Chalet Marie

  • Portes du Soleil Ski Area, France, Avoriaz

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Chalet Marie is a fantastic chalet in the centre of Avoriaz, with its cosy Alpine décor and doorstep skiing it is the perfect chalet for a week in the Portes du Soleil Ski Area.

Cosy and welcoming

Chalet Marie is furnished in an inviting Savoyard style, with Alpine antiques and a fireplace in the communal lounge it is a wonderful ski chalet in Avoriaz. Sleeping up to 15 guests, all seven wood panelled bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and benefit from having their own en-suite bathrooms. After a day on the slopes, return to the chalet to enjoy a coffee and an afternoon treat in the spacious open-concept living and dining space, complete with high beamed ceilings, a feature fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a balcony with views of the resort and valley below.

Chalet catering

Our wonderful chalet team are on hand to make your stay as relaxed as possible, each day they will serve you a cooked breakfast, tasty afternoon tea and a three course meal with an aperitif and unlimited wine - you have the benefit of home cooking without the washing up at the end of your meal. 

Doorstep skiing

With doorstep skiing, you have quick and easy access to the slopes to enjoy the full Portes du Soleil Ski Area. Strap on your board on or click on your skis just outside and head off to discover the vast number of blue and red runs at high altitude. With 600km of skiing in the whole area, there is no shortage of runs to explore during your holiday. 

Why is this an Inghams' Choice property?

Excellent location - The Chalet Marie has a prime position in Avoriaz with doorstep skiing and being close to the resort facilities, you have everything you need for a week in the mountains.

Chalet team - Our chalet staff are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible, the team prepare each meal plus afternoon tea six days a week and maintain the cleanliness in the chalet throughout the week.

Great for groups - The chalet is a great option for groups of friends or family, sleeping up to 15 guests with cosy rooms and a open plan communal areas its perfect for catching up after a day skiing.

Our chalets are going greener, so our mountains don't

This season, our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Added value

A selection of wine is included with chalet evening meals

Family discounts available, please see the family facilities section below


  • Over 600 kilometres of skiable terrain across the Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Avoriaz has a resort altitude of 1,800 meters
  • Portes du Soleil skiable terrain is as high as 2,300 metres

The purpose built, snow sure resort of Avoriaz is the highest in the Portes du Soleil - the world's largest international linked ski area. Awarded the Best Family Resort in the Snow Awards justifies its reputation as family friendly, as well as appealing to skiers and boarders of all abilities with slopes such as the best blue run in the area, Abricotine, and Coupe du Monde being the best black run with great views. 

The Flocon Vert label has been awarded to Avoriaz, demonstrating the resort's commitment to environmental preservation and highlighting its dedication to sustainable development. Since the resort opened in the 60s it has been pedestrianised, making it incredibly accessible whether on skis, on foot or even horse drawn sleigh. The resort has a partnership with Blablacar which promotes carpooling to and from resort, additionally BlaBlaBus is the best way to reach the main Avoriaz 1800 station. Once you are on the mountain, the Stash snow park provides fun for the whole family, found between the trees in a reforestation zone. It's made up of different ability level snow parks built with dead untreated wood which has been collected locally, so it blends into the landscape. There's a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars dotted around the resort, many of which serve local ingredients and French-origin products and most buildings are designed to conserve heat, and with the use of solar panels generate energy too. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is located above Morzine and is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, both of which are known for their abundance of high-quality and diverse skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Avoriaz itself is perfect for all abilities as there are plenty of cruisy blue slopes and tree lined runs. For the more advanced, upgrading to the Portes du Soleil ski pass is your ticket to endless adventures, you will have access to 600km of piste across France and Switzerland. If you are after a challenge, have a go at skiing The Circuit - it is the best way to see as much as the Portes du Soleil as possible. It takes about six hours for an intermediate skier to complete, not including the all important lunch break. 

Avoriaz has always been at the forefront of snowboarding culture, it was actually the first resort in France to open a terrain park. Since then, it has become an excellent choice for snowboarders and freestylers of all levels, with a wide range of snow parks to choose from. The Stash is an off-piste, tree-run, free-ride park with numerous tables, rails, and wall-rides. Additionally, there is the Lil Stash, which is designed for beginners and children and includes comparable features to those in the main park.

Where to stay in Avoriaz

We have a range of properties on offer in Avoriaz, many of which have a central location in the resort and great access to the ski slopes. Whether you want a cosy chalet or high quality apartments in the centre of the town, most of the properties have a central location with great access to the slopes.

Bars and restaurants in Avoriaz

Avoriaz has a great selection of restaurants for a variety of different tastes. The food in the area is predominantly French with Swiss influences, and be sure to try some of the delicious wines while you’re away. There are plenty of options that are suitable for families, as well as budget friendly options, including pizzerias, takeaways and cosy bistros. 

What's included in an Inghams Ski holiday to Avoriaz

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board or chalet catering. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski Extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 600 km
Runs 37 123 110 30
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 7
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3


Room Facilities

  • En-suite bath or shower rooms. The baths all have showers with wall mounted shower heads and shower screens.

Lower Ground Floor

  • Heated boot room
  • Sauna

Room 1 - Double bed, shower and WC 

Room 2 - Twin beds, shower and WC

Rooms 1 & 2 have recessed windows.


Chalet Marie Lower Ground Floor Plan


Ground Floor

  • Chalet entrance
  • Ski locker (outside)

Room 3 - Double bed, shower and WC

Room 4 - Twin / Triple (double and single bed), bath and WC

Room 5 - Twin beds, bath and WC

Room 6 - Twin beds, shower and WC


Chalet Marie Ground Floor Plan


First Floor

  • Living room with fireplace
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Balcony 

Room 7 - Double bed, shower and WC


Chalet Marie First Floor Plan

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 6.7091347
Latitude: 46.1774137

  • Fantastic location, right on the slopes
  • Skiing directly to and from the doorstep
  • Two minutes' walk (200 metres) to the centre of resort and our partner ski hire shop
  • Five minutes' walk (500 metres) to Aquariaz leisure centre
  • Partner ski school meeting place (Evolution 2) at the Ecole drag lift - 300 metres
  • Mountain views
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Heated boot room
  • TV area
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities

Children 11 years and under are welcome in the chalet on any date where one group books the entire chalet for their exclusive use. Otherwise children are allowed on peak dates only. Please see our chalet page for more information. For Winter 2024/25 these dates are:

  • 14, 21 and 28 Dec
  • 15 and 22 Feb
  • 29 March, 5 and 12 April


Family discount offers

Book your next family ski holiday for winter 2024/25 and enjoy discounts when booking this family friendly hotel:

For more information on family ski holidays, and these discounts, please click here.


  • Continental buffet breakfast for 7 mornings with hot option provided on 6 mornings per week, served from 8am
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake on 6 days, served from 4pm
  • Prosecco apéritif before dinner on 6 days
  • 3 course evening set menu, including a special regional menu on 1 night, is served 6 days and served from 7:30pm
  • Unlimited wine during dinner and tea/coffee 
  • Special celebration menus on Christmas Day & New Year's Eve

(Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea & dinner is 6 days per week due to chalet staff's day off)

More information about Chalet cuisine catering

Our menu is changing for the better. In all of our chalets we're giving you more choice, with both meat-free and meat options on offer throughout your stay. This is driven as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. 

Board basis options available

  • Chalet Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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