Janet Lam-Graham

Avoriaz 🏂

The first stop in the French ski resorts itinerary.

Located in the Morzine valley in the heart of the Portes du Soleil circuit. This family friendly mountain resort is a car free, sunny village, terrain parks and variety of slopes.

Ski area
77km of skiing. 24km of cross country skiing. Slopes: 6 green, 25 blue, 14 red, 6 black. Plus 6 snowparks for freestyling.

Ski-in and ski-out by staying in a self catered apartment, residence Atria-Crozats with its sweeping views of the resort. Or if you’re on a budget consider using Airbnb to find a room in St Jean d’Aulps.

Where to eat and drink
Get supplies for packed lunches and dinner at the small supermarkets on the resort, Carrefour and Sherpa

Before you start skiing for the day get some  fresh pastries in the morning at the bakery, Le Fournil de Cannelle.

For an energy fuelled lunchtime meal or snack go to Changabang it’s located by the top of Prodains cable car and serves burgers and wraps. Avoid ordering the tartiflette pizza at La Falaise restaurant on the resort, it just doesn’t work.

Outside the resort, if you’re staying in St Jean d’Aulps then check out Chez Toto, a friendly, small burger joint with lots of character.

Rest day
Relax your muscles by going for a swim and a soak in the jacuzzi at Aquariaz, a small indoor waterpark in the resort. There is also a cinema, tenpin bowling, ice skating rink, and husky sledging.

Post card

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Avoriaz post card