Avoriaz 1800 ski resort
The only vehicles are horse-drawn sleighs at this family-friendly resort in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, which allows access to 650 kilometres of runs from France to Switzerland. It gets an average of eight metres of snow each winter.
December 23, 2017 – April 22, 2018
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.
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|