11 Ski facts you need to know about Avoriaz!

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One resort of 12 within the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz has connections to Chatel in one direction and Les Crossets in Switzerland in the other. It is linked by gondola but not by piste to Morzine, which shares a lift system with Les Gets.


  • Resort Altitude: 1800m
  • Lift system: 34 (Avoriaz), 219 (Portes du Soleil)
  • Nearest City: Geneva
  • Longest run: 6km (Abricotine – accessed from top of the Mossettes chairlift)
  • Cross-country: 29.5km of cross-country tracks spread over 8 loops
  • Best Green run: Proclou – part of the Super Morzine area, the piste is less than 200 metres from our chalets, is lovely and wide and winds down through the trees.
  • Best Blue run: Abricotine – not least because it is 6km long, but the Mossettes chairlift which takes you to the top is really fast, meaning you can get loads of skiing in for only a small amount of chair-time. The piste also offers a great opportunity for beginner/intermediate skiers to pin their ears back in relative comfort, for the few ‘steep’ parts are followed by long flat sections which give you plenty of help slowing down.
  • Best Red run: Les Tannes – this red offers a great run down through the trees of Les Lindarets and on powder days, there is plenty of potential for sneaking off-piste to ski on some untracked snow.
  • Best Black run: Coupe du Monde – Great views of the Morzine valley from along the ridge and if you ski all the way down to Les Prodains gondola, rather than just the bottom of Les Grandes Combes chair-lift, you get to ski down a black, red and then a blue (meaning your legs aren’t totally destroyed) and you descend over 1200m.
  • Best Apres: Happy Hours bar in Ardent
  • Best Mountain restaurant: Les Marmottes in Les Lindarets – less touristy and offers delicious Savoyard classic dishes.

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