The time has finally arrived! In just over two weeks we will be en route to our long-awaited return to the slopes! We can’t wait to spend an epic week in the Alps with all of you!! 🕺
We have created this page so you have all the information needed for the trip in one place. Yep, there is a lot here! But this info will ensure you have the best trip possible.
Please read through and if anything is unclear, drop us an email with your booking ID on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro tip: save or bookmark this page somewhere handy so you can look back at it when needed.
Wristband only customers will receive a dedicated pre-trip information link soon.
We’re all a bit out of practice when it comes to packing, so we’ve created a list of essentials for you!
Passport: We are going abroad! Also photo ID is required to collect your wristband and lift passes, please bring a driver’s licence or passport.
Snowboxx e-ticket - Downloadable via Manage Booking
Appropriate clothing for skiing: jacket, trousers (salopettes), thermals, snow boots, ski socks, googles, sunglasses, gloves and helmet (if you have one).
Appropriate festival clothing: whatever you fancy for the night time shenanigans
Fancy dress: The theme this year is Safari on the Slopes!
Toiletries: Including sunscreen and lip balm
EU travel adapter and phone charger. A power bank is never a bad idea!
Locks for your ski/snowboard equipment. Better to be safe than sorry.
Travel Insurance - please check to make sure you have appropriate travel insurance for a winter sports holiday
CHECK IN ONLINE
Remember to check in online and get boarding passes for all passengers for both the outbound and return leg of your flight, otherwise the airline may charge you. If you have any issues with your flight, please contact the airline directly.
DOWNLOAD YOUR SNOWBOXX E-TICKET
You will receive your e-ticket in the next week via email. You will also find it available to download on manage booking. It’s essential that you download and have this handy as it contains important info such as transfer times, accommodation check in location and the QR code that you will need to collect your wristbands and list passes.
If you booked ski lessons; whether that be private, group or another type please be aware you will receive a separate email with your date and time of your lesson on. Please make sure to check this time for any final last minute changes to your lesson.
ADDITIONAL TICKETED EVENTS
If you booked tickets to one of our many events in the week such as the forest rave you will also receive separate emails with tickets for those. Please make sure to look out for individual tickets for you to gain access to your chosen event.
We highly advise that you book travel insurance that covers winter sports and Covid-19. It shouldn’t be more than £25 - £30. Google is your friend!
Make sure you check with your phone company this is enabled and that you have enough data to send FOMO pics to your friends who didn’t make it throughout the week.
A meal can cost 10-30€ and an alcoholic drink can cost 6-10€. Ensure you budget enough money over the week.
There are a few cashpoints at the resort and we encourage all customers to use their contactless cards when making payments at the event, all bars are card payment only. Consider looking at your bank's current conversion rates and getting an alternative card that’s better for spending when abroad.
Bear in mind you will have to pay a refundable security deposit upon check in - more on this below - so plan accordingly.
Now that you have prepared for an epic week in the Alps, let’s get you to the resort!
TRANSFER DEPATURE POINT
All transfers depart from Terminal 1 at Geneva Airport, if you arrive or depart from terminal 2 you will need to make the short walk to terminal 1.
No alcohol is to be consumed on any transport and anyone deemed to be drunk will be refused access to any transfers. We have a zero tolerance policy for abuse towards our staff, including our transfer drivers and airport reps.
These are operated by Alpine Fleet.
Transfers to Snowboxx from Geneva airport
Look out for the Alpine Fleet Snowboxx desk. When you come through from baggage claim, this is located to the right of the information desk.
Look for the yellow area and Alpine Fleet staff in blue Snowboxx hi-vis and make yourself known to a member of the team by the beginning of your transfer slot. If your flight is delayed we will attempt to put you on the next available transfer.
Transfers from Snowboxx to Geneva airport
All standard transfers depart from the resort arrival centre (where you were dropped off). Transfer time is printed in your e-ticket, you will need to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.
If you are departing after 11.30am you can bring your bags to the arrivals centre where Snowboxx Staff will look after them. It is your responsibility to make sure your luggage goes on your transfer coach, Snowboxx takes no liability for luggage left at the arrivals centre.
These are operated by Skiidy Gonzales.
