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The New Amara Development in Avoriaz

Now that the ski season has drawn to a close ‘construction’ feels like the name of the game. In the Portes du Soleil ski area one of the most impressive and substantial new developments will be the Amara District, a new luxury residential development in Avoriaz offering ski-in ski-out apartments and chalets to buy.

Avoriaz itself was built in the 1960’s. It was originally the vision of Jean Vuarnet in 1963. Jean Vuarent is an Olympic gold medallist from Morzine who had the idea of creating a vast ski area on the then deserted Avoriaz plateau. With the help of a young property developer (Gérard Brémond) and three talented architects (Jacques Labro, Jean-Jacques Orzoni and Jean-Marc Roques) a car-free resort was designed. The resort won various prestigious awards for its environmentally aware design.

The extension of this original site is a Landmark project and is undertaken in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature-France. It continues to use sustainable development procedures and focuses highly on protecting the natural areas. For example, the buildings will be constructed on areas that have already been developed ensuring no woods, flora or fauna are destroyed. The buildings will be low-energy buildings using renewable energies and the materials used will as much as possible be renewable and recycled with ‘ecolabel’ certification. It will be another proud achievement for the Morzine-Avoriaz area and there are still a few apartments available to buy. Visit:

The Amara (meaning Eternal) Residential district will be connected by covered walkways to a new heated water dome of 2,500m2. This will be created in the centre of the Avoriaz resort and will house one of the largest Spas in the Northern Alps. There will be a huge heated swimming pool with slides and rapids and a Wellness centre offering massages, wraps, hydrojets, body modelling massages, Hammam, saunas and Jacuzzis. There will also be a fitness area and Crèche facilities and a Sensory pool.

This looks to be one of the year’s most impressive new luxury developments in a ski resort.

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