Avoriaz Arrival and Departure

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE

IN A VEHICLE-FREE RESORT

Follow the guide for a smooth arrival in this resort with a difference. 

Avoriaz 1800 is Europe’s only fully skiable, vehicle-free resort, where the streets look just like ski slopes. Forget pavements. Here, your feet stay firmly in the snow, on streets of white where skiers meet pedestrians and horse-drawn sleighs. A children’s paradise with a unique, magical atmosphere, far away from the daily grind.

Arrival

in Avoriaz

Step 1 – Report to the Welcome Desk :

A receptionist will guide you and explain how the station works.

Step 2 – Drop off your passengers and luggage at the unloading docks :

Located at the resort entrance 1,800 metres above sea level, the reception zone is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the holiday season. Receptionists are on hand to provide any information you may need and give you directions.

Services and facilities at your disoposal: 

  • Indoor and outdoor car parks 
  • Snow vehicle and sleigh departures 
  • Luggage sledges (release with a 1€ or 2€ coin)
  • Heated waiting room
  • Luggage room (leave your luggage in a safe place every Saturday from 8am to 6pm, 2€/luggage to enjoy your day. Contact : 04 50 74 06 45)
  • Hot drinks dispenser 
  • Public toilets

Step 3 – Park your car :

In Avoriaz you have the option of parking your vehicle in the covered parking or the outdoor parking. Rates and information >>here<<

Step 4 – Request transportation from the receptionists :

20 sleigh drivers and their 100 horses provide a daytime taxi service that is backed up on arrival days with snow vehicles which also operate a night taxi service. 

The Avoriaz transportation service doesn’t take reservations, simply order your transportation when ready outside.

For a transport, a unique number is accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day: +33 (0)4 50 74 01 55

What to do if you arrive from the Prodains Express cable car station?

Located down in the Morzine valley, this lift takes just 4 minutes to carry arriving holiday makers all the way up to Place Jean Vuarnet in Avoriaz 1800.

From there, you can phone for a sleigh or snow vehicle to take you to your accommodation.

For a transport, a unique number is accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day: +33 (0)4 50 74 01 55

The cable car operates to a set timetable, every day during the season, and there’s an outdoor car park right next to the cable car station.

Arriving during the winter

Our advices: 

  • Keep your coats, hats and gloves within easy reach as you’ll need them to keep warm as soon as you arrive.
  • Heeled shoes, leather shoes and slippery soles are ideal if you want to try a spot of figure skating, but hardly suitable for walking on snow. Wear proper boots equipped with crampons or shoes suitable for walking in the snow.
  • Suitcases on wheels are very practical, but don’t work very well on snow. If you can, opt for travel bags and rucksacks instead. It is important to bring luggage that is compact and  which closes properly, and to use carry cases for your ski equipment.
  • Pushchairs are not practical on snow either, but special pushchairs on runners are available for rent from most of our ski gear retailers. They’ll make your life easier and your children will love them.
  • Avoriaz 1800 is divided into different districts. To avoid any stress on arrival, find out beforehand the name and district of your apartment building, and don’t hesitate to check the resort map.
  • You want to enjoy skiing as soon as you arrive but your accommodation is not available yet? Take advantage of the Luggage storage service: 8 am to 6 pm, € 2 / luggage.  Contact: +33(0)4 50 74 06 45

Departure

from Avoriaz

Your exceptional holiday in the vehicle-free resort is coming to an end? Follow our advice for a smooth and stress-free departure. 

On Saturdays, the sleighs and snow vehicles operate a little differently, and the reception staff are on hand to provide any help you may need for your departure.

If you do not require any assistance, you can use the luggage sledges that can be found at various strategic points around the resort. Just look for the one nearest your apartment building and insert a 1€ or 2€ coin to release your sledge.

Saturday morning departures

Between 8 am and 11.30 am our receptionists, wearing yellow vests which make them easy to spot, can be found at strategic points around the resort. When you’re ready to leave, there’s no need to order your transport.

Simply look for a receptionist just outside your apartment building, bearing in mind that some of them move around from one building to another, passing by roughly every 5 minutes.

To avoid the crowd, we recommend you leave before 9 am or after 11 am. Make sure your luggage is compact and properly closed before you travel.

You want to enjoy your last hours in Avoriaz before leaving? A luggage deposit is at your disposal every Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, 2€/luggage. Contact : +33 (0)4 50 74 06 45

Departures at all other times

Order your transport once outside your apartment building and ready to leave. Make sure your luggage is compact and properly closed before travelling. 

To order your transport, this single number is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day: +33(0) 4 50 74 01 55

Car parks

Avoriaz 1800 is a car-free resort where the streets become ski slopes in winter, much to the delight of holidaymakers. There are several different options for parking your car.

 

Local transport

Prodains cable car

Located down in the Morzine valley, the Prodains Express cable car takes you to the resort of Avoriaz 1800 in just 4 minutes. You'll find an outdoor car park right next to the cable car.