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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.
Latest news, reviews & events in Avoriaz
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.
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.
- Mixed snow conditions in Avoriaz
- Lots of snow & mixed weather in Avoriaz
- Avoriaz Dump Alert - 5th February 2020
- Avoriaz in February 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do
- Avoriaz Dump Alert - 29th January 2020
- A lot of snow expected in Avoriaz
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.