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Saskia Apartments

  • Portes du Soleil Ski Area, France, Avoriaz

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The Saskia Apartments are located in nine buildings, each with warm, welcoming chalet style decor. Virtually ski in/ ski out this property provides each apartment with a balcony to enjoy the spectacular views over the Morzine valley. There is a half board option which can be taken in eight restaurants around Avoriaz and consists of three courses, set by the restaurant.

Added value

Bed Linen and Towels provided

End of stay cleaning included (Excludes kitchen)

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 120
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, kitchenette equipped with electric hob, dining area, microwave, oven, dish washer, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, electric kettle, cleaning kit, kitchenware, living area, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, hair dryer (on request), telephone, bed linen, towels and a balcony with mountain views.

  • Studio Apartments (A4) sleep 2 - 4 people. Living area with sofa bed and cabin room with bunk beds.
  • 2 Room Apartments (B4) sleep 2 - 4 people. Living area with sofa bed and twin or double bedroom.
  • 2 Room Cabin Apartments (C6) sleep 2 - 6 people. Living area with sofa bed, pull out bed (suitable for children), double bedroom and bunk beds in an alcove.
  • Superior 2 Room Apartments (D5) sleep 2 - 5 people. Living area with sofa bed, pull out bed (suitable for children) and twin or double bedroom.
  • Superior 2 Room Cabin Apartments (F6) sleep 2 - 6 people. Living area with sofa bed, pull out bed (suitable for children), twin or double bedroom and bunk beds in an alcove. 

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

Bedroom facilities

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

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • Self catering apartments
  • Local bars, restaurants and shops
  • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book - additional supplement)
  • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • 3 Course evening meals (minimum 2 choices per course)
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners available (pre book and pay locally)
  • 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
    • Local shops and bakeries
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book - additional supplement)
    • Continental buffet breakfast with additional hot options
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Local shops and restaurants
    • Not included with half board upgrade
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering apartments
    • Local shops, bars and restaurants 
    • Option to upgrade to half board (pre book - additional supplement)
    • 3 Course evening meals (minimum 2 choices per course)

Board basis options available

  • 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.

Location in resort
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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: In the Falaise area
  • Close to the entrance of Avoriaz offering doorstep skiing
  • 5 minutes' walk (300m) to the shops, bars and restaurants of the resort
  • 3 minutes' walk (300m)to the new Aquariaz leisure centre
  • Mountain views
  • Ski in / ski out access
  • Reception
  • Lounge
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Car parking (pre book and pay locally)
  • Shuttle services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants
  • Ski shop next door
  • Close to lifts
  • 24 Hour front desk
  • Mini market on site
  • Lift
  • Luggage storage available
  • Games room

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €200 required on arrival (credit cards accepted)

Family Facilities

  • Baby cots are available (on request) for children under 2 years
  • High chairs and baby changing mats are available (pre book - additional supplement)
  • Children's play room
  • Cots & Linen
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room

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Saskia Apartments
Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil Ski Area,Self Catering
14/12/2019 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Bristol
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