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

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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...

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back!

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back! The solo ski experts at The Ski Gathering tell us what is attracting first-timers and veteran solos to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. Across the board, solo travel has grown enormously in recent years, mirroring a general trend in ‘independent’ and socialising hobbies. Today, people use apps and websites to find flatmates, meet gym buddies, arrange car shares… and plan their solo-travel adventures. This is particularly noticeable with ski holidays, where solo travellers are increasingly making their mark. Some solos prefer to ski alone, enjoying the total freedom of the mountain. But most see it as a social opportunity to meet other skiers or boarders and avoid paying the empty-bed supplement. For the latter group in particular, the Portes du Soleil has become a focal point in the solo travel revolution. Why is that? It’s Perfect for Mixed-Ability Groups It’s Day One of your solo ski holiday and you’re heading

The Joys Of Off-Piste Skiing In Morzine

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Words and photos  from  Avoriaz Alpine Ski School . Les Portes du Soleil  ski area is one of the biggest linked networks in the world.  With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 1,036 square kilometres (400 sq mi), this Alpine wonderland is an absolute paradise for skiers and snowboarders. But There Is So Much More What I described above is just the groomed pistes and lifts. These cover only a small percentage of the terrain you can ride. Once you start exploring the off-piste, you encounter a lifetimes’ worth of adventure and good skiing and snowboarding. Why is the Portes Du Soleil so good for off piste? Les Portes du Soleil sits at the northwest corner of the Alps. The prevailing direction of incoming storms is from the northwest, so our local ski area is the first major set of mountains the storms will hit. This creates a microclimate offering more snowfall than other regions of the Alps. One of the best way

7 Excuses to Visit Les Portes du Soleil

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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’

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

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         Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination By  melbtravel When asked what my favourite  ski  resorts are around the world,  Morzine  France is always in my top 5. It is a resort that suits all types of groups from family  ski  holidays to a bunch of friends flying in for a weekend. It offers a wide range of activities on and off the slopes and also has a large selection of restaurants and pubs to cater for your needs. Not to mention it is part of one the biggest ski areas in the world,  Portes de Soleil,  with over  650kms  of runs and is only around an hour and a half from  Geneva   airport . Because of this, it is fast becoming incredibly popular with British skiers/snowboarders. Out of the 12 resorts that make up the  Portes  du Soleil   ski  area,   Morzine  is the largest and probably the most convenient in regards to resort hopping. It is one of the reasons why I have been here on several occasions during the  ski  season. It is also the only resort,

What’s so good about Morzine?

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  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 i

How Morzine is preparing for your winter holiday in Safety?

  COVID-19 WINTER INFORMATION Covid-19 : How Morzine is preparing for your winter holiday in Safety Here is the latest information updated on our website Accommodation & Booking Morzine has a wide range of independent accommodation providers that are working together to agree specific cancellation conditions concerning the sanitary situation. If Morzine and Avoriaz are both closed or transport from your home country is impossible due to Covid-19, you will be refunded in full. More detailed information will be confirmed in mid-September. Morzine Reservation is available to help you find and organize your stay in Morzine, with a wide range of apartments and hotels all applying this cancellation policy Mask wearing is currently obligatory in common areas of all accommodation. All areas are regularly disinfected, and hand gel is available. Reinforced cleaning and disinfection protocols using appropriate equipment are in place, along with social distancing measures in any common spaces.