Based on the edge of the Portes du Soleil piste map, one of the largest ski and snowboard area’s in the world, Penthouse Les Iris gives easy access to many resorts:
– 10/15 minutes away from the old village of Abondance which also has a great nursery slope with easy ‘step on’ lift for beginners.
– 15/20 minutes to St Jean D’Aulps / Roc d’Enfer
– 15/20 minutes La Chapelle d’Abodance
– 20 minutes to Chatel and Morzine
– 20 minutes by car from the Ardent lift.
The large car park at the Ardent lift is free (like most car parks near the main lifts) and from here you can take the 10 man telecabin up to Les Lindarets to the beginner’s slopes.
You can continue to Avoriaz, which features spectacular snowboard parks, tree lined pistes that meander through dramatic cliffs; excellent skiing and boarding for all levels and in all directions including the Swiss resorts of Les Crosets and Champery. If you choose, you can go the other way towards Morzine and Les Gets with endless opportunities for a huge range of abilities.
There are of course all the other winter activities on your door step, snowshoe walking, which is fun for everyone, tobogganing, cross-country or telemark skiing.
There is a great area for sledging in Drouzin les Mont, so remember to bring your sledges or you can hire one from the shop.
Drouzin le Mont has its own ski hire shop.
For the local events diary, check out the website of the tourist office. The tourist office also provides a bi-weekly free leaflet which is also available in the local restaurant with activities in Drouzin le Mont and surrounding villages.