Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Slow Patrols Enter Europe

Slow Patrols Enter Europe... Is Fun Safe?The end of this? Photo: Ariel PovichVive la France, the land of crusty bread, haughty stares and utter bedlam on the slopes. No where else on earth is better for a no holds barred assault on the piste – long live speed runs, high velocity slashes and a go anywhere, do anything policy to ski resort management.

Luckily, it still is, though according to 24 Heures – a news outlet local to the Portes du Soleil – across the border the Swiss seniors are being amassed to counter the invading forces from the French side of the PDS.

Read more at whitelines.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mountain Skills: Get the Most Out of the Uphill

While backcountry skiing or riding, we tend to spend more time going up than down. And, simply put, skinning done poorly is not fun. There are three primary ingredients to a good day of touring: establishing a proper pace, setting an appropriate skintrack angle and avoiding kick turns whenever possible. The reality of earning your turns is that more than half of your time in the backcountry will be spent going uphill. If you race through the up, the day will end sooner and with fewer turns. Taking short cuts will just cut the day short. You’ve likely come into the backcountry to escape the rat race, so learn to enjoy the climb up and the whole experience will get a lot better. Here’s how.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Is a snowy winter on the way?

With a chill in the air and the nights closing in Alpine Adventures thoughts are definitely turning toward the coming winter season. Whilst out walking yesterday they noticed an abundance of red berries on the bushes in the hills of the Portes du Soleil and wondered whether this was a sign that there is a wonderfully snowy winter on the way. Read on to discover more signs...
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Thursday, October 16, 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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Morzine Village at the London Ski Show

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Morzine Source Magazine's plans to take Morzine to the London Ski Show at Earls Court between 30th October and 2nd November are now firmly underway and they are looking forward to seeing as many of you Morzine lovers on the stand as possible this autumn. The London Ski Show is a big deal on the winter sports calendar, providing great opportunities for holiday makers to find their perfect destination, their perfect new piece of kit and that all important new beanie hat for the Winter 15 season. Read on...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The 2015 Morzine Snow-Camp Alpine Challenge

It’s Back. The 2015 Morzine Snow-Camp Alpine Challenge.

The Snow-Camp Alpine Challenge returns to Morzine this winter, between 12th & 15th March. Last winter Team Morzine Source Magazine smashed the challenge, finishing in first place after covering a whopping 313km over 2 days and raising over £1000 for charity. If you do need reminding, here’s how they won, in video format…Read on

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What to pack for Skiing?

what to pack for skiingThe Tasty Ski Company are a hardened bunch of alpine mongrels. They have lost count of how many ski seasons they have done out here in the French Alps. They have also lost count of the number of times some of their guests have forgotten to pack an essential item for their ski holiday. Here is their quick guide to packing everything you need for your week in the french Alps.  Read on...