For a purpose-built ski resort, Avoriaz is fairly nice, with lots of timber apartment block cladding, and traffic-free with walking or horse-drawn sleighs the choice as to how to get about the village. We had mixed weather, with 10-15cm of badly needed snow on the first night, a couple of days of reasonable sunshine, and then higher winds for most of the rest of the week.
With the inclement weather (not necessarily cold, but windy and snowy/sleety at times), the luxury of vin chauds and chocolate chantilly at little mountain lodges was great, and the kids enjoyed the novelty of skiing “over to Switzerland”. Lots of good fun to be had playing in the powder even within a relatively few metres of the piste edges, with most of the other skiers “swimming between the flags”; we really did manage to find quite a bit of untracked snow which surprised us.
The views towards the Dent Blanche and the Dent du Midi were stunning when the weather was clear, and we even managed to enjoy the spectacle of 30+cm of snow falling overnight on our last night even though we knew we wouldn’t get to enjoy skiing in it.