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Festivals in Avoriaz

Festivals in Avoriaz

  TWO HUGE NEW FESTIVALS IN AVORIAZ THIS WINTER! Yes that’s right – not one but two amazing music festivals packed with top name DJs and bands will be held in Avoriaz this coming winter. Firstly Transition Snow, brought to you by Snowbombing. For those not in the know, Snowbombing is a huge event held […]

MTB season

MTB season

MTB season – Starting this weekend! It really does come around quickly! No sooner have we shelved our ski kit at the end of the winter than the lifts are set to open again for summer mountain biking. As ever, Les Gets is the first resort to open in the Portes du Soleil and the […]

Rock the Pistes

Rock the Pistes

The Rock the Pistes festival, held across the resorts of the Portes du Soleil is back, this year taking place from 14th to 21st March. With the concerts staged right on the piste in the heart of the ski area, accessible by ski or snowboard they are free to everyone – you just need your […]

Backcountry Skiing – Col du Fornet

The view from the top

Hugo Hunt explores one of the best and most accessible back-country valleys the Portes du Soleil has to offer – the Fornet.

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the natural beauty of the Alps. Before the snow sets in there is a period of calm and quiet, with cool mountain air perfectly suited to walking the mountains cols. One such col on the French-Swiss border is the Col de Bretolet, a quiet and secluded pass along […]

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

Avoriaz Aquariaz

Avoriaz Aquariaz

It has been described as an aquatic paradise in the mountains. It contains lush vegetation and rocks. It houses natural tropical vegetation never before seen in the Alps. It holds one of the oldest mahogany trees in the world (350 years old) and it has lots and lots of water slides. Avoriaz’s Aquariaz opened at […]

Colin Shields joins Morzine-Avoriaz Hockey Club!

Colin Shields joins Morzine-Avoriaz Hockey Club!

The Morzine-Avoriaz Hockey Club are delighted to announce the signing of Great Britain international Colin Shields for the 2011/12 season. Colin who has represented Team GB numerous times as captain and assistant captain joins from the Belfast Giants of the British Elite League. The 31-year-old forward finished top points scorer in the British Elite League […]

The Trail des Hauts Forts-Avoriaz

Avoriaz 1800, the famous mountain top resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, played host to the Trail des Hauts Forts in August. The Trail des Hauts Forts is an annual 42km cross country mountain race. The event, which offers runners the option of the 42km marathon or 21km half marathon, departs from […]

Tour de France arrives in Avoriaz

Tour de France arrives in Avoriaz

11th July – 13th July 2010 – Morzine Team Radio Shack, Lance Armstrong’s cycling team, arrived in Morzine a few weeks ago to commence altitude training in preparation for the Tour de France. Lance Armstrong is famous for battling and beating testicular cancer and for winning the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years. […]

The New Amara Development in Avoriaz

Now that the ski season has drawn to a close ‘construction’ feels like the name of the game. In the Portes du Soleil ski area one of the most impressive and substantial new developments will be the Amara District, a new luxury residential development in Avoriaz offering ski-in ski-out apartments and chalets to buy. Avoriaz […]

Avoriaz – Snow Carnival

If you fancy a change from all the festivals of Morzine or Les Gets, Avoriaz also has its own 5-week long Snow Carnival. Every evening there are special après-ski activities include workshops for painting on wood, face-painting and shows for children. Once a week families can get together for the resort parade which climaxes with […]

Avoriaz – Ripcurl Girls Weekend

For girls, snowboards and girls that love snowboards Rip Curl has organised a Girls Tour which is back in Les Portes du Soleil again this season. There are freestyle snowboard and freeski lessons, demos and competitions. As well as qualified instructors the Rip Curl Team Pros will be on hand to offer top tips on […]