Transfers to Snowboxx from Geneva airport
Look out for the Skiidy Gonzales desk on the left of the arrivals hall. The Skiidy team will check you in and walk you to your vehicle.
Transfers from Snowboxx to Geneva airport
Your lead passenger will receive a text message 24 hours before departure confirming your pick up time and location. Skiidy transfers depart from the arrivals centre or from the L’Amara reception for those staying there.
If you have not received your text message please contact Skiidy directly on +33 (0) 450 373685 to confirm details.
IN RESORT TRANSPORT: SNOW TAXIS & BAGGAGE PICK UP
The resort is completely pedestrianised, meaning that all transport will drop you at the resort arrivals centre. Depending on the location of your apartment you then may want to get a snowcat or a horse & cart to your accommodation.
Arriving in resort
If you have pre-booked a snow taxi for your luggage and/or yourself, collect your vouchers from the snowboxx team at the resort arrivals centre. If you have not pre-booked, you can also purchase a ticket from the same desk.
If you fancy a ride on a horse & cart you can book them there directly - starting at €15.
If you have pre-booked either a baggage pick up or a snow taxi your pick up time and location will be in your e-ticket. This will be 1 hour prior to your departure from a central point near to your accommodation.
If you have not pre-booked a resort transport for your departure you can do so at the Snowboxx customer service desk until 19:00 on Tuesday - note these can only be booked for Saturday departures.
If you wish to book any transport during the week you can do this by calling the resort arrival centre directly on;
+33 (0) 450 740 155. Horses and carts operate during the day and snowcats operate overnight.
DRIVING TO RESORT
If you are planning to drive we advise you to book your parking spot in advance here to guarantee availability. The outdoor car park is €70 per week and the indoor car park €95 per week.
In bad weather conditions you will need snow chains or snow tyres to be allowed to drive up to the resort. Please check local weather conditions in advance before driving to the event.
GETTING TO AND FROM THE RESORT
If you’re making your own way to Avoriaz, Please see the Avoriaz ‘Getting here’ page for guidance.
Congratulations! You made it to winter paradise. Let’s get you to your accommodation.
CHECK IN / OUT TIMES
Check in: 5:00 pm
Check out: 9:30 am
CHECK IN LOCATION
Pay attention here - you need to locate your check in location and the location of your accommodation. Most of the time it’s 2 different places. This may not be within your residence and may be with an accommodation agency.
These locations will be shown on your e-ticket. As mentioned above, you will get this via email in the next few days.
Once you know where your check in location is, send 1 person in the group there to check in - no need for the whole group to go there. This person will need to:
Pay the damage deposit
Pay for the Tourist Tax - Only by cash
As with any other holiday accommodation, your hotel may require you to pay a security deposit upon arrival. Ideally this needs to be paid by the lead passenger on the booking. This amount will be refunded on the grounds that your accommodation is left just as found, and that includes leaving the accommodation clean - more on this below. The amount is usually between €300 - €3000 per apartment depending on standard of accommodation.
The Tourist Tax is required to pay on check in. It’s just €1 - €2 per person per night and one person in the group must pay it for all.
Last but not least, each individual is required by French law to fill in a Police Fiche form before checking in. To speed up your check in progress we suggest doing this in advance. Download the form here.
If you arrive after your accommodation agency is shut, you will need to collect keys from the arrivals centre. You will need to visit your accommodation agency on Sunday to pay your tourist tax & deposit. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave your accommodation and you may have your festival wristbands removed. Not fun!
Some good news though, bed linen & towels are included in all Snowboxx bookings, these should be in your apartment on arrival.
Keys should be returned to where you collected them from by 10:00am on your day of check out. Lost key charges start at €55 depending on your accommodation, so please ensure you return all keys to the correct location.
If you are departing the resort prior to your accommodation reception opening there should be a drop box to put your keys in when you depart, if you are unsure of the location of this please check with your accommodation supplier prior to your departure day.
Your apartment will need to be cleaned before you depart, otherwise the accommodation suppliers will charge you a substantial cleaning fee.
Here is a handy cleaning checklist:
Empty bins & take to large communal bins (poubelles) located outside your residence
Clean all crockery, cutlery & pots/pans
Empty & clean dishwasher
Hoover, sweep & mop all floors
Wipe all kitchen & bathroom surfaces and mirrors
If you do not want to clean your room please speak to your accommodation reception in advance to book a final clean, charges are a lot cheaper in advance than the cost of the fines which will come out of your accommodation deposit.
