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Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone knows Portes du Soleil's best spots?

Hey everyone, I'm going to be taking a trip to Switzerland in few weeks here, staying close to Champery (Swiss part of Port du Soleil). Its a huge area! I like to ride steep terrain, more trees the better. I hate groomed runs!

Anyone who knows the area can recommend which lifts to hit???

Thank you very much
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I frequently visit Torgon, It's on the swiss side near Chatel. I've been coming there for around 4 years now but still manage to find new runs every time I'm there! aI don't really know the Champery are but if you're getting a card for the whole are be sure to visit Super-Chatel. They've got a nice little funpark there but if you're intrested in riding the powder (like me) you could try taking the only chairlift from there. Once you're at the top you're almost on the tip of the mountain, so you have a lot of options for going down, which all involve powder.

Oh, and don't forget the big fucking wall (la chavanettes)... It's known as one of the most dificult slopes in Europe. But it's actually pretty do-able when the weather is in your favor.

I'm going back next saturday, can't wait!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah loads of good accessible off piste around Chatel especially if you are prepared to hike. But you'd really want a guide for the hiked stuff.

Apart from The Wall which is near where you'll be, the are a few fairly gnarly unpisted blacks if you head over to the other side of Avoriaz (towards Morzine).

There are plenty of trees around. Chatel, Super-Chatel, Avoriaz (head for The Stash).

But it's such a vast area with so much good stuff, id recommend having a proper trek around as much of the area as you can and explore for yourself

And of course, there's always Splitboarding if you really want to get away from the groomed stuff..

The Swiss lifties certainly like it steep too

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