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Ski Guides Avoriaz

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  1. Resort Information
  2. The Ski Resort
  3. The Ski Slopes
  4. Apres Ski

Resort information for Avoriaz

Useful Resort Contacts

International Ski School:0033 450 740218
Tourist Information:0033 450 740211
Hotel des Dromonts (3 star):0033 450 740811
Medical Centre:0033 450 740542
Laurys France Taxi:0033 450 746977
Taxi Koller:0041 813 773535

Useful Resort Information

  • Weather and Snow report for Avoriaz
  • Avoriaz webcams for snow conditions
  • Download Avoriaz piste map
  • Piste Rating for Avoriaz

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    Transfer Times

    Geneva:2 hours
    Lyon:3.5 hours

    The Ski Resort

    Avoriaz is a purpose-built, traffic-free resort perched above a dramatic, sheer rock face. It is on the main lift circuit of the Portes du Soleil, this circuit which is easily done by intermediates of all abilities. Wherever you stay, you should be able to ski from the door. The village has lifts and pistes fanning out in all directions.

    The Ski Slopes

    Although Avoriaz itself is high, its slopes don't go much higher and some parts of the Portes du Soleil circuit are much lower. In general, the snow here is usually much better than over the border on the south-facing Swiss slopes, and the slopes closest to Avoriaz are bleak and treeless, but snow-sure. Most of the bad queues have been eliminated by new high-speed lifts, but crowds on the pistes (especially at weekends and around the village) can be bad, with care needed to avoid collisions.

    Apres Ski

    There is a good choice of mountain restaurants over the hill. The village is all angular, dark, wood-clad, high-rise buildings, mostly apartments, although the snow-covered paths and pistes give the place quite a friendly Alpine feel. It's a compact resort, with everything close to hand, but the village is set on quite a slope. The evenings are lively, but there is not much choice. A few bars have a good atmosphere, particularly in happy hour and there are approximately 30 restaurants.
    We'd like to wish you an enjoyable holiday in the snow and please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries regarding your insurance cover.

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