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Avoriaz

Skier reviews



RATING OF THE RESORT :
3.5/5

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3
out of 5
Review written on the 24/03/2011.

Liked:
Charming resort, no cars, great ski domain!

Disliked:
Grooming in the resort at the end of the season really needs improving(the snow melts, goes muddy and then runs downhill in the afternoon. This lovely river freezes at night and has become a wonderful skating rink by the morning: falls guranteed).
70 cm announced at the bottom of the pistes with the following result: absence of snow in some places: e.g.: "abricotine" not sign posted!

Conclusion:
It's not tyhe first time I've been to this resort so I know it very well, and when there's snow, everything is pretty good but as soon as the snow becomes rarer, it's not just the pistes that begin to disintegrate.



2
out of 5
Review written on the 24/03/2011.

Liked:
The ski domain when there is enough snow.
Nice retailers.

Disliked:
A resort supposed to be without cars but they are replaced by noisy tracked vehicles... day and night

Conclusion:
Low altitude resort so watch out for snow, tendency to "abuse" the tourist (kids village, horse drawn carriage ride...)



2
out of 5
Review written on the 03/04/2011.

Liked:
Large ski area (when there's snow),

Disliked:
The resort is pedestrian which is great but the luggage is not catered for, except by hiring carriages at an exhorbitant price (10€ for 1min) or sleds that are virtually absent from the resort, which meant 2h30 to unload the car!!!

Conclusion:
I wouldn't recommend this resort!



4
out of 5
Review written on the 19/12/2010.

Liked:
A very environmentally-friendly resort (no roads, no cars). The wooden architecture is magnificent. The superb ski domain goes from Gets to lake Leman...It's very romantic whan you arrive if you take the Prodains ski lift!

Disliked:
There's a lack of culturel activities (apart from the Grande Odyssée in January) once the festival is over.
The night clubs that promote excessive drinking by young people (noisy closing times).

Conclusion:
A very cosmopolitan resort (including Russians), quite nice but a bit placid.



4
out of 5
Review written on the 07/09/2009.

Liked:
Excellent skiing. The domain is huge. Snow park near the resort. You're directly on the runs, and you can ski straightaway without taking a lift. Very good snow cover.

Disliked:
The resort was built from nothing in a somewhat special style. It looks a bit artificial, and doesn't have as much charm as the old mountain villages. The resort is quite high, 1800m, which has advantages (snow cover) and drawbacks(cold)

Conclusion:
We had a very good holiday in Avoriaz, but I think that next year, we'll go somewhere more typical like Chamonix, or



5
out of 5
Review written on the 15/06/2009.

Liked:
Domain, snowpark, night life, modern resort with aestheticism compared to other places...

Disliked:
Don't expect to find a traditional village, not convinient with a car

Conclusion:
Nice rental with friendly owner (Mediahols.com), great domain and very good ski conditions (sun + snow)



4
out of 5
Review written on the 05/10/2009.

Liked:
One of the best points of the resort is its large domain and the access to the Portes du Soleil domain between France and Switzerland... Very good ski on and off piste.

Disliked:
Because of the altitude it can be chilly for children... The architecture is sometimes a bit old fashioned.

Conclusion:
Avoriaz is a place we really enjoy. Every february we rent the same accommodation.



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