Avers - An Abode near the Alps
A cold breeze, foggy breath, chilly mornings and the warmth of family; all these cheerful treats in one season! It's winter and the possibilities are endless. It’s that time of the year when the ‘fun seeker’ in you has revived once again. Everywhere you look is abundant with nostalgia, the kids playing in the snow, the sound of crispy snowflakes below your feet and to top it all the chance to go on an adventurous vacation to try out something refreshingly new. With a large variety of winter sports to choose from such as skiing, sledging, snowboarding, ice-skating, there are no bounds to the moments you can live especially the memories you can look back upon. Not only that, the seasonal holidays that come knocking on your door like Christmas and New year’s eve add an extra sweetening flavor to your entire vacation. Nothing like a good excuse to bring the old gang of friends back together to explore the wondrous slopes of exciting skiing or snowboarding destinations. Finally, it’s time for you to take that long deserved break you always wanted from your monotonous life. Don’t hold yourself back from a chance to enjoy peaceful relaxation coupled with thrill filed excitement.
Base Elevation: 1988 m
Summit Elevation: 2539 m
Vertical Drop: 551 m
Just how choosing the proper type of vacation is essential, selecting the best vacation location is equally important. The view of enormous mountains covered with thick inches of snow, the feel of the serene solitary location away from the robust city life and also the comfort and cozy atmosphere ideal for having a family vacation. The cheery and family friendly ski destination of Avers is reputed to help you find the feel of the season along with the fun you can get from the sports that come with it. Located in the ancient section of Via-mala on the eastern side of Switzerland, Graubünden, this ski resort offers you the best view of the Alps along with its non-woody slopes where you get the best chance to discover its sedate and solitary skiing region which extends up to 8 kilometers (4.9 miles). It’s broad and well-groomed skiing trails make it the ideal refuge for both family and sports enthusiasts alike.
The Avers ski resort is situated at an elevation of 599 meters (1968 feet) at the vertical drop, 2599 meters (8530 feet) at the summit level and the resort's base altitude is 1999 meters (6561 feet). Besides, the winter sports area is also located between the elevations of 2000 meters (6561 feet) and 2539 meters (8330 feet). The ski resort also possesses three fully functional T-bar lifts to facilitate the traveling of all the skiers for both down slope skiing and ski tours.
Skiing and Snowboarding Statistics:
The Avers ski resort provides you with extremely well-groomed ski trails which is suited to the needs of all types of skiers looking for a fresh experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to try out something new, intermediate craving to sharpen his skill or a pro seeking to push a level further in skiing, this is your destination. With a total of 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of sporting slopes, it boasts of it's impressive 637 meters (2089 feet) vertical drop and 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) of cross country ski trails. Let us have a look at the facilities provided for the different level of skiers.
From the total of 8 kilometers (4.9 miles), a suitable 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) is allotted for those at the beginner’s level which represents 25% of the trail. This provides them a smooth and easy experience in learning this stimulating sport.
For those who have advanced to the intermediate level and are now ready to take on a more challenging course, another 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) has been allotted for them to practice their skiing as well as snowboarding.
Finally, the skiers who want to strengthen their abilities even more and are looking to quench their thirst for achieving a thrilling height at this sport, may they look no further. The ski resort of Avers offers a magnificent 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) of specially designed slopes to provide just the right amount of adrenalin rush to all the seasoned pros.
All the slopes available here at the ski resort are exclusively designed and maintained for the various need of the all its guests, whether you are looking to go downhill or have a cross-country dash. The fabulous weather and excellent smoothness of Avers slopes provide the perfect conditions for cross country skiing which is preferred by several of the visitors at the ski resort.
Don’t be worried if you do not know the art of skiing. Avers has a skiing school that could help you learn in the nick of time and enjoy yourself to the brim. The skiing school offers private lessons and group lessons to skiers of all age groups, throughout the year. If you want a more personalized and individualized approach, go for a private lesson. A private lesson for an adult for a day should be around US$90. If you wish to learn with your friends or family, take a group lesson and enjoy yourself while you learn the art. A group lesson for an adult for a day is priced at US$50. Child skiing courses range from US$40-80 based on the number of days and timings.
You won’t be able to ski unless you can reach the peak of the mountain and that is exactly what makes the availability of ski lifts at any resort crucial. A total of three T- bars lift area available at the resort, out of which two are ski lifts and one is a pony lift. The price of a ski lift ticket for adults is 32 US$ and for a child is around 20 US$.
Accommodation and Lodging Facilities:
Avers offers you a multitude of lodging facilities to choose from. You could opt for luxury hotels with five-star service if you want to spend a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation facilities, Avers has them as well. There are fancy accommodations facilities as well that provide a stunning view of the Alps in the background and are equipped with all modern conveniences. Besides, there are youth hostels, holiday homes, and cottages available in plenty to help you make your stay affordable, cozy and comfortable. In the cottages, you get the feel of that being a native to the place. Let us now have a look at the most recommended lodging facilities available in Avers:
Berghotel Turtschi – Located in Cresta, this is the most preferred luxury hotels tourists and visitors opt for. The place reflects a mountain oasis where you can relax and rewind yourself. The place allows you to choose from numerous cuisines and take part in various cultural events happening throughout the year. There’s internet connection, free and fast WIFI, free parking service and wheelchair access available. It also has a bar and lounge to chill and restaurants to eat the best food. A standard room for two for a night should cost you around US$150.
Hotel Solaria – Located in the vicinity of Avers, this is one of the most affordable accommodation facilities available in the entire region. It allows doorstep skiing facilities, has free Wifi and parking services to give you a cherished experience. It is located in city center, in the heart of the region and is one of the most preferred hotels in the area. A standard room for two adults for a night should cost you around US$129.
Despite some minor shortcomings, Avers is definitely a place you should visit. Right from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and a number of other fun activities on offer there, you won’t be disappointed even for a second. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, pack your bags and grab your passes and head out straight for Avers with your family and friends and make the most of the ongoing winters. You won’t regret it, we promise!