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Reasons to Choose Avoriaz for Your Next Ski Holiday

Snow fun in Avoriaz, with Pierre & Vacances.Snow fun in Avoriaz, with Pierre & Vacances.

Unique amongst purpose-built and pedestrianised resorts where the taxis are sleighs drawn by horses! This high-altitude (1800m), ski-in ski-out plateau enjoys the best links to access the entire 650km Portes de Soleil ski area encompassing 12 different resorts in both France and Switzerland. It is perfect for families for a whole range of reasons and it’s only just over 90 minutes from Geneva:

• The beginner’s area in the protected Proclou offers nursery slopes that are totally separated from the advanced areas making this a very safe and confidence inspiring area to make those first turns.

• There are several snowparks all of which have a different focus, including Arare for experts and experienced freestylers featuring a big air bag, La Chapelle, close to the resort centre for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities, the world’s best run (as declared by CNN) Le Stash in the Linderets forest with several routes at different levels and plenty of installations to try.  Kids have their own dedicated parks too - the, Lil’stash and the Kids Parkway where even over-threes can start to throw some moves.

• The Children’s Village is central to the resort and really is ski school ‘plus’ – open all day with lunch options to all 3-to 16-year-olds  boasting a specialized team of 100 instructors and kids animators with fun indoor activities for those too young to ski all day, while snowboarding and off-piste courses are available for older more experiences kids.

• For après ski and bad weather days the Aquariaz indoor waterpark will keep the whole family happy in the big half-pipe, whirlpool bubble pools, lazy river, swimming pools, a geyser, a water tree and even an overwater climbing wall.

• Other great family activities include an Inuit Camp and Igloo Village, e-fatbiking (electric snowbiking), ice rink, the new sensas park for a new generation laser game and archery tag, trampolines and bowling.

• There is a great music scene in Avoriaz with several live events on throughout the year and the newly opened Folie Douce is fantastic for après ski fun and dancing aimed at all ages.

• There are lots of family events held throughout the season.  Father Christmas arriving on his skis to distribute presents, torchlight descents and free hot chocolate in the village to name but a few!

• Avoriaz has won several accolades over the years including ‘Best Family Resort’ in the World Snow Awards, innovation in sustainable development and Best Snowboarding resort.

See our accommodation recommendations in Avoriaz:

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence L’ Amara

Residence Electra

Pierre & Vacances Residence Atria Crozats

Maeva Antares Residence


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