Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding plays a huge role in the the success of the part of the Alps, the Dents Du Midi and Portes Du Soleil ski areas offer some of the best skiing opportunities in the world. The unique landscape around Champéry allows for a huge variation in skiing, many different slope grades, an endless number of stunning routes, and even cross-border skiing possibilities.
Champéry Ski Equipment Hire Information
Hitting The Slopes
To get on the slopes around Champéry as quickly as possible take advantage of the ski, snowboard, and equipment hire options all readily available around the village. Hiring your kit is fast and cost effective, while allowing you total freedom as to when and where you want to hire your kit. Champéry hosts a selection of ski hire shops, all of which allow for straightforward hiring to get you and your family on the slopes fast.
When hiring your skis, snowboard, or equipment, just select the date of first hire and the amount of time you would like to hire for, pick up your kit and head for the slopes. For further information regarding some of the ski shop hire options in Champéry see details below.
There are a selection of ski hire shops in and around Champéry which specialise in different types of skiing kit and equipment. This allows you to acquire the best kit for the activity you are planning to do, from freestyle skiing, to cross-country, and everything in between. Most of the ski shops around Champéry offer different levels of skiing equipment, this allows you the option to rent anything whether that’s beginner focussed skiing kit or professional grade equipment, meaning you don’t have to pay high prices if you are just starting out on your ski’s. An example of the pricing structure for ski shops in Champéry is shown below.
EQUIPMENT HIRE PRICING GUIDE
Skis & Snowboards
|Skis & Poles||1 Day||3 Days||5 Days||What You Get|
|VIP (Pro)||48 CHF||100 CHF||240 CHF||First class skis.|
|Top (Premium)||38 CHF||88 CHF||120 CHF||High-quality skis.|
|Basic (Eco)||28 CHF||67 CHF||95 CHF||Budget focused skis.|
|101-150cm||18 CHF||44 CHF||62 CHF||101-150cm skis.|
|70-100cm||12 CHF||25 CHF||35 CHF||70-100cm skis.|
|Snowboards||1 Day||3 Days||5 Days||What You Get|
|Adult||28 CHF||67 CHF||95 CHF||Adult snowboard.|
|Junior||18 CHF||44 CHF||62 CHF||
Extras & Accessories
|Boots||1 Day||3 Days||5 Days||What You Get|
|Over 39||15 CHF||35 CHF||50 CHF||Any boot over size EU 39.|
|35-38||12 CHF||25 CHF||35 CHF||Boot sizes from EU 35-38.|
|34 & Below||9 CHF||20 CHF||28 CHF||Boots size EU 34 & below.|
|Helmets||1 Day||3 Days||5 Days||What You Get|
|Adult||10 CHF||23 CHF||29 CHF||Adult helmet.|
|Junior||5 CHF||12 CHF||18 CHF||
|Cross-country||1 Day||3 Days||5 Days||What You Get|
|Adult||28 CHF||67 CHF||95 CHF||Adult cross-country skis.|
|Junior||15 CHF||35 CHF||50 CHF||
Childs cross-country skis.
Ski Passes For Champéry & The Surrounding Areas
Portes du Soleil SKI PASS
Make the Alps your playground with the extraordinary Portes du Soleil Ski Pass. This pass brings the holder unlimited access to over 170 ski lifts and cable cars, and the 650km of skiable slopes they lead to. The Portes du Soleil hosts a variety of ski runs, each of which is different to the last. The Portes Du Soleil makes the ideal destination for all ages and abilities, with easy runs which are perfect for beginners, right through to world-class slopes to test your nerve and skill.
The Portes du Soleil ski pass also allows for the rare opportunity to take part in cross-border skiing. Put your skis on in Switzerland, and ski all the way to France thanks to the unique landscape in this beautiful part of the Alps.
Gain access to the slopes of Champéry, Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Châtel, and Morgins, all with a single ski pass. The Portes du Soleil pass is sure to take your skiing experience to the next level.