RECEPTION AND ACCOMMODATION OFFICE OPENING TIMES
Please see below for reception opening times, if you are arriving outside of these times on a Saturday please see Snowboxx staff for directions when you arrive:
WRISTBANDS & LIFT PASSES
All wristbands and lift passes can be collected from the customer service point located in the tourist office in the middle of the resort. We are open:
Saturday 18th: 12:00 - 02:00
Sunday 19th: 08:00 - 19:00
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 19:00
Each individual must collect their wristband & lift passes, group leaders cannot do this on everyone's behalf.
ID will be required to collect wristbands and passes.
If you are arriving late or are a wristband only customer wristbands can also be collected from the Box Office outside the Snowboxx Main Arena between 19:00 - 22:00 on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday.
Lift passes are valid for consecutive days only. They will start on the first day you use them and be valid for consecutive days as ordered. For example if you start your 5 day lift pass on Sunday it will be valid until the end of Thursday.
Please take a picture of your lift pass which clearly shows the lift pass number stated on it. If you lose your lift pass you can then take this picture to any lift pass office in resort where they will cancel your old pass and give you a new one. Without a picture of your lift pass number you will be charged full price for a new lift pass.
If you wish to upgrade your lift pass please go directly to any of the lift pass offices in resort.
Your wristband is required to gain access to the festival village and all Snowboxx events. If you break your wristband please bring your old wristband to the Snowboxx info point where it will be exchanged for a new one.
If you lose your wristband (including if it was broken) you will be charged €50 for a replacement, this charge is a fixed price.
Your equipment hire shop will have been allocated to you based on your accommodation, this will be stated on your e-ticket. You must take your e-ticket with you to the shop with the QR code on the top, the shop will scan this code to find you on their system. You must also take a credit or debit card, the shop will take a swipe of your card as a deposit for your kit.
All hire shops are open until 20:00pm on Saturday and from 7.30am on Sunday. During the week shops are open 9am - 19.30pm. We anticipate shops being very busy on Sunday morning and recommend if you are in resort early enough that you collect your equipment on Saturday.
If you are attending lessons on Sunday morning please ensure you are at your hire shop between 7.30am - 8am and that you make yourself known to a member of staff so that you are put to the front of the queue.
We recommend that you purchase the extra insurance offered to you by the hire shops, this is around €2 per day and will limit your liability for damaged, lost or stolen equipment.
You will be sent a lesson e-ticket via email which will state your start day, lesson time and group info.
All group lessons start at 10am on Sunday and 9.30am on all other days. For private lessons you will have been contacted directly to confirm your lesson day & time.
All lessons are provided by ESF and start from the Plateau area near the entrance to the Snowboxx Main Stage. Look out for Snowboxx Reps on Sunday morning.
Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your lesson start time.
If you have rented a clothing package then our clothing partner Crevasse Clothing will be in touch with you directly to arrange your deposit, collection & returns process.
Clothing packages can be collected from the arrivals centre on the 18th & 19th of March. If you have any questions or have not received an email please contact Crevasse Clothing directly on +44 (0) 203 874 740 or email email@example.com
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCHES / LUNCHES
These are all ticketed events which are selling out quickly, should you wish to join please purchase via manage booking. Once on site, you can check with customer info to see if there are any spaces left.
All ticket holders’ names will be on a guestlist, please refer to your booking confirmation for reference of which day/event you have booked. If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please make the staff aware on entry.
Venue: Le Grande Cafe, near Amara
Brunches: Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri (10:00-12:00)
Lunches: Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri (13:00-15:00)
FOREVERLANDS ENCHANTED FOREST RAVES
Foreverlands Enchanted Forest Raves are ticketed events taking place on Monday and Wednesday. There are still a few tickets left for Monday, but Wednesday’s event has sold out, so grab one while you can via Manage Booking. Once on site, you can check with Customer Info to see if there are any spaces left. You will be required to bring your ID to gain access.
Foreverlands Enchanted Forest Raves run from 17.30 to 22.00.
