Lift opening dates 2013-14

We can confirm that the lift opening dates for December 2013 are as followsMorzine & Les Gets ski lifts are partially open (Pleney and Chavannes) from the 13th December 2013 and then fully open from the 20th December 2013 – 21st April 2014Avoriaz ski lifts are open from the 13th December 2013 – 27th April 2014 (partial openings first and last week)We wish to thank Avorinet.com for this information.http://www.avorinet.com/lifts/dates.html

First week of the season

Are you looking for some early skiing before Christmas and New Year?Why not come to our opening week of the season and get some skiing in before the children are off school.While Les Gets will not be open we will transport you to the lift station at Les Prodains which will give you access to Avoriaz.A 7 night stay from the 15th of December is priced at 455€ per person.Get some great skiing and just buy all your Christmas shopping at the airport at Geneva on the way home.Derek measures the snow on the 7th of December 2011.

New ski lifts in the Portes du Soleil

This year we have 3 new ski lifts currently being installed throughout the Portes du Soleil, for the coming 2012/2013 ski season.Morzine is replacing the old and slow Troncs chairlift with a new high-speed six seater chair. This lift starts at a collection of restaurants and runs up to the Nyon area which has a snowpark and several great runs, including the fantastic red from the top of Pointe de Nyon. The Morgins lift company is installing a new high speed lift to replace Les Bochasses, which was a very old T-bar drag lift. This lift is in the area between Morgins and Champoussin, it too has several great pistes that always used to be very under used and quiet because of the cranky old lift. As we reported earlier in the month Avoriaz is busy replacing the big old cable car that runs from the bottom of Prodains up to the resort, the old cable car only had a capacity of 400 people an hour. But the new 3S cable car system will have a capacity between 2000 and 2400 people an hour.The 3S system is the latest ski lift technology, which combines the benefits of large cable car with the constantly moving chair lift system. Avoriaz will have 12 cars with 35 seats in each, the cars rest on 2 cables with provides a more stable ride.The lift station at the top is also being completely rebuilt to provide improved entry and exit. Although we are going to have to wait until mid-February 2013 to try out this new lift, but we are sure it will be worth the wait.

New ski lift at Les Prodains

The high tech new ski lift at Les Prodains is due to open for February 16th just in time for the half term holidays in 2013. This brand new cable car is replacing the connection between Morzine and Avoriaz and should make things much easier and faster for skiers who are staying in Morzine and wish to ski in Avoriaz.The old cable car took 60 standing passengers every 15 minutes in two cabins. The new lift which is one of only 6 in the world will have 12 cabins carrying 35 passengers each. There will be space for 24 of these people to sit down in each of these new ski lifts.With the new ski lift taking just 4 minutes to reach it’s destination this will take the total amount of passengers carried per hour from 500 to 2000! The ancient stations at the top and bottom of the lift are also being updated to allow for easier access by skiers. You can read the Dauphine newspaper’s full article about the new lift here where they say there will also be lighting and radio in the comfortable cabins as well as a gps positioning system!

Avoriaz water wonderland Aquariaz opens on 1st July

A few years in the making, the Aquariaz 2000m² indoor tropical paradise, is finally opening it’s doors on the 1st of July.Aquariaz is a huge indoor water wonderland that features a fun river that winds through lush tropical vegetation (1570 plants and 183 trees), a slidewinder (a kind of water halfpipe), a paddling pool, a large pool with surrounding climbing walls, massage benches and even an open-air spa heated to 34°C. This type of water park and the hybrid concept of mixing natural tropical vegetation in mountain surroundings is unique in the Alps .Entry is only €2 with the Multipass Premium, this pass is available to all those staying with a participating accommodation providers including the Hotel Christiania in Les Gets and the local tourist office.

End of season staff fun

On the day after the last guests left the hotel some of our staff ventured into the powder above Avoriaz and found some great kickersWhile no one managed the full 360 they certainly had a good go at doing this.

Training week, fixed prices

With Avoriaz set to open in early December why not come to the Christiania and stay on our fixed price ski deal from the 10th to the 17th of December. Our staff will just have completed their training and we will need to transfer you to Avoriaz  to ski each day but at these prices its still a great deal. The longer you stay the better it gets.7 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€6 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€5 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€4 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€I think you have got it but just in case3 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€2 nights half board accommodation with transfers 330€1 night half board accommodation with transfers 330€Not only will you get some early guaranteed snow but you can buy your Christmas Toblerone at Geneva airport on the way home.