Ski Passes

In Avoriaz, there are two main types of lift pass: the Portes du Soleil Pass (which covers the full area) and the Avoriaz Pass (which covers the local area). The Portes du Soleil is more comprehensive, covering all the lifts in 12 linked resorts in France and Switzerland, and is recommended for all but beginner skiers.

For complete beginners, there are 5-hour, 1 and 2-day beginner passes that give access to nursery slopes via the Prodains cable car.

Children under 5 years are free but you will need to show proof of age to get these passes. These passes need a photo (though this can be taken at the lift office counter) and there is a 3 euro charge for the ‘hands-free card’

There are discounts for families based on 2 adults and a minimum of 2 children and for 2 or more passes bought for 6 days+ for the same ski area.

There are also 28 miles (45 km) of prepared cross-country ski tracks – a third of which are classified as black runs mainly between Avoriaz and Super-Moraine

You can add ski insurance to your lift pass to cover you in case of accidents but you do need to check against your holiday insurance to see if you need this additional coverage.