The only way to get to this hidden stage is via mini bus from the Arrivals Center. Check in opens at 17:00 and last departure is at 19:30 so please allow plenty of time to receive your wristband and be loaded onto the mini bus within this time. The event is outdoors and at night, so please ensure you wear layers, a thick jacket, gloves, hats and suitable footwear.
It is not possible to walk or ski to the Forest, access will only be granted via mini bus from the Arrivals Center. Anyone found attempting to walk will have their Snowboxx wristband removed immediately and will no longer be able to access any of the festival venues for the remainder of the show.
E-tickets and instructions will be sent in a separate email for the Foreverlands Enchanted Forest Raves.
The classic game of Nan’s Bingo at the Boxx! Expect crazy dance offs, conga lines, competitive final games and lots of prizes to be won.
We join forces with Dabber’s Bingo to bring you a hilarious boozy bingo experience that is sure to get you in the party mood. All three sessions are close to selling out, so be sure to grab a ticket whilst you still can! You can add these to your booking via manage booking.
VIP upgrades are sold out for Snowboxx 2023. You will receive the following;
- Access to VIP area with a prime spot for viewing the Main Stage
- Private VIP bar at Main Stage
- Priority queue to Main Stage
- Access to VIP area at Apres (first come first served)
- Access to private toilets at Apres
- 1 x free drink voucher to be used at VIP Bars only
You will be given a wristband in your arrival pack, which will include your drinks voucher to be used at the bars at main stage, The Boxx and at Apres.
There will be a merchandise stand at the Hub and Festival Village, if you wish to purchase Snowboxx goodies in the resort! We will have t-shirts, zip up hoodies, lanyards, buffers and more!
THE HUB & ACTIVITY SLOPE
The Hub is a new area we are excited to bring to Snowboxx 2023, where there will be traders, merchandise and a bar. Within The Hub area, you will get to witness Snowboxx’s epic activities as seen below:
Monday 20th March - Beer Pong - 14:00-15:00
Your classic game of beer pong, but forget your average lager. We’re moving to the peachier sweet stuff! Snowboxx is proudly working alongside Jubel as a partner in 2023.
Tuesday 21st March - Basecamp Sledge Races - 14:00-15:00
Our annual Sledgends race is back! Expect tons of inflatables, wacky sleds, incredible prizes and some of the best fails ever! Sponsored by Basecamp.
Wednesday 22nd March - Dope Snow Rail Jam 14:00-16:30
Contestants will sign up and participate in Dope Snow Rail Jam, bringing their ski’s /board and hitting the rail. Expect laughs, falls and some epic tricks.
Thursday 23rd March - Snowman Building Competition - 14:00-15:00
Contestants will join the legendary snowman building competition in their groups they have arrived with OR solo! Snowboxx will provide some whacky props, but don’t be greedy with them or you will be disqualified!
Friday 24th March - Skim Pool - 14:00-16:30
The infamous Snowboxx Skim Pool is always a show to remember and this year will be no different. Expect some new challenges to get the pro’s really excited. You can take part or spectate, but either way it is one not to be missed!
Fancy dress is Safari on the Slopes theme and will take place on Monday 20th March. Be sure to pack your best animal accessories and get your group involved!
Located within the Avoriaz Tourist Office in the centre of resort.
Open on Saturday 18th
12:00 - 02:00
Sunday 19th - Friday 24th:
09:00 - 19:00
Any issues with accommodation please in the first instance go to where you collected your keys from and attempt to resolve directly, if issues persist or are not fixed please let us know and we will try to help.
In emergency situations ensure that in the first instance you call the emergency services; 118 (first aid & fire) or 112 (general international emergency line)
Public emergency numbers:
Fire brigade 112
Hospital +33 (0) 4 50 83 20 00
Doctor +33 (0)4 50 74 05 42
Mountain Rescue +33 (0)4 50 74 11 13 or 112
If you require our assistance in an emergency please call the Snowboxx Emergency Contact number below, for any general enquiries you will need to visit the Snowboxx Customer Info desk located within the Tourist Office, or call the general Customer Service Number within office hours.
General Customer Service Number +33 778675686
Emergency Contact Number +33 778677902
The schedule will be available via the Snowboxx App which will be available to download soon. Please keep a look out for emails and social posts for the App download link.
