Skiing in Avoriaz

Country: France

In a nutshell: a unique high-altitude resort with lots of ski-in / ski-out accommodation and an amazing ski area

We like:

  • Part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, which is one of the biggest and best in the world
  • Fully pedestrianised village so all accommodation is ski-in / ski-out
  • Fantastic facilities for family ski holidays
  • The only high-altitude base in the Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Surprisingly good apres-ski

We don't like:

  • Although Azoriaz is high altitude, much of Portes du Soleil isn’t
  • Almost all the accommodation options are run by the same hotel company which means there isn’t as much variety of places to stay as in other resorts

  • It can be hard work carrying luggage to your accommodation when you arrive if there aren’t any horse-drawn carts available

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,800m
  • Highest lift: 2,460m
  • Lowest piste: 1,000
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geneva – 1h 40m
  • Number of lifts:
    • Avoriaz: 34
    • Portes du Soleil: 196
  • Number of runs:
    • Avoriaz
      • Green: 4
      • Blue: 14
      • Red: 26
      • Black: 6
    • Portes du Soleil
      • Green: 43
      • Blue:121
      • Red: 100
      • Black: 32

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Perched on a sunny shelf overlooking Morzine, Avoriaz is probably the best designed purpose built ski resort in France, if not the world. All the buildings are clad in red cedar wood and designed in geometric shapes, which together with the snow-covered pedestrian “streets” results in the resort becoming the mountainside. The design and architecture won’t be to everyone’s taste, but we think it’s pretty cool.

The skiing in Avoriaz is world-class. Intermediates will get the most out of the Portes du Soleil ski area with it’s seemingly endless blue and red runs, and there is plenty of challenging skiing for experts too. It’s a wonderful place to learn to ski as the ski schools are good, there are plenty of easy runs around the resort, and there is no inconvenient carrying of skis and boots needed.

An Avoriaz ski holiday is particularly well suited to families, and everything seems to be designed with families. All accommodation is ski-in / ski-out, and as there are no roads or pavements, kids can sledge pretty much anywhere. The wonderful Village des Enfants and its nursery slopes run through the heart of the village, and there is an additional snow park next to the L’Amara and Saskia Falaise residences. The jungle themed Aquariaz Aqua park is fantastic, and a great place to take kids if the weather closes in or the little ones fancy an afternoon off the slopes.

Avoriaz isn’t just for families though; the ski resort has a fun holiday atmosphere and with over 40 bars there’s plenty of lively apres ski and a good choice of restaurants.

Hôtel des Dromonts

Avoriaz, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa & wellness
  • Restaurant
  • Hot tub
  • Bar
  • Sauna

Maeva Particuliers Avoriaz Antarès

Avoriaz, France

nights
Room Only
FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

    Maeva Particuliers Les FontainesBlanches

    Avoriaz, France

    nights
    Room Only
    FROM£0 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Great for beginners
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

      Pierre & Vacances Résidence Electra

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Kids' club

      Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Fontaines Blanches

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Pierre & Vacances Residence Sepia

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Résidence Pierre & Vacances Antarès

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Résidence Pierre & Vacances Atria Crozats

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Bar
      • Sauna
      • Steam room

      Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium L'Amara

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Swimming pool
      • Spa & wellness
      • Restaurant
      • Hot tub
      • Bar
      • Sauna
      • Steam room

      Résidence Pierre & Vacances Saskia Falaise

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi

      Chalet Neva

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Restaurant

      Apartment Choucas

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Restaurant
      • Hot tub
      • Bar

      Chalet Ardoisiere

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Spa & wellness
      • Hot tub
      • Sauna

      Maeva Particuliers Saskia Falaise

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Spa & wellness

      Hôtel MiL8

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

      • Free WiFi
      • Spa & wellness
      • Restaurant
      • Bar
      • Sauna

      Résidence Pierre & Vacances L'Hermine

      Avoriaz, France

      nights
      Room Only
      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Apres ski
      • Family friendly
      • High altitude
      • Big ski area
      • Great for beginners
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced
      • Great for snowboarders

      Accommodation highlights

        Belambra Clubs Avoriaz - Les Cimes du Soleil

        Avoriaz, France

        nights
        Room Only
        FROM£0 per person

        Resort highlights

        • Apres ski
        • Family friendly
        • High altitude
        • Big ski area
        • Great for beginners
        • Great for intermediates
        • Great for advanced
        • Great for snowboarders

        Accommodation highlights

        • Restaurant
        • Bar
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