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L’Amara Apartments

  • Portes du Soleil Ski Area, France, Avoriaz

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This modern complex of luxury apartments forms its own village of five interconnected buildings (with heated walkways). The use of wood and warm colours provide an intimate feel and the ski in/ski out access adds to the convenience. The centre of Avoriaz can be reached by a 7 minute walk (or pay locally to indulge in a horse drawn sleigh) and the property also provides a shuttle service for children to the ski school.

Added value

Beds made on arrival

Towels and cleaning kit provided

End of week cleaning included (Excludes kitchen and dishwasher)

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 204
  • No. of buildings: 5
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, dining table, kitchenette equipped with hob, microwave, grill, oven, fridge, dish washer, toaster, electric kettle, coffee and tea making facilities, cleaning kit, kitchenware, CD player, living area, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, safe, bath robes, toiletries, towels, bed linen, WiFi and balcony with mountain views.

  • 2 Room Apartments (A4) sleep 2 - 4 people. Twin or double bedroom and sofa bed in living area.
  • 3 Room Apartments (B6) sleep 2 - 6 people. Two twin or double bedrooms and sofa bed in living area.
  • Superior 3 Room Apartments (C6) sleep 3 - 6 people. Two larger twin or double bedrooms and sofa bed in living area.
  • 4 Room Apartments (D8) sleep 4 - 8 people. Three twin or double bedrooms and sofa bed in living area.

Beds are made up on arrival (except sofa beds) and end of stay cleaning is included (except kitchen).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

  • Self catering apartments
  • Option to upgrade to half board at the Grand Cafe, short walk from the residence (pre book - additional supplement)
  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • 3 Course evening meals
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners (pre book - additional supplement paid locally) 
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance from the residence
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book)
    • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
    • Local shops and bakeries
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Not included in half board option
    • Local shops and restaurants
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book)
    • 3 Course evening meals 
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

Avoriaz

The purpose built, very snow sure resort of Avoriaz is the highest in the huge Portes du Soleil - the world's largest international linked ski area. Awarded Best Family Resort in the Snow Awards justifies its reputation as a family friendly, as well as appealing to skiers and boarders of all abilities. The whole resort is traffic free and easily accessible whether on skis, on foot or even horse drawn sleigh. There is a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars with a varied selection of nightlife. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 150 km
  • Runs
    152
    107
    27
  • Longest run 6 Km
  • Snowparks
  • Lifts Drag lifts 105, Chairlifts 78, Cablecars 4
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus False

Things to do in resort

Avoriaz restaurants, food and drink

Avoriaz has a great selection of restaurants for a variety of different tastes. The food in the area is predominantly French with Swiss influences, and be sure to try some of the delicious wines while you’re at it! 

For family friendly on-the-go hearty burgers, curly chips and snacks in an ideal piste-side location, head to Changabang, located opposite the Prodains cable car summit station. However it can be quite popular on a sunny day!

Also in the area (and situated just below Changabang) is Chez Flo offering both inside/outside dining and a delicious menu of Savoyard dishes, croque monseuirs and chips. Next door is Les Trappeurs which is both a lively après bar as well as a good place to stop for a bite to eat, also offering Savoyard dishes but also some Italian specials, and wine! 

For a finer dining experience in the evenings head to La Cabane, which serves steak, a mouth watering fondue board, tapas-style food, and more. There is also a bar on the lower levels with pool tables which can be popular in the evenings. 

Les Fontaines Blanches sits in the Festival area of Avoriaz and is a highly popular destination with Inghams guests over the years. 

If you are looking for something whilst on the go, head to Les Lindarets, or better known as 'The Goat Village'. Mamas restaurant here is family friendly and offers meals and snacks for everyone.

 

Avoriaz après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Après culture reigns supreme in Avoriaz, and plenty of the bars and restaurants come to life at 5pm when the lifts close and everyone is growing a little thirsty! Providing you get the last lift at 5pm back up to Avoriaz, Happy Hours Bar at the base of Ardent is a wonderful bar to wet your lips in, with imported beers on the tap, wines, and even fresh smoothies and milkshakes. Snacks are also served and there is live music occasionally. 

La Kinkerne at the bottom of the Les Prodains cable car is a lively and popular après ski haunt for those staying in both Morzine and Avoriaz. Live music with DJs can be expected, and La Kinkerne hosts the Sun:Sets event with sports competitions, music, BBQ, and cheap-n-cheerful drinks. Will be back for 2017! 

