8 April 2017 (7 nights)
Residence Antares enjoys stunning panoramic views over the valley thanks to its high up position in the resort. All of the modern self-catered apartments are light, airy and serve as a great base for your trip to Avoriaz.
Antares offers an ideal ski-in, ski-out location, connecting you quickly to the rest of the resort via lifts where you can enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops.
The residences have a range of apartment options that can sleep between four and seven people.
Studio Apartment: (Sleeps four) Sleeping alcove with bunk beds and a convertable sofa bed in the living room.
One Bedroom Apartment: (Sleeps four) Double bedroom with convertable sofa bed in the living room.
Large one Bedroom Apartment: (Sleeps six - seven) Double bedroom, sleeping alcove with bunk beds and convertable sofa bed in the living room.
Apartments feature well-appointed kitchenettes with a cermamic hob, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher.
One of the most distinctive ski resort in the Alps, Avoriaz is perched high up on a snow shelf looking down over a cliff edge towards Morzine and beyond.
There are no cars, making for a calm, safe atmosphere. Lifts are very close to the accommodation, which varies greatly depending on the age of the building. There are about 25 restaurants (some good, but pricey) and reasonable nightlife. The ski school is excellent. Children are well catered for, including a very good kids' village and Geneva is only two hours away.
Overall, Avoriaz ski holidays are blessed with a number of qualities to establish the resort's excellent reputation in the region. It's good for its snow, its challenging skiing and the fact that you can always ski to your door.
|Lower Depth:||80 cm||Piste Conditions:||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
|Upper Depth:||170 cm||Runs to Resort:||Slushy|
|Fresh snow depth:||3 cm||Off-Piste:||Varied|
|Best Snowfall week||29-Dec-2014||14-Mar-2016||03-Apr-2017 (8%)|
|Best Base week||02-Feb-2015||14-Mar-2016||03-Apr-2017 (8%)|
Avoriaz is arguably one of the most enjoyable resorts in the region with Portes du Soleil on the doorstep this is a vast area of skiing to enjoy. Sitting at 1,800m, it can guarantee good snow, unlike most other resorts. With a large area of varied runs there is enough skiing to satisfy all levels. For more experience skiers there are some great black pistes, the most notable of which is 'The Wall', which plunges you down into Switzerland and should only be tried by those with plenty of tough miles under their belts. But don't despair beginners and intermediates - there are countless motorway pistes across the whole network to keep you busy.
A great spot for freestyle, there is a specialist park, a half-pipe, a slalom course and extensive off-piste. Additionally, there is a giant "ecological park" called the Stash with loads of natural modules set off-piste between the trees. Every season they manage to add new features so that you will never have a dull moment finding new areas to discover.
A large variety of restaurants allows you to try as many culinary variations as possible. Table du Marche, which is a sister restaurant to similarly cool places in St Tropez and Marrakech, is probably the best restaurant in town thanks to the excellent team of dynamic and experienced chefs. The cosy wood-panelled restaurant of Salle a Manger feels relaxed and welcoming and is the perfect setting for the rustic French food that is served. Found right at the foot of the slopes, Trappeurs serves delicious and hearty Savoyard dishes on its sunny terrace. If you like your alpine meals with a side serving of Savoyard cheese then Les Fontaines place is for you. The fondue and raclette here are excellent, just like the welcoming staff.
Avoriaz has vibrant night life with plenty of great bars and night clubs to occupy the evenings. Chapka is a great spot for a relaxed evening with friends, with a lively atmosphere and a trendy bar. Fantastique is a friendly and welcoming bar with great drinks and a snack food at the end of the day. With a varied cocktail menu and live local bands and DJs on selected nights it promises a good time. If you want to stay out until late, Le Yak is open until 4am and offers the best clubbing in the area. For great live music go to The Place or the Wild Horse Saloon and for those looking for something different theres even a bowling alley that's open until 2am.
The new Aquariaz, a bowling alley and the Altiform Fitness Centre along with the shops and restaurants in Avoriaz with keep those who arent skiing busy during the day. Easy access to Morzine, Les Gets and other resorts in the Portes du Soliel area means that you can explore the surrounding area easily. Trips to Annecy and Evian are also possible.