Review of snowboarding and skiing in Avoriaz France.
Avoriaz Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1967 the French ski resort Avoriaz lies at 1800 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2460m Avoriaz ski area is not snow sure. Over 68 snow cannons ensure artificial Avoriaz snow making covers 11km of ski trails, which equates to around 9 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Avoriaz (France) is Geneva at a distance of 80km or approximately 90 minutes minutes driving time. Avoriaz ski season runs from December to May.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Avoriaz France
5 runs 2km
24 runs 40km
14 runs 15km
6 runs 6km
Skiing in Avoriaz
Skiing Avoriaz you'll enjoy 47 pistes and trails and that means approximately 70km of ski runs. Avoriaz lifts number 36 with the capacity to uplift 62825 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the French ski resort of Avoriaz is over 6.7km long.
Avoriaz Ski Area
Avoriaz ski area has 10% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 51% intermediate, 29% advanced ski slopes and 12% for expert skiers - the most difficult Avoriaz piste is the 1.7km La Combe du Machon run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Avoriaz after dark.
Avoriaz for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Avoriaz
If you snowboard Avoriaz you'll want to know that, of the 36 ski lifts in total, 14 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Avoriaz snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Avoriaz snowboard facilities include 3 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 150 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Avoriaz for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Avoriaz Apres Ski
The apres ski Avoriaz scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
8 apres ski bars 19 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 2 cinema 2 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 3 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 18 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Flying, Turkish Bath, Ice Diving, Snowbiking, Weights Room, Torchlight Descents.
Avoriaz for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
More Avoriaz Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Avoriaz resort - ski Avoriaz by any other name
The French ski resort of Avoriaz ski resort is also known as Avoriaz Massif du Chablais and has the following common misspellings: Avarias, Avariaz, Avarice, Avaries, Averias, Avorias, Avoriaze, Avorizaz
Avoriaz ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Avoriaz ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Avoriaz ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Avoriaz for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Avoriaz reviews, 4.3 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.