Situated high up in the Alpine mountains Avoriaz has beautiful views overlooking Morzine and at the highest points you can see Dents Blanches and Dents du Midi. During the season there are excellent snow conditions which adds to its authentic mountain village feel with its snow-covered paths and pistes. To its advantage the resort is also in one of the best locations for skiing, with plenty of local slopes to explore, over 29km of ski trails meander through pine forests and resurface at viewpoints where you can see the stunning surrounding peaks in all their natural glory. The resort is also within close proximity to the famous Portes du Soleil domain where there is an abundance of slopes with over 250 km of cross-country ski trails.
The resort has a tranquil ambience which has been carefully crafted by the design of the village and largely due to the resort being totally car free. The 1960’s baby of the French ski resort boom Avoriaz is well designed in comparison to some of the concrete resorts of this era with features such as the ski-in, ski-out accommodation . Avoriaz is family orientated offering great facilities for children, there is also a strong village feel with most accommodation less than 500m from the central hub of the village. The resort has a pleasant atmosphere during the day and in the evenings there is a special nocturnal feature where the backdrop of a cliff is lit up, giving the village a unique charm.
The future for skiing and snowboarding as predicted by online ski and snowboard magazine, Style Altitude
We're facing a future full of job-nabbing, powder-shredding robots, unfettered digitalization, compulsive action apps and cataclysmic climate change.
We already have epic ski passses thanks to the amalgamation of resorts by large corporates playing mountain monopoly but less epic snow thanks to climate change resulting in shorter seasons and an urgent need to go green.
With snow yoga, winter ziplines and gay ski weeks, its seems that diversification is the way the main ski resorts are going to increase visitors. But what's next? Indoor surfing? Yep, it's already in the pipeline, excuse the pun, in Tignes via the new €60m Skiline project.
In the visionary feature,The Future For Skiing and Snowboarding, on Style Altitude the predictions of what's to come will either make you put all your savings into new ski tech development and emerging ski resorts in China - or head for the backcountry hills.
Of course, ski technology is already snowballing with real time ski apps for keep track of weather, routes, restaurants and friends. And real world interaction via Augmented Reality (AR) apps and accessories are no longer even a blink away with AR goggles that have direct-to-eye Recon HD displays.
If you are looking for a family ski holiday Flaine is the perfect resort
The blend of traditional village life with a relaxing atmosphere makes the resort a fun place to visit with the kids. The village remains one of the smaller resorts to be created during France’s ski boom of the Sixties and Seventies. Compact in size and largely pedestrianised, La Flaine is particularly well known for being family orientated. The little ones will be busy having fun at one of the crèches, while the older kids can attend the ski schools.
Soon approaching October and before long the Christmas hysteria and preparation will inevitably begin. Christmas in the mountains spent with your loved ones is a beautiful and special occasion, not to be missed! Why not escape all the stress and simply choose a skiing holiday instead?
The pretty resort of Méribel with its cosy chalet-style architecture, forest surroundings and warm, village atmosphere is the perfect Christmas destination. Located in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, a Mecca for skiers, Méribel’s incredible position allows its visitors to easily explore the vast area of over 600km of pistes. The efficient and modern lift system also ensures that the highest summits, such as Mont du Vallon at 3,000m are reachable in a few minutes. With such incredible heights you are guaranteed an amazing quantity and quality of snow throughout the season.
Wishing for a magical Christmas for your kids? Méribel hosts the perfect events to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. The festive (and free!) Russian Christmas is a festive evening on the 6th January, continuing the winter celebrations with torch-lit descents, an impressive ski show and colourful firework display. In addition the popular evening event Read more ›