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“Poor skiing skills but beautiful place to be falling over”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Avoriaz Ski Resort

Avoriaz Ski Resort
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Morzine
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Avoriaz, very famous destination for a ski holiday, located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski aera will surprise you with its specificites. It's a car-free resort,ski-in, ski-out, where the snow covers every corners throughout the season and where you can have a ski-walk in the middle of the timber holiday residences that blend in with the countryside. It's also a resort with daily events, which fulfills your every wish of relaxation and escape. Enjoy your holidays in Avoriaz!Avoriaz will open on the 1st of July 2012, the Aquariaz, a unique concept in mountain water park!
London, United Kingdom
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“Poor skiing skills but beautiful place to be falling over”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

In all honesty I am terrible when it comes to my skiing skills however I did not mind falling over every so often because I got to experience some wonderful views.
The slopes are pretty hard on this mountain and not exactly for beignets but there are other places in the local area too which are better for new skiers.
The ski lifts are everywhere and there is a massive food/rest point which is very easy to find.

This is a fun way to end winter and I am looking forward to visiting again.

We visited in April/end of March and pretty much all lifts were working. Towards the bottom the snow was a little slushy but nothing too bad even if you are like me and you "V" your way down :)

Visited April 2014
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“Brilliant place for a family ski trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I've been boarding most of my life and when I go I like to go high and all day - the missus on the other hand, does not. In fact she doesn't really fancy going at all. But now we have a daughter and at the ripe old age of 3 it was time to get her on the slopes and see what she thought...whose side would she come down on? Despite my inclinations otherwise, we opted for Avoriaz given the rave reviews as a family resort and the much recommended Village des Enfants. And the verdict? Brilliant. Much easier to get around than the ye olde resorts in the alps (albeit not as picturesque) and with no cars it was very kid friendly. My daugher LOVED the horse drawn sleds that take you from the car park to the hotels. All the restaurants were kid friendly and there was every amenity you could ask for all handily located on the one main street. The aquatic centre was a nice little refuge from the snow and winter kit...we spent a few hours there one day when the snow was belting down and the Village des Enfants was great - our daughter did her first ever ski lesson and despite some early tears she loved it - I was a very proud Dad. And to top it all off I hit the slopes with the board for a couple of hours here and there and it was actually pretty good, especially the snowboard park which was very cool winding through the trees. We will definitely be back...even the missus wants to go again!

Visited February 2014
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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“Great snow when melting in the wonderful Morzine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Avoriaz offers lovely wide open blue runs for beginners and intermediates plus more challenging runs for the more adventurous in the party! Perfect for the whole family.

Visited April 2014
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“Snowboard weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

As always, Avoriaz didn't dissapoint with ample mountain for everyone. I went for a short 3 day snowboarding weekend in April, and had two great days of snowboarding and one quite icy day.

But as always Avoriaz has plenty of lifts, runs and cafes/bars.

Visited April 2014
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“Great Spring skiing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

This review is coloured by the fact that the both the weather and snow were about as good as it gets and the lift queues were non-existant.
That being said the ski area has miles and miles of piste cruising, plenty of 'beginners' off piste and with an area pass which allows you to ski Les Gets, Morzine etc., ample skiing amongs trees if the weather is bad.
If you are looking for a challenge then it also has the 'Swiss Wall', the moguls at the top of which will probably test most! If it is icy and a mistake is made you might have a 200m bouncy slide on your backside without your skiis!
The only reservation I have is that for a complete beginner many of the 'blue' runs do have quite steep (but wide!) sections that might need some confidence.
The resort may not appear as attractive as some Austrian or Swiss 'chocolate box' resorts but for a purpose built, high altitude resort it is not as eyesore and certainly has more character than, for instance, Tignes.
If you are going for the skiiing it is difficult to see how you could be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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