Image above: the view from Pip's balcony at Residence Les Croazts, Avoriaz.
Powderbeds Product Manager Pip recently enjoyed her family summer holiday in Avoriaz and stayed at Residence Les Crozats - here she tells us all about it and gives you the inside track on staying there with young kids:
Last week I spent a week in Avoriaz with my family. We stayed in Les Crozats in a 2 bedroom apartment which sleeps 6/7. The décor of these apartments is really lovely; a warm, classic Alpine style. It was a fantastic size for the 3 of us (2 adults and a 2 year old) and it would be ideal for a family of 4 but I did think that if you can avoid it, then it’s really better to keep the living area as just that, and not an additional sleeping area for extra people. The apartment was well equipped with a bathroom, a shower room and one separate WC as well as a kitchenette in the living/ dining room.
A typical Les Crozats apartment similar to the one Pip stayed in.
The residence is made up of 3 buildings, Atria – where the main reception is with pool table, seating areas and children’s play area. The ‘espace détente’ is here too which is where the sauna and steam room are. The other 2 buildings are Alhena and Altaïr and they are all in a row with residence Electra at the far end. The Residences are in a true ski-in ski-out location on a very gentle slope, with the ESF meeting point just a short ski down the hill.
The exterior of the Altair and Atria buildings - just a short ski to the resort centre.
We loved the great facilities available for kids at Les Crozats; there was a free playroom equipped with crayons, a few toys and 2 big boxes of mega blocks which our son loved. The proximity to the centre of the resort is also a huge bonus and the ESF meeting point and Village des Enfants are a very easy ski away, just down the hill from the residence. One of the resorts best facilities for kids when they are not skiing is Aquariaz, the indoor waterpark which is just a 5-10 minute walk from Les Crozats.
The fantastic Aquariaz facilities (left) and Oscar enjoying the Crozats playroom (right).
For non-skiers or total beginners there are public escalators which take you to the main street very easily in just 3-4 minutes. During the winter there is a free shuttle service to take you from the main car park at the top of the resort down to the residence as there are no cars allowed in Avoriaz. The shuttle takes the form of either horse drawn carriages or piste basher taxis. This is a 24/7 service and vouchers are provided after you have booked your accommodation. We actually walked from the drop off area in just 5 minutes, it was an easy flat walk, BUT there was no snow!
Avoriaz's take on a taxi, horse drawn carriages carry guests and their luggage around the resort in Winter.
Posted on Monday 10 Aug 2015