Built in the 1960’s, Avoriaz is a purpose built resort that got it right – brilliant architectural design, good town planning and car free with easy access to the slopes at all points. It was the brainchild of local Olympic skier, Jean Vuarnet and architects Jacques Labro, Jean-Jacques Orzoni and Jean-Marc Roques who created the, fantasy-inspired getaway high on a steep cliff overlooking the town of Morzine. The village which over the years has kept its character and design is all angular and wood-clad and blends into the mountains.
Avoriaz is at 1,800m and as it is at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area, is ideally situated to make the most of the 650 kms of skiing. It offers good skiing for all levels and as it is truly a car free resort, it is popular with families.