Posted on May 22 2017
Writing about skiing in the alps in mid May seems like a really odd concept but a) we only got back six weeks ago and we only write monthly blogs, b) it's been really cold in London with it only just warming up (hooray) and c) it was way not beautiful not to share...plus you can go in the summer too (and increasingly you might think that you will only go in the summer as the snow was thin on the ground!). However given the weather we have experienced in London since our return the fact we managed to get our legs out and one of our coverups on in the Alps during the ski season is a total bonus - one worth writing about!
So anyway, we choose to go to Avoriaz this year, with friends and family, mostly because of the timings of our recent trip to NYC and also the school Easter holidays...and thank goodness that's where we choose to go.
As we drove up from Geneva into the alps we were rather worried as there was no snow, where you would expect to see plenty in Morzine there was none 👀 thankfully however, as we arrived in Avoriaz we could see there was enough to last for our week...
Once we were checked in we headed into town for pizza and a glass of champagne to get our holiday started. The main street, Promenade du Festival, is packed full of restaurants, shops and everything you need (to be honest) for a holiday.
Over the week we managed to eat in lots of them but will only pick out only two here - one the bakery we used for bread most days (for second breakfasts of croissants), as did our hotel and also the place we had the most delicious pizza from Le Fournil de Cannelle. The other restaurant L'Etage is our other recommendation - after all a trip to the Alps is never complete without a Fondue and here you can get an amazing one, or a Tartiflette then this is the place.
After a week on the slopes we needed a massage and so we headed to the Deep Nature spa at our hotel the Pierre et Vacances L'Amara, we can highly recommend…weary limbs at the end of a weeks skiing will appreciate a trip here...