Ardent – Portes Du Soleil
Travel day contact address and telephone numbers for Ardent are:
Family Ski Company Ltd,
Chalet L’Eau Vive,
Mobile: 0033 610 41 87 91
Travel Day Contact: 0033 (0) 652 11 71 68
For more details about your holiday please visit our Already Booked area on our website. This includes information on lift passes, ski hire, adult lessons and transfers.
Breakfast – Served from 7.30am to 9am (Self-service in Les Falaises, Rulens and Cosy)
Afternoon Tea – Laid out for you to help yourselves after skiing – first one back puts the kettle on!
Children’s Tea – Served from 5.30pm / 6pm
Adults’ Evening Meal – Served from 8pm
Powder Pups Crèche: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Ground floors of Chalet Edelweiss (opposite Chalet Plagnat). Unlike other groups Pups are collected from you at your chalet by our childcare team. Please be back in your chalet by 4.30pm when they will be returned to you.
Powder Hounds Club:
The Hounds childcare club is in the Lower Ground floor of Chalet L’Eau Vive.
Children need to be at the ski school meeting point at top of the télécabine by 9.20am. Please be back in your chalet by 4.30pm when your children will be returned to you.
The Adventures den is in the ground floor of Chalet Les Grolets.
Children need to be at the ski school meeting point at the top of the télécabine at 9.20am. Please be back in your chalet by 4.30pm when your children will be returned to you.
To pre-order visit Lac et Montagne, if you use this link and only this link your skis, boots and helmets will be waiting for you in your chalet.
Get a heads up on the weather and conditions in resort by having a look at the local snow forecast.
The Local Area:
Shops and Bars – Ardent is a very small hamlet with no shops other than a couple offering ski hire. Please remember to bring everything you need with you. It does have a lively bar offering après-ski drinks, snacks and light lunches and the Cosy Bar next door has a more relaxed bar and restaurant for lunch and is a popular and very convenient dinner venue with our guests on cooks’ night off. On that night we also provide a free shuttle service to Montriond (a couple of kilometres down the hill) so you can eat at one of the lovely restaurants there or by the beautiful Lac de Montriond even closer. There will be soft drinks, energy and chocolate bars in the guest Eurobar fridge.
Portes Du Soleil Piste Map – take a sneaky look at the piste map, get ahead and plan some routes now. Ardent is wonderfully located slap bang in the middle of the area giving you great access to both Swiss and French pistes. Don’t worry no passports required and the Swiss will happily accept your Euros.
Ski Apps – Download the official Portes Du Soleil App for iphones or Androids which will allow you to access all sorts of resort specific information including weather forecasts, information on lift opening and closing times and itineraries to list but a few things.
Ski Tracks is another great App. You can download a version for iphones or Androids for a small charge or download a “lite” version for free. Sit down after a long day on the mountain with a glass of wine in hand and compare stats. The Ski Tracks App shows you the distance you’ve travelled, your average and top speeds, 3D maps of your routes travelled, the numbers of runs completed, it’s great!
Our favourite Restaurants/Bars:
La Cremaillere – in the Goats Village just above Ardent. Great for a mountain lunch, try the walnut and goat’s cheese salad, or the Plat du Jour is always good value.
Les Marmottes – underneath the bubble lift in Les Linderets bowl (on the right just before the blue home run). Excellent service and good slope side food at reasonable prices. Staff and guest favourite!
Le Passe-Montagne – in Les Linderets. A fantastic spot to stop and watch the world go by! Lots of choice and friendly service.
Les Trappeuers – in the heart of Avoriaz. Another lovely lunchtime stop with a great choice of dishes.
Chez Flo – a great restaurant in Avoriaz. Try out the Round Bar or sample one of the Local Specialities sitting on the sunny terrace.
Ice Bar – For something different stop off at the ice bar in Avoriaz. Located on the Arare piste where you can enjoy a locally produced Genepi amongst other things!
Le Coup de Coeur – a good choice for a relaxed meal in Morzine – wine bar of Chamade
La Chamade – a restaurant which prides itself on local and seasonal produce, with a fantastic selection of regional cheese, definitely worth a visit.
La Rotonde – if you’re in Morzine and fancy a pizza this is the place for you. The restaurant serves pizzas, pasta and risotto alongside more traditional alpine dishes such as fondue and charcuterie.
Bec Jaune – enjoy some locally brewed beer at this microbrewery in Morzine. You can eat here too!
Not keen on downhill skiing or want to try something different? – there are other options:
- Cross-country skiing
- Husky sledging
- Ski joering/Horse-drawn skiing
- Ice skating /Curling
- Lil Stash Avoriaz
A bus runs backwards and forwards between Ardent and Morzine from 8.30am to 5.45pm at roughly half hourly intervals stopping off at Montriond if you fancy a walk around the lake.