Weather in winter


Les Gets



The Portes du Soleil has a very good snow record with an average across the resorts of just under 9m of snow per year. The location inbetween lake Geneva and Mont Blanc has created a mircroclimate ensuring good snowfall and an above average sunshine record. The 694 snow making canons are used to extend the skiable season by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months.

Les Gets and Morzine are both renowned for good snowfall, despite being considered as fairly low resorts. Being predominantly farming villages the soft grassy fields only need a small amount of snow, around 10-20cm for the pistes to open and the skiing to be great! This compares to higher resorts which need 1m or more of snowfall in order to sufficiently cover the jagged rocks and for the pistes to open. The microclimate and wide slopes through pine forests also help to shelter the area from bad weather.

The average snowfall in Les Gets is just under 6m each year with an amazing season last year seeing 9m of snow! If needed there are 323 snow canons to keep the powder fresh. Morzine too has a great snow record averaging at over 9m each season. The snow can also be toped up by an extra 322 snow canons.


There are various webcams around Les Gets and Morzine in the villages and up on the slopes.