ugh not again. Verbier....
- worst snow record in Switzerland
- largest number of British tourists in Switzerland
- no park (season 06/07)
those are facts.
to give some comparison resorts like Zermatt, Saas-Fee or Tignes have bigger mountains, more snow, higher # of pow days, and at least something worthy of the name 'park'. And those are just a few examples.
Avoriaz rocks hard (crazy amounts of snow, endless BC, 7 snowparks, including 2 of the best in Europe). Laax rocks hard (best park in Europe november till april, massive mountain, glacier to tree runs). Laax & Avoriaz are def. the places where I personally have the most fun. But depending on the time of year and what you are looking for, there are def. other VERY interesting places to go.
But in Avoriaz u get both French and Swiss mountains, the best park in France + one of the best parks in Switzerland (superpark.ch), one of the best snow records in Europe (more than twice the annual snowfall of Tignes and Tignes is far from bad for snow), a vast vast area with lots of BC and hiking options, and most of all the mountains are incredibly safe for freeriding compared to for example Zermatt which is ridiculously dangerous. Plus from Avoriaz you can tack on a day in Chamonix or La Clusaz, it's so close to each other.