What happens when you compare the Portes du Soleil lift pass prices with those in other big ski areas?I wrote an article on this very same subject this time last year, and at that point, comparing the Portes du Soleil ski area with five other large, interconnected ski areas showed just what I’d expected. That the Portes du Soleil ski area offered the best value for money when buying a six day pass for adults and kids. Repeating the research again using the Winter 2012 / 13 lift pass prices for each ski area, I wasn’t sure if I’d find the same results. So much investment in the lift network and infrastructure has taken place in the Portes du Soleil in the last 12 months (Avoriaz is officially the largest building site in France at the moment), could the Portes du Soleil keep the price for a full area lift pass lower than all the others?
Well, yes. It seems it can. The Portes du Soleil still offers the cheapest 6 day adult lift pass when compared to the other large inter-connected ski areas in Europe.
|Ski Area||Adult Pass||Kids Pass|
|Portes du Soleil, France / Switzerland Includes Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz 650km piste, 288 runs, 209 lifts||€225||€169|
|Three Valleys, France Includes Meribel, Courchevel & Val Thorens 600km piste, 293 runs, 185 lifts||€260||€208|
|Espace Killy, France Includes Tignes & Val d’Isere 300km piste, 137 runs, 78 lifts||€235||€188|
|Paradiski, France Includes Les Arcs & La Plagne 425km piste, 238 runs, 145 lifts||€262.50||€197|
|Four Valleys, Switzerland Includes Nendaz & Verbier 400k piste, 100 runs, 95 lifts||€293 **||€147 **|
|Arlberg Ski Circus, Austria Includes St Anton & Lech 260km piste, 134 runs, 83 lifts||€228 **||€137 **|
The comparisons on the table above use information on each ski area and lift pass prices as published by the relevant Office de Tourisme in each area.
** indicates where CHF have been converted into EURO for comparison purposes on 02/10/12 using www.xe.com