Avoriaz resort guide
Morzine’s champion downhill skier Jean Vurnet was the inspiration behind the Avoriaz build and when it was created in the 1960s it was something of a revolutionary idea.
Its location Perched on the plateau 800 metres above Morzine makes Avoriaz the highest resort in the Port du Soleil
The buildings are mostly wooden clad apartment types that blend into the hillside and the majority of the accommodation is self catered.
The resort is completely traffic free which gives the resort a wonderful feel and makes it very safe for kids to run around.
Avoriaz has expanded over the years and still offers an exciting location for family holidays and gives high altitude to access the 650 km of piste that is the Port du Soleil ski area.
Skiing in Avoriaz
Avoriaz is situated at 1800 metres and linked to Morzine and Les Gets in France but also to Champéry and Morgins in Switzerland.
The ski area enjoys a good lift system with only a few very slow chuggers and the odd drag lift. It’s a brilliant resort for intermediates and skiers that like to travel distance rather than the challenge of extreme slops.
Azoriaz itself enjoys very snow sure skiing and the lows slops of the porte du Soleil manage very well in the sunny months after heavy investment in snow making machines to ensure the season last a well as it should.
The Avoriaz piste map shows four main ski areas to help groups end up on the type of pistes they prefer.
There is a beginner area with mostly green runs heading down to Morzine.
A family area with a mixture of manageable runs for and even a few reds and blacks.
The tree area which is mainly blues and you guessed it it takes you through the winding woods and fun wooden features.
Finally, the expert area full of challenging steep blacks and reds on the north facing slopes.
Resort altitude : 1800m
Highest ski lift: Pointe de Mossette at 2277m
Green runs: 7 in Avoriaz - 33 in Portes du Soleil
Blue runs: 26 in Avoriaz - 122 in Portes du Soleil
Red runs: 14 in Avoriaz - 104 in Portes du Soleil
Black runs: 6 in Avoriaz - 27 in Portes du Soleil
Snowparks: 2 in Avoriaz - 11 in Portes du Soleil
Total KM of slopes: 70km in Avoriaz - 650 in Portes du Soleil
Location of Avoriaz
Transfers types to Avoriaz
Events in Avoriaz
Extreme Rescuers 15th -19th January
If you want to learn a bit more about mountain safety and how the professionals do it then this is a very interesting event. Combining a professional rescue event with workshops and talks on Mountain Safety.
Snowbox the Snow carnival 10th Feb – 9th March
Shows and activates for all the family and open for the French and English half term dates to keep the kids entertained.
We offer private Avoriaz airport transfers from Geneva 24/7 during the winter months. We offer high levels of service in comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses.
Private transfers to Avoriaz include:
- Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelles.
- Smart, friendly, uniformed drivers.
- Child and booster seats (on request).
- 90 minutes of free waiting time.
- 24/7 help line to our Alps office.
- A fully licensed and insured French transport company.
Book an airport transfer to Les Gets.