Described as the jewel in the crown of the Portes du Soleil, Avoriaz sits in the heart of the largest ski area in Europe. Giving access to a massive twelve resorts in both France and Switzerland, the Portes du Soleil has extensive snow sports opportunities for all levels of enthusiast. The completely car-free resort of Avoriaz is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding resorts, it combines modern ski-in-ski-out accommodation and facilities with beautiful architecture and panoramic views. Committed to providing the best experience possible for everyone, whether complete novice or winter sports buff, the ski area in Avoriaz is varied and provides a wealth of entertainment and challenges to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. And from its conception Avoriaz has been the choice European destination for snowboarders. Constantly improving, the resort now has 5 snow parks including the first giant ecological snow park in Europe. If you want to explore from Avoriaz, the entire Portes du Soleil in on your doorstep. There are a massive 650km of marked slopes, which means you'll never have to repeat the same run twice.Besides skiing and snowboarding, Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil have a huge range of other activities. Thrill-seekers can go free fall parachuting, paragliding, tour around on snowmobiles, or try ice climbing up frozen waterfalls. There are of course more traditional activities like snowshoeing, dog sledging, ski joering, and tobogganing. And everyone can take a magical horse drawn sleigh ride as this is one of the main forms of transport in Avoriaz - the centre of the resort is car-free. The pedestrianised centre is world-renowned for its architecture. The wood-clad buildings blend effortlessly into their surroundings, and provide great accommodation options. If you want a break from the slopes the resort has loads of things to do. There are plenty of spas, gyms, and swimming pools, as well as an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, and a cinema.After dark the resort is transformed by spectacular free events, like ice sculpting, street parades, and sledge races. After taking in the shows you can choose from a huge variety of restaurants, and the bars in the resort will entertain you as late into the night as you want.