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Avoriaz

Skiing & Snowboarding in Avoriaz, France
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Snowboarding and Skiing Breaks in Avoriaz, France

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Drive time : 56 miles or 1hr 35mins drive time from Geneva

Drive time : 86 miles or 2hrs drive time from Chambery

Drive time : 135 miles or 2hrs 45mins drive time from Grenoble

For access to some one of the best ski and snowboarding resorts in the Alps try cheap flights to Chambery or Geneva and the area of Avoriaz.

The resort of Avoriaz sits at 1800m and is one of the most enjoyable and visually impressive resorts of the vast Portes du Soleil area, which links France and Switzerland. The resort can be accessed in half an hour by car or bus from Morzine (14km) and there is also a gondola and two ski lifts linking Avoriaz from Morzine, as well as regular cable cars.

Furthermore, it takes 2 hours in a car from Chambery Airport and takes even less time from Geneva, roughly 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Incredible Views and Fantastic Choice of Slopes for Skiing and Snowboarding

Avoriaz is a purpose built ski resort, with a well thought out layout. This has leant itself to some incredible views over the Morzine valley and Mont Blanc and opens up a choice of the slopes to tackle during a skiing weekend.

One of the major pluses for Avoriaz is that it is a car-less resort, which not only makes it eco-friendly, but creates a calming and safe atmosphere for visitors on a skiing break. Another plus is the proximity of the lifts to the resort’s accommodation, with the ability to literally ski in and out of places; this includes eating places, shops and cafes. If you fancy being chauffeured horse-drawn sleighs are popular with tourists on a skiing weekend!

A Mecca for Boarders with a Specialist Snowboarding Park

Due to its altitude Avoriaz is renowned for having good snow. It is also widely known as a boarding mecca having been the first European resort to truly embrace the sport. With a specialist park, slalom course, extensive off-piste and a half pipe it is haven for snowboarders. It is also great for ski enthusiasts to try something a little different on their skiing break.

Fantastic Choice with Three Huge Snow Parks for Skiing and Snowboarding

The resort has three main snow parks that are highly reputed - Arare, La Chapelle and a snow skate park. Arare is particularly good for advanced skiers with tabletops, spines, and various rails and La Chapelle can be found at resort level on a skiing weekend. At the foot of the resort there is also a super-pipe, which has its own lift. Lift passes for those wanting to use the parks and pipe only are available.

A Choice of Challenging Black Runs for the More Experienced Skier

Skiers are drawn to the resort for its challenging black pistes - the most famous being 'the wall', which should only be attempted by experienced skiers. For beginners and intermediates there are numerous and varied slopes throughout the network.

Ski Schools and Great Nightlife for Evenings Out

There is more to a skiing weekend in Avoriaz than just the snow. Off the slopes restaurants are plentiful and the nightlife is generally good. On the slopes, the ski school has a very good reputation and in general children are well accommodated for, with a kids’ village managed by Olympic-medallist Annie Famose.

Book cheap ski flights to Chambery or Geneva online for fantastic ski and snowboarding breaks in this fabulous resort.

Avoriaz Stats

Avoriaz | France | Ski & Snowboarding Resort Stats:
Length of Pistes: 650km
Highest Peak: 3200m
Cable Cars/Gondolas: 14
Chair Lifts: 34

Slopes

Beginner : 3 Intermediate : 24 Advanced : 15 Expert : 5
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