You'll find the terrain to be amazing for all snow users. Unique to the Portes Du Soleil are Snow cross runs. These are self-contained slopes that haven't been prepared by any piste-bashers. They provide skiers and snowboarders with all the sensations of being in powdery snow without the associated risks of being off-piste. They are avalanche controlled and have all hazards marked making a much safer alternative to going off-piste. There are 4 such runs within the Avoriaz area, all graded as usual ranging from blue through to black.
For the more experienced skiers and boarders, there are masses of off-piste routes throughout the region although we would recommend hiring a fully qualified mountain guide before venturing anywhere off-piste.
For people who prefer to be in the park, Avoriaz is home to the legendary European Burton The Stash- an amazing freestyle arena set in amongst the trees of Lindarets valley.
There are 3 additional snow parks in Avoriaz alone, La Chappelle is ideal for beginners or intermediate riders or skiers, whereas the Arare park is aimed at the more advanced. For people that have never been in a park before, 'Trashers' is a perfect introduction
For the pro-level riders & skiers or those that just want to see what can be done on skis or a snowboard, the nearby parks in Les Crossets and Chatel are the places to be. All of the parks contain jumps, hips, and rails, and there is the occasional boarder cross course thrown in for good measure
Also in Avoriaz is one of the largest half pipes in the alps. The 'Super pipe' is frequently used to host competitions throughout the winter.
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