If you’re heading anywhere near Avoriaz this winter, gather a group of friends or family and give mountain biking on snow a go. But not on ordinary mountain bikes – on E-Fat Bikes, awesome new electrically assisted, fat-tyred mountain bikes…

For those of us who enjoy skiing and snowboarding, the exhilaration that comes from fat biking is comparable. The sheer fun of sliding down the mountain, being able to control where we turn and how fast we go (most of the time). It’s the beauty of the pristine mountain landscapes, covered in a thick white blanket of billions of unique snowflakes.

It’s the escape from the stresses and strains of our daily lives.

Conditioned and experienced bikers will enjoy gliding their back tyres around and skidding into and out of turns on dedicated bike trails.

And don’t worry, you wont be cycling on the same pistes and paths as the skiers and boarders. The Portes du Soleil ski area has dedicated bike-runs, with new routes for the sole use of bikers which wind through the trees and the beautiful mountain landscape.

Taster sessions are available in resort each Sunday at 5.15pm.

Avoriaz Alpine Ski School offers guided tours for up to five people that take you off the beaten track through the trails. Adventures last for a couple of hours. Private tours are available daily, weather permitting, and cost from Euros200 for a morning. The prices include a fully qualified guide, hire and helmet. To find out more about E-Fat biking or to reserve a tour please get in touch with the team at Avoriaz Alpine Ski School.