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Ski Avoriaz - Avoriaz Resort Information

Comprehensive Ski Resort Guide including; Accommodation, Apres Ski, Ski guides and other useful Avoriaz Information.

Avoriaz is a striking purpose built ski resort perched on a cliff top with warm and wood clad buildings. Located at the heart of the Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s biggest ski areas, with more than 400 miles of pistes extending over the border in to Switzerland. Car free, there are no roads in Avoriaz so you really do ski in and ski out.
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Avoriaz facts

  • Area: Portes du Soleil
  • Village Height: 1800m
  • Avg. annual snowfall: 800cm
  • No. of lifts: 195
  • Season dates: Early Dec - Late Apr
  • Snow range: 950 - 2300m
  • Km of piste: 650km
  • Acreage of terrain: 9884 acres
  • Terrain parks: 3
  • Snow making: 11km of piste / 9% / 68 cannons
  • Distance to airports: Geneva 80km
  • Runs: 3411210428

Avoriaz Snow report

insider's guide
9°c
Sun

Weather
Light clouds dotting the sky

5cm

last snowfall

Piste conditions

Piste conditions
The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

18/34

lifts open

Piste conditions

Piste: Spring snow
Off-piste: Limited
Runs to resort: Slushy

65/145cm

lower/upper snow depth

Piste conditions

Last snowed: 19th Apr
Report date: 24th Apr

Beginner

5 stars

Intermediate

5 stars

Advanced

4 stars

Snowboard / Freestyle Skiing

5 stars

Families

3 stars

Aprés Ski

4 stars

Mountain Restaurants

3 stars

Resort Charm

3 stars

Overview of Avoriaz Ski Resort

The avante-garde Avoriaz ski resort sits perched at a snow sure altitude of 1800m on a cliff top plateau looking down the valley to the traditional town of Morzine. Although it first opened more than 40 years ago, Avoriaz still looks stylish and contemporary with its geometric buildings clad in red cedar wood, easily distinguishing it from any other ski resort in the world 

Avoriaz is located only 90 minues from Geneva airport and after the initial 'wow' as you approach, you’ll find the resort bears many similarities to other large French purpose-built ski resorts, although it also offers several things the rest don’t. First, it's part of one of the world’s largest ski regions, the Portes du Soleil, which encompasses 650km (407 miles) of pistes. The other attraction is that you can easily ski or board over to Switzerland from Avoriaz, as several ski areas on the Portes du Soleil pass are over the border.

Avoriaz has been built with convenience in mind with the resort centre being easily accessible on foot from all of the accommodation we offer. The children's ski school 'Village des Enfants' is at the centre of the resort and helps make Avoriaz a firm favourite for any family ski holiday. 

The addition of the Aquariaz water park in 2013 has also added to the appeal of Avoraiz to families and it's the perfect place for kids (and big kids) on days when vizibility is poor or you'd like an afternoon off skiing. 

There's a wealth of great shops, bars and restaurants located throughout Avoriaz and a huge number of good mountain restaurants dotted around the ski area with those in the village of Lindarets being particularly popular.

There's a huge choice of ski-in/ski-out Avoriaz accommodation with self catering apartments in every size, shape and price bracket with everything from the great value but basic Residence les Portes du Soleil to the luxury Residence L'Amara which we highly recommend as the best place to stay in Avoriaz.  We have Avoriaz apartments to suit every ski holiday requirement and budget so for the best prices and offers visit our Avoriaz Ski Deals page.

Avoriaz takes its pedestrianisation a little more seriously that most ski resorts. Cars and ski transfers must stop at the entrance to the resort, and from there guests (except those in L'Amara which has its own underground car park and transfer drop off point) make their way over snow to their accommodation by horse and sleigh or piste bashers converted into guest transport. As the resort sits high at 1800m, any Avoriaz snow report will confirm you’ll be walking over snow all season long.

Skiing Guide

Avoriaz has an abundance of quality terrain, first class freestyle facilities and is a must ski resort for the mile-hungry piste basher.

Après Ski

Although principally a family resort, Avoriaz still offers some great apres-ski options

Families

Car-free Avoriaz is perfect for families. Kids will love the Aquariaz indoor water park!

Off the Slopes

A wide variety of non-ski options are available ranging from bowling, mountain biking and ice diving.

Restaurants & Dining

A mix of in-town eateries to meet most budgets and there are a number of hidden gems on the mountain, over the hill in Switzerland.

Spa Guide

3 spa facilities are on offer with major discounts available for regular users.

Customer Reviews

Average customer rating: 5 stars