Avoriaz Destination Guide

This Portes du Soleil ski area is made up of 13 linked ski resorts between Mont Blanc in France, and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. There is over 650 km of marked pistes and around 200 lifts. This subsequently makes it one of the largest ski areas in the world. Eight of the linked ski resorts are French. Namely, Morzine, Chatel, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Saint-Jean-d’Aulps, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Abondance and Montriond. Avoriaz is located right in the centre, with varied terrain for beginners right through to advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Due to the high altitude snowfall is guaranteed from December right through to April, averaging snowfall of around an impressive 8m each year. There is 29,5 km of cross-country trails extended over 8 loops, with a super-pipe and 5 snow parks.

Activities

All apartments and chalets are close to the centre of the village, with plenty of shops, restaurants, services and bars. Although principally a family-friendly resort, there is still a good après ski atmosphere, with live music, DJs and even a few nightclubs. The village has a high position, granting magnificent views overlooking Morzine. Ski lifts conveniently link to all the other resorts within the Portes du Soleil.

In winter, activities include helicopter tours, horse-drawn sleigh taxi rides, snowmobiling, ice-skating at the outdoor skating rink, paragliding and visiting the village igloo. Summer activities include mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, ten-pin bowling, fishing, water rafting, rock climbing and golf. There is a spa, gym and squash courts and even a man-made aquatic centre called Aquariaz, which has a large pool, a smaller paddling pool, a water playhouse with plenty of fun activities for the little ones, a 10m high slide winder and lush vegetation surrounding a river with a gentle current, perfect for kids.

Travel

Avoriaz is located less than 90 minutes from Geneva Airport.

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