AVORIAZ, A FAMILY RESORT
Every day is an opportunity for a whole new family adventure.
A SKI RESORT FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
Avoriaz 1800 is the only ski resort in France that is car-free and allows you to wear your skis anywhere. Children can explore the area at their leisure and discover a whole new meaning of freedom.
So that all budding skiers can progress at their own pace, the ski area offers areas adapted to all levels of ability:
- 3 beginner zones,
- 37 green slopes,
- 123 blue slopes,
- 100 red slopes and
- 30 black slopes
At Avoriaz 1800 safety is the top priority. A qualified and specially trained team will take care of you and ensure your safety, whilst using the very latest equipment. The Safety Team are dedicated to ensuring your safety and preventing accidents in the Avoriaz ski area by ensuring that skiers are aware of the safety rules in the mountains.
— Great deal —
At Avoriaz 1800, under 5s ski for free and the child’s skipass is available for under 16s instead of under 12s, which is the case at the majority of resorts.
Lil’stash is a children’s snowpark, the perfect place to learn how to ski and discover how it feels to freestyle. The blue slope which goes straight from Avoriaz provides a large beginner’s slope on one side, and a recreational space on the other.
Woops (waves of snow), small kickers (bumps) and boxes (freestyle modules) at ground level provide a quick and easy learning experience.
Near this slope you can explore the world of Shreddie, the kind Yeti from Proclou forest, and his village of tree houses. Take a well deserved break with your family at the picnic area equipped with a gas barbecue , and relax on the giant banana-shaped swing.
Since 1975, Annie Famose’s Children’s Village has been teaching young children how to ski using a method that is unbeaten in France.
The teaching methods developed here are focussed on the idea that fun and games can help a child to learn how to adopt the right positions, in the most natural way. The learning process is adapted to the child’s pace and indoor activities (drawing, puppet shows, clay modelling etc.) are offered if the child is cold or tired.
The Children’s Village is conveniently placed for families, in the centre of the resort , no more than 300 metres away from each residence.
This year the Children’s Village has united with Evolution 2 and BURTON Snowboard. The “Learn to snowboard” programme is a way of learning how to snowboard for children over 3 years old in a specially designed space called Riglet Park, at the heart of the Children’s Village learning area.
The concept involves sliding down small hills, miniature rails and adapted modules. Children can therefore develop the right reflexes to maintain stability and will be able to take their first bends before you know it.
This year the teams from ESF Avoriaz Ski School are taking over the management of Avrizou daycare centre and are offering childcare options, early learning activities and skiing lessons for all ages.
This daycare centre welcomes babies and toddlers aged between 6 months and 5 years, 11 months in a brand new, 300m2 establishment made specifically for young children.
Ideally located in the centre of the resort, the nursery is just a few minutes away from the ski lift that serves the plateau (meeting point for ESF ski lessons).
The ESF Ski School continues to invest in learning equipment for all ages. In addition to the pulley/cord lift already in place in the snow garden, a brand-new moving walkway will soon be installed. This walkway serves as a ski-lift for young children and is protected by a translucent canopy that will shelter children from the weather, while allowing them to enjoy the landscape.
NON-SKIING ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY
- L’ Aquariaz is a water park in Avoriaz with aquatic games, an artificial river and whirlpools.
- Seraussaix Farmto visit an alpine pasture farm and enjoy local produce.
- Outdoor skating rinkright in the heart of the resort.
- The Bowling Alley, newly renovated with virtual reality games
- Electric snowmobilesfor budding drivers to travel across the resort in style
- Cinemashowing various films.
- Laser game and Archery tagfor adventurers
- The Igloowith ice sculptures that you can discover on foot or on skis.
For more information, the receptionist staff at the Avoriaz 1800 tourist office will be delighted to assist you every day of the season from 9am to 7pm.
EVENTS THAT WILL PUT A SPARKLE IN CHILDREN’S EYES
At Avoriaz your holiday will be sprinkled with magic and enchantment. Throughout the season there will be free entertainment and an events programme especially for children.
Come and stay here for a week of Christmas magic, that will guarantee an unforgettable family holiday. On the programme are sound and light shows, parades, creative workshops, fireworks displays, a special moment with the elves, and many more enchanting events to enjoy all together.
Or come along in February for the Winter Wonderland. Every Thursday come to the Big Carnival Parade! Children are invited to dress up and ride on the village floats. The holidays will be filled with a wide range of activities for children, gourmet workshops, sledging races, an introduction to electric snowmobile, treasure hunts and lots more surprises!