Avoriaz Ski Resort

One of the most distinctive in the Alps, Avoriaz is perched high up on a snow-shelf looking down over a cliff edge towards Morzine and beyond. The resort’s architecture takes inspiration from this rugged setting, using varied heights and walkways, with a nod to tradition in the region’s typical tavaillons – wooden tiles set onto dramatically angled, sloping roofs.

There are no cars, making for a calm, safe atmosphere that is perfectly suited to families with young children. In addition to this, the lifts are situated very close to the accommodation, another fantastic perk for families and keen skiers alike. Between its breathtaking panoramic views of the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanche, wide variety of skiing terrain and eight-metre average seasonal snowfall; Avoriaz truly holds an appeal for different types of skiers from all over the world.

Avoriaz resort is part of the Portes du Soleil – a ski area so vast it stretches over into Switzerland. Encompassing 24 mountain areas and 50 summits, there’s something for everyone, no matter your level.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about Avoriaz ski resort.

Avoriaz Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m

Best For...

  • Short transfers
  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Sustainability
  • Vast terrain

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,800m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,466m
  • Total Ski Area 600km
  • Lifts 201
  • Blue Runs 320km
  • Red Runs 210km
  • Black Runs 70km
  • Cross Country 216km

Ski Accommodation in Avoriaz, France

Our collection of Avoriaz ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Avoriaz

Ski Areas in Avoriaz

Avoriaz ski resort is one of the liveliest in the region. With the Portes du Soleil on the doorstep, there is a vast and thrilling area available to ski, offering around 600km to explore. Sitting at 1,800m and with lifts going as high as 2,466m, Avoriaz can guarantee fabulous snow conditions all season long. A large area of varied runs provides plenty of skiing to satisfy those of all abilities. One of the most famous is the Swiss Wall, an incredibly steep 400m run. Covered with moguls, this is one run that’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Skiing in Avoriaz

Skiing in Avoriaz

Beginners and intermediates will find that skiing around Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil is a blissful experience with a plethora of motorway blues across the entire area to keep you entertained. Beginners will have no problem getting to the nursery slopes, as they are based around the ski resort. Advanced skiers will also have a fantastic time here with the famous ‘Wall’ and other tough blacks to get stuck into. Freeriders can enjoy a range of powder runs such as those in Les Lindarets.

Snowboarding in Avoriaz

Snowboarding in Avoriaz

Avoriaz ski resort is a boarder’s paradise with good lifts, nearby beginner areas and some of the most extensive and well-looked-after terrain parks in the world. Freestylers will want to head to one of Avoriaz’s five terrain parks; such as the fantastic Stash park packed with rails and jumps. Freeriders will enjoy the powder bowls and cliff drops dotted around the Portes du Soleil. If you can, grab a guide and hike out to find some phenomenal untouched powder.

Sustainable Choice

There are many forward-thinking initiatives in place to fight climate change in Avoriaz. These include a wood-pellet fired boiler that is situated at an altitude of 1,820m, providing an output of 2,000kw. The installation benefits from wood fuel storage on site, meaning it has a minimum self-sufficiency of 10 full days of power. This innovative solution also utilises hot water storage tanks inside the heating plant to further optimise the operation and reduce any possible reliance on a back-up energy supply.

Ski Schools in Avoriaz

Ski Schools in Avoriaz

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all skiing ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Avoriaz

Crèches in Avoriaz

There are several childcare options in Avoriaz ski resort. The ESF ski school offer a children’s nursery, as well as a Les P’tits Loups and Jack Frosts who look after children as young as three months old. The resort also has a range of private nanny services, who can provide additional packages such as evening babysitting.

Restaurants in Avoriaz

Restaurants in Avoriaz

There’s a great mix of restaurants in Avoriaz ski resort. The cosy, wood-panelled L’Etage feels relaxed and welcoming and is the perfect setting to tuck into rustic, hearty French dishes after a long and rewarding day on the slopes. On the mountain, we recommend Les Trappeurs, who serve delicious Savoyard dishes on a glorious sun terrace. If you like your Alpine meals with a side serving of cheese then the first-class fondue and raclette at Les Fontaines Blanches is for you.

Après Ski in Avoriaz

Après Ski in Avoriaz

Avoriaz ski resort offers the option to ski directly to the bars once you are finished on the slopes, head to La Brasserie or Chez Flo for live music, scenic sun terraces and a steady flow of drinks to enjoy in the late afternoon sunshine. With the slopeside location of the ski resort’s accommodation, you can easily take a trip home to change out of your ski boots. If you’re looking for a late-night spot, head to the resort’s nightclub Le Yak for regular DJ sets that guarantee music into the early hours.

Best Après Ski in Avoriaz
Non-Skiers in Avoriaz


Avoriaz ski resort offers a range of alternative winter sports activities for non-skiers, such as ice skating, snowshoeing or even a trip in a horse-drawn sleigh. For those looking to indulge in some rest and relaxation, head to the resort’s fantastic range of shops and spas, or even the igloo village where you can enjoy an evening meal in the most magical of winter settings.

Map of Avoriaz

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