Avoriaz is the most beautiful and it is the biggest winter resort in the Alps, also it is considered to be one of the biggest and most attractive not only in France, but also in Europe. It belongs to the territory of Moricizine, situated in the center of Portes du Soleil. It can be reached through Chamonix and Geneva, or Lake Geneva. It is positioned just above Morzine, one of the first known ski towns.
Avoriaz today occupies a leading position in the snowboarding and ski trail category. Here, tourists can engage in several other sports besides skiing, such as mountain biking, trekking or golf. Pierre &Vacances is a company that is responsible for the significant development of tourism in this city, the company is engaged in real estate and tourism and it is owned by Gerard Bremont. He recognized the potential of this winter resort and has a large share in its construction. In this beautiful winter resort a ski area was developed, and it includes the areas of Switzerland and France, in 1965 by Jean Vuarnet who is a former champion of the Olympic Games. Some of the most important ski slopes of the area are Les Portes du Soleil and Les TroisVallées with ski lifts that give you all the benefits and connection to the other areas. It has a rich architecture combined with the history and modernity in architecture for which all the merit goes to a group of young talented architects Jean-Marc Roques, Jean-Jacques Orzoni and Jacques Labro.
Here, in the period from 1973 to 1993 the Festival international du film fantastiqued’Avoriazwas held. Also, the Tour de France was held here six times. Avoriaz is suitable as a family resort. It has a children’s village, the possibility of dog sledding, bicycling and enjoying the Aquariaz winter. For skiers there are developed trails that pass through the forest areas and take just under thirty kilometers in length. Despite all this, if you are not prone to skiing you can relax in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere of the restaurants, hotels, and then you can have fun in local nightclubs. If you are a beginner in skiing, you can learn to ski in the excellent ski schools, also if you want to improve your skiing skills you can do that with the most professional instructors and surprise yourself with your hidden skills, thus overcoming your limits.
When it comes to restaurants, you will not be disappointed to visit this incredible gourmet city and enjoy in a comfortable ambience, try the finest French wines, the most delicious cheeses and sweeten your palate with some of the most delicious treats of these restaurants. From hotels you can expect an offer that varies from very cheap hotels to luxury resorts that would fulfill your every desire, with high quality and fast service that provide you with all the comforts you need. So if you are interested in winter sports, this would be a perfect place to visit.
Skiing is an activity that has a history of about five millennia with origins from Scandinavia and possibly China. As for the modern alpine category it usually takes place in a ski resort or arranged track.