The best run in the world in 2014 with The Stash - Ranking by CNN
The second most beautiful resort in France - Ranking by Lonely Planet
The most innovative resort regarding sustainable development in 2014 -Prize won at the World Snow Awards 2013
The best family resort in 2012/2013 - Prize won at the World Snow Awards 2012
The French resort with the best snow coverage in 2013 - Ranking by Weather to Ski and The Financial Times
A resort listed Great Realization of 20th Century Heritage in 2003 for its architecture
THE STASH, BEST SKI RUN IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CNN
CNN asked pro riders to rank their favourite runs in the world and they elected The Stash as number one. Its location through the Lindarets’ forest and its natural wooden features seduce riders from all over the world.
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESORT IN FRANCE
According to Lonely Planet, Avoriaz’ location at the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, its guaranteed snow coverage during all winter and its pedestrianised streets make it the second most beautiful resort in France.
View Lonely Planet’s top 10 French ski resorts
AVORIAZ WON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD FOR ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE WORLD SNOW AWARDS
On October 31st Avoriaz won the Environmental Award for Ecological Developments at the World Snow Awards in London. Discover why Avoriaz was voted the most advanced winter sports resort when it comes to environmentally friendly design:
Avoriaz is the only resort in France to be pedestrianised since the very start.
Avoriaz was also the first ski resort to design holiday residences with features such as exterior insulation, snow-bearing insulating roofs and balcony construction with thermal breaks.
Opening of an experimental ‘Bâtiment Basse Consommation’ energy-efficient holiday residence. Construction of a dual-energy central heating plant which allows to provide 11 holiday residences and the Aquariaz with heating and hot water. Actions to reduce, sort and process waste. Ecological management of water resources and optimisation of the snow production. Special care for fauna and flora’s protection. The Stash, Europe’s top ecological snowpark.
BEST FAMILY RESORT 2012/2013
In November 2012, Avoriaz was voted “Best Family Resort” at the end of the World Snow Award prizegiving ceremony in London? This prestigius title was awarded in recognition of the resort’s exemplary approach that takes into account the expectations of the whole family:
100% ski-in, ski-out resort
The fantastic teaching method of Annie Famose’s Village des Enfants tailored for children and ideally located in the heart of the resort in partnership with the nursery to alternate ski-time with sleep-time.
- Children’s Village in the resort center less than 300 meters from every holiday residence.
- Children’s Village tailored to children’s daily routine.
- Nursery/Children’s Village partnership combining skiing and afternoon nap
- Children’s ski pass price applicable up to age 16 (can be combined with family pass)
- Free ski pass for children under 5.
- Kids Parkway and Lil’Stash: two snowparks designed exclusively for children
- The new Riglet Park: new program learn to snowboard from 3 years old)
- A pedestrian resort, a wonderful snowy playground for “Après-ski” activities
- Kid’s area in Aquariaz
- New interconnecting apartments for larger groups- Winter child events (carnival, village of lights…)
- Winter events for children, including the Magical Light Show and Snow Carnival
AVORIAZ, THE SNOWIEST SKI RESORT IN FRANCE
With a seasonal snowfall average of nearly 8m, Avoriaz is comfortably the snowiest resort in France. At resort level nowhere else even comes close.
View Weather to Ski and the Financial Times top 10 snowiest resort in Europe
LABEL OF GREAT REALIZATION OF 20TH CENTURY HERITAGE, IN 2003.
With its residences dressed all in wood; Avoriaz received the label of great realization of 20th century heritage, in 2003.
Top things to do
Aquariaz has been designed as an aquatic paradise in the mountains featuring lush vegetation and rocks: a river with a variable gentle current, a slidewinder (a kind of aquatic halfpipe), a water playhouse, a paddling pool, a large pool with climbing walls, massage benches and the must-try: an open-air spa heated to 34 degres! This type of water park is found nowhere else in the mountains and features a ‘hybrid’ concept with natural tropical vegetation in mountain surroundings.
Come and play explorer for the night at the Igloo Village Avoriaz! Our cozy rooms are an unforgettable night for lovers, friends, or families.
Mountain Bike on Snow
Snow Biking ride for all : novice to expert group (6 pers max). Possibility of introduction to jump in the snowparks of the resort. Introduction free every sunday evening from 6PM.
Everyday from 5.30PM to 7PM at the Rustine Chalet situated on the Plateauin front of the Yeti bar.
The soft and natural colours of this Deep Nature Spa and its minimalist and refined design fit perfectly with the warm decor of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the zen inducing benefits of the Amara spa which includes an outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace, sauna, hammam, body scrub cabin, five treatment rooms including a duo room, a multi-sensory shower and a relaxation room.
THE FIRST GIANT ECOLOGICAL SNOW PARK IN EUROPE
Avoriaz has always succeeded in being creative when designing its slopes and snowparks. In 2008, Avoriaz has brought to Europe a new generation of 100% natural snow playgrounds : «The Stash». A new concept in snowparks imported from the Californian resort of North Star, it was developed by Jake Burton himself, famous for his visions on the future of the snowboard. Attracted by Avoriaz’s reputation as a snowboard centre, the professionalism of the teams here and the resort’s ability to designate an area reserved for the project, Burton chose Avoriaz as the only European resort capable of managing this ambitious project. Burton’s philosophy is to create an area in the middle of the forest that caters for a mixture of freeride and freestyle, whilst simultaneously transmitting messages about environmental protection..