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MORZINE – AVORIAZ

French Alps

Welcome to Morzine - Avoriaz

Avoriaz is one of the most distinctive Alpine ski resorts you will probably ever visit, thanks to its futuristic design and dramatic clifftop location overlooking the neighboring resort of Morzine. Avoriaz is situated in the center of the Portes du Soleil, one of the world's largest interlinked ski areas.

THE AREA

Avoriaz is a purpose-built ski resort but, unlike so many of the resorts that sprang up in the 60s and 70s, it isn't home to unsightly concrete monoliths. The resort is made up of wooden-clad apartments and chalets that sympathetically blend into the surrounding mountains.The town is complete, everyone makes their way around either on foot, ski or on horse-drawn sleighs. Avoriaz caters especially well for families thanks to a range of specially designed children's ski areas and a rather fabulous indoor waterpark.

RESTAURANTS

Avoriaz is a fairly typical small ski resort in that the restaurants are mostly Savoyard in style, offering mountain Alpine classics such as tartiflette, fondue, and raclette, as well as plenty of contemporary options. There's a wide range of restaurants in Avoriaz to suit all tastes and budgets. t lunchtimes, most restaurants will offer a well-priced 'Plat du Jour' (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally-sourced meat, potatoes, and a salad or seasonal vegetables - exactly what you need after a hard morning on the slopes.

Winter Activities

SKIING IN AVORIAZ

Avoriaz has 75.5km of pistes accessed by 17 chairlifts, two cable cars, and 14 drag lifts. There are four green pistes, 25 blue pistes, 14 red pistes, and six black. The high altitude means that the snow lasts until the end of April. Avoriaz, like all other ski resorts, is mainly about skiing, but Avoriaz does have plenty of alternatives for those non-skiers or those looking for something extra. If you fancy a day off the slopes, here is a great selection of activities for you: Dog Sledding, Ski Joering, Paragliding, Snow Mobile, Bowling, Ice Skating, Cross Country Skiing and Biking on the Snow.

Travel to Morzine – Avoriaz

AIRPORTS

If you are traveling from outside of France, then flying into Geneva is likely to be the quickest way to get to Avoriaz. Avoriaz is then a transfer (taxi or minibus) or a bus ride away from the airport unless you're driving yourself. Geneva is the closest airport (1h 45 mins) and has a great choice of airlines offering good value on flights year-round. The next closest airport at Chambery is a little further away (2 hours) but has more limited flight options as it's only used in winter.

RAIL

You can also get the fast TGV trains to Paris or Lyon and then onto Cluses or Thonon or take one of the dedicated 'snow trains' which run throughout the ski season

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