AVORIAZ 1800 OUR PHILOSOPHY
A dual-energy network
Since 2011, a dual-energy system based on both wood and electricity has supplied heating and domestic hot water to 11 new apartment buildings as well as the Aquariaz facility. Located 1,820 metres above sea level, the 2,000 kW boiler burns wood pellets and can also be boosted electrically during periods of extreme cold.
The tourist office is also investing in soft mobility, with a KIA electric vehicle for travel outside the resort, and 2 electric snowmobiles for day-to-day activities around Avoriaz. Mountain e-park and the Swiss Quantya are the only brands developing electric-powered versions of the snowmobile and they’re testing them here in Avoriaz.
A strategy has been implemented to reduce waste at its source through selective purchasing and by giving priority to recycled products. Waste is sorted and processed via the appropriate channels. Last but not least, recycling bins can be found across the entire ski area, and the resort also has its own recycling facility.
A committed resort
Besides the measures taken on a daily basis, the Tourist Office is strengthening its commitment and has begun proceedings to obtain the Flocon Vert seal of approval via the Moutain Riders association.