France, Portes du Soleil Ski Area
Although it was purpose-built in the 1960s, Avoriaz still has an exciting space-age feel. The highest, and – with neighbouring Morzine - the most high-profile ski station in the huge Portes du Soleil region, the world’s largest international linked ski area, it has an excellent snow record.
Apart from its horse-drawn taxis, it’s traffic free, and appeals to families as well as to skiers and boarders of all abilities. As a previous winner of the Best Family Resort in the UK Snow Awards, Avoriaz justifies its reputation as family-friendly, as well as appealing to skiers and boarders of all abilities.
The cliff-top resort, perched on a plateau high above the Morzine valley, is easily accessible whether on skis or on foot. There’s a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars with a varied selection of nightlife. Being right in the middle of the Portes du Soleil resort network, you can set off each day in a new direction to explore a completely different area, with stunning scenery, wide-open panoramic views of the spectacular Dents du Midi, Dents Blanches and the mountains beyond. The runs enjoy snow cover right through to April, with an average of eight metres each winter.
Resort Code: FRAV
Languages spoken: French
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturday
Isle of Man
Transfer by coach 1hr 45mins
Flight supplements may apply.
*Only private transfers at a supplement available on these flights
Private transfers and Self drive are available.
Car hire available: No
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No