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Avoriaz 1800

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Avoriaz 1800 is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit thanks to its futuristic design and dramatic cliff top location overlooking the neighboring resort of Morzine. Situated 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 but unlike so many of the resorts that sprang up in the 60’s and 70’s it isn’t home to unsightly concrete monoliths but instead 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. You will also find some of the best snowparks in the Alps in Avoriaz, and these along with regular live music events throughout the winter season attracts a young crowd.

Avoriaz is a true ski-in-ski-out resort and 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 located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest transnational ski areas in the world, connecting 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 designed for all abilities. The high altitude of most of the pistes means that the snow quality is excellent and 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, in that 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.