Thursday, October 17, 2019

7 Excuses to Visit Les Portes du Soleil

STORY BY Megan Hughes 

A hugely popular ski area, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the top destinations in the Alps. Here at InTheSnow.com we are giving you a rundown of 7 reasons why you NEED to visit Les Portes due Soleil this year.

1. Size Matters

With over 650km of marked piste and 196 lifts, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It boasts over 300 runs, 2/3 of which are either red or blue, meaning that skiers of every level will be able to enjoy themselves with an abundance of runs to ensure good variety throughout your visit. Due to the immense size of the ski area, there are good pre-marked trails and circuits that are often popular with holidaymakers due to the ease that comes with their being well signed. If you prefer to make your own routes however, this is simple too thanks to a free app that creates and plans routes based on your ability level and preferences.

You could spend a whole season there and never get bored, so whether you’re thinking of heading off for a week’s holiday or working a winter season, Les Portes du Soleil will provide you more than enough pistes to play with.

2. Superb Snow Parks....READ ON

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Ski holidays by train — Ask Snowcarbon



Looking for a more sustainable, comfortable and enjoyable ski holiday – by train? Snowcarbon gives you personal, tailored advice to help you choose the best resort, accommodation and train journey!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Why Morzine is Best for Beginners

15 Reasons Why Morzine is Best for Beginners
Ask any skier or boarder where their first ski or boarding holiday was and they will be able to tell you instantly. A first winter holiday is something you will never forget and that’s why finding a resort which is best for beginners is so important.

Statistically, you learn more in that first week, than you will in the rest of your winter holidays added together—going from zero to hero is a big thing!

Of course, learning anything new can be tough. There’s so much to think about as a beginner, lots to take in and oh yes, all this whilst on holiday!

Picking a ski resort which is best for beginners can be the difference between loving or loathing your new winter sport.


Choosing the right destination such as Morzine, will help to ensure that your winter holiday is the first of many and not just a one off. READ ON...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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.  READ ON..


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ski and Snowboard Lessons in France: How to Get the Most Out of Going Back to School

Ski and Snowboard Lessons in France

Who needs ski school?

If you’re a beginner, instruction is always a good thing, but professional ski and snowboard schools are helpful even if you’re an expert skier or boarder—there’s always room for improvement and lots more style!

If you’re heading for a holiday in Morzine and ski or snowboard school is on your mind, here’s what you should know to get the most out of your experience.

Who really needs ski or snowboard school?  READ ON...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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

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It’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!

More Mountain's 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 of 2016.

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

Wednesday, September 25, 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...