Avoriaz, France

Excellent snow record – statistically the snowiest resort in France...

*  Epicentre of the vast Portes du Soleil...

*  Ski in, ski out and super-convenient for families...
*  Award-winning family resort...

*  Excellent terrain parks for boarders and freestylers...

Avoriaz is the highest and most snow-sure of the many resorts that make up the vast Portes du Soleil area straddling the Franco-Swiss border.

 

Although purpose-built, its unique “futuristic” architecture blends seamlessly with its rocky surroundings and the traffic-free snowy streets (complete with horse-drawn sleighs) lend the resort a relaxed family-friendly feel. All the accommodation is ski-in, ski-out with easy access to a vast array of slopes that is suitable for all abilities.

Avoriaz at a glance...

 Resort height:

1800m

 Slopes:

1100-2275m

(950-2275m - Ptes du Soleil)

 Pistes:

70km

(650km - Ptes du Soleil)

 Snow rating:

☆☆☆☆

 

 Suitability

Skiing

 Beginners

☆☆

Green runs

12%

 Intermediate

☆☆

Blue runs  

43%

 Advanced

☆☆

Red runs

36%

 

 

Black runs

9%

 

 Resort

Transfer time

 Charm

Geneva

1hr30

 Convenience

☆☆☆

 

 

 Après-ski

☆☆☆☆

 

 

 Family

☆☆☆

 

 

 Non-skiers

☆☆☆

 

 

 

Snow reliability

General snow cover

4/5

Snow quality – upper

3.5/5

Snow quality – lower

3/5

Resort level snow

5/5

Powder potential

4/5

The skiing

Avoriaz is the epicentre of the vast Portes du Soleil, which offers 650km of pistes spread across both sides of the Franco-Swiss border.

 

Avoriaz itself has an excellent mix of runs for all levels including a number of genuinely challenging blacks. Intermediates and above will be keen to try the Portes du Soleil circuit which allows you to rack up the miles (in both directions) taking in many different resorts along the way. And if that still isn't enough, nearby Morzine and Les Gets provide further interesting options, particularly if the snow is good.

 

Avoriaz also caters well for beginners, with extensive snow-sure nursery slopes and a fabulous long green to progress to.

 

Avoriaz is very proactive on the snowboarding and free-styling scene and boasts a number of popular parks including the "Stash"- a huge area of ecologically friendly tricks and jumps in the forests of Les Lindarets.

The resort

Traffic-free Avoriaz has been designed first and foremost with families in mind and is one of the most convenient resorts in the French Alps – you can ski above it, below it, beside it and through it.

 

Although purpose-built, all the buildings are wood-clad and their angular design blends in neatly to the rocky surroundings. The resort centre is compact – essentially one main street – but quite lively with a good choice of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

 

Facilities for non-skiers are better than in many purpose-built resorts, and now include an impressive indoor water park Aquariaz

Our accommodation in Avoriaz

L'Amara ***** 

 

* Brand new luxury apartments
* Superb pool and spa facilities

* Exclusive ski-in, ski-out location

 

Guide price: £895pp* 

Location

Avoriaz is located in the Haute-Savoie region of the northern French Alps, close to the Swiss border.

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* Guide price is based on a departure in low season and includes flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on a self-catering basis.