Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Avoriaz

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Overall Rating: 4.0

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 60
  • Terrain Park
  • 4.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.7

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 67%
  • Beginner
  • 78%
  • Families
  • 78%
  • Intermediate
  • 67%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 56%
  • Advanced
  • 44%

Helpful Highlights:

We have been to Avoriaz a few times in the past years, and apart from a few new buildings, remains the same.Most importantly there are no vehicles in the re...

  • 5

    After 40 years of skiing - this is one of the best.

    by Gordon Bloch - 21st January 2014

    Pros: All pedestrian resort.

    Cons: People not respecting others rights. e.g late at night.

    We have been to Avoriaz a few times in the past years, and apart from a few new buildings, remains the same.Most importantly there are no vehicles in the re... Full review

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  • 5

    Avoriaz (Portes du Soleil)

    by CanuckinEurope - 17th March 2010

    Pros: Very friendly for a French resort

    Cons: Too many button lifts (some are very rough)

    Of all the French resorts I have visited, this must be the friendliest of them all. We had lessons for the kids (ages 4 and 6) and the teachers were second... Full review

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  • 5

    First truly car-free ski resort

    by gordon08 - 14th January 2010

    Pros: Quiet, good long runs,fast lifts, hardly any waiting

    Cons: Utopia without the downside.

    Walking about without cars, just horse and sleighs, also motorised carriers for getting heavy luggage from the cale car to the apartment, after that plain w... Full review

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  • 4

    Avoriaz - heart of Portes du Soleil

    by rsuminsby - 2nd March 2009

    Pros: Huge area, tightly clustered village

    Cons: Seems a little a tough to get to...

    Avoriaz is near the geographic center of the vast Portes du Soleil area, on the French side. It’s a purpose-built ski town, so there’s no old-world Europea... Full review

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  • 5

    Avoriaz Review

    by anonymous_user - 28th January 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent snow sure resort (1800m) ski up to 2400m or down to 1000m. No cars allowed in the village, transfer your luggage from the car park at the edge of... Full review

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  • 5

    Avoriaz Review

    by anonymous_user - 24th January 2008

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    Went for new year week.Four of us.Fantastic conditions.Great rep.Sam.Worked for Crystal.Conscientious and under paid for the grief some guests seem to enjoy... Full review

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