Résidence Maeva Home Les Ruches

Résidence Maeva Home Les Ruches is located in the beautiful Avoriaz. There are plenty of things to do in the area, and with the accommodation right next to the slopes, you will be ready for action in no time. Feel like doing something different? The centre is just 500 metres away, where you will find several great shops and restaurants. We recommended walking there, as you will have a breath-taking view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

The studios are simple but comfortably furnished, and are suitable for 3 - 4 people. They all include a kitchen, a bathroom, and comfortable places to sleep.

  • Cosy studios
  • Right next to the slopes
  • Centre within walking distance

Room types

studio type A premium
for 1 to 4 persons
  • surface approx. 20m²
  • number of beds: 4
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 4 (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed); 1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • bathroom with: bath or shower, toilet
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • bath towel package: (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: approx. 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: (to be paid at resort, obligated)
studio type B comfort
for 1 to 3 persons
  • surface approx. 20m²
  • number of beds: 3
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 3 (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed); 1 x two persons sleeping couch)
  • bathroom with: bath or shower, toilet
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
  • bath towel package: (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: approx. 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: (to be paid at resort, obligated)

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Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 500 metres
directly next to the ski piste.
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • linen package: (included in the package price)
Optional facilities
  • bath towel package: (to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: approx. 400,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort, obligated)

Avoriaz

Avoriaz ski holidays are one of the most popular winter breaks in all of France. Due to its high altitude and car free village, skiing in Avoriaz offers mostly ski-in, ski-out accommodations throughout the winter. The architecture is beautiful with many buildings using a lot of wood to create a rustic, traditional alpine ambience. Although the village is car free, there are still plenty of ways to quickly get around, one of which being the charming horse sleighs dotted around the village.

Local transport is only included in the accommodations: Résidence Antarès, Résidence Atria and Résidence Electra. The shuttle bus runs daily from 08:00 - 19:00.

The Slopes

Avoriaz ski holidays are known for being a great for both beginners and young children. Skiing in Avoriaz offers around 77km of pistes, however with the full Les Portes du Soliel lift pass you have access to over 650km. Les Porte du Soleil is home to a number of other famous French resorts including Morzine, Châtel and Les Gets. With the full lift pass it is even possible to ski all the way to Switzerland!

The Resort

Whilst remaining popular among families, skiing in Avoriaz also offers a fantastic après-ski scene. There are many renowned restaurants and lively bars including Shooters and The Place. Aside from skiing in Avoriaz, there are plenty of fun options to keep busy. Aquariaz is considered “a water paradise”, it has a number of pools, rapids, a rope swing and much more. There is also a cinema, a theatre and snow huskies within the region.

Sunweb has a wide variety of different ski holiday packages to Avoriaz. From cheap, more basic apartments to luxurious all-inclusive hotels, there is an option to suit every budget. And if all this isn't enough to convince you that an Avoriaz ski holiday is the ski holiday for you, Avoriaz is located close to the Swiss border meaning a very short transfer time to Geneva Airport compared to other destinations.

Avoriaz

  • Explore the whole Les Portes du Soleil
  • Car-free and child-friendly ski village
  • Plenty of après-ski options

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Avoriaz

Skiing in Avoriaz

Ski holidays in Avoriaz take place in “Les Portes du Soleil” ski region and consists of the two villages Avoriaz and Morzine. Skiing in Avoriaz offers 79km of slopes with options for ever level of skier and snowboarder, from beginner to advanced. For beginners on a ski holiday in Avoriaz there are plenty of gentle and easy-to-master slopes and for the dare devils, there is the famous Wall of Avoriaz, considered one of the most difficult pistes to ride in the area. For advanced skiers, skiing in Avoriaz might not be enough. You can always upgrade your lift pass to the bigger area of Les Portes du Soleil where you will have access to 650km of slopes. Due to the high altitude, a ski holiday in Avoriaz offers perfect snow conditions from December until April.

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 500 metres
directly next to the ski piste.
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.

 

Departures from regional airports

Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.

 

Transfer

In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort. The average transfer time to Avoriaz is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. You are allowed to bring the following standard luggage: 1 bag/suitcase per person & 1 ski/snowboard bag per person. Other extra luggage is always on request. For additional information about the transfer click here.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

An Avoriaz ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children up to and including 4 years old are free. If you are entitled to this free ski pass, choose 'no ski pass' when booking. You can pick up the free ski pass onsite by showing your proof of identity.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem the ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further into the booking steps. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

The following equipment can be booked:

Bronze

This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high-quality material and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:
Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (e.g., off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.
Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about classes.

Ski and snowboard lessons start on Sunday.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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