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New for Avoriaz
Sunday November 22, 2015 - Email this article to a friend

The French resort has a few new initiatives for next season including music festivals and slope improvements. Plus snowball fights and paintballing. NEW

This season Avoriaz will welcome two new music festivals.

From December 13th-19th 2015 Snowbombing presents the new 'Transition' festival and a first class dance line-up including Dizzie Rascal, Wilkinson, B-Traits and Bondax.

The event will also host Europe's highest pool party at 'Aquariaz' - Pierre & Vacances high-altitude waterpark.

There is the warmth of the tropics and some serious tunes in this unique setting at 1,800 metres.

Snowboxx Festival will also find a new home in the heart of the Port du Soleil ski region.

From 12th-19th March 2016 the festival is creating something never seen before at a winter festival by building its own 'Snowboxx Village' in the heart of Avoriaz town.

The village will host a multitude of events, main stage performances, off-the-wall festival features & local food and drink stalls.

Snowboxx will also combine with local festival 'Rock the Pistes'; a festival dedicated to showcasing live music on big stages in the most unlikely locations in the heart of the slopes.

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Festival-goers can book package options through and

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Introducing new Avoriaz Games:

Avoriaz is bringing something completely new to the ski holiday experience in 2015-16 by making use of the vast snowy playground in the middle of this car-free resort and offering 'Avoriaz Games.'

From giant official snowball fights to paintballing on planks and human bowling, ski holiday options have never been wackier or more fun.

New Avoriaz Snowball fights:

Avoriaz has developed a new snow pitch where two teams of seven players can officially battle it out with a game of snowball.

The game is an import of the Yukigassen snowball battle sport that's become very popular in Japan.

The aim is to capture the flag of the opposite team without getting hit by a snowball.

The official Avoriaz snowball fights will be evening events designed to put on a great show with light displays, a DJ, video and more.

There will be five events open to the public during the season plus the opportunity to arrange group fights.

We reported on the inaugural event last year and see the video below for what it is all about.

New Winter Paintball in the Stash:

Introducing another new way for skiers and snowboarder to battle it out on the slopes.

Two armies of 20 riders can now play paintball in Europe's biggest snowpark, The Stash, in the middle of the Lindarets forest.

To escape from their opponents or to launch a surprise attack participants can throw down a range of jumps with flips and rotations as their weapon of choice.

Battles will take place once a week and Avoriaz will be videoing each one.

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New Human Bowling on snow:

Participants have to get inside a giant bowling ball (or zorb) in this game and use their body to control and direct it towards the giant pins.

It's like being in a human hamster ball! Rolling over snow is a totally new experience and reportedly heaps of fun.

Human bowling is open to all every Thursday in the Avoriaz resort centre.

Now most promtional videos about ski resorts are a bit slow moving. Not this one. Wink

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