AVORIAZ 1800 Family-friendly resort
A vehicle-free resort, a child-friendly ski area with fun areas set aside just for them, and a worldwide reputation when it comes to techniques for teaching small children to ski.
A ski resort for children of all ages
We are a vehicle-free, 100% ski-to-door resort. Unique in France, Avoriaz 1800 makes children the masters of space and offers them plenty of freedom.
To allow your budding riders to progress at their own pace, the ski area features dedicated spaces adapted to each level:
- 3 zones for beginners,
- 37 green slopes,
- 123 blues,
- 100 reds and
- 30 blacks
Safety is our priority in the Avoriaz 1800 ski area. Specially-trained, qualified and experienced staff watch over your day-to-day wellbeing and ensure your safety on the new-generation facilities. The Safety Team are there to protect you from danger in the Avoriaz ski area and to ensure skiers comply with mountain safety regulations.
In Avoriaz 1800, children under the age of 5 ski for free, and the child skipass is valid up to the age of 15 years (inclusive) rather than the usual 12 years. There’s also a reduced rate for teenagers aged 16 to 19 years.
The Lil’stash, a snowpark suitable for children is the ideal spot for learning to slide and discover those first freestyle sensations. The blue slope starting at Avoriaz is a wide beginners’ run with a fun area installed down one side.
The whoops (a succession of bumps), little kickers (moguls) and boxes (freestyle modules) are at ground level to allow them to stay in control and make gentle progress.
On their way down the slope they’ll discover the world of Shreddie, the friendly Yeti of Proclou forest, and his tree-hut village. This picnic area features a gas barbecue (self-service) and invites you to take a well-deserved break with the family. There’s even a swing shaped like a giant banana to ensure you really unwind.
The Lil’Stash is a smaller version of the Stash. These eco-friendly snowparks have been designed and developed in collaboration with BURTON Snowboard.
Annie Famose’s Children’s Village opened in 1975 for the benefit of children aged 3 to 16 years. Here, small and older children alike can learn to ski through a method that’s never been matched in France.
The teaching principles developed here are based on fun activities and games that help children to adopt the correct positions in the most natural way possible. Each child progresses at his own pace and the lessons are alternated with indoor activities (drawing, puppets, modelling clay, etc.).
The Children’s Village is located in the centre-resort and within 300 metres of each apartment block, making it very convenient for families.
Avrizou, the childcare centre for little tourists aged 6 months to 5 years
This year, the ESF Avoriaz ski school is taking back management of the Avrizou day nursery to propose childcare and early-learning solutions as well as skiing lessons adapted to each age group.
This childcare centre accommodates babies and children from the age of 6 months to 5 years and 11 months in a brand new 300 m² facility that’s been fully adapted for young children.
Ideally located in the centre-resort, the day nursery is just a few minutes away from the ski tow leading to the plateau (meeting point for ESF skiing lessons).
ESF is also continuing to invest in equipment for ski lessons for small children. In addition to the rope tow already present in the ski kindergarten, a brand new ski carpet is to be installed. This carpet is a proper ski lift for very small children, who will be sheltered from bad weather by a semi-transparent tunnel that allows them to enjoy the scenery as they ride.
Events to bring a smile to their little faces
In Avoriaz 1800, your holiday comes with a sprinkling of magic and wonder. Throughout the season, you’ll find free entertainment and a whole programme of events organised just for the children.