Les Crosets Ski Resort

Champoussin and Les Crosets are two neighbouring resorts in the Val d’Illiez region of the Portes du Soleil ski area. The two ski resorts are seen to be a ‘back door’ to one of the biggest winter playgrounds in the world, over 650km of ski terrain.

Les Crosets sits at the higher altitude of the two ski resorts, at 1670m, and reaches a total altitude of 2,277m. While Champoussin sits slightly lower at 1,037m and reaches 2,146m. At the most northern ascent in Les Crosets, skiers can drop into the popular ski resort of Avoriaz, in France.

Les Crosets and Champoussin are a great starting point for discovering the Franco-Swiss ski region, enjoy a typically Swiss hot chocolate in the morning and head over to France for lunch for a croque monsieur or perhaps a warming French onion soup. For those ski addicts, there is the ‘Swiss loop’, which entails a day of hard skiing across the entirety of the Portes du Soleil, an achievement for all.

Les Crosets is home to the infamous ‘Swiss Wall’, which is a measurement of skiing ability with 37 degrees of inclination and 1.3km of ski slope, it is not for the faint-hearted.

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Best For...

  • Families
  • Hidden gem
  • Portes du Soleil

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,670m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,277m
  • Total Ski Area 100km
  • Lifts 17
  • Blue Runs 7
  • Red Runs 5
  • Black Runs 2

Ski Accommodation in Les Crosets, Switzerland

Our collection of Les Crosets ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Les Crosets

Ski Areas in Les Crosets

The main ski area of Les Crosets is smaller than most ski resorts but has fantastic access to several neighbouring resorts, with Champoussin and Champéry on the doorstep.

Skiing in Les Crosets

Skiing in Les Crosets

Les Crosets is a quieter ski resort and a great learning base for beginners, with the option to venture out into the wider Portes du Soleil ski region.

There are a number of drag lifts in the Champoussin ski area. Once skiers have mastered the drag lift there are some fantastic blue and red runs to keep busy. Wide cruisy blue runs can be reached by the Grand Paradis 2 chairlift in Les Crosets.


Snowboarding in Les Crosets

Les Crosets is highly regarded among snowboarders for its steep descents, fantastic off-piste, and popular snow park. As the ski resort is more favoured by families and beginners it means the snow park is relatively quiet during the season! Progress your freestyle skills on the quieter side of the PDS.

In terms of off-piste, many descend to the terrain under the Mossette-Suisse chairlift for the naturally made kickers and excellent snow.

Ski Schools

Ski Schools in Les Crosets

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Après Ski

Après Ski in Les Crosets

Les Crosets is a small family-orientated ski resort with limited après ski options. We recommend starting early in the larger neighbouring ski resorts and skiing back before the lifts close!

Restaurants in Les Crosets

Restaurants in Les Crosets

Many of the best restaurants in Les Crosets can be found on the mountain. Chez Gaby is a delicious eatery, with standout dishes like Rösti and has wonderful views. Chez Gaby can be found above Champoussin.

For those who venture to the highest peak of the Portes du Soleil there is the famous ‘Cookie Café’, which straddles both the Swiss and French sides of the ski region. Famed for its typical Alpine dishes and brilliant burgers, it is a great stop to marvel at the far-reaching views.

Non-skier activities

Non-Skiers in Les Crosets

Non-skiers have several activities to keep busy whilst not clipped into skis or a snowboard. Try snowshoeing, tobogganing, husky sledging, ice skating and fat biking.

Map of Les Crosets

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