoriaz and Morzine, Abondance has remained a real farming village. The pleasant and authentic atmosphere provides a feeling of coming home. The village has its own ski area, ideal for novice skiers and families with children. Abondance is also the only village with its own cheese. Perfect for cheese fondue! 

Tip: book your stay at Oasis Les Portes du Soleil and enjoy a delicious local cheese fondue on Thursday evenings!

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The most frequently asked questions about the ski villages around Les Portes du Soleil:

What is the most family friendly ski village in Les Portes du Soleil?

The ski village of La Chapelle d'Abondance is a family friendly ski village in the ski resort of Les Portes du Soleil. The village has its own ski area which is perfect for children. 

Which ski villages in Les Portes du Soleil are most suitable for après ski?

There are cosy restaurants and bars to be found in every village around Les Portes du Soleil. Are you looking for a proper après ski? Then the villages Avoriaz, Morzine and Châtel will be the most suitable. 

Is the ski area Les Portes du Soleil snow-secure?

Les Portes du Soleil's altitude makes this a snow-sure ski resort during the winter months. Besides snow, there is also sunshine in abundance. The perfect combination!

What is the most centrally located accommodation in Les Portes du Soleil?

The spacious apartments of Oasis Les Portes du Soleil are within walking distance of the slopes and the charming village of La Chapelle d' Abondance. The apartments have several bathrooms and bedrooms and are spacious enough for family holidays.