Avoriaz Ski touring

Ski touring


Are you a nature lover in search of wide open spaces? Try ski touring ! 

So what is ski touring ? It’s travelling across mountainous countryside… on skis! Instead of hiking shoes you’ll need specific equipment: articulated shoes, lighter skis, dual-position bindings (uphill/downhill) and synthetic “sealskins” to give grip to your skis. Then you’re ready for the great outdoors, to follow the effort of the climb with a very enjoyable descent.

Avoriaz 1800 has 3 trails set aside entirely for ski touring skiers and leading to the legendary Arare ridge! Starting at Place Jean Vuarnet or the bottom of the Prodains Express cable car, follow the specific waymarkers. Remember to equip yourself with suitable gear and take with you a snack and a thermos of hot tea to enjoy at the summit!

What about snowboarders ? 

The splitboard has become fairly popular over the last few years. The splitboard is a specific type of snowboard which divides lengthways into two pieces that are used with sealskins on uphill slopes. The pieces are then put back together and used as a snowboard on the descent across untouched, wide open spaces covered in powder snow.

Our 4 trails for ski touring :

*The itinerary of the Arare ridges is no longer accessible! It will be reworked soon.

Avoriaz Up&DownApp

Avoriaz Up&Down offers a large number of features and services to users of the Avoriaz ski area.

– All the live information (slopes opening, weather, snow, avalanche risk, webcams…)
– Itinerary details
– An itinerary function to reach 2 points in the ski area in total serenity.
– Suggestions of routes and points of interest so that you don’t miss out on any of the pleasures of the mountains.
– A geolocalized* and interactive map to help you find your way around the trails.
– An SOS function with geolocalized call* for its security

Download it for free on your mobile!

*The continuous use of GPS can considerably reduce the autonomy of your phone.

Detailed ski touring itineraries

Organize your ski touring trips more easily by discovering more details about our itineraries. Route, distance, elevation gain, ... everything is mentioned.

Our professionals accompany you

Cross-country skiing and splitboarding are mountain sports. They require suitable equipment, knowledge of the mountain environment, and skiing/snowboarding techniques of at least intermediate level. If in doubt, ask a professional to accompany you in order to ensure your safety.


    Ski and snowboard schools

    Open all season long, the ski schools of Avoriaz 1800 invite you to discover the joys of wintersports, or perfect your technique in a specific area.