Photo of Avoriaz by Flickr user Pau_Sabria used under a Creative Commons license
Like many Alpine resorts, Avoriaz succeeds largely thanks to its role within a larger resort network Portes du Soleil which provides access to more than thirteen resorts (including Morzine, Les Gets and Les Crosets) with more than four hundred individual pistes.
Naturally within the region there are opportunities for all skiers and snowboarders. .
This is not to say, though, that Avoriaz has little going for it in itself: attractive and award-winning wooden buildings, total pedestrianisation, skiing from straight out of your hotel door and a lively après scene all make Avoriaz a particularly attractive pick.
We've scoured YouTube for the best Avoriaz footage we can find - see below for our best picks: