First mountain water park opens in Avoriaz
Europe’s highest water park will open for the winter season in Avoriaz on 14 December. The “Aquariaz”, at 18,000ft, is the first water park to be built in the Alps.
The €200million (£160m) Aquariaz is part of major resort development in Avoriaz by Pierre & Vacances, the company behind Center Parcs. Aquariaz opened for the first time in July, but has been closed since 31 August in preparation for the ski season.
The park has three main areas areas: the Tree House waterplay area for young children, featuring water slides, swings, see-saws and water-jets; a 10m high aqua half-pipe called the Slidewinder; and a central general bathing area, with its own a flowing, swimming pool and even a climbing wall.
The Aquariaz also has two indoor and one outdoor Jacuzzis, and an indoor open-air spa with massage benches, and is decorated with tropical vegetation. If your preference is for bathing indoors, the vast floor to ceiling windows offer amazing mountain views.
Aquariaz will be open daily from 3-9pm after the launch party on 14 December. Entry starts from €8 (£6.50) for adults, while children’s tickets range from free (for the under-twos) to €3 (£2.40, for 3-4 year olds) to €5 (for 5-11 year olds).
Also this season, Pierre & Vacances is opening another 100 luxury five-star Amara apartments, bringing the total to 204, and 147 apartments to the four-star Atria Crozats residence, which also has a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam for guests use.
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