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Nestled at the top of a cliff, the ski resort of Avoriaz in Haute-Savoie was founded in 1962 and is distinguished by its innovative architecture. In harmony with the environment and the natural scenery, the avant-garde spirit of the resort creates a break with reality where different architectural silhouettes succeed one another. Avoriaz is an unusual ski resort renowned for its quality of life and its rocky panorama.
Avoriaz is also an eco-responsible resort that favours the construction of environmentally friendly accommodation. Reducing energy consumption and optimising thermal insulation, Avoriaz is constantly innovating to offer holidays as close to nature as possible. Unique in France, this pedestrian resort is entirely ski-in ski-out. The snow-covered streets welcome skiers and pedestrians without any risk of crossing a car! Sleds and caterpillars allow you to easily cross the resort and immerse yourself in a dreamlike and magical world.
Avoriaz 1800 is part of the Portes du Soleil, a large ski area linking France and Switzerland. This cross-border area offers you the keys to borderless skiing where 209 ski lifts help you reach the summits.
Reaching an altitude of 2460 metres, the Avoriaz ski area offers skiers a variety of slopes between forests, valleys and diverse landscapes. This ideally situated family resort offers 100% natural itineraries from the top of the ridges to the village. With guaranteed snow cover all season long, Avoriaz will seduce snow sports addicts! Avoriaz is equipped with various play areas where creativity and the pleasure of skiing are combined. Each area has been designed to offer modules for all levels, for young and old alike. The snowparks in Avoriaz offer spots that are perfectly integrated into the environment for 100% natural snow sports: wooden walls, tree stumps as modules, rock jumps, everything has been designed to limit the ecological impact of the resort.
The Nordic area of Avoriaz offers 30 km of cross-country ski trails! You will cross snow-covered forests as well as large plateaus while enjoying an exceptional view. And for all freeride and virgin slopes enthusiasts, the resort offers 100% cross-country ski trails to reach the crests. In addition, there are also ungroomed but marked runs for fun powder skiing. A real wind of freedom will blow on your holidays in Avoriaz! Come and discover this incredible ski area and this ecological resort by booking your ski rental in Avoriaz now via our network of rental shops.
The resort of Avoriaz can be reached by car by taking the A40 motorway towards Chamonix, then the D902 towards Les Gets and Morzine-Avoriaz. Numerous bus transfers are available in high season via Altibus and SAT from Geneva airport as well as the train stations of Cluses and Thonon. A taxi network is also available to get to the station. Find more information on the Avoriaz website.