Welcome to Avoriaz
Avoriaz is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit thanks to its futuristic design and dramatic clifftop location overlooking the neighbouring resort of Morzine. Situated in the centre of the Portes du Soleil, it falls within the Chablais region of the Haute-Savoie, between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Avoriaz is a purpose built ski resort but unlike so many of the resorts that sprang up in the 60's and 70's it isn't home to unsightly concrete monoliths but instead consists of wooden clad apartments and chalets that sympathetically blend into the surrounding mountains. The town is completely pedestrianised, everyone makes their way around either on foot, ski or on horse-drawn sleighs. Avoriaz caters especially well for families thanks to a range of specially designed children's ski areas and a rather fabulous indoor waterpark. You will also find some of the best snowparks in the Alps in Avoriaz, and these along with regular live music events throughout the winter season attracts a young crowd.
Avoriaz is a true ski-in-ski-out resort and most of the accommodation in Avoriaz is in apartments or aparthotels. These aparthotels combine the benefits of renting a self-contained apartment, complete with living area and kitchen, and with the facilities you would expect to find in a hotel.