Event schedules will be visible around the site and updates on the event via social media and the app.
Please arrive at venues in plenty of time before the acts you want to see, queueing lanes get much busier just before our headliners, especially at the Main Arena.
Please note that some of the locations and venues for this year's Snowboxx have changed. All locations are included in the map provided via the Snowboxx app or via the festival map which will be available on arrival in the resort.
Key changes to the Snowboxx stages:
The Boxx is back! This year it is located a little further away from the Main Arena, closer to Amara residencies. Please follow the designated route around the Main Arena to access The Boxx, or go through the Main Arena when there is no programming.
The Boxx is located to the side of the Main Stage and will be open from Sunday - Thursday each night till 2am
Foreverlands Enchanted Forest Raves
Please note pick up for the Enchanted Forest will be at the Arrivals Centre where you were dropped off by the transfers in the resort.
Guests will then be taken by mini bus to the new location. It is not possible to access the venue on foot, anyone found attempting to walk to the venue will have their Snowboxx wristband removed immediately.
Le Roc - New venue for late night cheesy fun. The perfect place to find classic tunes, dance floor classics, a bowling alley and a host of arcade games!
The new space to shop, eat, drink, play activities and chill out during the day!
Please note, we will require you to wear a jacket upon entry and exit to the nighttime venues as the temperatures can drop rapidly at night. It is unsafe to be outside without a thick jacket.
Please don’t spoil the picturesque mountain views by leaving litter! Use bins provided and dispose of cigarette buts responsibly
Please respect the locals, they look after us while we call Avoriaz our home
Please split out your General waste / Cardboard / Glass Bottles / Plastic and use the large round bins provided. Usually located not far from your accommodation entrance.
Keep noise down in the hours between 10pm-7am. Remember there are other people in the resort trying to enjoy their family holidays in peace. Multiple Noise complaints can lead to eviction from the event.
Take photos/videos of any damage upon arrival!
On departure, clean thoroughly before leaving to ensure you don’t get a fine
Remove all rubbish and recycling inc. kitchen bin. Dispose of them in the large bins usually located outside each building.
Strip beds and put all laundry in one pile
Hand in keys to reception or the accommodation agency.
Avoriaz is its own independent resort as well as being part of the major Portes du Soleil region of over 12 resorts.
This means there are 2 different lift passes:
Avoriaz only: Gains access to Avoriaz resort and lifts only. This is great for beginners and those learning the ropes on the slopes.
Full Portes du Soleil: Gains access to the full 12 resorts over the PDS region of France and Switzerland. This means you have access to all lifts in the area around Avoriaz and beyond.
If you would like to upgrade your lift pass, you can do so at the lift pass office in the centre of the resort and will only need to pay the difference.
Portes du Soleil:
You can pick up a physical piste map in resort at the tourist office or download the official Avoriaz app to have it on your phone.
Avoriaz app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/avoriaz-up-down/id1482733392
LIFT OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
The general opening times of lifts around Avoriaz are from 8:30 - 16:30.
Please check times and closures when accessing the slopes for the day. Be sure to give yourself plenty time to get to Apres, check out the Igloo or one of the many Snow Parks!
Check out this website for full safety measures on the mountain.
Stay in control
If you decide to ski or snowboard fast, it is important that you have sufficient control, so that you do not cause any situations that might harm yourself, or someone else. This includes not skiing / snowboarding whilst under the influence of alcohol.
Skier or boarders in front of you have priority
Skiers moving behind (above) must keep sufficient distance between themselves and the other skier or snowboarder so that the person in front has plenty of space to make all of their movements freely.
Don’t stop in the middle of the mountain
It is recommended to stop on the side of the slope, in places that are visible from above. Most importantly, try not to sit down in blind spots; these are usually places where the slope suddenly gets steeper, and people higher up the hill will have a hard time spotting what is below them.
Read the signs
The most common and well-known signs are black, red, or green. These colours indicate the difficulty of the slope, with black being the most difficult and green being the least challenging.
Some other signs will show directions or give warnings of danger or closure. A sign closing a piste, just like one pointing out danger, must be firmly observed.
Wait in the queue
Jumping the queue at chairlifts is frowned upon. Plan your lunch on a different time than most, and you will find smaller lift lines!
