Renting an apartment is often the best option if you want self-catered accommodation for your winter or summer holiday to Avoriaz, especially for smaller groups of friends or families.
There are literally hundreds of apartments in Avoriaz that come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small but functional studios to large properties with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, renting an apartment tends to be cheaper than staying in a catered chalets, so they're a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.
This guide will help you choose the perfect apartment for your holiday.
- Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Avoriaz
- Catering options & apartment add-ons in Avoriaz
- Prices for apartment rentals in Avoriaz
- Luxury apartments in Avoriaz
- Group apartments in Avoriaz
- Family apartments in Avoriaz
- Budget apartments in Avoriaz
- Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Avoriaz
- More inspiration...
Things to look out for when booking an apartment in Avoriaz
When planning your break away to the mountains here are a few things worth thinking about before you decide what to go for.
We recommend you book your apartment accommodation as soon as possible. Apartments usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Book it before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and arrival/departure dates are not always as flexible as travel options.
How long you want to stay
Most apartments in Avoriaz are rented on a weekly basis only. You’ll find that Saturday to Saturday rentals are most common, but increasingly with the times being as they are, dates can be flexible and some chalet companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.
Plus shorter and longer breaks are becoming more and more popular, so some companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Summer bookings in Avoriaz are generally much more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you can come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily.
Apartments to rent in Avoriaz range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday.
Know your wants and needs
There are literally hundreds of apartments on offer in Avoriaz, some providing simple accommodation at the foot of the slopes and others boasting five-star luxury facilities. Most come with WiFi as standard, but check before you book if it's important, some have ski-to-door access and state-of-the-art boot warmers, some don't, and if you need a large terrace with breathtaking views, a cinema room, designer décor or a pet-friendly property, make sure you book as early as possible.
You'll also find that many high-end companies offer concierge services who’ll take care of everything, from your ski passes to your lessons, your equipment hire, chauffeur services to take you to and from the slopes or drive you around resort, private chefs and spas with massages on demand. You're spoiled for choice in Avoriaz!
Catering options & apartment add-ons in Avoriaz
Apartments in Avoriaz are generally rented out on a self-catered basis. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.
Catering is often top of the list of add-ons and can range from private chefs, welcome packs for your first day, or grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Avoriaz, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Also, in the post-Covid world, food and drink delivery services are springing up in resorts making flexible self-catering much more of an option. Gone are the days when self-catering meant someone cooking every night of their holiday (however, someone definitely still has to load the dishwasher I'm afraid!)
What else is there?
Accommodation companies offer numerous add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passes, ski lessons, transfers, activities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.
Prices for apartment rentals in Avoriaz
Apartment rental rates depend on many things:
- facilities and services
- location within the resort
- desired dates
- size of your party
- length of your stay
In general, you can benefit from discounts if you're booking early and outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).
Luxury apartments in Avoriaz
Millions of euros have been invested in the tasteful developments and renovations of former hotels and apartment blocks giving a real boost to the self-catering accommodation market in Avoriaz without damaging the mountain feel of this magical place. Many of these renovations, as well as some of the new-builds, boast five-star facilities including indoor swimming pools, spa rooms, terraces with mountain views and even private hot tubs.
Where can you find luxury apartments in Avoriaz?
For the most spectacular views and impossible-to-forget sunsets, the Amara and Falaise sectors, perched upon Avoriaz's clifftops, are great options.
Group apartments in Avoriaz
If you’re looking to organise a corporate trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Avoriaz is a great place to host it. With plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Avoriaz has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.
Where can you find big apartments for groups in Avoriaz?
Avoriaz is a relatively small resort so you'll never be more than five minutes from the ski lifts, restaurants, bars, ski schools or the dozens of things to do off the slopes. Therefore, when booking accommodation for a group of friends or a corporate retreat, the only thing you need to worry about is the size of the apartment.
Family apartments in Avoriaz
Avoriaz is really well set up for mountain-loving families, in addition to the short transfer time and ski-in/ski-out accommodation, it has dedicated ski areas for children, top-notch ski schools and a long list of activities on offer. Family holidays tend to have their own unique requirements, and services for families in Avoriaz can range from providing cots and highchairs to babysitting and childcare services. Depending on what is going to make or break your family holiday, make sure you discuss it with your accommodation provider before you book.
Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Avoriaz?
Avoriaz is a compact and fairly flat resort, so walking between your accommodation and ski school or the ski lifts shouldn't be too arduous, which makes most apartments in Avoriaz great for a family-friendly holiday.
Budget apartments in Avoriaz
Avoriaz is mainly made up of modest apartment blocks run by tour operators and rental agencies, meaning that there are some great cheaper options on offer, as well as lots of deals and discounts to be enjoyed.
How can you save money on your Avoriaz accommodation?
There are cheap apartments all around resort and, with Avoriaz being quite small, most of them are quite close to the lifts and pistes. Therefore, this is a popular resort among those who want more bang for their buck.
Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Avoriaz
Ski-in and ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Avoriaz. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.
Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Avoriaz?
No matter where you choose to stay in Avoriaz, you'll be able to enjoy true ski-in/ski-out access. This purpose-built resort was designed with one main goal in mind: making sure almost everyone could ski to their doors. And, if you can't put your skis on just as you open your apartment's front door, be sure that the nearest lift won't be more than five minutes away.
Our Where to Stay guide will help give you an indication of the character and feel of the various different areas that make up Avoriaz. There are also wonderful chalets available to rent here, take a look at our Chalets page to see what's on offer.