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Best Ski Pass Options in Avoriaz

Discover the top Avoriaz ski pass options

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. 

If you're looking for pass prices, see our dedicated Ski Pass Prices page; or our Summer Lift Pass Prices.

There are two main types of 'Avoriaz Ski Area' passes: the Portes du Soleil Ski Pass which covers 12 different ski villages from Les Gets all the way to Switerland; and the Avoriaz Ski Pass which is just for the local area, including the Super Morzine and Lindarets areas.

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. 

Group ski-passes

Ski passes for parties of 2 (Duo) or 3 (Trio) people are available to buy and give you a small discount from buying full price adult ski passes. These are only available to buy on line. 

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Family Ski Passes

It is now possible to buy a 6 day family pass for the whole of the Portes du Soleil area. Various versions are available depending on the make up of your family: 2 adults + 2 or more children or 1 adult + 3 children, as long as they are all under 18 years of age (normal child pass rates apply to 5-15 years).

The family pass option represents a saving of 10% on the total cost of buying the passes individually and it is valid for any 6 day period throughout the season. However, the family pass rate is not valid in conjunction with any other special offer rates (for example the early bird purchase or early/late season rates).

Avoriaz itself does not offer group or family discounts on its local area lift passes, however the age bracket for a child's pass is 15 years and under which is a few years older than most resorts (the age is normally 12) and there is a youth pass for 16-19 year-olds.

From the 9th April 2016, one under 12 year old ski pass is offered free with each purchase of an adult Portes du Soleil pass of 5 days or more. (Excludes season passes).

There is also a reduced-rate beginners lift pass and the under 5's ski for free.

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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 resorts and 650km of marked pistes. With this pass you can ski in both France and Switzerland and enjoy the full extent of one of the world’s largest ski areas.  

There are 5 resorts on the Swiss side: Champery, Les Crozets, Champoussin, Morgins and Torgon, and 7 in France: Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Montriond, Abondance, St Jean d’Aulps and Chatel. The Portes du Soleil is an intermediate skier or snowboarders paradise with 100 red and 106 blue runs, as well as a good number of challenging blacks such as the infamous “Swiss Wall” and over 30 cruisy green pistes. Park rats and freestylers will be in their element here as the full area has no less than 10 snow parks, including The Stash in Avoriaz, a 100% natural snow playground in the Lindarets forest. 

The Portes du Soleil pass is available from half a day 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 an 8 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.

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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. These passes will suit you if you are a complete beginner, an advancing beginner or if you prefer to ski at a more leisurely pace and don’t necessarily want to pound the pistes all day, every day. The local pass still covers a significant area with around 45 lifts and 49 pistes (approx. 75km).

Avoriaz is situated mostly above the tree line at 1800m which can make visibility tricky at times in bad weather. Having said that, the snow quality is generally better for longer here and you can ski from 2,466m all the way down to Les Prodains on the valley floor at 1,160m. 

If you are holidaying with children, inexperienced skiers, or just fancy taking it easy then the Avoriaz pass will probably offer more than enough. There is a nice choice of intermediate pistes on which to cruise from one lunch spot to the next, as well as a few more challenging runs for those who need to work off their tartiflette afterwards! 

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Also see: Ski Areas in Avoriaz

Discounted ski-passes

Avoriaz and Morzine/Les Gets offer Weekend or Saturday only passes at a slightly reduced rate. The slopes are also often quieter at 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 and late season ski passes 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.

You can also save up to 15% buy buying your passes early too, in September and October. 

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Beginners ski-passes

A 5-hour, 1, 2 or 3-day pass, ideal to begin with and to enjoy the Avoriaz  ski area. This pass leads to Avoriaz beginners slopes and gives access to 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.

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Also see: Beginner Ski Areas in Avoriaz

Snowpark passes

The Park and Stash pass 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. You'll get access to La Chapelle Snowpark, the boardercorss, the superpipe, Arare Snowpark and for the little people, Le Lil'Stash and the Burton Kids Parkway.

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Also see: Snowparks in Avoriaz

Free passes

Children under the age of 5 qualify for a FREE pass. You may 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.

Pedestrian passes

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).

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Also see: Maps of Avoriaz

Cross-country ski-passes

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).

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Also see: Cross-country Skiing in Avoriaz

Season passes

Season and Annual passes are available to buy for the Porte du Soleil 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 home owners. 

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Read more about the ski lift system in Avoriaz and find out more about the variety of winter activities you can do on your visit. 

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