Avoriaz is a ski resort in the Haute-Savoie in the heart of the immense Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the world. The resort is perched on a south-facing plateau, surrounded by cliffs. Avoriaz is a recent ski resort that was built where previously there there were a few sparse alpine chalets. The architecture of the buildings in Avoriaz is unusual, with a particular effort having been made to ensure that they blend with the rocky landscape around them. The resort is totally pedestrianized made for 'doorstep skiing'. Cars are banned. In Avoriaz, you can only get around on foot or by sledge.
The ski area is suitable for all, beginners and advanced skiers. The ski slopes descend down wide valleys and through fir tree forests. The setting is beautiful with clear views of the Dents du Midi, the Dents Blanches and Mont Blanc.
- Maximum altitude: 2460 m
- Minimum altitude: 1800 m
- Number of ski lifts: 36 (cable cars: 1, gondola lifts: 2, chairlifts: 19, drag lifts: 14)
- Number of ski runs: 51 (black: 6, red: 15, blue: 24, green: 6)
- Total distance: 64 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 3 (snow park: 2, half-pipe: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 8 (black: 2, red: 2, blue: 3, green: 1)
- Total distance: 30 km
- Genève to Avoriaz: 75 kilometres (47 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 39 minutes
- Chambéry to Avoriaz: 149 kilometres (93 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 9 minutes
- Lyon to Avoriaz: 226 kilometres (140 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 53 minutes