Avoriaz Responsible Destination
Revolutionary in its concept of an integrated car-free resort, Avoriaz 1800 was just as revolutionary in its commitment to sustainable development, right from the start, at a time when ecology was in its infancy. Today, Avoriaz remains committed to sustainable development on a daily basis.
Huge, virtuous and generous, the mountain gives without counting the cost. In return? It only hopes for one thing: mutual respect ?
Avoriaz wishes to continue its responsible approach to sustainable tourism. Here is our vision and our commitment:
The Avoriaz resort is the fruit of a visionary project, the brainchild of 3 forward-thinking men.
As the only totally pedestrianized, snow-covered resort in Europe, Avoriaz capitalizes on its vintage image and its unique pioneering character. Born in 1966, Avoriaz has always cultivated an environmentally sensitive approach, while others have given in to the « ski factory » model.
It’s clear that the gamble taken by a pioneering resort in the field of ecology now has a particular resonance in the face of environmental challenges.
Avoriaz didn’t wait for this urgent trend to take an interest in its carbon footprint.
Since we were awarded the Flocon Vert label, we have been working with our elected representatives, our ski area, our professional partners and the Tourist Office on a number of specific themes.
Following our certification, we were rated on 21 criteria and we are following our action plan on 4 themes specific to certification: Governance & Destination; Local Economy; Social & Cultural; Natural Resources & Ecology.
Our Green Snowflake label
Avoriaz has been awarded the Flocon Vert label by the Mountain Riders association in 2021.
Marking the resort’s commitment to the environment, this label assists in the coordination and commitment of all those involved in the resort to carry out actions on a territory-wide scale.
Created in 2011 by the Moutain Riders association, this label guides mountain resorts towards more responsible behavior. It is awarded on the basis of criteria respecting 4 themes: local economy, social and cultural, governance and destination, environment and natural resources.
The company in charge of running the Avoriaz ski-lifts, SERMA, has strived for many years to keep the resort at the forefront of environmental protection.
From the outset, Avoriaz’s aim was to democratize winter sports and ensure the viability of the local population through winter tourism.
« It’s up to us to fulfil these tasks, through our public service commission for the ski area’s development and operations. Today, we are at the start of a transition. The signs of climate change are even more visible in the mountains and a source of concern for our future activity. In this increasingly urbanised world, never has the need to be closer to nature been more strongly felt. Our high-altitude regions and our installations make it easier to reconnect with the natural elements, both in winter and summer. And more than ever before, we are here to put that revitalising breath of fresh air within your reach and to make it possible for you to boost your energy in the heart of our mountains. »
To find out more, we invite you to read the domain’s CSR report :
This is THE resort for children of all ages. Avoriaz is the only 100% pedestrianised resort in France. With leisure activities to suit every age, level and preference, the whole family will be kept happy!