Take a lesson if you are a beginner
It is advised to take a lesson if you are still a beginner or first timer. It will make your holiday a more pleasant experience and get you prepared for the slopes! You can add lessons through manage booking before the 4th March.
Remember that not everyone might be as comfortable as you are on the slopes. With a mix of beginners, right through to advanced levels out on the mountain, it’s important to give all skiers and snowboarders their space, so that everyone comes back from the slopes with a smile on their face!
Respect the mountain
The mountain has feelings too! Be respectful and don’t leave rubbish on the slopes. The only thing you should leave behind on the mountain are the fresh tracks you made!
FOOD AND DRINK
There are 3 main supermarkets in the resort to buy groceries. Please check the Snowboxx map for locations.
Opening times vary but on average open at 8am and close at 8pm.
They have a wide variety of fruit, veg, meat, fish, wine, beer and everything in between
There is 1 tabac store which is located opposite the Tourist Office, but you can also purchase tobacco in certain bars.
Restaurants and bars
There are over 30 restaurants and bars to enjoy lunch and dinner at in resort
You can read more about each one here: https://www.avoriaz.com/en/winter/practical-information/shops-and-services/restaurants
We recommend you book in advance to ensure you get a space as resort can get very busy in the Snowboxx week
Tips for vegans
We have to be honest, the resort seems to be very behind on the vegan front! However, we managed to find a couple of restaurants that had some vegan options.
Globetrotter: Vegetable poke bowl option
La boule de neige: salad, vegetarian burger, vegetarian lasagne
Mountain Pizz'Burg: Can make any pizza without cheese!
Fontaine Blanche: Tofu Bowl
Cafe fantastic: Veggie burgers and salads.
Chapka: Veggie burgers and salads
Le Grand Cafe: Veggie Burgers and Salads
We found a variety of vegan milks, vegan yoghurts, vegan snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables in the supermarkets
The Avoriaz pharmacy, located in downtown Avoriaz by WhyNot, is open every day from 9am to 7.30pm.
The medical centre, shown on the map, is open between 09:00 - 19:00. Appointments can be made on Doctolib.fr
The indoor water park is open to all and the perfect alternative to a day on the slopes. Be sure to check in for a swim, slide or hot tub!
Deep nature Spa @ L’amara
Horse drawn sleighs
Ice skating rink
Squash and bloc
You can check out all these activities and how to book at the Avoriaz website here.
Please remember that Avoriaz is a ski in ski out resort, you will be spending a lot of time (when not on the mountain) walking on the snow, sensible shoes OR boots are a must!
Here is a list of contact numbers you may find useful throughout your time at Snowboxx.
General Emergency Number (999 equivalent)
Pompiers - fire service & first aid
SAMU - french ambulance service
112 or 15 from a french landline
Avoriaz Medical Centre
+33 (0) 450 740 542
Avoriaz Gendarmerie (Resort National Police)
+33 (0) 459 741 141
Avoriaz Police Municipal (Resort Police)
+33 (0) 620 856 517
Poste de Secours - Service des Pistes (Mountain Rescue)
+33 (0) 450 741 113
Cluses: +33 (0) 826 888 777
Thonon: +33 (0) 450 263 742
Annemasse: +33 (0) 450 822 000
Snowboxx Emergency Number
Please ensure that in all emergencies in the first instance you call the emergency services.
+ 33 778 677 902
Other Useful Numbers
Snowboxx Customer Service (office hours)
Customer Service Number 1: + 33 778 675 686
Snowcats & Horses
+33 (0) 450 740 155
+33 (0) 450 740 141
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The event is strictly an over 18's event
All admission is subject to search
The promoter reserves the right to refuse admission to any festival area
For promotion, safety & security reasons, customers may be filmed at any time. When entering Mainstage Festival’s venues you are agreeing to this condition of entry
Unauthorised photography, audio and video is strictly prohibited
All customers must abide with local authorities and lawful requirements, including the use of searches and search dogs - guidance regarding refusal of entry will be taken from the authorities
Mainstage Festivals will not accept any responsibility for damages or loss sustained at the festival
Tickets are sold on the understanding that the event is subject to a license from the appropriate authorities
Security reserve the right to refuse entry to evening events without appropriate cold-weather clothing
Ski boots are prohibited in all evening event venues
Throwing Snowballs may result in temporary or permanent eviction from the event
Event content is not considered appropriate for children but the entrance is at parent's own discretion.
