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Avoriaz in the heart of Portes du Soleil, France is an ideal family holiday destination, and it’s equally great for a romantic ski holiday.

It has plenty of snow, horse carriages, cafes, restaurants, magnificent views, excellent ski slopes. To top it all, from Avoriaz you have access to 650 km of varied skiing in Portes du Soleil. At 1800m in height this unique ski resort is the highest in the Portes du Soleil ski area. It has more than 50 years of ski-resort-experience to perfect your next ski holiday!

Are you packing your bags? If not, the rest of this article will convince you to plan and book your next best ever ski holiday in Avoriaz!

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This quaint ski resort is perfect for beginners because of the amazing wide open ski slopes that provide 75 km of superb skiing. In addition, there is a beginner’s slope at Le Chapelle Park. Oh yes, and quite a few green slopes for beginners to put their new skills into action. Expert skiers are treated to around 6 black slopes. Also, there are over 20 blue (intermediate) ones, and about a dozen red (advanced) ones. And did I mention you’ll have almost 40 ski lifts to pick from?

Cross-country skiers will be happy to know they have just over 37 km of happiness!

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Avoriaz is known as a car-free resort

You’re able to ski to your door, which makes it super convenient not having to change boots on your way home.

Getting around in Avoriaz is like something from a movie – by horse-drawn sleigh!

Super romantic if it’s just you and your loved one. And if it’s the whole family, kiddies and all, it’s a sure winner because the kiddies simply love feeding the horses (which they may) and the ride seems to be a great thrill to them.

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How to get to Avoriaz

We booked our flights into Geneva Airport and booked an airport transfer to the ski resort, about 100 km away. The drive by car is around 1 hour, 45 minutes.

The second nearest airport is 165 km away, namely Chambery Airport (about 2 hours, 10 minutes’ drive).

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As for the airport transfer, book it to the small hamlet of Les Prodains, at the Prodains cable car. Here you will catch the cable car to the Avoriaz. From the top of the cable car, you can use the horse drawn sleigh taxis.

Alternatively, have a look at the top of the Prodains lift for ads of other means of getting to your hotel. For instance, a snow-plough kind of taxi that has a trailer for your luggage.

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Top things to do in Avoriaz

Aquariaz water park, away from the slopes, is a tropical jungle with waterfalls and slides. Of course, on the slopes, you have the slope-side bar famous for its après ski, dancing, and DJs.  

Tenpin bowling, sleighing, ice skating, squash, and caving are only a few alternative activities if you’re not up to snow-ski on any particular day.  If you’d like to catch a movie at the cinema, that’s fine too.

Europe’s first ecological snow park, the Stash, is your opportunity to try some freestyle!

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Where to stay in Avoriaz

Although most accommodation is ski-to-door types, it still is best to verify this popular feature with the hotel desk.

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In conclusion, for stunning scenery and fabulous skiing, book your next ski holiday in Avoriaz!

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