Avoriaz Ski Resort
Avoriaz is the ideal high-altitude base from which to explore the vast 600km network of slopes that form the cross-border Portes du Soleil ski area.
Located at 1800m, Avoriaz is by far the most snowsure of the ski areas within the Portes du Soleil – making this the best bet for an early season visit. The local slopes are varied and although some pistes can get crowded at times, the lift system has been significantly improved in recent years, reducing your time spent in queues. Keen skiers should make sure they explore the full Portes du Soleil ski area and all 600km of slopes, via Champéry in Switzerland or Châtel in France.
The village’s tall apartment blocks are instantly recognisable, sitting high on a plateau above the village of Morzine below. It is traffic free as all visitors must park in car parks on the outskirts of town – book a space underground to save yourself from having to dig your car out after a snowstorm – so the resort makes for a great location for a family ski holiday. Add to this the quick transfer time from Geneva and the fact that the entire resort is ski-in-ski-out and Avoriaz is as convenient as it gets.
Our Ski Club Instructor-led Guiding Service is back for another season and sessions with the excellent Evolution 2 ski school can be booked between 22nd December and 13th April.
Why not also join the Ski Club’s Avoriaz Facebook Page for the very latest from the resort, or to link up with fellow skiers whilst you’re out on the slopes.
What's New for 2020/21
There have been a number of exciting piste and lift additions in the last season in Avoriaz including three new pistes – two of which are touring pistes, one of which is 6km long. This followed on from the previous addition of a touring piste that takes ski tourers from the base of the Prodains cable car to the top of Arare. The third new piste is a red run called Les Cases which will take skiers from the top of the Mossettes lift and descend 445 metres during the 2.5 kilometre long run.
It has also been announced that there will be two new lifts in the Crosets/Champery area. The three-person Léchère chairlift will be replaced by a significantly faster six-person chairlift and a further new six-person chairlift will create a much-needed link to the Crosets/Champery area.
Our Avoriaz Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