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Avoriaz

Thinking of skiing in Avoriaz? This charming purpose-built car-free ski resort is 100% ski-in/ski-out. With outstanding scenery and plenty of amenities on the door-step, Avoriaz is a great choice.

Why Avoriaz Ski Resort?

  • Located at the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Ski-in/ski-out, car-free village
  • Great ski resort for families
  • All services & amenities close by

Avoriaz (Portes du Soleil) Information

Avoriaz, in the Northern French Alps, is ideally situated at 1800m right in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area.

Avoriaz uses horse-drawn sleighs and snow-cats to replace cars, transporting people and luggage to and from car parks as well as accommodation (payable locally).

Avoriaz is 100% ski-in/ski-out and the fully pedestrianised streets make it really easy to get around on foot, ski or sledge in complete safety. Avoriaz is possibly the most modern and distinctive ski resort in the Portes du Soleil, due to its bold and dynamic architecture and dramatic cliff-top location.

The scenery of Avoriaz is outstanding, with snow covered paths and pistes giving a real alpine feel and the most breath-taking panoramas in the French Alps with views of the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches mountains. Due to the altitude and an average of 8 metres’ snowfall per winter, Avoriaz is a very snow-sure ski resort. This is why weathertoski.co.uk (Financial Times) ranked Avoriaz in the ‘Top 10 Snowiest Ski Resorts in Europe’ in 2013.

Avoriaz is very proud to have been voted ‘Best Family Resort’ in 2012 and 2013 at the World Snow Awards in London. This prestigious title is thanks to the resort's exemplary efforts to meet the needs of a whole family.

Avoriaz has a lively atmosphere; numerous snow-sport and music events and festivals are organised throughout the season.

Avoriaz is split into 3 districts: Falaise, Crosats and Dromonts.

Since 2010 Avoriaz has gone through the biggest changes since its creation some 40 years ago. Developers have created a brand new area to Avoriaz and the ski resort itself, which consists of 8 buildings housing a total of 450 stylish ski apartments including the L’Amara, Atria Crozats and L’Electra residences. The architecture is very dynamic and the design theory is smarter rather than taller and the buildings have distinctive jagged roofs, mirroring the dramatic cliffs above. The wood cladding blends in perfectly with the rest of the ski resort of Avoriaz, yet the interiors are dramatically different.

For your safety, Avoriaz is a car-free pedestrianised ski resort. The covered car park at the entrance to the resort offers 1697 payable parking spaces. We recommend that you book underground parking spaces well in advance. There is also a payable outdoor car park where no reservation is necessary.

Ski Collection offers mainly 4 Star modern and conveniently located self-catering ski apartments in Avoriaz. Some of which are privately owned, offering more personal and homely touches and others, which have access to one of the biggest Spas in the Northern French Alps, with swimming pools and numerous spa facilities.

The Avoriaz Tourist Office can help with any information, help or advice that you need during your stay including resort information, weather reports, piste information, cinema listings, sport competitions, church service times, events programme, they also sell posters and offer internet access (approximate cost: €2/20 mins, €5/1 hr or €20/5 hrs). The office is open every day 08:30 – 19:00 (until 19:30 on Saturdays during the French school holidays).

 

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Avoriaz ski facts:

  • Ski area: Portes du Soleil
  • Resort height: 1800m
  • Resort top height: 2460m
  • Portes du Soleil Avoriaz, Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel
  • Km piste: 650
  • Lifts: 195
  • Snow cannons: 694
  • Snow parks: 5
  • No. of slopes: 266
  • Green slopes: 35
  • Blue slopes: 106
  • Red slopes: 100
  • Black slopes: 25
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 560 miles (approx. 8h20m)

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