There is a great deal of variety in the weather in Avoriaz, going from one extreme to another extreme - hot sunny days to cold snowy days. This is one reason why it is important to always check the Avoriaz forecast.
Avoriaz weather forecast
You will find below the latest weather forecast for Avoriaz.
There are four different seasons in Avoriaz, although there is some crossover between them, for example the snow that is usual for winter can fall in spring and autumn and even on rare occasions in summer.
Whilst winter is normally categorised by cold weather and snow there can also be warm sunny days. Snowfall usually begins in October and continues throughout the winter months. The average temperature rises throughout March and April but this does not necessarily mean that there is no more snow on the way. Things can change quickly and there is often fresh snowfall all the way to the end of the winter ski season and into May,and due to the altitude of Avoriaz there can even be occasional snow in summer.
A sure sign that winter is coming to an end is the temperatures warming up as spring begins. Due to the higher altitude of Avoriaz precipitation still mostly falls as snow, although there can be rainfall on warmer days. There can still be fresh snow on colder days but also warm and sunny days up the mountain.
Spring time leads into summer, and by this time the town and the surrounding mountain are significantly warmer.During the day the temperature can rise to 30 degrees. There are also occasional thunderstorms with heavy rainfall.
During September and October the weather begins to get colder. The weather can still vary a lot. Although this is the time of year when people begin looking to winter there can also be warm weather all the way into November. However, winter is well on the way by this time. Generally the snow begins falling in November and can begin to settle on higher slopes by the end of November.
The climate in Avoriaz is affected by the town's location as part of the Alpine micro climate. Typical signs of an Alpine climate are increased precipitation and lower temperatures. Due to the altitude of Avoriaz the lower temperatures are particularly evident in the winter months.The more exposed aspect of the town also leads to higher winds.
The high altitude of Avoriaz means that it is more exposed to the elements than the villages in the valley. High winds at altitude can occasionally lead to some of the higher lifts closing as a safety precaution.