Avoriaz is a ski resort located in Haute-Savoie on the Portes du Soleil ski area. Since its creation in 1962, the destination has always wanted to distinguish itself by an avant-garde architecture in harmony with nature. The chalets and residences fit perfectly into the unique and breathtaking setting of Avoriaz. Every shape, geometry and volume blends ideally with nature. The silhouette of the resort respects the mountain relief and blends into the slopes. Wooden facades, red cedar tiles, as soon as you arrive, you will be immersed in a typically Savoyard universe.
Moreover, this ecological resort, which is entirely pedestrian and forbidden to cars, is entirely accessible on skis, so that the streets themselves have become slopes. Avoriaz is now an eco-responsible ski resort that wants to reduce its energy consumption and keep a rich and preserved nature. 100% ski in ski out, you will appreciate the spirit of freedom that permeates the resort. You will be able to move around in sleds and caterpillars in order to live a unique mountain experience. In addition, numerous wildlife protection areas have been established to preserve wolves, black grouse and other wild animals.
This family-friendly ski resort was voted best resort in 2018 at the European Ski Awards. A true alpine cocoon, you will experience a unique holiday in the heart of a natural setting.
AVORIAZ, THE portes du soleil area
Located on the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz gives you access to one of the largest cross-border ski areas in the world. Linking France and Switzerland, you can hurtle down many slopes and discover a great diversity of slopes and landscapes. With 600 km of slopes, the Portes du Soleil offers unique skiing experiences thanks to its 12 ski resorts.
The ski resort of Avoriaz has a wide range of activities to suit all your desires. For snow sports enthusiasts, Avoriaz has 100% natural itineraries between France and Switzerland thanks to its 76 km of slopes accessible to all levels of difficulty. From beginners' slopes to more challenging runs, every skier will find what he or she is looking for. The Abricotine blue run extends over 8 km and offers a privileged view of Switzerland. As for the Swiss Wall, this black run and its slope of almost 90% will seduce the most experienced skiers.
Several play areas have been created on the domain to have fun with family or friends in a magical setting. The Stash and the Lil'Stash located in the middle of the forest offer modules entirely made of wood from local forests. The snowparks of Avoriaz (Arare and La Chapelle) will seduce freestyle fans thanks to kicks designed by a team of professional and passionate shapers. Marked and secure itineraries are accessible for snowcross on ungroomed slopes. Enjoy skiing in complete freedom and ride the powder!
For lovers of the great outdoors, 100% ski touring slopes are accessible to enjoy the slopes still untracked. Finally, the Nordic area is composed of 7 cross-country ski trails to discover a vast plateau at the foot of exceptional summits.
In the summer, many sports activities are offered such as mountain biking, canyoning or paragliding. For a more lazy atmosphere, the resort offers activities to do with the family (giant games, mountain walks...) or relaxation areas, such as the very famous Aquariaz Parc.
SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTAL IN AVORIAZ
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To reach Avoriaz by car, simply follow the A40 motorway towards Chamonix and then take exit n°18 towards Taninges then Les Gets and Morzine-Avoriaz. Several bus companies provide the connection from Geneva airport. Finally, the railway stations of Cluses and Thonon-les-Bains are regularly served and buses are available to access the ski resorts of Haute-Savoie.