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Avoriaz Ski Resort, France






Key Features

  • Families
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Short Transfers
  • Large ski area
  • Good for self-drive
  • Activities for non-skiers

"Avoriaz was the first resort I visited when I was learning to ski and it was perfect.  I highly recommend Changabang for its great burgers and fast child-friendly service at lunchtime.  "

Alfie, Sales

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1800m
  • Highest lift: 2,466m
  • No. of lifts: 199 (Portes du Soleil)
  • Guide lift pass price: £280
  • No. of slopes: 283 (Portes Du Soleil)
  • Total piste: 650Km (Portes Du Soleil)
  • Transfer times:

    Grenoble: 3hrs

    Geneva: 1hr 50mins


Overview of Avoriaz

A ski-in/ski-out resort sitting at 1800 metres, Avoriaz provides a wealth of ski-to-the-door accommodation in a purpose-built resort, ideal for families looking for easy access to the slopes.

The resort is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area in France which encompasses 12 resorts including Morzine and Les Gets. Not only famed for its enormity – there are 650km of skiable pistes in the area - the Portes du Soleil is also easily accessed from Geneva via an often sub-2-hour transfer.

Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Avoriaz ski holiday.

3 Things We Love About Avoriaz

  1. Access to the Portes du Soleil ski area. All 650km of it.
  2. Get used to being escorted around the car-free resort via the local Hackney Carriage: a horse-drawn sleigh!
  3. A great range of accommodation options to suit every budget, with ALL being ski-in/ski-out.

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    Ski hire in Avoriaz

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (14+ yrs) Skis | Poles £107 £142 £176 £204
    Ski | Poles | Boots £120 £165 £204 £234
    Snowboard £142 £176
    Snowboard | Boots £165 £204
    Child   (4-13 yrs) Skis | Poles £96
    Ski | Poles | Boots £116
    Snowboard £96
    Snowboard | Boots £116

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.
      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies
      • A solid option for beginner skiers - designed as an value option for those just starting out
      • Ski equipment which is best suited to those staying on the pistes
      • Ideal for those on a budget
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in Avoriaz

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-99 yrs) £257
      Adult   (20-64 yrs) £285
      Youth   (16-19 yrs) £257
      Child   (5-15 yrs) £214

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        Portes du Soleil Full Area Pass -
        The full area pass gives access to the 12 linked ski areas of the Portes du Soleil, totalling 650km of marked pistes making this one of the world’s largest. With this pass, you can ski in both France (in Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Montriond, Abondance, St Jean d’Aulps and Chatel) and Switzerland (in Champery, Les Crozets, Champoussin, Morgins and Torgon).
        • For beginners there is a nursery slope in Avoriaz. There are no free lifts but beginner passes can be bought for one or two days before progressing on to the wider ski area.
        • Intermediate skiers will enjoy The Portes du Soleil circuit through Châtel, Morgins and Champéry. This area is excellent for all grades, but is at its best when snow is in good supply on the lower slopes.
        • There is a good variety of terrain for advanced skiers, including difficult runs down from Hauts Forts to Les Prodains including a World Cup downhill. There is a demanding red and several long genuinely black runs, including an ungroomed 'snowcross' track.

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in Avoriaz

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 39cm

          Piste Conditions Soft Snow High Hard Low

          Report last updated at: Sun 3rd Mar 2024