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We are considering going to Avoriaz in a couple of weeks time and having never been before would welcome any advice. As it is a "car free" zone, (and we are intending to drive) what is the situation regarding transferring luggage, equipment ets from the car to the apartments?

Also, we are looking at either the Douchka Apartments in the Falaise area or the Antares apartments in the Crozats area...any thoughts on either the apartments themselves or the areas greatly appreciated!!!

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Can't help with the apartments I'm afraid. When you arrive you park in a car park and can walk or get a snow taxi to your accommodation:


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Unload in resort into pull along sledges with euro dep the drive back down mountain to bottom of Le Prodin lift, was free parking for week, pay for journey back up in lift from than on will have lift pass. Amazing skiing, swiss side cheaper to eat, board park fab, centre of town is a huge area great for kids sledging etc.

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Douchka Apartments are vey close to the underground car park so ideal for transferring your luggage. They are also ski in/ski out without a difficult return which some of the apartments have. The only downside is that they are not in the middle of the main restaurant area but this means they are quieter and only a 5 minute walk so no real problem. The rooms are typical French purpose built so fairly basic but the beds are comfortable and the kitchen facilities are fine with fridge and dishwasher. Plenty of hot water for bath/shower. Great views of the slopes from the higher floors.

The underground parking has a limited free time to allow for unloading so make use rather than struggling from the outdoor unloading area. If you plan parking in the resort there is not a massive difference between the fees for the outdoor parking and the covered parking so we use the underground. It cost €85 for the week so not particularly cheap but at least the car is snow and frost free when you return.

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Make sureyou take snow chains, we're not long back from a fabulous time in Avoriaz. The road up from Morzine has a sign up for compulsory use of chains.

The Gendarme will turn you back if you dont use them. There is plenty parking but be prepared to dig the car out if there is a large smow fall. We had about a metre of fresh powder last week.

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There is a big carpark 250yds from the main apartments area of L'Amara. You'll have to dig your car out of at least a metre of snow if you park for a week, but at least the authorities keep the roads clear.

We were there 2 weeks ago and if you haven't booked yet I'd recomment the L'Amara buildings. They are owned by Pierre & Vacanse. I'll post s review later tonight of our stay.

The resort is perfect for all abilities and there are plenty of really nice restaurants.

Have fun


ps head for the Le Yeti bar for drinks and snacks, anyone will direct you.

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Can anyone recommend a private transfer from Geneva airport to Avoriaz? I'm gonna stay at CLubmed, and I'll like to know if the car stop at its door to drop us.

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At the doorstep? Probably not, as the centre of Avoriaz is a car-free zone. But at the end station for the cars you have additional shuttle you can take to your doorstep (horse by day, snow-car by night) for some extra €.

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