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Best Ski Pass Options in [resname]

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See our Ski Pass Prices guide for ski pass price comparisons and our Lift Pass Prices guide for summer lift pass price comparisons. For a detailed explanation of the different ski passes available, read on.

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There are two main types of ski pass available in Avoriaz; the Portes du Soleil Ski Pass which covers 12 different ski villages from Morzine & Les Gets, all the way across to the Swiss resorts of Champéry & Morgins; and the Avoriaz Ski Pass which is just for the local area but also includes the Super Morzine, Ardent & Prodains lifts. All ski passes require a hand-free card (€3).

Which Ski Pass to buy in Avoriaz
Adult Pass An adult pass is for people aged 20-64 years (senior 65+ years)
Junior Pass A junior pass is for people aged 16-19 years
Child Pass A child pass is for children aged 5-15 years (under 5's are free)
Family Pass Family groups must comprise of at least 2 adults (or seniors) and 2 children purchasing Portes du Soleil ski passes for the same dates and duration for a minimum of 6 days
Duo & Trio Passes For groups of two or three adults (non-family) skiing in the Avoriaz ski area for a minimum of 6 days (not valid during the Rock the Pistes Festival in March)
Avoriaz Pass This is a local area pass which includes the Super Morzine lift, Avoriaz & Lindarets area
Portes du Soleil Pass This full area pass gives you access to 12 ski resort across the area known as the 'Portes du Soleil', which includes Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel & Morgins

You can buy your pass online but if you are planning on having lessons, then it is also worth checking with your ski school beforehand to be sure that you buy the correct pass for your classes. 

Portes du Soleil ski-passes (Full area)

Most people of intermediate skiing ability and above would generally go for the full Portes du Soleil area pass, which incorporates 12 linked ski resorts and 650km of marked pistes. With this pass you can ski in both France (Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Abondance, St Jean d’Aulps and Chatel) and Switzerland (Champery, Les Crozets, Champoussin, Morgins and Torgon) and enjoy the full extent of one of the world’s largest ski areas. 

The Portes du Soleil pass is available from 5 hours to 14 days duration. If you are a regular visitor to the area, then a season pass is probably your best option. There is also a 5-day non-consecutive pass available if you plan on making frequent shorter visits that don't quite justify a full season pass.

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Avoriaz ski-passes (Local area)

It is possible to buy a lift pass that covers just the Avoriaz lifts and pistes and is available for either 1 or 2 days. This pass will suit you if you are a beginner or a leisurely skier. The local pass still covers a significant area with around 45 lifts and 49 pistes (approximately 75km).

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Portes du Soleil

Portes du Soleil
Groups of two or three people skiing together can benefit from the 'Duo' or "Trio" prices on Portes du Soleil ski passes. Buy two (or three) passes for six days or more in a single purchase and save €15 on the Duo rate and €24 for the Trio passes.

Some restrictions apply to these offers; passes must be for a minimum of 6 days duration, they need to be bought online and they are not valid during the Rock the Pistes Festival in March (15th-22th March in 2020).

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Family Ski Passes

The Portes du Soleil Family Ski Pass is valid for any 6-14 day period throughout the season and represents a saving of -10% on the total cost of buying the passes individually. A family must consist of a minimum of 4 people (2 adults/seniors + 2 children under 20 years old) and passes must be of the same duration and bought together in a single transaction. The two adults must also be direct ascendants of the children (proof required).

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Beginners ski-passes

Beginner skiers and snowboarders can benefit from a special lift pass for 1 or 2 days. This pass gives you access to the Avoriaz beginners slopes and the following ski lifts: Prodains cable car, Plateau, Tour, Zore, Serraussaix, Proclou, Léchère and Dromonts 1 & 2 chairlifts, Thrashers, Ecoles 1 & 2, Baron, Barmettes and Chapelle draglifts, and the Super-Morzine and Ardent gondolas. Beginners passes are only available at the ticket office.

The Portes du Soleil also offers an adult only, all-inclusive "You Can Ski" beginners package, which includes your equipment hire, ski lessons and an appropriate lift pass for the area you will be learning to ski in.

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Snowpark passes

The 1-day Park & Stash pass offered by Avoriaz gives access to the Prodains cable car, Stade, Tour and Prolays chairlifts, Surf, Arare 1 & 2, Chapelle, Ecoles 1 and 2 and Thrashers draglifts, and Ardent gondola. These will allow you to reach The Stash, La Chapelle Snowpark, the boardercross, the superpipe, Arare Snowpark and, for the little people, Le Lil'Stash and the Burton Kids Parkway. These passes are only available at the ticket office.

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Discounted ski-passes

Early Booking
You can get discounts on Portes du Soleil ski passes when you buy a 5 day pass (or longer) before the start of the season. Save approximately -15% when you buy passes before September 30th (-10% on passes valid during school holidays) or -10% from October 1st to November 15th 2019 (-5% on passes valid during school holidays).

Late Season
Late season ski passes for both Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil also come at a discounted price which is great, but you do need to be mindful that there may not be full snow cover at the very end of the season.

Free Kids
There are also specific discounts to benefit families later in the season. From 4th April 2020, you can get a free child ski pass for every 5 day+ Portes du Soleil adult pass purchased. The child must be under 12 years old and directly related to the adult.

Weekend Specials
Avoriaz offers weekend and Saturday-only passes at a slightly reduced rate. The slopes are also often quieter on weekends as many people are just arriving or leaving, so it’s a good time to enjoy shorter lift queues and less piste-traffic.

Flash Sales
On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season (outside of the main school holiday periods & the Rock the Pistes Festival), the resort offers 30% discount on the online purchase of 1 day ski passes. Offer is restricted to 100 passes per day and only available to purchase online from the previous Friday.

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Free passes

Children under five and skiers over 75 years ski for free. You will have to provide proof of age, so take along a passport when collecting your pass. The initial €3 charge still applies for a hands-free pass.

Cross-country ski-passes

There are 38kms of prepared cross-country ski trails to explore in Avoriaz, which are spread out over 8 circuits of varying difficulty. A specific cross-country ski pass is required to use the trails which you can buy in a 1-day or a 6-day duration. This pass gives access to the Ardent gondola, Lechere chairlift (up only), Super-Morzine gondola, Zore chairlift, Plateau chairlift (up only), Prodains cable car, and Lindarets chairlift (up only). These passes are only available at the ticket desk.

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Season passes

Season passes are available for both the Avoriaz ski area and the full Portes du Soleil domain. There is also a special full area season pass for those under 26 years of age, the Border Pass. It pays to buy early, as there are some interesting price reductions and promo offers available pre-season. 

For the Avoriaz season passes, if you buy before October 31st you'll save -40%. Between November 1st and 30th the saving drops to -20% and, after that, it reverts to full price. 

If you're going to be skiing with your kids this season, then early purchasers can also benefit from 1 free child PDS season pass with every adult PDS season pass bought. The child must be 12yrs or under and the adult must be a direct ascendant of the child. Passes need to be purchased before mid-November.

If you can't come out for the whole season then there is also a Half-Season Portes du Soleil Pass option, which is available after February 8th 2020 at a significant discount on the full season pass rate.

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Pedestrian passes

A pedestrian pass will give you access to Ardent gondola, Lechere chairlift (up only), Super-Morzine gondola, Zore chairlift, Plateau chairlift (up only), Prodains cable car, and Lindarets chairlift (up only). They are available for single or return individual journeys, as well as 1 and 6 day durations. Pedestrian passes can only be purchased at the ticket desk.

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