About Ski Pass Options in Avoriaz
There are a number of different ski passes available in Avoriaz. Prices vary according to your age, how many of you there are, what areas you'd like to ski in, how many days you want to ski and the time of year. Planning ahead can help you make the most of your Avoriaz ski holiday and hopefully save you some money too.
|Which Ski Pass to buy in Avoriaz|
|Adult Pass||An adult pass is for people aged 20-64 years (senior 65+ years)|
|Junior Pass||A junior pass is for people aged 16-19 years|
|Child Pass||A child pass is for children aged 5-15 years (under 5's are free)|
|Family Pass||Family groups must comprise of at least two adults and two children, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
|DUO Pass||For two adults, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
|TRIO Pass||For three adults, purchasing ski passes for the same dates and duration|
|Portes du Soleil Pass||This full area pass gives you access to 12 ski resort across the area known as the 'Portes du Soleil', which includes Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel & Morgins|
|Avoriaz Pass||This is a local area pass which includes the Super Morzine lift, Avoriaz & Lindarets area|
You can buy ski passes on line, or in resort. The main points of sale are at the Tourist office in resort centre, the Elinka Residence in Falaise or there are some automatic pay stations at the top of the Prodains cable car, the Elinka Residence or the bottom cable car station at Ardent.
Portes du Soleil ski-passes (Full area)
Most people of intermediate skiing ability and above would generally go for the full Portes du Soleil area pass, which incorporates 12 linked ski resorts and 650km of marked pistes. With this pass, you can ski in both France (Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Abondance, St Jean d’Aulps and Chatel) and Switzerland (Champery, Les Crozets, Champoussin, Morgins and Torgon) and enjoy the full extent of one of the world’s largest ski areas.
The Portes du Soleil pass is available from 5 hours to 30 days duration, or if you are a regular visitor to the area then a season pass is probably your best option. There is also a 5-day non-consecutive option available if you err towards frequent shorter visits that don't quite justify a season pass. Have a look at our Ski Area Guide to help you decide what pass is best for you.
Also see: Ski Areas in Avoriaz
Avoriaz ski-passes (Local area)
It is possible to buy a lift pass that covers just the Avoriaz lifts and pistes and is available for either 1 or 2 days. This pass will suit you if you are a beginner or a leisurely skier. The local pass still covers a significant area with around 45 lifts and 49 pistes (approx. 75km).
Also see: Ski Areas in Avoriaz
Portes du Soleil
2 people skiing together benefit from the 'Duo' price on Portes du Soleil ski passes. Buy 2 passes for 6 days or more in a single purchase and save €15. Groups of three people pay the 'Trio' price on Portes du Soleil ski passes. Buy 3 passes of 6 days or more in a single purchase and save €24. Only available online. You can buy these passes all season, with the exception of 17th-24th March 2018.
The local area Avoriaz ski pass does not offer any group discounts.
Family Ski Passes
The Portes du Soleil offers a discount for families. The Family Ski Pass option represents a saving of 10% on the total cost of buying the passes individually and it is valid for any 6-30 day period throughout the season. A family must consist of a minimum of 4 people (2 adults + 2 children).
Avoriaz itself does not offer a family discount on its local area lift pass, however, they do offer a reduction of pass prices for 5-19 year-olds. There is also a reduced-rate beginners lift pass and the under 5's ski for free.
Beginner skier and snowboarders can benefit from a special Beginners Ski Pass for 1 or 2 days. This pass gives you access to the Avoriaz beginners slopes and the following ski lifts; the Prodains cable car; Plateau, Tour, Zore, Serraussaix, Proclou, Léchère and Dromonts 1 and 2 chairlifts; Trashers, Ecoles 1 and 2, Baron, Barmettes and Chapelle draglifts, and Super-Morzine and Ardent gondolas.
Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Avoriaz
The 1-day Park and Stash Pass offered by Avoriaz gives access to the Prodains cable car, Stade, Tour and Prolays chairlifts; Surf, Arare 1 and 2, Chapelle, Ecoles 1 and 2 and Trashers drag lifts and Ardent gondola. These will allow you to reach The Stash, La Chapelle Snowpark, the boardercross, the superpipe, Arare Snowpark and for the little people, Le Lil'Stash and the Burton Kids Parkway.
Also see: Snowparks in Avoriaz
Avoriaz offers a Weekend or Saturday only pass at a slightly reduced rate. The slopes are also often quieter on weekends as many people are just arriving or leaving so it’s a good time to enjoy shorter lift queues and less piste-traffic.
Early & Late Season
Early and late season ski passes for both Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil also come at a discounted price which is great, but you do need to be mindful that there may not be full snow cover at the very start and very end of the season.
Early Bird Discount
You can also save up to 15% by buying your passes early too, in September and October.
Children under the age of 5 qualify for a free pass. You will have to provide proof of age so take along a passport when collecting your pass. The initial €3 charge still applies for a hands-free pass.
You can buy a 1-day or a 6-day Cross-country Ski Pass which allows you to use all of the marked trails around Avoriaz. This pass gives access to Ardent gondola (way up and down), Lechere chairlift (way up only), Super-Morzine gondola (way up and down), Zore chairlift (way up and down), Plateau chairlift (way up only), Prodains cable car (way up and down), Lindarets chairlift (way up only).
Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Avoriaz
Season and Annual passes are available to buy for the Portes du Soleil ski area. You'll save money on these if you buy your pass before the end of November. Further discounts are available to residents or second homeowners.
A pedestrian pass will give you access to Ardent gondola (way up and down), Lechere chairlift (way up only), Super-Morzine gondola (way up and down), Zore chairlift (way up and down), Plateau chairlift (way up only), Prodains cable car (way up and down), Lindarets chairlift (way up only).
Also see: Maps of Avoriaz