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Destination guide

Find Avoriaz holiday rentals

Avoriaz spreads out on a high mountain plateau above the legendary ski town of Morzine. It's now linked to the vast Portes du Soleil area, which clocks up nearly 400 miles of interlinked runs between the massifs of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, to the north. All of the usual ski rental shops, outdoorsy outfitters, apres-ski bars and French cafes pepper the centre, offering services and fuel to mountain adventurers with their eyes on the snow-covered peaks. Come summer, when gorgeous walking trails and the adrenaline-pumping MTB tracks open in the surrounding Alps, Avoriaz holiday lettings remain popular with hikers and mountain bikers.

Things to do

The main attractions to enjoy near Avoriaz holiday cottages

The main draw of this high-perched mountain resort sits right on the doorstep of ski-in, ski-out Avoriaz holiday rentals. Lifts carry riders deep into the recesses of the Portes du Soleil area, where speedy black runs and easy-going blues all await, with panoramas over the Swiss Alps. When the snows melt, other travellers come to hit a round of 18 on the pretty Golf d'Avoriaz course. Meanwhile, families enjoy the steamy tropical water pools of the Aquariaz aqua park all year round – it's got slides, a lazy river and bubbling hot tubs. Day trips to the rolling vineyards and spa towns along the banks of Lake Geneva are also in the offing.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Avoriaz

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Avoriaz has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aquariaz Water Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Morzine-Avoriaz Golf Club (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Les Prodains Gondola (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Avoriaz Ski Resort (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Les Crosets - Pointe de Mossette Gondola (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Espace Aquatique (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Fetch skis and hiking boots for stays in Avoriaz holiday cottages

Avoriaz was purpose-built in the 1960s as a base for adventurers heading to the extremes of the French Alps. Skiing is the number 1 thing on the menu. Lifts spirit skiers away to the tips of peaks, like Les Hauts Forts and Fornet, opening up access to a plethora of challenging black runs, and wiggling reds and freeride zones, that occasionally drop down into Switzerland. The local ski area around Avoriaz is just a taster of what's on offer, though. It's possible to buy passes that cover the whole region of the Portes du Soleil, which means having nearly 400 miles of runs to pick from. Come summer, when the snows melt, the Alps sprout colourful meadows and host hikers on their panoramic paths and daring via ferrata.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Avoriaz

Travellers enjoy Avoriaz for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in June, January, July or February, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average -4°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Avoriaz

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Avoriaz is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lac de Montriond (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lac de Joux Plane (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Galeries Defago Trail (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Jaysinia Alpine Botanical Gardens (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Base de Loisir des Lacs Aux Dames (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Tanay Lake (11 mi / 17.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Avoriaz

Fly into Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.), the closest airport, located 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Finding your way around Avoriaz

Arriving in Avoriaz means navigating narrow roads with hairpin bends that squiggle up the steep-sided valleys of the Haute-Savoie Alps. It's not easy driving, especially in winter. That's why many skiers prefer to catch 1 of the regular coach transfers from Geneva Airport straight to the resort. If you do decide to rent a car, then it's worth considering whether you need to add in chains and winter tyres. During the winter season, dedicated ski buses run all the time from Morzine and Montriond, further up the valley. They are typically free for anyone holding a pass for the Portes du Soleil area.

Restaurants and bars

The best restaurant spots in Avoriaz

Avoriaz, like most all ski resorts in France, comes laden with excellent places to eat, no matter whether you're after pungent Swiss cheeses on a raclette grill or local mountain meats cooked by French chefs.

  • Avoriaz's centre is home to charming French creperies and hearty mountain bistros, serving traditional Haute-Savoie dishes
  • Hit the ski slopes of Avoriaz to discover lively apres-ski bars, that brim with wines and beers and snacks
  • You can ski over into Champery, in Switzerland, to sample cheese-sizzling raclette grills and fondue
  • The town of Morzine is below Avoriaz, and packed with more in the way of French steakhouses and timber-built mountain restaurants

Can I find a vacation rental around Avoriaz?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,096 vacation rentals near Avoriaz. From 1,990 flats & apartments to 788 chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Avoriaz for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Avoriaz?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Avoriaz. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Avoriaz Ski Lift: 6,188 vacation rentals
  • Sainte Chapelle Ski Lift: 5,343 vacation rentals
  • Ecoles Ski Lift: 5,466 vacation rentals
  • Aquariaz Water Park: 5,798 vacation rentals
  • Dromonts Ski Lift: 5,835 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Avoriaz listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Avoriaz?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,990 Flats in Avoriaz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Avoriaz include:

  • Chalets: 788 rentals available
  • Resorts: 2 rentals available
  • Houses: 927 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Avoriaz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 361 vacation rentals with pool available in Avoriaz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.