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Ski Holidays

Avoriaz skiing is great for...

Apres ski
Big ski area
High altitude

Welcome to Avoriaz Ski Resort

  • Fantastic for all abilities
  • Car-free and fully ski-in / ski-out
  • Part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area
If you wanted to create the perfect ski resort ideally situated in one of the highest and most spectacular ski areas of the French Alps, you’d probably come up with Avoriaz – which is exactly what they did in 1966.
Avoriaz ski holidays are one of our bestsellers, and for good reason. Its catalogue of smile-inducing blues are perfect for families and beginners. Meanwhile, speedy reds and blacks will push those looking to test their mettle.
Purpose-built in the 1960s, traffic-free and at 1,800m, perfectly located to access the highest slopes, the Avoriaz ski resort is well placed to withstand the irregularities of mother nature. 
Positioned within the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area, a ski holiday to Avoriaz gives you access to an incredible 266 pistes for all abilities, 10 snowparks and 89 slopeside restaurants. And with no traffic bar the occasional horse-drawn sleigh, the town is charm itself and child-friendly too.
Avoriaz ski map
View and download Avoriaz ski map

Resort Information

Resort Altitude
Total Piste KM
No. Skilifts
Snow Range
Avoriaz ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 580km
Beginner(Distance: 310km)
Intermediate(Distance: 210km)
Advanced(Distance: 60km)

Best time to ski in Avoriaz

Blessed with quiet slopes an Avoriaz ski holiday in January is a great shout and it won’t break the bank. The best time to ski in Avoriaz is February. It might be chilly, but there's often buckets of snow falling.
Ski holidays to Avoriaz in March and April are loads of fun too. Portes du Soleil means ‘Gateway to the Sun’ for a reason. Think sun-drenched valleys, bowls and a great excuse for some early après!

Snow conditions in Avoriaz

Avoriaz often claims the title for the most snowfall in any French resort (think 8 metres of the stuff!). That’s why Avoriaz snow conditions are often excellent. January and February offer the most snowfall.
Meanwhile skiing in Avoriaz in March and April has better odds of bright sunny bluebird days. But with its long season, and high altitude, don’t be surprised by early and late-season dumps of snow.

Things to do in Avoriaz

Outdoor activities in Avoriaz
There’s no shortage of things to do in Avoriaz to get your adrenaline fix. Try ski joering – think of it like water-skiing except you’re behind a horse. AvoKarting lets you race down Avoriaz’s pistes in the dead of night.
There’s also cross-country skiing, e-fat bikes, backcountry ski-touring and for the adventurous – underwater ice diving in the nearby Lake Montriond. For something more relaxed, head to Avoriaz’s Igloo village or hear some history on a horse and carriage tour. It's the best way to experience Avoriaz ski resort.
Pools and Spas in Avoriaz
If the kids want some time-out from skiing (or warming up!), try the tropical-themed waterpark ‘Aquariaz’ which is awesome for families. Little ones can tire themselves out on the slides and climbing wall, while you unwind in the lazy river.
For a spa in Avoriaz with a little alpine luxury, the Deep Nature Spa offers ultimate relaxation including an outdoor hot tub looking out across the slopes.
Riding e fat bike through snow on holiday
Cheesy fondue and cured meats at French Alps restaurant

Restaurants in Avoriaz

La Fine Bouche - Looking for restaurants in Avoriaz that serve big cheesy Sayorard specialities? Aim for La Fine Bouche and unwind after a hard day skiing.
Chez Flo - Offering hearty mountain grub and a massive sun terrace, it’s the perfect restaurant for lazy lunches and some sunny après.
Les Fontaines Blanches - From steaks to salads and cheesy fondues, its varied menu aims to please all. But with great food comes lots of fans, so aim early or late to guarantee a table.
La Cabane - Avoriaz restaurants don't get much better than the lively and upmarket La Cabane. Its insta-worthy decor and refined cuisines combine with singers and DJs most nights.

Nightlife & Apres in Avoriaz

If you love your après early or staying out till late, then the nightlife in Avoriaz is for you.
The ultimate piste side party happens at La Folie Douce. Here it's expected that you get on the tables and dance till close!
Music lovers should head to Le Shooters Bar for plenty of pop-rock anthems. If delicious cocktails and a lively atmosphere is more your style, slide on over to upmarket La Cabane.
And big groups will love the beers and bowling on offer at Le Strike.  But Avoriaz’s nightlife doesn't stop there. Head to The Place Bar or Le Yak Disco for hours more fun!
beer being poured at in ski resort

Hotels & Apartments in Avoriaz

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Avoriaz Chalets Apartment Choucas

Avoriaz, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

Avoriaz Chalets Chalet Ardoisiere

Avoriaz, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

Belambra Clubs Avoriaz - Les Cimes du Soleil

Avoriaz, France
  Ski-in / Ski-out

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