News just in from Serma, the Avoriaz lift operating company, regarding lift pass purchasing arrangements from Saturday 20th December for Christmas week.
After the recent snowfall, the following lifts will be operation in Avoriaz from this coming Saturday for Christmas week (scroll down for the full list). It’s important to remember that snow conditions in the Portes du Soleil and especially in Avoriaz can change very quickly indeed. Many locals can recount tales of knee deep snow falling in just one afternoon and we’re assured that Serma and the other local lift operators are keen to open as many lifts as is safely possible as soon as possible. The following restrictions are temporary and are likely to change if there’s a significant snow fall.
The most recent statement (translated) reads as follows:
Given the lack of snow to be found in the Portes du Soleil resorts neighbouring the resort, we’re implementing stringent access conditions to Avoriaz. To ensure the safety of all skiers in the skiable domaine, we’re restricting access.
Lift passes for Avoriaz will be distributed in the following order of priority:
1 – Pre-sales made on the skipass-avoriaz.com website
2 – Pre-sales made by accommodation providers in Avoriaz
3 – Pre-sales made by tour operators
4 – Pre-sales made by the ski schools of Avoriaz, Morzine and Montriond
Once those quotas have been fulfilled on Saturday 20th December, any remaining passes will be released for sale on Sunday 21st December by the Serma lift pass offices at the Super-Morzine, Ardent, Prodains, Avoriaz Centre and Elinka Avoriaz. These restrictions are to make sure holiday makers in Morzine and Avoriaz have a safe experience while skiing in Avoriaz.
The purchase of day passes for Avoriaz will be limited to 4 per person and the prices will be as follows:
– 1 day adult pass – €40
– 1 day child pass – €30
– 1 day youth / senior pass – €36
Only day passes will be sold
Depending on the changing snow conditions, this plan may be modified.
Staff from Serma will be in place at all the access points to Avoriaz to inform clients of the current situation and to recommend their course of action.
Intended lift openings from 20th December are as follows: