Cities of France: Avoriaz
Avoriaz (in French Transcription – Avory, Avoriaz, www.Avoriaz.COM) – the highest mountain (1800 meters above sea level), young and trendy resort of port du-salts. Located just a half kilometers east of Morzin, in a picturesque mountain circus between three vertices, it is widely known primarily due to its unusual architecture. The town is built on a playground with a big bias, and therefore colorful wooden hulls of hotels with mowed roofs, descending almost to the ground, amazingly fits into the surrounding landscape. The car movement here is forbidden (and it is unlikely possible), hotels are almost on the slopes, instead of streets – highways, and to each house you can drive up skiing.
Skiing and Snowboard Skiing
Avoriaz is considered recognized by the Snowboarding Center (it was here in 1989 the first snowboard world cup was played) – on the slopes of the resort there are many more steep areas with a variety of relief, and snow cover "hard". Two snowpark is built – Bleu Du Lac (for experienced) and La Chapelle (for beginners), 7 fan parks of smaller sizes, 5 tracks for Bordercross, as well as superpipe for freestyle 120 meters long and 6 meters high height, but the main ride is carried out directly in the mountains.
For skiing, 42 tracks with a total length of 150 km (7% "Green", 50% – "blue", 33% – "Red" and 9% "Black") and with a drop of heights from 1100 to 2277 meters, a large zone of Snowzone covers in the Prodains gorge and Snuupar La Chapelle, offering tracks and three levels of complexity. The ski slopes are shorter here and cool than in the neighboring resorts, but somewhat long "blue" Descents run down, to Morzin himself. 38 lifts servicing the entire ski area, simultaneously communicating Avoriaz with adjacent resorts.
Special attention is worthy of the Stash region, designed by Jake Burton, the founder of the company Burton. It is located on the slope with natural snow, in the middle of the Foret Des Lindarets forest. For rides – three descent of different levels of complexity that allow extremes with various skills to ride together. At the same time, about 80 different devices for tricks are equipped on the slopes. In the 2014/15 season in the The Stash zone, the track for slalom will be laid.
For beginners in Avoriaz work 3 ski schools and Snowboard School.
Around the village laid 45 km of flat skiing.
The village itself has a sports center (gym, sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, aerobics), 2 squash court, Outdoor skating rink (800 kV. m), several kindergartens (including the famous Village Des Enfants for children from 3 to 16 years, which is managed by the world champion in Sllyoma Anni Fashion, open from 9.00 to 17.30) And Schools, Children’s Center Les Petits Loups (you need to book in advance, open daily, except Saturday), 19 equipment rental points, many all possible bars, restaurants, cafes, sports and souvenir shops, supermarkets, bowling and disco. But still this resort is considered more "homemade", Therefore, noisy nightlife is no.
In December 2014, an icy needle hotel will appear in Aussia. Grotto, bar and three bedrooms will be built. Price per lunch in Savoy style – 95 euros. You can spend the night in the hotel for 175 euros, the price also includes aprpet, dinner and breakfast. To get into a ski needle, you need to go down on the Bleue d’Arare ‘track; on foot – from the Stade lift.