Ski Chalets In Avoriaz France

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Ruth our friendly Ski Chalet Specialist in Avoriaz

Ski Range 1,500m – 2,466m
Good ski chalets are a real rarity in Avoriaz, so we are delighted to bring you what we believe to be the best of them all – four neighbouring ski chalets, on the piste edge, close to the resort centre and ski-lifts, with skiing quite literally to and from the doorstep.

Avoriaz, with its “space-age” architecture, is the highest resort on the massive Portes du Soleil, and also has without doubt some of its best skiing. Enjoy its high altitude ski slopes with wide open pistes, superb snow record, spectacular views, and '360º skiing', with lifts and pistes fanning out in all directions from the attractively compact traffic-free centre.


Avoriaz Ski school


A great place for tuition of all levels, so call our Advisory team to talk through your requirements, from outright beginners to advanced skiers wanting a mountain guide to explore the off-piste adventures on offer.

For children there is an equally good range of ski and snowboard lessons available, plus the non-skiing 'Village des Enfants' in the resort centre for children from three years, which has an excellent reputation.

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GETTING TO AVORIAZ

Flights to Geneva From:

  • Southampton
  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester

Transfers

Transfer time: 1 hour 45 minutes

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ACTIVITIES FOR NON SKIERS

You can find a huge range of activities across the Avoriaz area. From relaxing to full on adrenaline there is something for everyone, every ability and every age in Avoriaz. See below some of Avoriaz's activities off the slopes both indoors and on the snow. There are lots of alternatives to skiing or snowboarding if you would like to find some other ways of enjoying the snowy landscape of Avoriaz

  • Winter Walking Discover the wide open spaces of Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil, pristine and free noise and traffic. Take your time to enjoy the heart of the forest in the middle of the field of powdery snow. The routes are open to all, adults and children of all levels. You can hire equipment for half day (in the afternoon) or a full day.

  • Mountain Biking A very exhilarating alternative to skiing or boarding. Take to the pistes on a mountain bike after the pistes have closed to skiers. This activity is suitable for all levels.

  • Husky-dog rides Enjoy a ride through the mountains with some friendly canine companions! You will have a brief explanation of how to make your team stop and start and then you set off following the guide’s team. If this all sounds a bit much you can opt for a less physical outing where you sit in the sled and the guide does all the hard work! It's a very popular winter activity, so booking at least 48 hours in advance is a must. They run from early December to the end of April (snow-permitting).

  • Ice-skating Go to the ice-skating rink for fun loops with friends and family. Located in the centre of Avoriaz is the outdoor 'patinoire' or ice rink. Toddlers can make use of the push around chairs. Open daily (except Saturdays) in winter from 14:00 to 20:00. Holders of the MultiPass can get in for free. The rink may close in the case of bad weather.

  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Unique taxi in & round Avoriaz resort. Avoriaz is a completely pedestrianised resort, no cars, vans or lorries. The best way to travel around, especially if you have little ones or lots of luggage is by horse drawn sleigh. Sleighs can be picked up at the entrance of the resort (“Accueil”), the outdoor parking P2, the top station of the Prodains cable car and in the centre of town - just hop on one and enjoy the ride!

  • Snowmobiling/Skidooing Snowmobiling can be a fun, fast, snowy activity. It is held in the evenings, from 5.30pm to midnight, giving you free range of the snow and the Alps. You can do it in a group or on your own, either way it will be a fun and exciting activity, enjoying the views and the empty mountains.

  • Sledging / Tobogganing This is one winter activity that doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment, just grab your sledge and head for the nearest snow-covered hill! You can pick up a sledge at one of the many of the ski hire shops in the resort.

  • Paragliding For a spectacular view of the whole Portes du Soleil region, you cannot beat a paragliding flight. Controlled by an instructor, you just need to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight Known as “parapenting” in France & Switzerland, there are a great number of clubs and organisations in the area whose sole purpose is give you the experience of flying.

  • Swimming Visit the Aquariaz - an indoor aquatic paradise with heated pools & fun for all the family. Set in the heart of Avoriaz offering a huge water park made up of a gentle flowing indoor river, a slidewinder (an aquatic halfpipe), a toddlers paddling pool & water playhouse, a large pool with natural climbing walls. It is heated to make a tropical climate with fantastic foliage.

