Ski Area

Avoriaz Ski Area

For the dedicated skier, not only does Avoriaz offer some of the best skiing in the area but it’s the prime jumping off point to explore the Portes du Soleil.

The area can be divided into three sectors: Les Hauts Forts, principally reds and blacks and the highest skiing in the area, Chavannette, the sunniest and generally most popular sector and the Lindarets valley which separates Avoriaz from Chatel. The one drawback is that the ski area can become congested during busy periods, although Avoriaz has invested heavily in high capacity, high speed lifts at the bottlenecks to reduce this. It’s also generally possible to avoid the worst crowds by taking alternative routes: use the Cubore chair and the drag lift on the other side to access Switzerland, use the chairs rather than the cable car to ascend from Prodains, and the Brochaux chair rather than the main Lindarets lift back from the valley.

There is good terrain within the Avoriaz area for advanced & off-piste skiers, intermediates and beginners, but advanced and intermediates will want to go over the ridge to explore Champery & les Crosets, or down the mountain and into Morzine and across to Les Gets and the wider Portes du Soleil. 

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