Avoriaz is ideally located in the middle of the large Portes du Soleil ski area (650 km of pistes), a collection of twelve resorts that extends from France into Switzerland. The resort is a short 1½ hour drive from Geneva and convenient to access from North America.
Whether you like to take it easy or push yourself to the limits, there area wide variety of routes and the altitude guarantees snow cover from December to April. Ideal for families, there are children and teen clubs, a water park, and all the entertainment and shopping amenities are available at this purpose-built resort.
Avoriaz was originally constructed in the mid-60s and received some significant updates during the 2012-13 season. Skiers can literally ski around the village roads and pathways, due to its high alpine locale. It is a quiet resort, handsome, and environmentally-conscious, where sleighs take the place of cars. A true leisure centre in the great outdoors.
Aquariaz was designed as an aquatic paradise in the mountains, featuring lush vegetation and rocks. This water park includes a river with a variable gentle current, a slidewinder (a kind of aquatic halfpipe), a water playhouse, a paddling pool, a large pool with climbing walls, massage benches, and an open-air spa heated to 34 degres. This type of water park is found nowhere else in the mountains.
Avoriaz offers a large outdoor family skating rink right in the resort centre. Support stands for younger children are available and skate disco evenings are held for teenagers.
Learn to drive a dog sled team on forest runs through stunning scenery. Rides for young children with parents are also available in the resort.
Experience horse-drawn sleigh rides through the streets of the Avoriaz resort village. Guided tours of Avoriaz and 5 themed rides are also available.
Explore the surrounding forests of the Portes du Soleil on guided snowshoeing rambles.Spot animals that live in the untouched countryside.
Biathlon is an activity that combines rifle shooting at targets and cross-country skiing. Group lessons are available for beginners who want to experience this unique Olympic sport for the first time.
As part of its partnership with Easybike and its brand of electric mountain bike, Avoriaz is offering eFatBike this winter! The eFatbike is an electrically assisted bike with oversized wheels for good grip on the snow. A great way to experience the joys of electric cycling on the snow trails.
This competition is an import of the Yukigassen snowball battle sport very popular in Japan. The format is a snowball battle between two teams of seven players on a snow pitch measuring 40 by 10 metres. The objective is to capture the flag of the opposing team. Games consist of three 3-minute sets, making it an intensive and explosive sport.
Any player hit by a snowball is immediately expelled. To win a set, one team must capture the other side’s flag. If this proves impossible, the winning team is the one with the most players on the pitch at the end of regulation time. Watch a video of a Snowball Fight in action here!