Avoriaz 1800 ski resort
The only vehicles are horse-drawn sleighs at this family-friendly pedestrian only village in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, which allows access to 650 km of runs from France to Switzerland all without unstrapping your skis. Avoriaz gets an average of 8 metres of snow each winter making it the snowiest ski resort in France and top 10 in Europe. With reliable snow falls and plenty of sunshine throughout the winter season, Avoriaz is the #1 choice for many families skiing the French Alps and is perfect for beginners. Avoriaz is consistently in the Top 10 Best Family Ski Resort in The World.
December 14, 2019 – April 18, 2020
The resort has 36 ski lifts, with 4 green runs, 26 blue, 14 red and six black, two terrain parks, including Europe’s first Burton Stash park, a skier-cross and a superpipe. There’s also a five-hectare learning zone, with two terrain parks for children.
Families love the fact all apartments are ski-in/ski-out at this pedestrian-only resort. Most properties are budget and can be a bit old and run down but we have selected for you the best 4 and 5 star apartments which, compared to other top class ski resorts, are really good value.
Avoriaz has an outdoor skating rink and offers activities including dog sledding and snowshoeing to an igloo or tipi for dinner around a fireplace. There’s also an igloo bar and restaurant, where you can also stay overnight, a cinema, bowling alley, indoor water park and a nightclub.
Geneva airport: 1hr 30min
|Linked ski area|
Les Portes du Soleil (12 resorts, 1 pass)
Abondance, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance,
Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d'Aulps,
Torgon, Val-dilliez Les Crosets Champoussin
600 km of runs in 2 countries (France & Switzerland).
|Number of lifts||196|