Although north American resorts commonly highlight their snow record and report every snowfall to media outlets, Europe's ski areas have traditionally made little reference to snowfall, even when they have huge dumps. Even after all the negative reporting last winter, Courchevel only mentioned a fall of several feet of snow at iem number five in its weekly news brief.
Situated between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, Avoriaz benefits from exceptional climate conditions, including a high level of snowfall due to humid air rising from one of Europe's largest water reserves and hitting the cold barrier of Europe's highest summit.
Avoriaz is a "snow-bubble" whose success comes from its guaranteed snow-coverage. Over the last 10 years, the average snow coverage per winter has been 8.29 metres.
Last winter Avoriaz increased business with 6,29m of snow.