There are many people who head to the French Alps for their skiing holidays every year – and with so much on offer, it is easy to see why.
Furthermore, heading on a vacation to this spectacular European landscape need not be something you do while leaving the kids behind.
In fact, if it is a family skiing trip you are looking for, Avoriaz may be just the place for you.
Avoriaz – the facts
A large percentage of the Avoriaz chalets for holidaymakers are located close to the ski slopes – many of them are also in close proximity to the lively pubs and restaurants that make up part of the resort.
Being situated in such a prime spot for skiing and entertainment is sure to be a selling point for those on holiday with young children.
According to the official website for the region, the Grand Avoriaz – as the wider area is known – “uses the natural shape of the mountains to create true playgrounds for the whole family”.
This description conjures up many images in the mind, but perhaps the overwhelming feeling is that the resort is ideal for mums, dads, brothers and sisters alike.
Snow is guaranteed throughout the season at Avoriaz, according to the portal, with an average snowfall of eight metres recorded in wintertime. The altitude ensures that this is perfect skiing territory.
Avoriaz finds itself in the Portes du Soleil ski area, which incorporates a vast range of slopes across both France and Switzerland.
You may even get the chance to start ski expeditions from your resort that take you across the Swiss border, allowing you to straddle the point at which two great European nations meet.
The Avoriaz village area is also traffic-free – a perk of it being purpose-built. This could be a draw for families, as a lack of vehicles adds to the safety of a region.
What’s close by?
The Portes du Soleil is the name given to the region that connects the popular ski resorts Abondance, Les Gets, Chatel, Torgan, Morzine, Champery and, of course, Avoriaz.
As you start to choose which French Alps holiday destination you would like to visit, you can be safe in the knowledge that many of them are perfect for family skiing.