Avoriaz, France

Avoriaz ski resort is located in the Haute-Savoie forms part of the ski area Portes du Soleil . It's a really lovely place built around skiing, yet cozy. As an added bonus, there is a ban on car traffic. You have gliding distance to the slopes from most hotels and the kids can safely go sledding outside the hotel door without looking out for traffic. The only taxi services offered are run by horse and sleigh!

Skiing in Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil

Avoriaz is located on high altitude surrounded by peaks Les Dents du Midi and Les Dents Blanches . You get a great view of the surrounding Alps and of France and Switzerland. The area belongs to Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil, one of the world's largest interconnected ski system with about 650 km of pistes. The twelve ski resorts are linked together.

The slopes in Avoriaz offer something for all types of skiers, from beginners to those looking for excitement outside the piste. There are 5 green, 25 blue, 14 red and 6 black runs to discover. Several of the black runs are over three kilometers long! There are also several different snow parks to play in, including a very impressive half pipe, which is 120 meters long and six meters high.

For those who prefer going cross-country skiing, there are several tracks to choose from.

Kindergarten in the Alps

If you want to travel with your family to France, Avoriaz offers something many parents wish for: a real kindergarten. You can leave children, aged three months to five years to be cared for by trained personnel. Open all day! For the older children, you can book ski school during part of the day. Phenomenal! Find details about babysitting here .

Lots of activities and aquasplash

During winter, Avoriaz fills up both with young people who like to ski and party as well as families and the resort has managed to provide entertainment for both target groups.
There are numerous exciting activities off the mountains, organized event schedule throughout the season. Music, Christmas, a cabaret week and a jazz festival are some examples. There is also a very good selection of restaurants and après-ski venues.

Do not leave Avoriaz without paying a visit to Aquariaz , which is a tropical inspired adventure that fits both children and adults. 34 degrees Celsius in the water and different "worlds" to discover, with thrilling water slides and a climbing wall. Outdoors there is a jacuzzi where you can relax and enjoy the surrounding views.

Best way to travel to Avoriaz?

It is easy to get to Avoriaz. The easiest way is to fly to Geneva about 80 kilometers away. The second best choice is Lyon, about 200 kilometers away. From the airport you can take a transfer bus, e.g. with Altibus. You can also take the train to Thonon Les Bain or Les Cluses and then take a shuttle bus from there.

If you arrive by car, you need to leave your car outside of Avoriaz. We strongly recommend to pre-book a parking space.

Ski areas Avoriaz form part of

Avoriaz is part of the ski area Les Portes du Soleil together with 11 other ski resorts.

Frequently Asked Questions about Avoriaz

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Rent ski equipment in Avoriaz

Tired of carrying your ski equipment all the way to Avoriaz? We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Avoriaz in co-operation with Skiset. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.

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Ski schools in Avoriaz

If you want to improve your ski or snowboarding skills, or just simply learn how to ski, it is a great idea to book ski lessons while you are in Avoriaz. In partnership with CheckYeti, we can offer booking of 23 different ski lessons, many with free cancellation and up to 15% off.

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Hotel & accommodation in Avoriaz

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