France Ski Resort Guide for Avoriaz

Avoriaz Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

This is a purpose build resort which is traffic free and generally has the best snow in the Portes du Soleil. From the edge of the horse drawn sleighs or snowcats transport people from car parks to the accommodation. It is a compact place with everything close at hand. The village is set on a slope and has accommodation spread out onto outlying hamlets of Ardent and Les Podains. It has lifts and pistes fanning out from all directions.

About the Mountains near Avoriaz

Avoriaz is high but its slopes don't go much higher. The problem in the past was a lack of snow but that has been readrressed with more snow guns. Tough terrain is scattered around with some interesting runs. Some sections lack variety but if there is good snow then the area boasts a good supply of pretty runs. Beginners will find the nursery slopes a bit small in relation to the size of the resort.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Avoriaz

There are some good bars to enjoy with plenty over 30 restaurants offering good quality food to choose from.

Avoriaz Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability3 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 38
Resort HeightResort Height 1800 m
5900 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 975-2275 m
3200-7460 ft
QueuesQueues 4 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 13%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 38%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 39%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 10%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: 0450 740 211