Avoriaz Resort Guide

Information and answers to your Avoriaz questions

Avoriaz – a ski-to-your-door ski resort

In the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz welcomes you to a pedestrian / ski-to-your-door / horse drawn sleigh taxis ski resort. Holiday in a unique place filled with fun activities for everyone.

Avoriaz Resort Guide

Our Avoriaz resort guide to one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit; perched high at 1800m it looks down over Morzine and beyond. Situated at the centre of the huge Portes du Soleil ski area, it features door step skiing and rivals the Three Valleys for the title of “the largest ski area in Europe”.

The region encompasses the best of the Alps from quiet little hamlets to bustling resorts, picturesque rusticana to lively nightlife and extreme sports. Avoriaz is probably the most distinctive of the Portes du Soleil ski stations, due to its futuristic design and dramatic cliff top location.

The emphasis is very much on fresh local produce and so cured and seasoned meats will have come from cattle grazed on Alpine pastures and the local cheeses of Abondance and Beaufort will be prevalent. A regional fish dish, The féra is caught in nearby Lake Geneva and is a popular dish served in many restaurants, alongside other lake fish such as Omble Chevalier (char), truite (trout), brochet (pike) and perche (perch).

Avoriaz Ski Lesson – Meeting Point

Avoriaz ski lessons are by appointment and our meeting points can vary depending the location of your accommodation whether it be Morzine, Avoriaz, Montriond and other surrounding villages.

Typically our well chosen Avoriaz ski lesson meeting points are: Ardent Telecabine Avoriaz – Les Lindarets / Super-Morzine Telcabine / Prodain Telecabine / Yeti Restaurant

Whichever ski school meeting point you choose, your ski instructor will be waiting with a smile wearing a green jacket and blue pants. All meeting details, including your ski instructors name & mobile number, will be included on your ski lesson booking form.

Our well chosen ski school meeting points are great for those who want to make the most of the variety of ski runs that the Portes du Soleil resorts offer! Pick up a full Portes du Soleil Pass to ski to Switzerland.

Avoriaz Ski Lifts & Pisted Runs

 6 Black Ski Pistes (13km), 14 Red Ski Pistes (15km)

26 Blue Ski Pistes (40km), 3 Green Ski Pistes (2km)

279 Pistes, 650km Downhill Pistes

45km Cross Country Pistes, 35 Ski Lifts

Ski Lift Opening Times

Avoriaz ski lifts should open from 15th Dec 17 to 21st April 18

Morzine ski lifts should open from 16th Dec 17 to 15th April 18

Les Gets ski lifts should open on 16th Dec 17 to 15th April 18

Avoriaz resort guide to travel 

The nearest and most convenient airport to Avoriaz is Geneva via EasyJet, situated 100 kms (around 75mins) away. You have a number of different methods of transport to choose from to get you up to resort including shared / private transfers, buses, trains & helicopters.


Our Avoriaz Resort Guide to accommodation – links


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Avoriaz Ski Lesson Fun!
Private One-to-One/Group Half Day or Full Day Ski Instructor Hire
Our beginners group showing great progress on the ski slopes of Avoriaz over the course of the day. Ski lessons, touring the slopes and the best places to eat and Apres!
Snowboxx Festival 2018
17-24th March 2018: A full week of massive music headliners in the Snowboxx Festival Village, the craziest apres ski in the alps, late night parties in igloos and lots of skiing and fun on the slopes.
We look forward to skiing with you soon!