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Avoriaz 1800 is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit.
It has this reputation thanks to its futuristic design. Add to it a dramatic cliff top location that overlooks the neighboring resort of Morzine. Avoriaz is in the center of the Portes du Soleil. It falls within the Chablais region of the Haute-Savoie, between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Avoriaz is a purpose-built ski resort. However, unlike so many of the resorts that sprang up in the ’60s and ’70s, it isn’t home to unsightly concrete monoliths. Instead, it consists of wooden clad apartments and chalets that sympathetically blend into the surrounding mountains.
The town is completely pedestrianized. Everyone makes their way around either on foot, ski or on horse-drawn sleighs. Avoriaz caters especially well for families thanks to a range of specially designed children’s ski areas and a rather fabulous indoor waterpark. In Avoriaz, you will also find some of the best snowparks in the Alps. Regular live music events throughout the winter season also attract a young crowd.
Avoriaz is a true ski-in-ski-out resort.
Most of the accommodation in Avoriaz is in apartments or aparthotels. These aparthotels combine the benefits of renting a self-contained apartment, complete with living area and kitchen, and with the facilities, you would expect to find in a hotel.
Avoriaz is in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest transnational ski areas in the world. It connects 12 ski resorts between France and Switzerland (eight in France and four in Switzerland). Avoriaz provides a superb playground for all skiers, with 400 miles of slopes that cater to all abilities. The high altitude of most of the pistes means that the snow quality is excellent. Snow lasts right through to the end of April. Beginners will enjoy learning on this kind of snow, and the gentle, wide slopes are ideal for perfecting those first turns.
Avoriaz is fairly typical of a small ski resort.
The restaurants are mostly Savoyard in style and offer the mountain classics like tartiflette, fondue and raclette. Through the center of town there are slope side restaurants with terraces where you can enjoy lunch with a view.
Try the Avoriaz experience and join us above the clouds.
Base: 5,906 ft
Summit: 8,071 ft
Vertical Drop: 4,134 ft
Length of slopes: 47 miles
Total lifts: 34
Skiable Terrain: 470 ac
Terrain Parks: 5
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