Avoriaz, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, will be kicking off the winter with a bang in just a few weeks' time.
The resort has just announced details of a week-long festival of fun called Rock On Ultimate, taking place from 12-19th December.
With the lifts opening on Friday 12th December the week begins with a "Happy Hour Geant". On Saturday 13th December the resort plays host to Shaun White and his band Bad Things, who will be performing in the centre of the resort. Throughout the week there will be lots of opportunities to test new equipment, open air DJ sets, competitions, live music and parties.
Plus the legendary Stash, the ecological snowpark set in the forest, will be officially opening on Tuesday 16th December with live music and bbq to accompany the event! Full details here.
With fresh snow on the ground this week, and the promise of more to come, it really feels like winter is almost here. The week before Christmas is a great time to ski - pistes are uncrowded and accommodation and flight costs are generally low - so it's the ideal time to treat yourself and get into the Christmas spirit. See all our Portes du Soleil accommodation or look specifically for Avoriaz here!.