Local Info

We enjoy sharing our knowledge of hidden gems in the Portes du Soleil.  We’ve been based in the PDS for 12 years and have spent many days exploring.

Excitingly, we are based in the middle of one of the largest ski areas in the world.  The Portes du Soleil area boasts over 200 ski lifts covering 1036 square km, 14 valleys and two countries.

Here’s a piste map to help you get around.

Accommodation –

  • In Morzine; we love More Mountain. Unpretentious luxury & fabulous hosts
  • In Morzine; new for 16-17 we like Hunter Chalets & their helpful concierge
  • In Montriond; we are huge fans of of Ferme du Lac Vert. Chic interiors chic & culinary delights
  • In Montiond; La Vallee and The Nest by Mountain Spaces. Beautiful interiors & lovely hosts, chef & chauffeur
  • In Les Gets; we love Ferme du Mourdon. Secluded location & impeccable service
  • In both Morzine & Les Gets; Consensio have wonderful catered chalets. Fun slide in Les Gets & fab spa in Morzine

Eating out –

Our favourite restaurant on the hill is La Paika in Les Gets.  We especially enjoy the Sunday BBQ.          Great food & friendly service in a secluded spot.  Access to & from the restaurant is via a quiet red run.

We love to share some great hidden gems “off the beaten track” with you during your lessons.

Eating in –

For freshly prepared meals delivered to your self catered accommodation try Chalet Kitchen

Ski hire –

We like the friendly staff at All Mountain Rental (plus they deliver to your door).  Fantastic service & helpful ski technicians/boot fitters.

Lift passes –

Purchase lift passes from any of the following locations:

Hot tip: Quite often your chalet can arrange for lift passes to be ready on arrival. Check with them to see if they offer this service.

Transport in & around Morzine –

  • Friendly staff make Mountain Bus Company our favourite company for evening taxis
  • The ski bus is great, it’s free if you have a lift pass and runs between Morzine and Ardent (bus stops include the Mairie in Morzine)

See the bus timetable here.