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The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 1 out of 5
  • Restaurants 2 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5


  • Portes du Soleil view - Planachaux Dents du Midi

Piste maps

Key facts covers:

  • Portes du Soleil

Key facts

Resort1350 m
Slopes950-2275 m
Pistes650 km
Price index120



Portes du Soleil view - Planachaux Dents du Midi

The upside

  • Quiet, relaxing family resort
  • Gentle nursery slope
  • On the Portes du Soleil circuit, with lift access in both directions
  • Good, long intermediate runs through the trees

The downside

  • Village spread out, with a bus ride or walk between lifts
  • Slow chairs and some steep draglifts, particularly going anti-clockwise on the circuit towards Châtel
  • Few tough slopes nearby

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News – 2015/16

Over the hill in Champéry, two hotels were renovated and re-opened as Champéry’s first 4-stars. Le White (used to be du Parc) has a modern chic style while the National Resort & Spa retains a more Alpine feel.


Morgins is a fairly scattered but attractive village, between Châtel and Champéry on the Swiss side of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. The village is a quiet family-friendly place, with two hotels and some chalets and a central beginner area. Two chairlifts start on either side of the valley, heading in opposite directions around the circuit with a short walk in between. The slopes back to the resort suit intermediates best, including a delightfully quiet, away-from-the-lifts blue run from the top of La Foilleuse above Champoussin. The sunny, narrow blues down from Châtel may prove more difficult for timid skiers.

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