Why Ski Avoriaz?

Avoriaz is a French mountain resort based in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. It is one of the major French ski destinations catering for all standards of skiing, and ranks among the top snowboarding destinations in the world. Apart from skiing, Avoriaz offers trekking, golf and mountain biking in the summer months. The town is built on a shelf high above the town of Morzine. Cars are forbidden in Avoriaz, the resort is designed to be fully ski-able, although horse drawn sleighs and snow caps are available in the winter. The town is famous for its wood clad buildings in beautiful architectural style and has won an award for this. Avoriaz has a relaxed pace and holidaying here reflects this feel.

Skiing in Avoriaz

Where ever you stay in Avoriaz, you should be able to ski from your door. The resort is stationed on the main circuit of one of the largest skiing areas in the world, Les Portes du Soleil, named after a pass between France and Switzerland. Although Avoriaz itself is set very high, the slopes don’t get much higher, and some parts of the Portes du Soleil circuit are much lower. Avoriaz itself consists of about 130km of pistes and Portes du Soleil has around 650 – 700km as a whole, and nearly all of it is linked by over 200 ski lifts. The pistes are divided into 4 sectors, The Lindaret, Haurt – Forts, Fornet and Super Morzine. Super Morzine is heavily used by ski school and beginners, The Lindaret is a beautiful valley with a number f red and blue runs and a single black run. The Fornet area is basically a large bowl with skiing everywhere between large rocks and crevasses. Haurt – Forts is by far the most challenging area with a number of black runs starting at 2,400 and ending at 1,100 metres, some of which can only be used by experts. This area is also excellent for off pistes, although caution should be taken as this is an area prone to avalanches.

Location and Access

Avoriaz is located in the commune of Morzine, it is easily accessible from either Thonon at Lake Geneva or Cluses junction on the A40 motorway between Geneva and Chamonix. It is not far from the UK and there are a number of travel options. The resort is only a tiny distance from he Eurostar and although cars are not permitted in Avoriaz itself there are pay car park on the outskirts of the town. The most convenient airport is Geneva and there are many options for getting from here to the resort situated around 1 ¼ hrs away, it is also possible to fly into Turin or St Etienne airports located 2 and 3.5 hours away. All of these offer coach transfers into Avoriaz.  

Accommodation

Avoriaz offers an excellent variety of accommodation including various star rated hotels, chalets and chalet hotels, hostels, mountain hunts, apartments, camping and caravans. There is no doubt that you will be able to find an accommodation type to suit your budget and your needs, whether on a family vacation, travelling alone, with a partner or with friends.

What to Pay

Prices for accommodation vary depending on the accommodation type, the time of year and the number of people in your party. Hotels start from around €20 per person per night and can reach around €450, hostels can be booked for as little as €10 per night and chalets can be rented for €1500 for a week. On top of this you will need to consider travel costs, ski passes, equipment hire and tuition costs (if necessary). Being close to the UK means a do it yourself holiday can work out quite reasonable however there are also some excellent package deals that will incorporate everything you will need.

Submit Avoriaz Ski Accommodation Request

Submit one single ski accommodation request form, Your requirement is shared with all relevant and registered ski accommodation providers. Individual Avoriaz ski accommodation owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you. Even if it is not the Avoriaz accommodation you initially planned to book.

Please also try our sister site Ski Transfer Finder. Helps you find Avoriaz Ski Transfers and get Ski Transfer Enquiries in the same way Ski Accommodation Finder does.

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Ski Accommodation Finder is the only site that allows you share your ski accommodation requirements with all registered Avoriaz owners and ski accommodation providers. There are no middlemen and there is no commission to pay. This should enable you to get the cheapest Avoriaz ski accommodation possible.

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