Back in Avoriaz and its getting late- head to Shooters Bar, which has a lively atmosphere and mostly indoors so you stay warm in the evenings. The Yak is a basement club and is open until early, with guest DJs, house music and good times! 

 

Avoriaz shopping

Guests can expect the usual sporting goods stores, souvenirs, tabac shop, and a chemist (pharmacy) when shopping in Avoriaz. Most of the shops in the town are based along the Promenade du Festival which stretches past the tourism office. There are several Sherpa supermarkets for those who are living in self-catered accommodation and they are based very conveniently close to the hotels. You will find two ATM machines near to the tourism office on Promenade du Festival. If you’re looking for a little tasty treat then head to the Avo Saveurs bakery that does the most delicious Nutella sandwiches! 

If you want a full day of shopping it might be best to head down the valley to Morzine, where you will find a much wider array of shops and facilities.

 

Avoriaz spas and relaxation

Inghams Hotel des Dromonts is home to the Pure Altitude Spa, one of the best spas in the town that offers a sensorial voyage down memory lane with a space age 1960s Alpine inspired spa. Newly refurbished to the highest standard of luxury, it almost looks straight out of a James Bond film! Here you can find various massages (including sports massage), beauty treatments, relaxation, Jacuzzis and saunas. 

If you’re looking for something that’ll incorporate children too, head to Aquariaz swimming pool complex where you’ll be transported a thousand miles away to a warm sub-tropical climate even when the snow is falling outside. There is an open air spa heated to 34 degrees, as well as massage benches and a water playhouse to keep the kids occupied. 

 

Avoriaz arts, culture and events

Avoriaz is a relatively new resort; purpose built in the 1960s with a ‘space age’ feel to it, but there is still plenty of culture to be had. With Rock the Pistes happening every year in March and the new Snowboxx festival migrating to this small town, it’s a real hot spot for music lovers. 

The mountains around Avoriaz are also home to plenty of vista spots that stretch over France and neighboring Switzerland. For a wonderful experience and photo opportunity head up the Fornet chair lift and you’ll see what we’re talking about! 

More culture and Alpine lifestyle can be found if you venture down into the much older and more traditional Morzine at the base of the mountain.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Avoriaz page

Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £76 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Learn to Ski Packs
6 day local lift pass, 6 days ski & boot hire, 6 days tuition
Adult £369     Child* £296

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

*Child 4-12yrs

Lift Passes Days Adult 20-64 Child* 5-12 Teen 16-19  Senior 65-75
Portes Du Soleil Area Pass

6

£208 L
£244 H
£157 L
£183 H
£187 L
£220 H

£187 L
£220 H

Local Lift Pass

6

£179 £179 £179 £135

L (4 Apr - end of season), H (All other dates)

Prices include a €3 non-refundable hands free card deposit.

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required) 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £87 £101 £114
Skis & Boots £117 £136 £153
Snowboard - £101 £114
Snowboard & boots - £136 £153
Child* 6-11  Skis & boots - £63 -
Snowboard & boots - £63 - -

Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £50

*Child snowboard & boots 8-12yrs.

Tuition Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 4-12
Ski  6 2hrs per day £142 £133
Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £171 £171

Ski school times: 9:15-11:15am / 9-11am during school holidays (21 Dec - 3 Jan & 8 Feb - 6 March) 

Snowboard tuition times: 9-11:30am.

*Child snowboard tuition 7-12yrs.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Location: Ski-in/ski-out
  • At the entrance to Avoriaz
  • 7 minutes' walk to the resort centre
  • 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the Aquariaz leisure centre
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Reception 
  • Ski in / ski out access
  • Lounge with fire place
  • Ski shop on site
  • Games room with billiards table
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (Free)
  • Fitness room
  • Spa facilities including sauna, steam room and whirlpool (pay locally)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (book and pay locally)
  • Relaxation area 
  • Newspapers available (on request)
  • 24 Hour front desk
  • Library
  • Car parking (€10 per day - pre book and pay locally)

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally 
  • Refundable deposit €500 required on arrival (credit cards accepted)

Family Facilities

  • Playroom
  • Baby cots are available (on request)
  • Highchairs and changing mats are available (on request)
  • Push chairs are available (subject to availability)
  • Cots & Linen
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room

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Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil Ski Area,Self Catering
21/03/2020 - 7 nights
6 adults
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