Located on a fully south-facing plateau high above the Morzine valley, Avoriaz ski resort is an instant hit with all those who see it, thanks to the elegant wooden cladding on every residence and chalet.
Avoriaz ski resort offers varied groomed terrain for all levels locally, or a huge 650 km piste network for those armed with a full Portes du Soleil lift-pass It adds up to a whole lot of quality skiing in some magnificent settings. Which pass to buy will depend largely on your technical level – novices and early intermediates have enough easily-accessible terrain to be getting on with around and above Avoriaz itself, while just about everyone else is likely to be here for the full 'Grand Domain' experience.
In fact, just a couple of chairlift rides will get you to the Franco-Swiss border (so carry your passport and remember you'll be leaving the Euro-zone), seamless gateway to linked areas like Champéry, Champoussin, Morgins, Torgon and Val d'Illiez. That's in addition to the French ski resorts of Abondance, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine and St Jean Aulps – most are lift-linked, and for areas where this is impractical there are free shuttle buses.