Portes du Soleil SKI PASS Prices
See the following price list for pass duration and corresponding guide prices, all prices in CHF.
|Annual Ski Pass||1130||848|
Champéry Lift Pass
If you’re looking to try out skiing or perhaps don’t want to ski during your whole time in Champéry the Champéry Lift Pass might be for you. This pass allows for a duration of access to the Champéry ski lift only. Individual ski lift passes are a great solution for short ski sessions. See Champéry ski lift pricing below, all prices in CHF.
|Age Range||5 - 15||16 - 19||20 - 64||65 +|
Resort information for Champéry & the surrounding areas
Champéry is located in a prime position to take advantage of a huge amount of skiing opportunities. The village is surrounded by the Dents du Midi which alone provide endless skiing possibilities, however most who ski in this area opt to ski throughout the whole Portes du Soleil region. This allows for an even larger potential for adventure and fun while you are on the slopes. The resort section covers some of the main information regarding the Portes du Soleil ski area.
SKIING SEASON: Mid December- Mid April
ALTITUDE: 1000m – 2446m
BEGINNER SLOPES: 162 Runs
INTERMEDIATE SLOPES: 106 Runs
DIFFICULT SLOPES: 28 Runs
Number of lifts: 194
Number of Runs: 296
Downhill Runs: 650km
Location: Franco – Swiss Border
Popular Ski Areas
Freestyle in Avoriaz
VARYING ABILITIES: BEGINNER/INTERMIDIATE/EXPERT
NUMBER OF AREAS: 4
The freestyle area of Avoriaz is ideal for those practising different skills on their skis. With it’s snow parks, half pipes and patrolled off-piste areas, you will be spoilt for choice. Avoriaz is a true freestyle skier’s dream.
Beginners & Families in Morzine
GREEN RUNS: 3
BLUE RUNS: 29
Morzine makes a great place to ski for those just getting into skiing, the wide and gentle slopes keep things slow while you get to grips with your skis and build your confidence before hitting the more challenging slopes of the Portes du Soleil.
The Swiss Wall Champéry
GRADE: BLACK (37 ° DECLINE)
The Swiss Wall is one of the most well-known and challenging runs in the world. The length of the run is only 1km, however in this length you will drop over 330m in altitude. This gives the wall it’s own classification of difficulty – Orange.
Restaurants On The Slopes
Refuel and relax mid-ski at one of the many restaurants around the Portes du Soleil ski area. Many of the restaurants and bars on the slopes are close to ski lifts to make them accessible for all, while also allowing you to ski in and dine. You will be blown away by the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains as you sit down to eat some of the very best Swiss cuisine.
Some of the larger venues on the slopes host Après ski events, activities, and parties to be enjoyed after a long day of fun on the slopes. You will also find plenty of family oriented restaurants providing food and drinks for the whole family as you enjoy the very best the Portes du Soleil has to offer.
La Folie Douce
La Folie Douce is a restaurant and bar located at an altitude of 1800m in Avoriaz. With excellent dining options serving high quality Swiss cuisine along with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountain area. La Folie Douce also has a large bar area selling a variety of drinks.
This venue is popular for Après ski, with great music and a vibrant atmosphere. It attracts people of all ages to come and socialise on the slopes and enjoy great food and drinks.
Restaurant Le Toupin
The Restaurant Le Toupin has a beautifully sunny terrace and magnificent views of the Portes du Soleil. It serves a variety of cuisine styles and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friendly staff ensure your every need is met, with high quality Swiss foods.
The restaurant is great for both outdoor and indoor dining, the inside being warm and cosy, while the outside space is light, bright and sunny.
The Le Chaudron in Morzine is a hugely popular destination for those looking to experience exquisite French cuisine with a spectacular view. The restaurant is open for 09:00 – 18:00, seven days a week.
With a large sun terrace the restaurant makes a great place to visit in the day throughout your skiing session in the Portes du Soleil. Staff are friendly and do their best to make sure your every need is met.
Only 1.5 hours from Geneva, Champéry sits on the France-Switzerland border, making up part of the world-famous snow sports and mountain biking area, the Port du Soleil. This beautiful village makes a fantastic destination 365 days a year, with something to offer to all the family.
Access By Car
From Monthey to Champéry : 15 minutes
From Geneva to Monthey : 1h20
From Zürich to Monthey : 2h25
From Milan to Monthey : 3h30
From Paris to Monthey : 6h25
Access to ski lifts
15 mins (Monthey)