Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fresh calls for ski holidays during term-time

Recent legislation has prevented parents taking children out of school for a holiday. Now a group is reportedly taking the government to the European Court of Human Rights.

There was a sharp reduction in the number of families taking a snowsports holiday during term-time last winter.

Some parents decided to do it anyway and accept a fine - others didn't, according to family ski operators we have been canvassing.

"The new law that see fines and Headteachers refusing leave for holidays has had an undoubted affect," one leading family ski operator said to PlanetSKI.  Read on...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

13 Tips for Skiing with Kids

13 Tips for Skiing with Kids

Top kids' instructors share wisdom on making skiing fun for everyone in the family.
Family Week on Tips with skiing for kids and keeping families happy on the hill

13) For lessons, arrive early, preferably the day prior to get rentals if needed, ( or get Doorstep Skis to deliver them :-)) to get tickets in hand and hopefully avoid lines during peak season. It is great to let your children—especially if they are very young (3-6 years)—know where they are going and what will take place throughout the day, to reassure them.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What Type of Rider Are You?

People say you are what you eat, but what do they know? As any self-respecting snowboarder will tell you, it’s all about what you ride, duuuude. Style is everything. But which style? What board should you buy? What brands should you wear to be cool? These are the really important questions you’ll need to answer. To help you, Whitelines has compiled this handy quiz that’ll tell you what kind of rider – nay, what kind of person – you are. Read on and all will be revealed...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

New chairlifts for Morzine & Avoriaz!

Did you you know that the Portes du Soleil is investing in two new ski lifts for winter 2014/15, creating a better link between Morzine and Avoriaz. Both the Proclou and the Seraussaix chairlifts are being replaced to create faster connections in the Super Morzine area. This is great continuation on from the replacement of the Prodain cable car and then the Pleney bubble lift in the last 2 years.

The Proclou and Seraussaix chairlifts have long been a bottleneck as they receive a lot of traffic from the commute of slope users staying in Morzine but skiing in Avoriaz. Read on...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rock On Snowboard Tour's

Once again Avoriaz will be starting the season with the Rock On Snowboard Tour's ultimate stop-over on 12,13 and 14th December. A whole week of snow sports, new gear tests, parties and concerts.

Rock On Ultimate, Avoriaz - Event : plan your stay skiing in Avoriaz, in the heart of Portes du Soleil Ski Area. Enjoy Skiing in Avoriaz, French Alps.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Morzine Night Out Guide

4-Pit Stop Guide to a Night-Out in Morzine

Are you coming to stay in Morzine this winter?? Need to know the top spots for your nights out in town?? After The Tasty Ski Company own extensive research they have choreographed the perfect formula for your evenings in Morzine..  Read on...photo1-1n Morzine.: