Avoriaz is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest linked ski areas in the world with more than 650km of pistes spread over two different countries: France and Switzerland. This ensures that buying an Avoriaz lift pass is money well spent.
There are two main types of lift pass to choose from:
- Avoriaz pass - the cheaper, local area pass, offering access to 120km of pistes; suitable for beginners.
- Portes du Soleil pass - whole area pass, offering access to a whopping 650km of pistes in 12 different ski villages, from Morzine all the way across to the Swiss resorts of Champéry and Morgins.
In our experience, most people visiting Avoriaz come for a week, which means that six day lift pass are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground. A one day Avoriaz pass is popular among snowboarders who just want to hit its famous snowparks.
|Avoriaz Ski Pass Prices Winter 2022/23|
|Cheapest Lift Pass||Biggest Lift Pass|
Adult (20-64 yrs)
1 Day from €45
|Portes du Soleil Pass
Adult (20-64 yrs)
6 Days from €278
- How much are ski passes in Avoriaz?
- Deals & discounted ski passes in Avoriaz
- Free ski passes in Avoriaz
- Portes du Soleil full area ski pass prices
- Avoriaz local area ski pass prices
- Pedestrian & cross-country ski passes in Avoriaz
- Snowpark passes in Avoriaz
- Season passes in Avoriaz
- Ski season dates in Avoriaz
- Where to buy ski passes in Avoriaz
- How ski passes work in Avoriaz
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How much are ski passes in Avoriaz?
It depends. Lift pass prices change according to a number of variables:
- whether you choose the local or full-area pass
- your age
- the number of days you want to ski for
- whether you buy them online in advance or at the ticket offices in resort
- the time of year and the area you want to ski in.
How to buy your Avoriaz liftpass
You can buy your Avoriaz lift pass online and then collect it in resort or have it delivered to your home. There are significant discounts available when buying your Avoriaz lift pass online, compared to the in-resort prices.
Deals & discounted ski passes in Avoriaz
Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Avoriaz?
Avoriaz offers discounted passes for groups of two and three people, families, online purchases, beginners, skiers coming late in the season.
If you're looking to save money on your lift pass, make sure you check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, but it's worth reading our guide below to give you the some insights, depending on your circumstances.
|What are the best ways to save money on Avoriaz lift passes?|
|1||Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts|
|2||Buy Group or Family packs if eligible; that means buying all passes together|
|3||Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort|
|4||Buy 6-day passes, for a better per 'day rate' over shorter durations|
|5||Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer options|
Online discounts and deals
It's cheaper to buy Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil passes online than it is to purchase them at the ticket offices in resort. Avoriaz offers discounts of around -6% when buying your passes online.
Group passes in Portes du Soleil
The Portes du Soleil offers discounts for groups of two (Duo Pass) and three (Trio Pass) people. Group discounted rates are only available online, for passes of 6 days and more, for the same dates and duration, bought in a single purchase. You can buy these passes all season, with the exception of 14th-21st March 2021.
|Group Pass Prices in Portes du Soleil 2022/23|
|Save €15 - TBC|
|Save €24 - TBC|
There are also -10% discounts on Portes du Soleil passes for groups of four people and more. Passes must be for the same dates and same duration, minimum four days, and must be bought in a single transaction. Further discounts may be available to large groups. Enquire at one of the lift offices for a quote.
Family passes in Portes du Soleil
Portes du Soleil offers a -10% discount for families made up of a minimum of four people (two adults or seniors + two children or juniors). Family ski passes are only available online, for passes of six days and more, for the same dates and duration, bought in a single purchase.
Early-bird ski pass discounts in Portes du Soleil
There are early-bird discounts on Portes du Soleil passes when booking well before the season begins. You can get -15% off when buying your passes before end of October (-10% on passes valid during the French school holidays) and -10% when buying your passes in early November (-5% on passes valid during the French school holidays). These discounts are only applied to individual passes for at least five days when bought online. Season passes have an impressive -40% off in these early-bird discounts.
Online Flash Sales in Portes du Soleil
Get -30% discount on one-day Portes du Soleil passes on Tuesdays and Thursdays January and March (outside school holidays basically). This offer is available online only and is limited to 100 passes per day, per ski area, and to one purchase per person.
Late-season ski discounts
Both the Morzine-Les Gets and Portes du Soleil lift passes offer discounts when skiing late in the season. You can get approximately -15% off on passes valid from early April. This discount is available when booking individual passes for at least five days online and does not include season passes and family or group discounts.
Beginner ski passes in Avoriaz give you access to the following lifts: Prodains cable car; Plateau, Tour, Zore, Seraussaix, Proclou, Léchère and Dromonts 1 & 2 chairlifts; Thrashers, Ecoles 1 & 2, Baron, Barmettes and Chapelle drag lifts; Super Morzine and Ardent gondolas. These passes are only available at the ski pass offices in resort.
|Beginner Ski Pass Prices in Avoriaz 2022/23|
Free ski passes in Avoriaz
Who can ski for free in Avoriaz?
Children aged under five years old ski for free. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase. A €3 fee will be charged for the hands-free card.
Free child's pass in April
From start of April, one under 12-year-old Portes du Soleil pass is offered for free with each purchase of one adult Portes du Soleil pass of a minimum of five days (must be direct family members). A €3 fee will be charged for the hands-free card.
Portes du Soleil full area ski pass prices
Where can you ski with a Portes du Soleil lift pass?
The Portes du Soleil lift pass includes 650km of marked pistes. With this pass, you can enjoy the full extent of one of the world’s largest ski areas, which incorporates 12 linked ski resorts: Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Abondance, La Chapelle-d'Abondance, St Jean d’Aulps and Châtel in France; Champéry, Val-d'Illiex Les Crosets Champoussin, Morgins and Torgon in Switzerland. Portes du Soleil lift passes are available from five hours to 14 days, as well as for the whole season.
Who should buy a Portes du Soleil ski pass?
The Portes du Soleil ski pass suits intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, as well as those staying in Avoriaz for more than a couple of days, with plenty of time to explore the 300 runs on offer.
|Ski Pass Prices in Portes du Soleil 2022/23|
|Junior / Senior
16-19 yrs / 65+ yrs
Avoriaz local area ski pass prices
Where can you ski with an Avoriaz lift pass?
The Avoriaz lift pass gives you access to the Avoriaz 1800 ski area, a wonderful mountain playground with over 75km of runs and the most famous snowparks in the French Alps, attracting freestyle skiers and snowboarders from all around the world.
How long can you ski for with an Avoriaz ski pass?
Only five hour, one day and two day passes exist for the Avoriaz ski area. For longer durations, either buy multiples of one day and two day passes in Avoriaz, or purchase Portes du Soleil passes which are available for up to 14 days
Who should buy an Avoriaz ski pass?
Avoriaz lift passes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers who will enjoy the gentle and wide green (4) and blue (25) runs, as well as freestyle snowboarders and skiers who want to take advantage of the top-class snowparks. However, don't think this pass doesn't suit expert skiers – the ski area boasts 14 red and nine challenging black pistes and access to some great off-piste. The Avoriaz ski pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time.
|Ski Pass Prices in Avoriaz 2022/23 TBC|
|Junior / Senior
16-19 yrs / 65+ yrs
Pedestrian & cross-country ski passes in Avoriaz
How much are pedestrian and cross-country skiing passes in Avoriaz?
You'll be glad to hear that pedestrians and cross-country skiers can also enjoy the Avoriaz ski area in the winter. The same pass gives access to winter walking routes and cross-country skiing pistes by using the following lifts: Ardent gondola (uplift only), Léchère chairlift (uplift only), Super Morzine gondola, Zore chairlift, Plateau chairlift (uplift only), Prodains Express and Lindarets chairlift (uphill only).
Pedestrian and Cross-Country Skiing Pass Prices in Avoriaz 2022/23
|Junior / Senior
16-19 yrs / 65+ yrs
|Prodains Express Single||7.60||5.40||6.80|
|Prodains Express Return||12.20||8.90||11|
|Super Morzine/Ardent Single||6.10||4.40||5.50|
|Super Morzine/Ardent Return||9.20||6.40||8.20|
Snowpark passes in Avoriaz
Are there any other passes available in Avoriaz?
Yes, Avoriaz offers special passes to access their world-famous snowparks.
Park and Stash Snowpark Pass in Avoriaz
The Park and Stash pass available for one day offers access to the Prodains Express gondola; Stade, Tour and Prolays chairlifts; Surf, Arare 1 & 2, Chapelle, Ecoles 1 & 2 and Thrashers drag lifts; plus the Ardent gondola.
Season passes in Avoriaz
How much are season passes in Avoriaz?
Avoriaz season pass prices depend on your age, type of ski pass and when you purchase your lift pass, as there are deals and discounts to be enjoyed when buying it in advance.
Portes du Soleil Season Passes
For every Portes du Soleil season pass purchased, holders receive five vouchers to ski for one day in Les 4 Vallées (Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz & Thyon) and one voucher to access Verbier and the Aletsch Arena area in the summer.
|Season Ski Pass Prices in Portes du Soleil 2022/23|
|837||Free for under 12yrs*||411||753|
|942||Free for under 12yrs*||486||848|
*Must be purchased with an adult's season pass (26-64 yrs). The adult must be one of the two parents.
Ski season dates in Avoriaz
When can you ski in Avoriaz with your ski pass?
The Avoriaz ski season runs from mid-December to end of April. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open. Therefore, there are two season bands that apply to lift-pass prices.
|Avoriaz Season Dates Winter 2022/23|
|Avoriaz Main Season||Avoriaz Late Season|
|mid-December - first Friday in April||first Saturday in April to closing date (late April)|
Where to buy ski passes in Avoriaz
There are two main ways of purchasing your Avoriaz ski pass: online and in resort.
A step by step guide to buying your Avoriaz ski passes online
You can pre-order your Avoriaz ski passes online. The process is really simple:
- Click on the button below, which will take you to Avoriaz's main lift pass website.
- Select the area you want to ski in (Portes du Soleil or Avoriaz), the duration of the passes, your first ski day and the number of people, including their ages.
- Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes.
- State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't (a €3 fee will be added for the card).
- You can also choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it.
- Create an account with your personal details.
- Choose whether you want your passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 10 days for delivery outside France and 7 days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the ski pass offices.
- Pay for your passes.
That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!
How to buy your Avoriaz ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you, while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.
How ski passes work in Avoriaz
Lift tickets in Avoriaz are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading. Hands-free cards cost €3 in Avoriaz, and this fee is not refundable.
What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Avoriaz hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.
Worth knowing - About Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil passes
Unless otherwise stated, Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:
- A hands-free pass costs €3 if you don't already have one to recharge
- A photo is required for all passes over eight days
- When buying ski insurance as part of your Avoriaz or Portes du Soleil purchase, either online or at the ticket desks in resort, it will be provided by SnowRisk. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add for €3 per person per day on one to six day passes. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
Prices, offers, discounts and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further Terms and Conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.