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Skiing
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The choice is endless.

650 km of pistes, 206 lifts and gondolas, 243 km of cross-country skiing, 7 funparks, 3 halfpipes, 2 countries and just one lift pass!
The Portes du Soleil make up one of the world's largest ski resorts and Champery is the perfect access point. Click here to see a panorama map, and here to see some videos of the slopes in the Portes du Soleil.


Powder


Thanks to their unique location on the north-western slope of the alps, the Portes du Soleil get dumped upon with powder by every snow cloud coming from the north or west. And in Europe, they pretty much always come from the north-west.

This makes the Portes du Soleil a freerider's paradise. The 206 Lifts together with a footstep or two give access to wide powder fields and challenging terrain.

"As far as I was concerned, this had been one of the best ski days I'd had in three decades of sliding around the world..."
Michel Beaudry, POWDER Magazine.

Almost Powder

If mother nature isn't quite so generous with the white gold, there's a batallion of snow cannons on guard to save the day. Photo by Roland Zumbühl.
Superpark

Superpark is Champery's world class funpark. It is widely considered Switzerland's best snowpark and is frequently visited by professional riders and film crews like Absinthe Films.

New for this year: A Micropark for children and beginners, because not everybody is called Romain de Marchi.


Chavanette

Better known as the Swiss Wall, this is the mother of mogul pistes.


Night Skiing


Until the 8th of March 2006 the lifts are open and the lights are on for night skiing every Wednesday and Saturday from nightfall until 10 pm. Unlike in many other resorts, no additional ticket is required for night skiing.
On nights with very bad weather, the night skiing is cancelled.
ESS
Freeride co.


Ski and Snowboard
Schools

Champery has two ski and snowbard schools. The Swiss Ski and Snowboard School and the Freeride Company. Both are certified snowsports schools and offer group- and private lessons with highly qualified teachers.

Maps

Click the image to view a larger version of the panorama map. Click here, to view an interactive map of the Swiss part of the Portes du Soleil, and here for an interactive map of Avoriaz.

"Although I skied only a fraction of the Portes du Soleil runs I'm ending one of my life's most enjoyable vacations. It would be worth a month of waiting to glide just one more day through this endless skier's paradise."
Gordon Wiltsie - SKI Magazine