Horse-drawn sleighs are the only vehicles at this family-friendly, pedestrian–only village in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski domain.
The location in the Portes du Soleil gives 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 in the top 10 in Europe.
With reliable snow falls and plenty of sunshine throughout the winter season, Avoriaz is the #1 choice for 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 12, 2020 – April 17, 2021
The resort has 36 ski lifts, with 4 green runs, 26 blue, 14 red and 6 blac.
There are 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 that 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 excellent value.
Non-ski activities and après-ski
Avoriaz has an outdoor skating rink, a cinema, bowling alley and indoor water park.
Other activities include 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 stay overnight, and a nightclub.
|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|