As the self-proclaimed capital of snowboarding, Avoriaz is quickly becoming one of the hottest resorts in Europe. It is the highest resort in one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil, boasting more than 650km of pistes, spanning both France and Switzerland. 

In the shadow of Mont Blanc, it's no surprise that the views at this altitude are incredible, and the same can be said of the snow record. The skiing area is sensational, with huge amounts of varied terrain to explore, where the experienced skier will find more than enough to keep them busy, including over 20 challenging black slopes. The keenest snowboarders can’t complain either with the most highly acclaimed snowpark in the Alps, Jake Burton’s “The Stash” – imported from California, this is the ultimate freestyle and free-riding forest park for you to unleash your creative side. With 3 more snowparks, a "Mini stash", halfpipe and (more often than not) a free airbag, all standards of skiiers/snowboarders have an opportunity to experience freestyle. That said, the resort is also very well-suited to first-time and intermediate skiers looking for a more relaxed break, with plenty of easily accessible green, blue and red slopes in Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. This is one of those occasions when the lift pass upgrade is well worth it.

The town itself is very picturesque, nestled away in the mountains designed architecturally to fit in within the surroundings. You can ski all the way through it most of the time and as no cars are allowed in the centre, everything is in walking distance; it’s a quaint place to wander around but you can take a horse-drawn sleigh if you prefer. On top of all that there is plenty to do in resort, with a great atmosphere if you want to hit the town after the slopes.

We offer a range of apartments between 2 and 5 star throughout the village. Due to the compact nature of the resort you are always close to the resort’s facilities and all of the apartments allow for doorstep skiing.

Resort details

Ski area: 75km - 650km
Ski altitude: 975m - 2275m
Top Peak: 2275m
Village Height: 1800m

Resort runs

Avoriaz (Portes du Soleil)
Black 6 (20)
Red 14 (105)
Blue 25 (112)
Green 5 (37)
Glaciers 0 (0)
Snowparks 4 (9)

Other activities

Cross-country skiing, helicopter tours, horse drawn sled rides, husky dog rides, night skiing (Morzine), retro rentals and snow mobiles.

Accommodation

A popular spot in the centre of Avoriaz for après ski, pub food and live sporting events, this bar has it all! It has a very good choice of draught beers and a large outdoor terrace (which is heated) – making it a suitable choice for a lunchtime stop as well. 

The Atria Crozats residence is located in the Crozats neighbourhood, at the top of the pedestrian resort of Avoriaz 1800. This recently built residence comprises 3 ski-in, ski-out buildings: Atria, Alhena and Altaïr, offering panoramic views of the mountain.

Set in La Falaise area of Avoriaz, La Falaise apartments are a ski in/ski out accommodation in a prime location only a short walk across the snow to the centre of the village. Spread across 6 buildings there is a range of options from studios of 2/3 to apartments for up to 8 people.

This brand new premium 5* ski in/ski out residence is set in the Amara area of Avoriaz and has everything you could ask for in self-catering accommodation.

Situated at the highest point in the Avoriaz resort in the village of Les Crozats, Alpages is still only a short walk to the main street from the bars, shops and restaurants.

Restaurants, Bars & Clubs

Good place for après ski starting from 4pm, really friendly staff, good prices and nice lively atmosphere. It’s the closest bar to La Falaise residence, so a nice short walk home!

This is the resort’s French club; it’s the only place that’s open after 2am if you fancy a late one. The drinks can be quite expensive drinks and it can get pretty busy, but it’s good fun. 

With over 50 different shooters on sale from the bar, it is easy to understand the recipe for success here. Combine that with live music at après and some excellent resident DJ’s, this is definitely a place to visit on your trip.

This lively Alpine bar starts après at 5pm and goes on into the night. There is always a great atmosphere in this English-run bar, with excellent DJs and live bands. You could very easily find yourself coming here every night for your post skiing entertainment.