Off The Slopes

If you've explored the activities of the ski holidays France offers or you simply don't ski and want to see what else there is to get involved in, here's some suggestions of things you can do when you want something a little different from the slopes.

 Dog Sledding:

 In the UK, you would probably never get a chance to try the fun of riding a husky-driven sledge through the driven snow, even though you've perhaps always fancied trying your hand at it, but Avoriaz does now offer this opportunity for its tourists. Ask your tourist information office for times and prices.

 Snow biking:

 In the evenings, after the pistes have closed, local organisations offer a chance to mountain bike in frozen conditions down the slopes for a totally new experience. You will be fully supervised and provided with safety equipment and trained instructors so risk is minimised.

Sleigh rides:

 Not just for Santa at Christmas, Avoriaz offers horse or reindeer drawn sleighs as the main form of transport around the villages, so why not relax and take in the sights and finally put your feet up as locals take you on a tour of the resort?


If you've got children (or even if you haven’t!) the famous Aquariaz is a huge pool and aqua park, which has its own tropical island environment with the climate to match.  It boasts the highest waterslide in Europe as well as a host of splash-themed fun.  What also makes it unique is that it features palm trees, lush live vegetation, warm waters and really has to be seen to be believed. If you're craving the feel of the heat on your skin, it's the place to be.

Resort facilities:

If you'd prefer to do something less active, après-ski, you can check out the resort's very own selection of saunas and spas, as well as the cinema screen which screens films in English sometimes. If you're with the kids looking for something quick to amuse them, there are always the local arcades and an ever popular selection of ten pin bowling alleys available within the Studio 9 complex.