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Avoriaz is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit, thanks to its futuristic design and dramatic clifftop location overlooking the neighbouring resort of Morzine. Avoriaz is situated in the centre of the Portes du Soleil, one of the world's largest interlinked ski areas.

Avoriaz is a purpose-built ski resort but, unlike so many of the resorts that sprang up in the 60s and 70s, it isn't home to unsightly concrete monoliths. The resort is made up of wooden-clad apartments and chalets that sympathetically blend into the surrounding mountains.

The town is completely pedestrianised, 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.

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Find out what's happening in Avoriaz and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and things to do, see and experience in the region. Plus, during the winter season, our famous snow reports and dump alerts, all in the same place.

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There is plenty going on in Avoriaz throughout the year. The resort plays host to a number of winter music festivals which take place across the resort and pistes, namely Rock the Pistes and Snowboxx in March. In summer, the Pass'portes du Soleil mountain bike festival is the biggest event for bikers, with the occasional Tour de France stage passing nearby.

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What to see & do in Avoriaz


Apart from the obvious benefits of choosing Avoriaz as a winter ski destination, you will also find some of the best snowparks in the Alps here which, along with regular live music events throughout the winter season, attract a young crowd. In summer, Avoriaz is a hot destination for mountain bike enthusiasts, with a plethora of marked trails and downhill routes to test your nerves on.


Possibly the most modern resort in the Portes du Soleil, Avoriaz is instantly recognizable for its dynamic architecture, based on the concept that in nature there are no right-angles. It is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit thanks to its futuristic design and dramatic clifftop location overlooking the neighbouring resort of Morzine.


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Skiing in Avoriaz

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Avoriaz has 75.5km of pistes accessed by 17 chairlifts, two cable cars and 14 drag lifts. There are four green pistes, 25 blue pistes, 14 red pistes and six black. The high altitude means that the snow lasts until the end of April.

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Things to Do in Avoriaz

Evolution 2 Val d'Isere

For those of you who would rather enjoy the outdoors at a less frenetic pace, there is a multitude of other pastimes to enjoy. Then, in the summer, Avoriaz becomes a hot destination for mountain bike enthusiasts.

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Restaurants in Avoriaz

Le Petit Dru Restaurant, Morzine interior

Avoriaz is a fairly typical small ski resort in that the restaurants are mostly Savoyard in style, offering mountain Alpine classics such as tartiflette, fondue and raclette, as well as plenty of contemporary options.

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Where to Eat in Avoriaz

Nightlife in Avoriaz

Le Shooters Bar, Avoriaz

Avoriaz has a good après ski scene and, as the town is small and pedestrianised, it is easy to wander from bar to bar. From quaint pubs and sports bars to lively apres-ski and late-night clubs, this resort will not disappoint.

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Where to Stay in Avoriaz

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Avoriaz is a compact resort, designed so that you are never more than a few hundred metres from the nearest lift. Most of the accommodation is in apartments or aparthotels.

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Travelling to Avoriaz

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The nearest and most convenient airport to Avoriaz is Geneva, situated 100km away. From here, you have a number of different methods of transport to get you up to resort, including minibus transfers, buses and trains.

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