Tiny, quiet, snow-sure resort with access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area
Les Crosets resort guide - a general overview
Les Crosets is a very small resort set on the sunny plateau above Champery. At nearly 1,700 metres altitude it has a great snow record and being small just about all the accommodation in this micro-resort gives ski in ski out access to the gentle skiing of the surrounding area. This makes Les Crosets perfect for families looking for a quiet environment in which children can learn and also a great base for keen skiers wanting easy access to the huge Portes du Soleil area.
Les Crosets is uniquely positioned in the Portes du Soleil region and gives direct access to the whole region of 650km of pistes and much more off piste. For a good skier, it is possible to reach Avoriaz in 20 minutes, Super Morzine in 50 minutes and Mont Chery on the far side of Les Gets in 1.5 hours. The slopes of Chatel or Morgin are less than 40 minutes away on skis. Just two lifts is all it takes to reach the famous 'Swiss Wall' (Le Mur de Chavanette) which is rated as Europe's longest piste drop and in the top 10 of the world's hardest ski runs.
The transfer time from Geneva Airport is less than two hours which makes Les Crosets a good base for a ski weekend. Ski passes can be issued by the hotel reception desks which helps when time is short. Some of the hotels, like the Mountain Lodge, also have their own ski hire shops which stay open late. This allows skiers to arrive in resort late on the day of their arrival in resort but still have their lift pass and equipment hire arranged that same day.
1,680m - 2,350m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
Pros and Cons
- Quiet hamlet/micro-resort that is located right on the slopes above Champery
- Good value accommodation
- Perfect for keen skiers looking for challenging terrain either on or off piste
- Good for beginners/families with good selection of gentle slopes that are easily accessible
- Large ski area of the Portes du Soleil literally on your doorstep
- Very little nightlife or ski village atmosphere
- No shopping or nightclubs
Les Crosets Resort Restaurants
There are very few apart from the hotel restaurants.
Les Crosets Mountain Restaurants
Chez Gaby is a favourite for Rosti, this restaurant can be found above Champoussin. The local Chez Coquoz at Croix de Culet is highly recommended as is Lapisa on the way to Grand Paradis. There are numerous mountain restaurants in the Portes du Soleil area. The best slope-side restaurants in the local area are: Le Toupin, Chez Yoyo at Jibi and restaurant Le Relais Panoramique
Les Crosets Apres Ski
The best apres ski scene is at Chez Yoyo at Jibi. From here it's an easy ski back down to Les Crosets by moonlight! There is also night skiing on the home pistes on Wednesday and Saturdays. The Mountain Lodge chalet style hotel is at the foot of the floodlit slopes and has its bar - always a good spot for a quick drink.
Les Crosets Nightlife
There is no nightlife in Les Crosets.