Avoriaz was specifically designed for snow sports. This explains the proximity of the accommodations to the slopes and the absence of cars in the village! The most common means of transport are horse-drawn sleighs. Located in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the 3 largest ski areas in the world, this resort offers different slopes in terms of length and difficulty, and a great potential for snowboarders, it is considered a Mecca in this regard.
The Avoriaz ski resort is located in the heart of the French-Swiss Portes du Soleil ski area, which includes 13 resorts. In France: Adepositance, Avoriaz, Châtel, St Jean d'Aulps, La Chapelle d'Adepositance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz; and in Switzerland: Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Les Crosets and Champoussin. The Portes du Soleil ski pass gives you access to more than 600 km of slopes and 208 ski lifts!
On the other hand, you can choose the Avoriaz 1800 ski pass, with a more competitive price, and you will have access to 78 km of slopes and 38 lifts in this ski resort.
Discover this amazing ski resort: Avoriaz
10 reasons to ski in Avoriaz, France
There are thousands of reasons why you should discover Avoriaz. Here are our top ski expert's top 10:
Completely car-free. In Avoriaz, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town or hop on one of the many horse-drawn sleighs, its trademark image.
Less than 100 km from Geneva airport!
One of the best resorts for families.
It is an ideal place for family holidays, thanks to its ski areas dedicated to children, top-notch children's ski schools and a wide range of other winter activities.
A water paradise located in the heart of Avoriaz offering a huge water park composed of a gentle flowing inland river, a slidewinder (an aquatic halfpipe), a paddling pool and a water playhouse, a large swimming pool with natural climbing walls.
Avoriaz is a purpose-built resort for winter sports, so all accommodations are close to the slopes!
You can choose between 2 types of ski pass
Avoriaz 1800 or Portes du Soleil. The latter gives access to more than 600 km of slopes, divided by 13 ski resorts between France and Switzerland.
Paradise for expert skiers
If you are an advanced skier, you are in luck in Avoriaz. With 20 red and black runs and access to the famous mogul-filled piste, The Wall, advanced skiers and snowboarders have plenty of opportunities to challenge themselves and push their limits!
Avoriaz is famous for its full program of skiing and music occasions, offering truly spectacular entertainment for everyone's tastes. Shows have incorporated snow oasis, night parties, go wild music festivals and jazz festivals to name a few. Obviously, there are bars throughout the resort offering entertainment of various kinds.
Traditional Haute Savoie culinary styles coexist comfortably with the cosmopolitan mix of flavors to be found in Avoriaz. Whether you want a sandwich, a pizza, a kebab or a fondue, you will be well served here. Local dishes include the famous tartiflette, which has become a staple of almost every Alpine holiday, and other dishes that include large quantities of melted cheese with charcuterie.
The Stash Snowpark
True to the eco-friendly snowpark concept, the Stash is no exception. It is a direct import from North Star, a California resort. Jake Burton, the founder of Burton Snowboard, is the man behind this reinvention of the snowboarding discipline. The Stash really brings you close to nature in the safety of a dedicated FREERIDE and FREESTYLE area.