All lift passes are hands free, so you don't have to remove your gloves to get through the barrier.

Which Pass Should I Buy?

There are 2 types of pass to choose between:-

The Chatel Pass

This is the cheaper of the 2 and covers between 90 and 130 km of pistes, depending on which website you believe.  This is definitely the one to buy if you are a beginner, or in your second year of skiing/boarding. It's also ideal if you're a more leisurely skier.

It still covers a large area but doesn't allow you to ski into Avoriaz or full Portes du Soleil area.  Bearing in mind this is still a much larger area than many resorts have to offer it's ideal if you're on a budget.

Brief overview:-

Runs - 6 Black, 14 Red, 17 Blue, 10 Green

1 Snow Park

Here's a link to the map of the area covered by the Chatel pass:-

The Portes Du Soleil Pass

This is one of the largest ski areas in Europe if not the world. With this pass you're free to explore over 650km of pistes covering the French and Swiss resorts of, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Morgins, Abondance, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Montroid, St Jean d'Aulps, Champery,Torgon, Val-d'Illez, Les Crosets, and Champousson.

You can take a circular tour taking in several resorts starting or finishing in Chatel.

Brief Overview:-

Runs - 27 Black, 103 Red, 122 Blue, 33 Green

10 Snow Parks

2 Half pipes

90 Restaurants

This is the link to the Portes du Soleil (over 650km of pistes) lift pass information:-




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