Prohibited items or any items that the Event or third parties acting on its behalf (such as security) deem to be either; a risk to the safety, security or enjoyment of others; unsuitable to be taken to the Event; or, may be used in an illegal or offensive manner (regardless of whether or not the item itself is illegal) are not permitted to be taken into any Venue or Stage.
Are there any free lifts in Avoriaz?
No, unfortunately there are no free lifts in Avoriaz
Can I get sunburnt in Winter?
Yes, especially at high altitude. In March we hope the sun will be shining for Snowboxx so make sure you have high factor sunscreen on your face!
Can I go Swimming in Avoriaz?
Yes at the incredible Aquariaz centre, access is just €11. Aquariaz is open between 1.30pm and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Do I need a photograph for my lift pass?
No, things are electronic these days so no need for a photograph. Please note, you are not allowed to swap or sell-on lift passes, the lifts use a facial recognition system and your pass will be confiscated.
I’m driving to resort, do I need Snow Chains?
Yes for definite. Snow Tyres are also great but at 1800m if it is snowing you will definitely need snow chains to get to Avoriaz. Don’t forget to check the latest regulations for drinking in France, you will need a hi-vis & breathalyzer amongst other things.
I’m driving to resort, is there any parking?
Yes you have the choice between the indoor car parks and the outdoor car park in avoriaz. The indoor car park is €93 for a week or €16 a day with the outdoor car park slightly less at €70 for a week or €12 a day. We recommend you reserve your parking in advance to ensure you get a spot; www.avoriazparkings.com.
Do ski instructors speak English?
Yes, all ESF instructors that work with Snowboxx speak English
Is there a laundrette in Avoriaz?
Yes, the French word is ‘Laverie’. There is one in the Falaise area of resort near the Centrale Locative office, one in the centre of resort near just down from the ice rink and one near the hotel dromonts.
Do I need to buy travel insurance?
Yes, having valid winter sports insurance is a condition of attending Snowboxx, policies will be checked at random on arrival.
What do the different colours mean on the Pistes?
The colours represent the scale of difficulty. Green being the easiest, then Blue, then Red with Black being the hardest.
What should I do if my Ski’s / Snowboard gets stolen?
Double check the area around where you left them to make sure they have not just fallen over. If they have been taken you will need to go to the Gendarmerie in resort to file a police report, if your kit is rented you should also inform your rental shop. Finally if relevant you should also inform your insurance company as soon as possible after the incident.
Where can I change money / draw money out?
There are 2 banks in Avoriaz both in the centre of town near the Snowboxx Info Point. They are open Tuesday - Friday 9am - 12pm. Both banks have 24 hour cash machines located outside.
Where can I get WiFi in Resort?
Most bars & restaurants will offer wifi in resort, you may also be able to get access in your accommodation for a small fee - check with your reception.
How can I upgrade my lift pass?
Just take your lift pass to any of the SERMA lift pass offices in resort, there is one next to the Snowboxx Info Point.
What do I do if I hurt myself on the piste?
Call the securite des pistes on +33 (0) 450 741 113 with details of which piste you are on, alternatively get someone to ski to the nearest lift and get the lift staff to call for help. You should inform your insurance of any accidents or injuries as soon as possible as they should be able to assist with any immediate medical or rescue charges.
Is there a pharmacy or doctor in resort?
The pharmacy is located above Shooters and is open from 9am - 7.30pm daily.
The medical centre is located near the Resort Arrivals Centre and is open 8.30am - 7pm daily.
What should I pack?
Here is a handy packing list of some of the essentials to make sure you pack:
Passport & Visas (if applicable)
Sensible Shoes - there will be lots of walking on snow!
Scarf / Neck Warmer
Euros / Credit or Debit cards
Rucksack (not essential for skiing)
Reusable water bottle
Warm Outfits for when you’re not on the mountain.
Check this step by step guide or reach out to our friendly customer service team (even whilst in the process of booking using our live chat service!
You can contact us between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm Monday - Thursday and 9am - 4pm on Fridays, details are listed below
Please be sure to include your booking ID when getting in contact with us.