<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MarkP:Unbelievable! Can't believe you guys moan about driving 2 hours for real snow...
Think of us long distance flatlanders once in a while will ya
(33 days until I get to Avoriaz... whoa)
Which reminds me anyone been to Avoriaz? Any advice?
Was at Avoriaz this time last year and it was great, will be there next weekend. It's linked to many other places, try to get the ski maps before you go and get familar with the layout.
"Another purpose-built French resort with controversial architecture. One of the most dramatic French resorts, rearing up with its space-age tower blocks from its cliff-top eyrie above its stablemate, Morzine.
Avoriaz is the gateway to the Portes du Soleil, a network of 13 ski areas along the French/Swiss border including the French resorts of Chatel, Abondance, Les Gets and, in Switzerland, Morgins, Torgon, Les Crosets and Champoussin. The circuit has 228 lifts serving more than 640km of pistes.
Even the longest route (about 50km) can be covered in a day by fast skiers.
The most famous run of the network is Chavanette, better known as the Swiss Wall, from Avoriaz down to Les Crosets."
If you are renting ski's don't wait until you get on the mountain because the selection wasn't that good (all the good ski's were reserved). Look in the ski rental shops around the town.
If you do 'The Wall'(some call it the wall of Death) at Avoriaz make sure you got insurance and understand how to do the arrest technique.http://www-public.rz.uni-duesseldorf...oriaz/ski.htmlhttp://www.skimaps.com/resorts/691/index.asp?cp=rhttp://www.skimaps.com/resortlocator...691&MapID=1911http://www.goski.com/experts/1saxby1.htmhttp://22.214.171.124/skitravel/avo.htm