Lifts opening this weekend

More lifts are opening across the Portes du Soleil this weekend, starting with the lifts in Avoriaz today and then links start opening up across the next week as far as Morgins.

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Snow forecast!

Add Siberian snow to the list of things that can influence how bad the winter weather will be in the United States, according to new research…

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Les Gets is a linked ski resort within the Portes du Soleil which is among the largest ski areas in the world encompassing twelve resorts and two countries. Combined, Les Gets and Morzine span around 165km of marked slopes with 57 lifts making them the largest ski area of the Portes du Soleil.

Les Gets ski area sits at an altitude of 1172 to 2002 metres. The two main ski areas here are Les Chavannes and Mont Chery and these are accessed by separate gondolas found on opposite sides of Les Gets village. Below is some key information on Les Gets ski area as a whole, and Les Chavannes and Mont Chery areas in focus, as well as the Portes du Soleil.

120km of piste

33km of cross coutry skiing

130 snow making canons

Connects to Morzine via Les Chavannes

28 ski lifts: 2 gondola, 14 chairlift, 12 drag

42 slopes: 6 black, 16 red, 12 blue, 8 green

1 snowpark in Mont Chery

1 boardercross in Les Chavannes

Connects to Morzine

21 ski lifts: 1 gondola, 9 chairlift, 11 drag

33 slopes: 2 black, 12 red, 11 blue, 8 green

7 ski lifts: 1 gondola, 5 chairlift, 1 drag

9 slopes: 4 black, 4 red, 1 blue

1 snow park

Altitude 1000m – 2466m

650km of pistes

243km of cross country skiing

694 snow making canons

12 linked resorts: Les Gets, Morzine, Abondance, Avoriaz, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Chatel, Montriond, St Jean d’Aulps, Champery, Morgins, Torgon and the villages of Cal d’illiez, Les Crosets and Champoussin

2 countries: France and Switzerland

201 ski lifts: 13 gondola, 82 chairlift, 106 drag

280 slopes: 26 black, 105 red, 119 blue & 33 green

11 snow parks