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Ski holidays in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is a superb resort for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. A very distinctive resort with it's modern architecture and dramatic cliff top scenery. Its high altitude and north-facing slopes complement each other, resulting in consistently excellent snow records.

Enjoy the benefits of links to different resorts around the Portes du Soleil ski area, which holds over 650km of beautiful pisted runs to Morzine, Les GetsChâtel and Champéry in Switzerland. You can also take your pick from over 60 mountain restaurants interlinked by over 200 lifts.

Nevertheless, Avoriaz boasts plenty of its own wonderful slopes, ranging from ‘The Swiss Wall’, a thrilling mogul-filled run for experts to the many peaceful, smooth runs for beginners.

Resort Statistics

Ski holidays in Avoriaz
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 39
Intermediates 219
Advanced 28
Total Runs 286
Good for
  • Families
  • Groups
Resort features Ice Rink Nightclub Indoor Pool Bowling Skidoo Walking Trails Gym Parapenting Snowshoeing Snow sure High altitude skiing Traffic free resort High altitude resort Lively après ski Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 950m
Highest Lift 2450m
Total Piste 650km
Longest Run 11km
Directions of Slopes N, S, E, W
Uphill Capacity 244148
Total Lifts 107
Gondolas/Cable cars 14
Chairlifts 83
Snow Parks 7

Avoriaz ski resort

The resort is car-free, creating a safe and peaceful environment. Horse-drawn carriages wind around the town’s wooden high-rise buildings, whilst the snow-covered paths and streets allow for ski-in/out accommodation and facilities. The centre of the village is vibrant, offering many activities for all.

Snow conditions in Avoriaz

Avoriaz generally boasts very good, sometimes superb snow conditions. The runs which are intertwined within the town rarely melt fully, largely due to the resort’s high altitude.

Skiing in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is suitable for every type of skier. As previously mentioned, experts may enjoy ‘The Swiss Wall’, but there is plenty of other tough work scattered around. There are also plenty of slopes for intermediates, including the long run down to Champéry. Meanwhile, beginners can practise on the nursery slopes, before venturing out to the well-linked and longer easy runs. We would also recommend the Chatel area for beginners, which is at a high altitude with great snow.

Cross-country skiers can roam around on about 40km worth of trails, mainly between Avoriaz and Super-Morzine. Montriond and Lindarets are also accessible.

Après-ski, restaurants and other activities in Avoriaz

The Chalet d’Avoriaz is the obvious choice for après-ski, however there are alternatives. Mountain restaurants are prevalent, whilst the village area also has its fair share. For example, the Restaurant Les Fontaines Blanches is popular.

Avoriaz has activities such as hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, bowling, outdoor skating and dog sledding. The Aquariaz, a stylish pool complex accompanied with lush vegetation, is perfect for children. There is also a spa at the Amara development.

Family Skiing in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is a perfect ski destination for a family ski holiday. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advance skiers as there are slopes fit for all abilities.

Not only does Avoriaz have a fantastic ski area, it also has fun and exciting activities to do at night, such as the local swimming pool, an ice rink, bowling and many other enjoyable activities. These suit the young and the old and families can spend quality time together whilst doing something they enjoy.

Avoriaz Ski Apartments

This beautiful spot in the world is home to a fantastic range of ski accommodation. You can browse our Avoriaz apartments now to make your ski holiday more comfortable than ever.

Transfer times in Avoriaz

Geneva Airport: approx. 1h 45min

Lyon Airport: approx. 2h 50min

Ski stats are taken from the whole of the Portes du Soleil ski area