The Cross-Country Area
In the middle of the French holiday region Portes du Soleil lies the high plateau of Avoriaz with the winter sports resort of the same name. 7 cross-country trails and 29.5 kilometres of classic cross-country skiing are available to you there. Whether you are a beginner or a professional - there is something for all levels. With 22 kilometres classified as "difficult" to "very difficult", the area is particularly suitable for advanced cross-country skiers.
It is recommended to enter the cross-country skiing network from the French winter sports resort of Avoriaz, where guests have free access to the trails. But the Super-Morzine gondola and the Zore chairlift also take you comfortably from Morzine to the start of the trails.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
Experienced skiers will get their money's worth on the circular trail La Croix des Combes. It is 12 kilometres long and runs from the Altiport in Avoriaz to Super Morzine. The 6-kilometre Le Proclou trail leads through dense spruce forests. Thanks to its altitude (1,600 - 1,800 m), it has a good snow guarantee and offers a beautiful panoramic view in some places.
Overview of the trails in the Avoriaz cross-country skiing centre:
- Stade de la Chapelle: circular trail / 0.5 km / marked green (easy).
- Liaison Altiport: 1 km / marked blue (medium)
- Le Lièvre: circular / 2.5 km / marked blue (medium)
- Les Crêtes: 3,5 km / blue marked (medium)
- Le Proclou: circular / 6 km / marked red (difficult)
- La Croix des Combes: circular / 12 km / marked black (very difficult)
- Liaison TC Super Morzine: 4 km / black-marked (very difficult)
- Elevated between 5906 ft and 8091 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 3 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in France.
- The cross-Country skiing area is among the 3 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best conditions in France.
The winter sports resort of Avoriaz is located east of Geneva in the French Alps. Coming from Geneva, you can reach it in about 1 ½ hours. Follow the Quai Cologny road on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva and the Route de Thonon to the French border. There, continue on the D1005 to La Fontaine Couverte, where you change to the D902 to Morzine. Finally, follow the D338 to Avoriaz.