Everything you need to know about Avoriaz, the green ski resort

Avoriaz is a ski resort located in the exact center of one of the biggest skiing area of the world: Les Portes du Soleil. Ecologist before it was even trending, Avoriaz was built to be fully car-free. That means every street is actually a piste, and you evolve in a green, fresh and pure aerea. Want to visit this place? Here’s everything you need to know about Avoriaz, the multiple award winning ski resort.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Avoriaz

As it is car-free, apartments in Avoriaz but also restaurants and all the shops are only reachable by pedestrians, skiers and snowboarders. To move from one place to another, you can also enjoy horse-drawn sleighs and snow caps. This is part of the reasons why the ski resort won the ECO Award during the ceremony of the Worlds Snow Awards in 2013 rewarding the “most innovating ski resort of the world”.

Some other reasons lie in the numerous awards and labels that the ski resort has registered. Avoriaz is actually certify “new ride resort”, “ski resort club”, “club”, “great area resort”, “gentle mountain” and “alti-forme” since 2016, won the price “Best family resort” during the 2012’ Worlds Snow Awards and one of its piste layout -called “The Stash”- was elected “best spot of the world” by the CNN in 2014.

Known and famous for its abundant pistes layouts designed for kids, teenagers and adults – 51 in total for 75.5 km of pistes – Avoriaz is a real paradise for skiers and snowboarders. As it goes from France to Switzerland (always with 100% natural, safe and playful routes), it is easy to ski a whole week without using the same path twice, whatever your level is. The ski resort is 190 ha vast where you can find:

  • 5 snowparks
  • 12% of green skiing pistes
  • 49% of blue skiing pistes
  • 27% of red skiing pistes
  • 12% of black skiing pistes

To enjoy all the treasures Avoriaz has to offer for more than 60 years, it will cost you from 33€ (single day for a 5-15 years old kids) to 260€ (package 6 days for an adult). There are also discounts and promotional offers, such as a weekend package, a teenager package, a whole season package, etc. One thing is sure: you will find a package that suit perfectly for you.

Activities besides skiing in Avoriaz

First things first: if you want to go to Avoriaz you have to book a room in a hotel or a rented flat. And that will be easy since the French association Savoie Mont Blanc has estimated the capacity of the ski resort at 17 446 touristic beds in 1 916 institutions in 2015. Among 365 furnished flats, 17 tourism apartment blocks (including a 4 stars and a 5 stars apartments blocks district) and numerous hotels, finding an accommodation in Avoriaz is stress-free.

Besides skiing and snowboarding, Avoriaz offer a vast panel of fun activities: bowling, going to the cinema, ballooning, scuba diving under the ice, ice or snow biking, ice skating, doing some archery, squashing, hiking (in snowshoes), tasting new plates at restaurants, but also de-stressing at Aquariaz, the ski resort’ spa center featuring Jacuzzis, Turkish baths, pools, balneotherapy, fitness clubs and playing areas for children.

For that matter, notice that a “Village des Enfants d’Annie Famose” (Annie Famose kids’ Village) welcome children and teenagers form 3 years old to 16 years old. There, they will learn and practice skiing, snowboarding, freeriding and has the possibility to do sessions in the backcountry to discover the whole area of the Portes du Soleil.

Avoriaz is also known for its nightlife. When all the lights go out, the ski resort turns into a magical place where plenty of shows on snow and musical performances are taking place. Trendy pubs and nightclubs are finally here to welcome you.