Graham & family about Avoriaz


Date 10 March 2015

We love the Portes du Soleil

My rating of Avoriaz

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking

The unique location of the village, magnificent views
The friendly atmosphere everywhere on and off the slopes
A car-free village, you can ski through the centre of the village

Tips from Graham & family on Avoriaz

The Portes du Soleil seems to have infinite slopes, wherever you go! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned skier, you'll find your dream slopes here. For freestylers there are more than enough options, the choice of snow parks is great - Gary our teenage son spent the whole week making friends and freestyling! Also the freeride trails were great too. For beginners, there seem to be plenty of easy slopes, and even though the slopes get pretty busy, you never have to wait long for the super ski lifts. Avoriaz is great, as it is right on the slopes and because all the buildings are wooden the resort exudes a very nice welcoming atmosphere compared to some of the concrete resorts you find in France. Restaurants and hotels are right on the slopes, so you can watch the skiing from your balcony as people go by. The views are amazing as the village is literally built up on top of a mountain cliff edge. Avoriaz is without doubt the best ski resort I have ever been on a skiing holiday to.

Average ratings about Avoriaz

Beginners Cross country Atmosphere
—Intermediate Snowboard/freestyle Après-ski/events
—Advanced Families & Children Winter hiking
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Date 24 July 2014

From: Jean about Avoriaz

Great all round resort

Ski resort in a super setting up on a cliff - don't go near the edge if you don't like heights! Tons of activities for the whole family - great skating rink and awesome new indoor pool with so much to do for all ages. the kids prefered this to the sk...

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Date 22 March 2013

From: Wendy & family about Avoriaz

Great resort for a family ski holiday as everything is easy to access

Great doorstep skiing which made this ski holiday really stress free - although you have to be careful to get the right lift back to the resort or you could walk quite a way! Nice family holidays spent here - kids loved the snowy streets and horse sl...

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Date 2 March 2013

From: Angela Costa about Avoriaz

Really fantastic all round resort with skiing for all levels and tons of atmosphere

The skiing here is just superb - we heard everyone talking about the famous 'Wall' slope, with huge moguls - we're good skiers but not quite that good! Apparenty it's awesome! The ski and snow parks here are great fun for all the family, with jumps,...

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Date 1 March 2013

From: Jeff about Avoriaz

You'll never find another ski resort like this one!

The pedestrian centre is really bizarre to start with - when you arrive, you have to carry your luggage to your accommodation on a sledge! Even though there are a lot of high apartment blocks, I actually really felt at home here and the high building...

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Date 14 February 2013

From: Simon about Avoriaz

Pedestrian resort with some wonderful skiing

On first impression, this ski resort seemed a bit ugly and modern but once you get used to the many large apartment blocks, it actually has a rather cozy feeling about it. You don't see any cars, just horse sleighs and skiers in the centre - it's a ...

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Overview of the ski area Les Portes du Soleil


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes320 km Drag lifts102Start of the season23 December
Red slopes210 km Chair lifts81End of the season22 April
Black slopes70 km Gondola lifts13Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude930 m
Total600 km Capacity25500 Pers./HourMax. altitude2460 m
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