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 Gets, Châtel 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.
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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
Avoriaz SKI PASS PRICES
The prices for the Avoriaz Portes Du Soleil lift pass, for the Winter 21/22 ski season can be found below.
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Prices are normally based on a full area lift pass and child ages vary by resort. The above are guides, so please call one of the Iglu team for prices for your holiday.
Ski Hire in Avoriaz
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Avoriaz. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Avoriaz:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£79||£55|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£109||£71|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£129|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£139|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Avoriaz here
The hotel Les Cimes du Soleil / Club Belambra was amazing value for money. Avoriaz is a great resort for a short ski trip. Esther (Igluski agent) was fab, really helpful, and the trip ran really smooth. Thank you!! Chris
Apres Ski: 5/5
Avoriaz is a wonderfully catered for resort. It is great for beginners as it has lots of long and relaxing beginners runs. The resort also has some great runs for the slightly more capable skiers, shorter, steeper, longer and faster... On top of this, it boasts the famous 'Wall' slope, with huge moguls and an almost 300m vertical drop. The ski and snow parks in the resort a great fun for all the family, with jumps, games, and lifts. Life in the resort is also quite relaxed and friendly. There are a few lovely bakeries for fresh bread and croissants in the morning and some small and cosy cafes/bistros for afternoon hot chocolates and evening coffees. There are no roads in the resort which means skiing from your door is possible. The lovely mode of transport in and around the resort are horse-drawn carriages fit with sleigh bells. A highlight of Avoriaz is the chance to ski into Switzerland and enjoy the lovely woodland runs.
Apres Ski: 4/5
Accommodation & Value: 5/5