Saturday, August 24, 2019

What’s so good about Morzine?

Ongosa have been tapping into their network of local professionals to find out what makes Morzine such a popular family destination over February half-term.
One of their carefully selected and specially recommended ski instructors, Sally from The Snow Institute, gives advice on how to make the most of Morzine and neighbouring resort, Les Gets amongst the masses of British skiers this half term, as well as her personal tips on lunch spots, and where to ski when.


What’s so good about learning to ski in Morzine?
“There’s a great beginner area, at the top of The Pleney, for everyone who can access it via the Pleney Telecabine in the centre of town. This means that everyone gets to experience the mountain as most ski lessons begin there. There’s a new magic carpet with a nice beginner green nursery slope to learn on too. You’ve also got the penguin run which is great; it has tunnels, obstacles and jumps for kids to enjoy. Then you can ski through the Chemin des Zou Zous route which is great for kids. It has a flat winding road which travels through the trees all the way down to the bottom on the mountain with animals to be seen along the way.

What makes Morzine so popular at half-term?
“Morzine is very much a family-friendly resort. On the slopes there is a lot of cool runs for kids. Off the slopes, there are lots of activities that kids who don’t ski can enjoy. Morzine’s tourist office really make an effort throughout the season, hosting events, theatre shows, and activities in the centre of town for children to get involved in. The result is the resort has a warm, lovely feel to it, with a great mixture of ski terrain for the whole family to enjoy.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bringing your dog to Morzine


If you can’t imagine leaving your dog at home when you go on holiday, a trip to Morzine is definitely worth considering. Bringing your dog to Morzine is a great way to bring the whole family on holiday.

Reasons to Bring your dog to Morzine

Bringing your dog to Morzine

1. Location

Morzine is one of the most northerly resorts in the French Alps. Therefore, as French ski resorts go, it is pretty easy to drive to. With lots of service stations and aires on the way, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch all those legs. Have a look at our blog about driving to Morzine from the UK.

2. Dog friendly bars

Morzine is very dog friendly. If you go in to one of the many bars in Morzine you will usually find a dog under a table or running around the beer garden. During the summer, a few of these bars can turn in to a very entertaining and unorganised version of Crufts.

3. Snowshoeing.. READ ON

Friday, August 16, 2019

16 Reasons Why Morzine Is the Perfect Winter Holiday Destination for Families

family-winter-holiday-morzineIt’s always tricky to find the ideal destination for a family ski or snowboard trip. There’s so much information out there and it’s a big responsibility to ensure that the whole family really enjoy their holiday.
This trip needs to be absolutely brilliant… so no pressure!
My advice would be to make your search as simple as possible. Compile a wishlist of what you need from your perfect family ski holiday destination. Now look for somewhere that ticks as many of those wishes as possible.
Morzine ticked quite a few wishes for the Telegraph Newspaper. It was given 5 out of 5 for families in their ski resort review.

What Are the Challenges of Finding a Family Friendly Resort?  READ ON..

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Monday, August 12, 2019

9​ ​Reasons​ ​to​ ​go​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Multi-Generational Winter​ ​Holiday

9 Reasons to go on a Multi-Generational Winter Holiday
You might already have your summer holidays mapped out with different trips and activities, but a winter holiday in Morzine is something that the whole family can enjoy. From grandparents to grandkids, going away to a new and exciting destination allows the family to spend quality time together, without the distractions of day-to-day routine.
A multi-generational, or 3G holiday, is where three different generations of the family go on holiday together. Grandparents, parents and their children (and even aunties, uncles and cousins) spend time together in a holiday location.
It gives grandparents the opportunity to spoil the kids with treats and late bedtimes and all the things that mean endless holiday fun, while you might just be able to book in a dinner for two without the need for a babysitter! Everyone has quality time together and also the opportunity to do things individually as well – it’s a perfect combination that really works well.  Read on...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders

Morzine for advanced skiers and snowboarders

Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders

In previous blogs we have talked about how staying in Morzine is great for families and beginners. But what about those of you that are beyond snow ploughing and the falling leaf? Well, Morzine is for advanced skiers and snowboarders too.
Us Brits love Morzine, and it is easy to see why. It is located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, which is 13 resorts connected by 650km of piste straddling the French/Swiss border. It is about an 1 hour 20 minutes from Geneva airport, so it is really easy to get to. This means that if you are the type of person that can drop everything when the powder comes, Morzine is ideal for that emergency snow fix.
Morzine is probably better known as a family resort, but with all this terrain, there is a huge amount for advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. So grab a piste map and have a look through this blog to to get a good idea on where to go.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Morzine in Winter: The Ultimate Guide

 Morzine is often overlooked for winter holidays, as people tend to think the Morzine is too low and we don’t get enough snow. This is a common misconception and you need to look past these vicious rumours! There are many reasons why our guests come back year after year….and why we live here.


The Epic Ski Area

Imagine being able to ski in two different countries in one day, in the largest ski area in the world. Well that is entirely possible while staying in Morzine. Morzine is located in the Portes du Soleil, this is a huge area that straddles the French – Swiss border. During the Winter, the 12 resorts that span the Portes du Soleil are linked with 650km of pistes, with around 200 ski lifts servicing 1036 km2 over 14 valleys.
All of this means that during a week’s holiday, most people will only just scratch the surface of what is available to them. There are so many possibilities here, you will find it difficult to get bored.
Great for Beginners...READ ON

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Top tips to help you prepare your kids for ski school


It’s almost half term and the pre ski holiday panic has set in. What do the kids need for ski school?
Ski school with kids can be stressful. From dressing them to finding them after, the key is making sure you have done your research and the kids are dressed appropriately.
Top tips to help you and your kids prepare for ski school.
  • It’s all about layers.
Make sure your children are wearing good thermal layers. I would recommend a vest, long sleeve thermal top and thermal trousers all tucked in; so they don’t get chilly and a fleece as a mid layer. Rugby skins make a great thermal layer, or Mountain Warehouse have a good quality and affordable range.
  • Accessorise!
All kids have to wear helmets, so rather than a wooly hat I would recommend a long snood or balaclava when it’s cold. Buff have a great range. These can be nicely layered under the helmet and tuck down into their collar, keeping their neck and chin nice and warm. There’s nothing worse then chin freeze! Waterproof gloves are a must. If you have money to spend, Barts do a great range of novelty gloves.. This could be a good way of making sure they stay on! In very cold weather gloves liners will help keep their hands warm.

  • Looking good on the slopes! READ on