Avoriaz, located in the Portes du Soleil in France, is a fantastic destination for a family skiing trip. While it offers excellent snowy pistes during the peak skiing season, Avoriaz boasts great activities for families at any time of year!
This is a resort with some spectacular views – it is located 600 metres above Morzine and sits on the cliffs of the mountains that surround it. The resort’s tall buildings reach high above the valleys, creating what is one of Europe’s most spectacular winter landscapes.
Avoriaz is well-known all over Europe as being a terrific resort for skiing, with excellent snow and a whole host of different slopes for you and the family to try out. Whether you’re a family of beginners, intermediates or experts, there are runs here to cover each and every ability.
Top Tip: Plan your ski holiday itinerary in advance – this is the best way to get the most out of your time on the superb slopes in Avoriaz!
Other Winter Activities
A wonderful water paradise, a day at Aquariaz is a great way to relax after a day on the slopes. Featuring an open-air hot tub, massage benches, gentle rapids and plenty of different heated pools, Aquariaz is a unique and beautiful place. It’s great for all ages, with slides and pools to suit everyone in the family.
Top Tip: Look out for the stunning natural vegetation which grows inside the complex – the greenery surrounding the pools is stunning.
Easily found in the centre of the resort, the ice-skating rink is extremely popular. Teenagers can enjoy a dance at the disco nights which run on some evenings at the skating rink.
The Village des Enfants welcomes children aged from 3 up to 16 and offers a whole range of different sport and leisure activities. Designed as part of five separate programmes, activities are led by trained instructors and are tailored to the different age groups.
Giant Outdoor Games
From 9:00am to 7:00pm every day, you can take advantage of free access to the Games Square. Here, you’ll discover giant versions of some classic games including chess and tic-tac-toe as well as hopscotch and badminton. The kids always love this unique attraction.
A great activity for all the family, the crazy golf course in Avoriaz has 12 holes featuring unique obstacles. Enjoy an afternoon swinging and putting with the kids, and who knows – you might find that somebody has a hidden talent!
The children will love the chance to go on the trampolines, which you’ll find in the centre of the resort. They’re open every day apart from Saturday afternoon between 9:30am and 12:30pm and then again from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Where to Stay
Hotel des Dromonts – With rooms offering stunning mountain views, the Hotel des Dromonts makes for a wonderful place to stay for the whole family. The hotel has direct access to the slopes, whilst some rooms feature a balcony and all of them have private bathrooms as well as a TV and mini-bar.
Hôtel Les Côtes, Résidence Loisirs et Chalets – This hotel offers excellent access to the Portes du Soleil ski area and is located just 550 yards away from the Morzine Avoriaz village centre and just 750 yards from the Morzine Ski Lift. The kids will love playing in the indoor swimming pool whilst you relax in the sauna.
How to Get There
The best way to reach Avoriaz from the UK is to take a flight to Geneva airport. There are flights to Geneva available at airports across the UK, with plenty of good deals out there if you book well in advance. The flight time to Geneva is around one hour and thirty minutes.
From there, I can personally recommend pre-booking a private shuttle transfer to take you directly to your accommodation. This is a convenient and cost-effective way to travel, and will take you from door to door without any hassle.
- UK to GVA Flight Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Transfer Distance: 109 kilometres
- Transfer Time: 2 hours
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