What's On in Avoriaz this winter
650 km of piste
No doubt one of the biggest contributors to Avoriaz’ popularity is its location at the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Put simply, it is the highest and most snow-assured town in one of the biggest ski resort in the world. With immediate access to some of the best skiing in Europe, Avoriaz has it all. The local pistes range from gentle, tree-lined blues to steep, challenging reds and blacks. An hour’s ski from Switzerland, Avoriaz marks the perfect starting point for “The Circuit” – an all day journey through the 12 resorts of the Portes du Soleil.
The very accomplished skiers should not miss the chance to tackle the very challenging Swiss Wall – a kilometre long mogul field that hits 70 degrees at its very steepest. For those who change their mind at the top, fear not! The chairlift will also take you down and into the gentle Swiss pastures beyond.
Avoriaz also offers a wide variety of snowparks and bordercross courses for those wishing to tackle their skills. The Arare face offers the best of both, but arguably the most interesting freestyle zone in the area is the Burton Stash. One of only 6 in the world, the Avoriaz Stash was Europe’s first ecological snowpark in Europe, incorporating only completely natural features.
What could be better after a long day skiing than in relaxing an open air hot tub? Aquariaz has been designed as an aquatic paradise in the mountains. This water park is full of slides and climbing walls and a water playhouse – ideal for entertaining the kids on a bad weather day
The Rock On: Ultimate festival will kick this winter season off, and French act Cassius will be entertaining the crowds with their mix of electro and pop music.
The Transition festival follows shortly, an event held for the first time last year, and driven by the popular Austrian festival Snowbombing.
In March, the Portes du Soleil hosts the Rock The Piste! music festival. Five artists perform in each of the five major towns of the resort, with Avoriaz hosting their gig right on the slopes!