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Snow Clothes - What to look for...

It's definitely got to that time when a little ski shopping spree is in order. The helpful guys and gals at Yodel thought you might like some handy tips on what to look out for and what to avoid. Read on...

Camber vs. Rocker vs. Flat

For Those About To Rocker (We Salute You) With so many relatively new options on the market today, deciding whether you want to rent a reverse-camber (aka "rockered") snowboard or a more traditional cambered board – not to mention the additional option of a “flat” base – can seem almost impossible.

We hope to make your decision a little easier by breaking down the different options on the market today, by shape, by brand/model, and by riding style, so you can choose the snowboard (or even skis these days) that will take your riding to the next level. Check out the video for the visual lowdown, then read on for more detailed information.......more

Cheap Morzine & Les Gets ski lift passes!

Winter lift passes for Morzine / Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil have now gone on sale online. Not only that but discounted rates, of up to 30% off, are available if you buy your ski pass early. Details as follows:Discounted Morzine / Les Gets ski passesMorzine / Les Gets lift passes are available for 20% discount until 31st October.The earlybird rates are available for 6 to 14 day ski lift passes.Discounted Portes du Soleil ski passesPortes du Soleil ski passes are available for 10% discount until 4th December.Cheap rates are available on 4 to 30 day lift passes.Earlybird season passes for Morzine / Les GetsBuy your season pass for Morzine / Les Gets and get 30% off before 15th December.

Snow Camp ski-a-thon

Snow Camp ski-a-thon to be held in MorzineSnow Camp is the UK's only charity designed to help disadvantaged inner-city youths using snow sports and life skills. For the past two years they have held this 3-day snowsports event that involves skiing or snowboarding a over 150km in 48 hours including a night ski session and a night mountain hike. There is also a celebration party organised by the charity on the last day to commend everyone on the money raised.The event is open to people of all abilities and is sponsored by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. Last year 33 people took part in the event and raised over £30,000 for the charity. Snow-Camp has grown steadily from supporting just 7 young people in 2003, to supporting over 600 inner-city young people and all funds raised from the event will go towards this work. To find out more about the charity and details on how to enter this event, visit www.snow-camp.org.uk.

New Kids Ski Club for Morzine

Do you have dreams of making your kids in to future Olympic ski champions? Or are you looking for a fun and relaxed way for your children to learn to ski?There's a new kids ski club in Morzine with spaces available for local children throughout the winter. Louise and Christophe at Easy2Ride told Yodel all about it...see more

Skis, Snowboards and Airplanes

Do the big airlines flying to Geneva keep changing their baggage allowance and ski and snowboard carriage charges just to confuse us?
Yodel kindly picked through the small print for us. Here's the latest stats...

Get a train to Morzine!

All Aboard! Yodel investigates the Snow TrainLocal rag, Yodel, having been looking into the various ways that you can get to Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz this winter, either to start your season or for your holidays. Not so well known is that you can actually get a train to Morzine, Les Gets!Snow Carbon have a cool website dedicated to telling you all you need to know about train travel to your favourite winter sports resort. But the best demonstration of how easy it is comes with their video clips.
Snow Carbon list 35 ski resorts that are easily accessible by train. Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz are three of them and there are two journey options: Read on..

Salomon FreeSki October Teaser

Ski Club Launches Fitness

London, UK – With new high speed ski lift systems replacing meandering chairs and gondolas, and ski design evolving all the time, it’s now possible to cover huge areas of terrain in half a day. Gone are the days of half hour lift breaks between each run, leaving many skiers wondering why they’re feeling the burn at mid-afternoon when they used to ski until the lifts closed.read on..

The Big Job!

There’s quite a bit going on up in those mountains at the moment. Big monsters that you can’t see are at work, changing the landscape in preparation for the winter.Yodel magazine in Morzine spoke to the mountain management company Serma in Avoriaz to find out what it takes to get a mountain ready for the ski season. Read on...