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About Avoriaz

The brainchild of Gérard Brémond, Avoriaz was founded in 1967, originally as a ‘St. Tropez de Neige’ for the era’s jet-set crowd. Designed by bright young architects and inspired by Le Corbusier, the resort town was initially all high-rise buildings and acute angles. Now less exclusive, this alpine resort town retains its sense of trendy style, with design-led hotels and chalets: some of the best places to stay in Avoriaz feel distinctly futuristic.

Part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, famed for its 700 kilometres of pistes across both France and Switzerland, Avoriaz is also appealingly close to popular Morzine. Families will appreciate the range and proximity of the ski slopes, as well as the expert-led ski schools for little ones — or grown-ups — who are still finding their feet. Summer visitors can hike, play a round at the picturesque Golf Club Avoriaz, or zip along high-speed mountain bike trails. A frequent host for part of the Tour de France, the resort has become a top downhill mountain biking destination in recent years.

Throw in a smart après-ski scene, and this really is a brilliant spot for design-minded outdoorsy travellers. Book a room at one of the best places to stay in Avoriaz, and see it all for yourself!

The Best Places to Stay in Avoriaz

For Contemporary Cool

  • Hotel des Dromonts has 35 swish, 1960s-inspired rooms with a futuristic feel. A quirky design hotel, this spot has an excellent restaurant specialising in Savoyard cuisine, a small spa and a popular bar. Couples or sociable groups will love the atmosphere.
  • MiL8 Hotel promises a hip, contemporary base for well-heeled travellers. Rooms layer contrasting textures — think leather headboards, wool throws and black metal porthole windows — whilst there's a great après-ski vibe in the bar and sophisticated gourmet cuisine at the restaurant. Families, couples or friends welcome. Very cool.

For Great Value

  • Hotel Neige et Roc offers an affordable, family-friendly stay at the foot of the slopes. Guestrooms feature pine furnishings, the restaurant's outdoor tables offer epic views, and there's a spa for unwinding after days of skiing or hiking. A laid-back, comfortable choice.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Geneva Airport, and travel onwards to Avoriaz by car or bus. The journey should take around one-and-a-half hours.
  • Haute-Savoie is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • The ski season begins in November, but serious skiers can expect the best snow between January and March. Alternatively, travel between June and early September for summer hikes and biking. The area becomes hugely busy during the Tour de France.

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Best Hotels in Avoriaz

  • Hotel Neige et Roc Avoriaz 30 rooms from £98

    Active Holiday  -  Set in the foothills of the French Alps there are lots of options for active guests, from skiing to hiking and cycling
    Local exploring  -  Set out to explore the mountains or the charming village from this well-located hotel
    Families  -  This hotel is good for parents, with family suites which can accommodate children
    Full of character
    SpaRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

    This charming hotel is nestled at the foot of the Avoriaz and Les Portes du Soleil slopes in the French Alps. Guestrooms feature pine furnishings and cosy throws, a perfect place to rest after a day's skiing. Sample regional dishes at the restaurant or book into the spa for a rejuvenating treatment. See More

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  • MiL8 Hotel Avoriaz 42 rooms from £284

    Active Holiday  -  Set in one of the largest ski and winter sports areas in Europe, this hotel makes the perfect choice for an active break
    Families  -  Families are well-catered to here, with family suites that can accommodate children and a kid's menu at the restaurant
    Local exploring  -  Explore the charming village of Avoriaz and the surrounding mountains easily from this centrally located hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    SpaRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

    This contemporary four-star hotel is located in the centre of Avoriaz. The modern guestrooms play with texture, contrasting leather headboards with wool throws and a corrugated wood closet, while porthole-style windows offer breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy après-ski in the cosy bar and lounge. See More

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  • Hotel des Dromonts Avoriaz 35 rooms from £286

    Groups  -  Ski groups will love this quirky and fun hotel, with a happening bar, in Avoriaz, a purpose built ski resort town.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    RestaurantPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A luxury hotel with quirky contemporary design. Cosy, near futuristic rooms, with sixties inspired colouring and plush carpets. The restaurant features Savoyard specialties and there's also après-ski fun at the bar. A small spa for relaxing. Skiing starts straight from the door. Uber chic. See More

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