  • Bowling Decorated in a traditional Alpine style, this is a warm and cozy space. Le Studio 9 in Avoriaz has a 10-pin bowling alley. You can also entertain with snooker, video games, table football, pinball and a dancing machine! They also have a large screen for sports events and organise karaoke evenings.

NIGHTLIFE & APRES SKI

The car-free resort centre has a lively après ski atmosphere, with enough bars to offer a choice of styles and moods, and plenty of restaurants for your ski Chalet Hosts' one night off, including two within just a minute's walk of home! The Tavaillons and Yeti are always popular, and Le Yak has music and dancing. 

Regular music, sports and family events run throughout the ski season in Avoriaz, especially on peak dates, and there's a wide range of non-skiing activities to enjoy after a full day's skiing.

The completely traffic-free nature of Avoriaz is one of its big attractions, and as you can see below, the location of our chalets is ideal! A short, flattish ski leads you down to the ski-school meeting point, close to the Dromonts lift, or glide on down through the resort centre to a further choice of main lifts.

  • JaJa Bar A chic wine bar in the centre of Avoriaz. Are you a wine lover? Then stop at this new bar that serves a great selection of wines and champagne, as well as food. Their wine list is one of the largest in the resort. You can order tapas with your drinks and enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere.

  • Le Globe Trotters A popular international pub that has it all. It is open for lunch, coffee (or hot chocolate), apres and live music. Serving up burgers and chips, this place is family friendly too.

  • Le Fantastic Bar Well, the name says it all! You can find Bar and snacks located between two pistes. This is a good spot for a bite to eat but later it transforms into a lively apres spot, and they have live sports on the big screens too.

  • Village Igloo Bar & Restaurant The Village Igloo is a unique place in Avoriaz. You will find a bar and restaurant, you can even spend the night here in one of their icy bedrooms. Once the lifts have stopped, you will be met at the top of the Prodains cable car by a member of the Igloo team, who will accompany you on the 10 minute easy walk to the igloo. This is suitable for all the family, skiers and non-skiers.

  • Le Shooters Bar As the name suggests... over 50 different shooters on offer! Located in the heart of the resort, with a lively atmosphere, live pop and rock every week, live music twice a day, after skiing and in the early evening from 22:00.

  • Le Yak Nightclub Avoriaz's only nightclub - open until 05:00. There are plenty of places to go and have a drink in Avoriaz but this is the only one to stay open past 02:00, as such it often doesn't get lively until late on.

  • Le Bowling Bar This bar has live sport on the TVs as well as a couple of bowling lanes and pool tables. A great way to spend a whiteout afternoon or to blow off steam after skiing. Sandwiches and snacks are also on offer. Open 7 days per week in the winter season from 15:00 to 03:00.

  • Le Chapka Bar This Pub & Restaurant situated in the heart of Avoriaz. A great place to bring the whole family with table football and pool. From burgers to tapas you can visit this bar with your family or friends from 16:00 to 02:00.

SKIING IN Avoriaz

Ski Range 1,500m – 2,466m
Skiers and snowboarders staying in our ski chalets in Avoriaz are thoroughly spoiled! – it is hard to think of anywhere more utterly convenient for a ski holiday, with skiing to and from the doorstep, and two charming restaurants all within a decent snowball’s throw.

The surrounding slopes tick all the boxes. This is a great place for beginners to start their ski careers with that ‘top-of-the-world’ feeling, but it is intermediates and advanced skiers who will revel in life here at the very heart of the Portes du Soleil. With 650km of sensational pistes to explore around 14 different French and Swiss villages, you will never tire of this enormous area, whenever you take your Avoriaz skiing holidays.

Plentiful blue runs allow for miles of stylish cruising, while the reds and blacks up the stakes in stages for those in search of a challenge, culminating in the infamous Swiss Wall. But don’t worry, you don’t have to ski the Wall – you can take the chairlift instead. Touring from village to village is a highlight for many skiers, criss-crossing between France and Switzerland – especially if you are fond of traditional mountain bars and restaurants, of which there are plenty on both sides of the border. Free-style skiers and boarders meanwhile will know Avoriaz as the pioneer, and still front-runner, in exciting snow-parks, with four to choose from, including the most recent, ‘The Stash’.

There is great off-piste skiing up here too, including the four ‘snowcross’ runs recently added, which are marked and patrolled, but left unpisted as nature intended, including the Crozats run, for over 3km of virgin snow.

Skiing down to Les Prodains gives you access via a short ski-bus connection to the whole Morzine and Les Gets area too.