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Avoriaz Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Cluses
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1800m
  • Ski Season: December to May
  • Mountain Range: The Alps
  • Number of Lifts: 212
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2277m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1100m
  • Number of Slopes: 279
  • Snowboarding: The park has a half pipe and slalom course.
  • Cross Country (km): 45km

Avoriaz Ski Information

General information

There are some lovely little villages in the 'Portes du Soleil' skiing area. Mountain bikers will enjoy the many trails and there is some stunning scenery for hiking. Morzine is a nearby market town and is set in the River Dranse valley and the mountains that surround the town are spectacular. There is an open - air Olympic sized pool, tennis courts an indoor ice rink and toboggan run. Pont du Diable Gorge, further on provides dramatic views.

  • Languages: French
  • Temperatures: 4c
  • Driving: Right hand side
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies - 112
  • Population: 3000
  • Religion: 90% Catholic
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Apres-ski

After a hard day of skiing up a storm, why not spend a great night on the town. There are 12 restaurants that range from Classic French cuisine to small and simple bistros.Le Tavillon and La Cabane are English style pubs and serves pub grub and the place for live music is ironically called "The Place" and the vibe there goes to the wee hours. The locals are very friendly and accommodate the visitor. So you can have a quiet cosy night or hit the bars and disco.

Overview

One of the popular resorts in the region of Portes du Soleil. Avoriaz lies at 1800 metres above sea level and great snow can be almost for certain. Snow boarders enjoy the slopes here and the resort draws the boarding crowd as there a park devoted to board sports.There are a huge number of slopes and most of them are suitable for the beginner to fair skier.The resort is well organised and has plenty off accommodation and après-ski activities. The Children's village is well organised and gives the little ones plenty to occupy them while you enjoy the slopes. A fantastic resort for the family type skiing holiday.

Avoriaz Attractions

Avoriaz Activities

The Children Village - Located at Place Centrale. With a fairytale atmosphere and in a marvellous setting, children from 3 to 16 years of age are shown the delights of skiing and become familiarised with the snow. The teaching method used allows children to learn to ski and enjoy themselves at the same time, without any fear and in safe conditions.

Snowboard Village - Found in the heart of the Children Village, children from the ages from 6 to 16 can enjoy evrything there is to enjoy about snowboarding. Here children can make new friends, while learning how to snowboard and having a great time.

Avoriaz Restaurants and Bars

Avoriaz Restaurants

Le Douchka - Found in the Falaise area, this restaurant serves pizzas as well as a range of local dishes. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. This is a great place to go for lunch, whhile taking a break from all the skiing.

Les Fontaines Blanches - Located in the main street of Avoriaz. This pizzeria and restaurant is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. They serve a range of initeresting pizzas and a host of other Italian and French dishes. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.

Le Brin de Folie - Found at place du Snow, this is one of the best and most popular restaurants in town. They serve a wide range of local dishes, all with a choice from their great selection of French wines. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the food is great and the prices are reasonable.

Avoriaz Bars & Clubs

Pub le Choucas - Found at place des Ruches. This is one of the most popular bars in town and is frequented by locals and tourists of all ages. The atmosphere is friendly and warming, this is a great place to chill out; have a few drinks and meet some new people.

Le Festival - Located in the centre of town, this nightclub is very popular with the younger locals over the weekends. They play a range of popular dance music and serve a whole range of drinks. This is a great place to go and party all night long. Entrance is free.

Le Place - Found at place du Snow. This is another one of the popular dance clubs in Avoriaz. It is frequented by a younger local crowd and tourists, it's busiest over the weekend. The drinks are a little more expensive than some of the other clubs, but the atmosphere is great and you'll have an excellent night out on the town.

Avoriaz children's activities

The Children Village - Located at Place Centrale. With a fairytale atmosphere and in a marvellous setting, children from 3 to 16 years of age are shown the delights of skiing and become familiarised with the snow. The teaching method used allows children to learn to ski and enjoy themselves at the same time, without any fear and in safe conditions.

Snowboard Village - Found in the heart of the Children Village, children from the ages from 6 to 16 can enjoy evrything there is to enjoy about snowboarding. Here children can make new friends, while learning how to snowboard and having a great time.

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