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Avoriaz - Activities
You may think that the non-skier would be forgotten about in this famous resort. However there are plenty of activities for those in the group not keen to hit the slopes, ranging from scenic snow mobiles to glacier walking.
Dog Sledding - Shout 'mush'
Chiens de Traineux provide dog sledding for the dog lovers. You can book a ride or you can find the dogs in the centre of Avoriaz and ask for a ride.
Half a day will cost €95 and a full day will cost €140.
Chiens de Traineux +33 6 80 93 26 20
Paragliding - Soar through the air
Get some big air with 1200m of vertical decent. You must be at least an intermediate level skier to be able to paraglide, as you will be doing so with your skis on!
A flight from Super Morzine - €70
A flight from Chaux Fleurie to Ardent - €90
A flight from Fornet - €120
Ecole de Glisse +33 4 50 74 02 18
Snowshoeing - A short stroll or a challenging ascent
By strapping lightweight plastic snowshoes to your feet, you are able to walk through deeper snow and therefore enjoy a great area of terrain, stunning scenery and interesting wildlife. You can go with a local guide and explore hidden parts of the valley.Snow shoes can be hired from most sports shops. Although you can always grab a trail map and head off on your own, we do advise hiring a guide for maximum safety and enjoyment. With ESF (Ecole de Ski Francais), anyone from age 8 onwards can enjoy the calm away from the slopes. An afternoon of snowshoeing will cost €28 per person.
ESF Avoriaz +33 4 50 74 05 65
Ski Joering - Real horse power
Ski Jouring means that you can escape the lifts and trek through the woods away from the lifts. A riderless horse is used which is controlled by the skier. A rig with reigns is connected to the horse's bridle and the skier is towed along behind the horse on skis, holding onto the rig. You steer by using vocal commands and by pulling on lines connected to the horse's bit.
L'Ecurie des Frasses provide ski joering every day from December to April starting at the neck of the Joux green. You can opt for an introduction course lasting 30 minutes for €30. A ride on a route of about 1 hour will cost €50. Reservation required.
L’Ecurie des Frasses +33 6 86 07 31 32
Snow Mobile - For the adrenaline junkies
Avoscoot +33 6 08 22 18 15
Bowling - Great family fun
Challenge your friends and family at 10 pin bowling in Avoriaz in Le Studio 9. Open daily from 2pm-3am, there is ample time to enjoy yourself with snooker, arcade games, table football and more. Bowling will cost €8.50 per person, per game including rental of bowling shoes.
Le Bowling +33 4 50 74 06 77
Ice Skating - Get your skates on
Avoriaz has its very own open air ice rink in the centre of town available to the public daily from 2-8pm. Admission is €5 for children under 12 and €6 for adults, including rental of ice skates.
Cross Country Skiing
ESF (Ecole de Ski Francais) provides cross-country ski lessons for adults and children from 9:30-11:30am or 2-5pm. Lessons are available privately or in groups by the day or half day.
1 morning - €27
1 afternoon - €33
6 full days - €162
ESF Avoriaz +33 4 50 74 05 65
Biking on the Snow - A new sport for the Alps
Ecole de VTT Rustine +33 6 14 52 41 82