Booked for August and was a bit wary given previous reviews and not knowing anyone who had been previously. Went as a family of 4 - children 14 and 12. Loved it.
Accommodation was excellent - 2 bedroom appartment was much larger than I expected given this is primarily a ski resort. Was brand new - although I am not sure how long it will stay fresh given the fixtures and fittings.
Resort is quite French and our children were a bit old for the children's clubs which meant they didn't mix with others to much and my school boy french was tested (as it should be !)
Avoriaz is very similar to Center Parcs in the alps, although this sometimes means you can see loads of activities going on around you but you are not always quite sure how to access them until you get your bearings.
Resort is car free and excellent. Be aware that that the temperature is about 5 degrees colder than Morzine (the quite British resort below, which is accessible by lifts). But not a problem as there is plenty of heat in the sun when out (most of the time when we were there) in Aug 2013.
Loads of activities - multipass is phenomenal value at 1 euro a day per person for PV customers (2 euros if you take the Morzine pool option). This opens up the whole lift network on which you can travel for miles (in 10 days I didn't need the car). Also allows access to excellent tennis courts (pre booked generally a day in advance).
Mountain biking is a must with some fantastic looking machines on display. After going on a couple of runs you appreciate you need a very good MTB to survive the experience, plummetting down a track with a 800m drop. Can be expensive though as taking your bike on a lift is about 5 euros a throw (although with discounts for longer periods - as for ski passes). Hiring MTBs is cheaper in Morzine - but prices are about 30 Euro a day up to 80 Euro for the top spec models. I don't think UK bikes would last long on this terrain!
If you take your own bikes they were happy for you to put them on the balcony of the appartment (we had 4 with no problem).
Good golf course in the resort for Golfers. Via Ferranta looked terrifying.
Aquariaz is good for kids - like Center Parcs pools but not big. There is a decent pool in Morzine though - which can be accessed by a cable car and a free 10 minute bus ride on a resort bus which was quite slick. This was covered by an additional 1 euro a day supplement to the multipass.
Good restauraunts with Alpine feel in the village. Supermarket - a very good size and didn't feel particularly expensive especially given the location.
WIFI seems to have been a problem in this accommodation in the past - but we paid 20 euro for a weeks access and had no problems and were able to stream videos with no issues or extra charges - so it looks like this problem has been solved.
Was there for 10 days and still had loads we wanted to do.
Stunning location and excellent accommodation - at about £100 a night - very good value and we will be back ! Highly recommend it.
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