On the Mountain
Off the Mountain
Nestled high in the French Alps, Avoriaz is a picturesque and enchanting destination that beckons winter enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This charming alpine resort is a paradise for snow sports enthusiasts, offering world-class skiing and snowboarding amidst breathtaking mountain scenery.
Avoriaz boasts access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, the Portes du Soleil, ensuring endless opportunities for downhill adventures. Glide down pristine slopes, explore miles of scenic cross-country trails, or try your hand at snowshoeing through serene forests.
What sets Avoriaz apart is its striking architectural design. The resort is a car-free wonderland, with charming wooden chalets and apartment buildings perched on the mountainside. Buildings blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, giving the town a fairytale-like atmosphere.
Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil are a skier's dream come true. With over 600 kilometers (370 miles) of interconnected slopes, skiers of all levels, from beginners to experts, will find their perfect runs. Glide down gentle nursery slopes, conquer challenging black diamond descents, or explore endless off-piste adventures - there's something for everyone.
The high-altitude setting of Avoriaz ensures exceptional snow conditions throughout the winter season. With its ski area topping 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) and reaching over 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) in some places, you can expect powder days and consistent skiing from December through April.
One of the unique aspects of Portes du Soleil is its cross-border skiing experience. Avoriaz is your gateway to exploring both the French and Swiss sides of the region. Take a scenic ski journey across the border to enjoy Swiss hospitality and discover even more breathtaking slopes.
Families will delight in the multitude of child-friendly ski areas and gentle slopes designed for little ones. Avoriaz also offers renowned ski schools that cater to kids, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable introduction to the sport.
For those seeking variety, Portes du Soleil offers an array of winter activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, and paragliding. The stunning landscape provides a stunning backdrop for any outdoor pursuit.
Avoriaz isn't just about the heart-pounding slopes; it's also famous for its vibrant après-ski scene that ignites the resort with energy and excitement as the sun sets. The crown jewel of après-ski in Avoriaz is the renowned Folie Douce, an experience that turns every afternoon into an unforgettable party.
For a more intimate après-ski experience, Avoriaz is home to several charming mountain bars and restaurants. Cozy up by a roaring fire with a hot cocoa or sample the region's famous mulled wine, vin chaud. These spots provide a quieter but no less enjoyable way to unwind after a day of skiing.
For families and those seeking a more laid-back experience, Avoriaz also offers family-friendly après-ski activities. Enjoy ice skating, visit the Aquariaz water park, or simply take a leisurely stroll through the charming car-free streets.
Getting from Geneva Airport to the enchanting slopes of Avoriaz is a breeze. The transfer is remarkably efficient taking around 2 hours in a private transfer, ensuring you can start your alpine adventure without delay.