What’s on for Families in Avoriaz this Month?
Our last blog was all about why Avoriaz is a great ski area for families, and this one is all about why it’s a great town for families. During the February holidays, Avoriaz pulls out all the stops for kids, offering loads of fun activities and spectacles that the whole family can enjoy. Combined with the fact that it’s a car-free resort, Avoriaz is a real winter wonderland during the holidays; here’s our run-down of the best family activities during the holiday weeks.
EVERY DAY: Aquariaz
- 142 Route des Rennes, Avoriaz
Yep, it wouldn’t be a family ski holiday without some time spent at the pool, and Aquariaz is much more than your standard swimming pool! Expect lazy rivers, climbing walls, indoor and outdoor hot tubs AND a rubber ring halfpipe.
Find out more HERE.
EVERY DAY: Ski Joëring
- Col de Joux Verte, Super Morzine
If the pistes are getting a little busy, why not venture away fromthe ski area and try something a bit different on your skis? Ski Joering is where you get pulled along on skis by a horse and it's a great opportunity to see the mountains outside of the ski lifts. You don't have to be an experienced skier to do it so it's a great activity for the whole family.
Tours by resevation only - call +33(0)6 86 07 31 32 to book and find out more HERE.
MONDAYS: Electric Snowmobile Tasters
Join Mountain E Park for some introductory sessions to electric snowmobiling for kids. Fun AND good for the environment, kids will love it, and they’ll be on a safe, supervised track the entire time.
Find out more HERE.
Image: Oliver Godbold
TUESDAYS: Torchlit Descent
- Watch from the Avriaz Office de Tourisme
- Greet the skiers at the Village des Enfants
It wouldn’t be a trip to the mountains without a torchlit descent! Every Tuesday you can watch the 200 ESF Avoriaz instructors fly down the slopes at night holding flaming torches; a spectacular sight to behold for adults and kids alike.
WEDNESDAYS: Laser Tag
- SensasPark - Villages des Enfants Slope
Laser tag in the snow, need we say more? Come and battle it out amongst your family and friends every Wednesday on the Village des Enfants slope.
Find out more about SensasPark and their other activities HERE.
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: Chocolate Workshop
- Avoriaz Office de Tourisme
Kids and adults are invited to join this gourmet workshop where you get to make your own delicious chocolates! What could be better? The perfect after-ski activity for parents and kids to do together.
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 06 84 34 36 75
THURSDAYS: Snow Carnival
- Falaise --> Resort Centre --> Snow --> Dromonts
The highlight of the holidays, the Avoriaz Snow Carnival makes its way through the resort every Thursday evening, and kids are invited to join! You can buy masks from the Avoriaz Tourist Office beforehand and then follow the parade on its way through the village.
FRIDAYS: Sledging Races
- Village des Enfants Slope
Prizes for the fastest sledger? Sounds great. This free event is great fun for kids and safely managed on the Village des Enfants slope for maximum good times. Ready, set, GO!
FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS: Cocktail Workshops at the Lounge Roc
- 45 Place des Dromonts
If you fancy a a few hours away from the kids, why not head to our favourite cocktail bar, le Lounge Roc, and have a go at making your own cocktails? The workshop is free, you just pay for your drinks and leave with the skills to make them at home.
Find out more HERE (dates can change weekly).
Image: Pascale Gombert
EVERY SUNDAY: Mountain Biking on Snow
- Rustine Bike School - Avoriaz Plateau
If you’ve never tried mountain biking on snow we can tell you it’s pretty fun. Come for a guided taster session every Sunday and see how you like it – bikes are available in grown-up and kids’ sizes so it’s fun for the whole family.
Find out more HERE.
And there you have our top picks of things to do during the holidays in Avoriaz! Bear in mind these are just our top picks, you can find the full list of goings-on right HERE. AND most of these activities are on throughout the winter, not just the holidays. And if you fancy coming to Avoriaz this spring or over Easter, don’t forget to check out our huge range of chalets and apartments available in Avoriaz HERE.
Cover image: Pascale Gombert