Browsing entries tagged with Avoriaz

6 Mar 2017

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

It’s currently snowing in the Alps, and if weather forecasts can be relied upon, this month is going to be a goodie for snowfall which bodes well for Easter and late-season skiing. Fraser Wilkin of Weather…

2 Mar 2017

Morzine celebrates women’s week

Morzine celebrates women’s week

Next week the ski resort of Morzine in France is running “Morzine loves Women” week to coincide with International Women’s Day next Wednesday, 8 March. Each day of the “Morzine loves Women” week…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

15 Mar 2016

Skier dies from collision in Flaine

Skier dies from collision in Flaine

Police in France have opened an investigation following the death of a man in the ski resort of Flaine. The 43-year-old skier was on the Serpentine piste, a blue run, at 4pm on Sunday afternoon when the…

4 Jan 2016

Second snow storm hits the Alps

Second snow storm hits the Alps

Last night, a second wave of snow hit the Alps, with some resorts receiving up to half a metre of snow overnight. “It’s good to have the snow back!” said Avoriaz tourist office on its facebook page.…

26 Aug 2015

Snowbombing spreads to Avoriaz

Snowbombing spreads to Avoriaz

Tickets have gone on sale for a new music festival in the Alps this season — with Dizzee Rascal as the headline act. Transition, a “sister” festival to Mayrhofen’s massively popular Snowbombing,…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

6 May 2015

Flooding damages ski lifts in Avoriaz

Flooding damages ski lifts in Avoriaz

A massive clean-up operation is underway in the French ski resort of Avoriaz after it was hit by serious flooding over the weekend. Torrential rain last week, combined with snow melt from the mountains,…

17 Mar 2015

Avoriaz hosts first snowball fight

Avoriaz hosts first snowball fight

Europe’s first snowball fight competition took place in the French ski resort of Avoriaz last week. Two teams of seven players lined up for the battle — looking remarkably like American footballers…

13 Mar 2015

Plane hits a skier in Avoriaz

Plane hits a skier in Avoriaz

Major disaster was narrowly avoided in the French ski resort of Avoriaz yesterday when a light aircraft aborted take off careered down a blue run, hitting a skier. The single-propeller, ski-equipped Jodel…

20 Jan 2014

The Stash in Avoriaz: world’s best ski run?

The Stash in Avoriaz: world’s best ski run?

The Stash — an “ecological” snowpark in Avoriaz — has been named the world’s most exhilarating ski run by a panel of the world’s top ski and snowboard experts. Part tree run and part terrain…

11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

6 Nov 2012

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Völkl and Salomon skis, Avoriaz, Ellis Brigham, Swiss airlines and Geneva airport are among 28 winners of the inaugural World Snow Awards in London last week. While skiers and snowboarders across UK start…

18 Oct 2012

First mountain water park opens in Avoriaz

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…

25 Sep 2012

New high-tech gondola replaces Les Prodains cable car in Avoriaz

New high-tech gondola replaces Les Prodains cable car in Avoriaz

The 50-year-old Les Prodains cable car that links Morzine with Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil will be replaced by a new, high-tech gondola next February. The long-awaited new Les Prodains lift will carry…

16 Dec 2011

Portes du Soleil ready to open

The rest of the Portes du Soleil ski area is due to open this weekend, including all the links between the resorts. And conditions look very promising. New snow enabled the area to get going for the winter…

8 Aug 2011

Avoriaz improvements

Avoriaz improvements

When three new apartment buildings open in Avoriaz for 2011/12, they will mark a new dimension for the Portes du Soleil resort, being among the first ‘new build’ residences since its conception…

27 May 2011

Four new from Ski Collection

Four new from Ski Collection

French self-catering specialist Ski Collection has announced new residences for its winter 2011/12 programme. The company is adding four new options in four big French resorts; all are 4-star smart…

30 Jan 2011

Nissan offers fresh tracks opportunity

Nissan offers fresh tracks opportunity

Nissan Adventure Sports is offering skiers and boarders the chance to have the slopes exclusively to themselves, using a First Tracks initiative. First Tracks (Extreme Grip) is common in the US, but less…

13 Nov 2009

Starter courses in Avoriaz

Avoriaz is introducing a new learn-to-ski concept this season, for adults only. The French resort has created four special nursery areas, specifically for adults. These new zones are enclosed, in a quiet…

23 Oct 2006

Avoriaz approaches big 4-0

Freshen the image, add some youth culture and spruce-up the old mechanics: must be a ski resort reaching the big 4-0. Life begins at 40, according to Avoriaz. The birthday party begins on 15-17 December.…

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