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18 Activities in Avoriaz For Non-Skiers

Mon August 14, 2023

Avoriaz plays host to a variety of activities and snow sports, with everything from a relaxing massage or beauty treatment, to the adrenaline buzz of speeding up and down the pistes on a snowmobile.

You can plan these activities around your time on the slopes or if you’re a not skiing, why not see how many you can pack into a week? You certainly won’t struggle to fill your time and with so much choice, you’ll likely get the chance to try something you never have before!

Here are some of our favourite Avoriaz activities…

1. Walking & snow shoeing

Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a newcomer to winter sports, snowshoeing is a low-impact yet highly rewarding way to explore the mountains and immerse yourself in nature. With nothing but the sound of a marmot scurrying in the undergrowth and maybe a mountain spring trickling by, you will feel like you’re in another world. Ask for the “Walking, Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing map” at the Tourist Office or ask your Chalet Host for more details or sign up for a guided trek with a professional guides or instructor. They will take you to their favourite spots, away from the crowds, to see the best Alpine scenery and wildlife. Snowshoes and walking poles can be hired.

2. Paragliding

Tired of having your feet firmly on the ground? For the ultimate exhilaration, experience the silence and taste the freedom of flying in perfect safety. Paragliding can be experienced in numerous interesting and beautiful places worldwide but it truly has to be said none more beautiful than the Alps.

3. Avokart

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled adventure with Avokart as you zoom down the Crôt slopes like never before! These three-wheeled vehicles are equipped with hydraulic brakes and have been designed with a low centre of gravity helping you to steer down the exhilarating 3.5 km track!

  • Open Tuesday to Thursday. 
  • 1st run 5pm
  • 2nd run 6.30pm
  • Minimum height: 1.4 m

4. Ski Joëring

A fun activity for those who love skiing and horses! Ski joëring is the original drag lift. Before Pomas, chairlifts and cable cars were installed in the mountains, the only tow to be found was either behind dogs or horses. Although it’s easy to move around the mountain using ski lifts these days, if you fancy a trek through the woods away from the queues and ski schools, then ski joëring might be for you.

5. Ice Diving

Whether you are an accomplished diver or a complete beginner, diving under the frozen Montriond Lake will be an unforgettable experience. For your safety, holes in the ice are dug at regular intervals so that an exit back onto the surface can be reached at any moment. Holes are linked by a rope, to which the diver is attached. It's completely impossible to get lost under the ice! Beginner divers will get individual help from instructors to help them get the best out of this unusual activity. If you don’t want to miss out on a day’s skiing or snowboarding, then night dives are available if you’re feeling brave! Montriond Lake can be accessed via shuttle bus from Avoriaz.

6. Ice Skating

If you’re looking for a fun activity to keep the children happy for a while or fancy a romantic skate under the stars before dinner, Avoriaz has an open-air ice rink in the centre of the resort. Open from 2.30pm to 7pm. Don’t forget your gloves!

7. Swimming Pool

If the weather’s bad or you feel like a dip, Aquariaz is the resort’s indoor water park, designed as an aquatic paradise in the mountains. It boasts a river with a variable gentle current, a slidewinder (a kind of aquatic half-pipe), a water playhouse, a paddling pool, a large pool with climbing walls, massage benches and the must-try: an open-air spa heated to 34 degrees! Open Sunday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7.30pm.

8. Snowmobile/Ski-Doo

Once the ski runs have closed for the day, try your hand at driving one of these two-seater Ski-Doo. As night falls, the snowy wonderland becomes your playground. After some expert instruction, you will soon be out on an open country trail enjoying the buzz and adrenaline rush of being in control of a Ski-Doo.

  • Available every day 
  • 5.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Prices start from €75 (passenger behind guide)

9. Night Tobogganing

Kids and adults alike will love this night-time adventure down the slopes! Sledges and head torches are supplied and a guide will ensure that maximum enjoyment is achieved whilst staying safe. Squash If you’re missing your regular session at home, there is one squash court located in the residence Les Fontaines Blanches. Open every day from 4.30pm to 8.30pm (except Saturdays).

10. Squash 

If you’re missing your regular session at home, there is a squash court located in the residence Les Fontaines Blanches.

  • Open every day (except Saturday)
  • 4.30pm to 8.30pm


11. Speed Riding

Speed riding is a relatively new activity, a mix between skiing and flying. Evolution 2 offers an introduction with a qualified instructor. No need to know how to fly the kite, although you do have to be quite a good skier.

12. Skydiving

If you want to experience the beauty of the mountains and the thrill of falling through the sky, then you can do just that in Avoriaz. After a short session learning all the basics, you will be taken up in a helicopter before jumping out of it with your instructor! Skydiving gives you an adrenaline rush like nothing you've ever done before.

13. Bowling

Avoriaz has its very own bowling alley, Le Studio 9, on Place des Dromonts. Here you can entertain yourself with ten-pin bowling plus snooker, video games, table football, pinball and a dancing machine.

14. Cinema

Cinéma des Portes du Soleil has 2 screens showing a variety of films in both French and English. VO stands for ‘Version Originale’, which means it will be shown in its original language – perhaps with French subtitles (sous titres). Watching a film with subtitles can be a great way to learn a few new French phrases - their usefulness will depend entirely on the kind of film you are watching though!

15. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

As Avoriaz is totally pedestrianised, the sleighs operate around the village as taxis. The coachmen offer a variety of tours for 2-4 people. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the horse drawn sleigh experience under the warmth of a thick sheepskin blanket. Enquire directly with the coachmen at the reception desk at the resort entrance, at the outdoor car park or near the cable car.

16. Mountain Biking on Snow

Have you ever tried downhill mountain biking on snow?! If not, then why not give it a go on a guided ride with the Rustine Bike School? Available every day.

17. Massage Therapists

Mountain Rehab offers a full mobile massage service to all our guests. For maximum convenience, qualified therapists will visit you in the privacy of your own chalet bedroom and offer a range of massage options at a time to suit you.

Whatever your needs, the highly trained masseurs have a treatment to soothe aching limbs and replenish energy levels, making it a great après ski activity and helping you to get the most from your precious week’s holiday. The service also offers facials, body treatments, waxing and manicures. Please ask your Chalet Host for the full range of treatments and prices.


18. Electric Fat Biking

Try an experience like no other with specialised electric bikes on the snow, in partnership with Evolution 2. Along with a certified instructor, explore the area following the dedicated mountain trails.

Planning Your Avoriaz Activities

We must add there are numerous choices of companies providing these activities, so please speak to our Concierge Team once in resort for further details. With all extreme sporting activities please ensure you check your own insurance policy to see if you are covered to take part.

Are you ready for an activity-filled week in the Alps with a hearty dose of relaxation thrown in too?

If you haven’t already selected your holiday, check out our catered Avoriaz luxury chalets. With dedicated chalet staff to tend to your every need and stunning mountain-side views, we're pretty confident there are no Avoriaz chalets to beat these!

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