Avoriaz non ski activities

Posted by George Biffen

Last updated on August 8th, 2018 at 02:22 pm

Discover the best Avoriaz non ski activities

Avoriaz, like all other ski resorts, is mainly about skiing, but Avoriaz does have plenty of alternatives for those non-skiers or those looking for something extra.

If you fancy a day off the slopes, here is a great selection of activities for you.

Dog Sledding

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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

Paragliding 

Paragliding 

Adrenaline Hunters

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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

Check out Adrenaline Hunters for more information

snowshoeing

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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.

Ski Joering 

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ski jouring

One of the best Avoriaz non ski activities. Oh ye, it’s Ski Jouring. 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.

Snow Mobile

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If you haven’t had enough fun on the mountain in the daylight, Avoscoot provide snowmobiling in Avoriaz everyday from 5.30pm until midnight in December through to April.

A 45 minute, 20km ride through Super Morzine forest will cost between €60 and €120.

Bowling

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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.

Ice Skating 

ice skating

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

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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

Biking on the Snow

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Biking on the Snow

The Rustine School proposes downhill mountain bike rides on snow every day of the week.

Accessible to everyone, you will discover Super Morzine and Les Lindarets.

We hope you found The Avoriaz Events & Activities post helpful.

Don’t forget your Residence or hotel accommodation in Avoriaz may provide details of other local activities and may be able to negotiate a discount for you. Discover the best ski runs, accommodation and key information about Avoriaz here.

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