Early Opening For Avoriaz For Winter 2019/20

man jumping on skis in new piste in the portes du soleil

Early Opening For Avoriaz

Early opening for Avoriaz is what the local inhabitants of Morzine dream of. This year the Portes du Soleil has seen some wonderful and very welcome early snow during November 2019 and as such Avoriaz opened its doors for skiers on Saturday 30th November. This is the earliest the resort has opened for quite some time and we couldn’t be happier about it.


The team of highly skilled pisteurs and shapers have been working tirelessly to get everything ready and have done an amazing job. Avoriaz is the highest resort within the Portes du Soleil ski area and as such has seen the best of the early snowfall. 40cms of fresh white snow is on the ground at village level and as much as 70cms  packing the base at the highest points. 


Although it’s only a partial opening of  the resort, the pisteurs managed to get 8 slopes fully open serviced by 4 lifts and are planning the same if not more to be open for the following weekend before the official main opening forecast  for 13th December 2019.


Opening day was a thing of beauty, literally what dreams are made of. The perfect alpine day with bluebird skies above, fresh snow on the slopes and without many holiday makers yet in resort, not a lift queue in sight.

skiers ride lift during early opening for Avoriaz


  • TPH Prodains Express (8:45 am-5 pm)
  • TSD Lac-Intrêts (9h-16h15)
  • TSD Choucas (9h15-16h)
  • TSD Tour (9h-16h15)


  • Bleue d’Arare
  • Bleue du Lac
  • Bleue du Snowpark (en piste damée)
  • Blanchot
  • Bleue de Chavanette
  • Les Lanches
  • Crête
  • Boulevard des Skieurs

With more snow on the forecast things are looking very positive for a great start to the season. We still have some wonderful options for Morzine accommodation for December and January providing the perfect base for you to enjoy the early season snow. Click here to see our exclusive portfolio of luxury self catered chalets and apartments in Morzine.