Showing posts from September, 2014

New Device Gives Instant Snowpack Analysis

For immediate release September 16, 2014 (Park City, Utah)—AvaTech, a new technology company focused on developing breakthrough, proactive snow-safety solutions, will unveil its first products, the SP1 and the AvaNet™ cloud platform, during the International Snow Science Workshop later this month. Snow professionals can pre-order from AvaTech at now.  More...

New chairlifts for Morzine & Avoriaz!

Our friends at Mint Snowboarding have revelaed 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...

8 Incredible Trips To Add To Your Bucket List

There’s some places you can only dream of shredding – Alaska, Antarctica, Japan – but what if that dream became a reality? Say you were stinking rich or won the lottery or robbed a bank. Apart from paying off student loan/mortgage/other debts, we’d absolutely put a chunk aside for the most awesome shred trip on the planet.  Wouldn't  you? That’s what this guide is – a dreamer’s guide to the wildest, nuttiest, most extreme, ultimate shred trips the world has to offer. Read on..

Ski Hosting Ban Upheld

Ski Hosting Ban Upheld Story courtesy of Morzine Source Magazine  Three Valleys tour operator Le Ski were back in court in Chambery today as their appeal against a previous conviction for illegal ski hosting was heard. A judge upheld the ban on ski hosting, giving Le Ski five days in which to lodge an appeal to the Supreme Court in Paris. It’s our understanding that a further appeal will take place, with the support of other tour operators such as Alpine Elements, Crystal Ski Holidays, Esprit Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, Ski Olympic, Ski Total, Skiworld and Thomson Ski. The judge did however, reduce the amount of damages Le Ski are being forced to pay to the ESF resulting from their previous ski hosting activities. Read the background to the ski hosting ban here.

6 great things about Morzine

Are you coming skiing in Morzine this winter? Not a huge fan of hitting the ski slopes from dawn until dusk? Well luckily Morzine is one of the most vibrant ski resorts in the Alps with bags of stuff to do outside of ski time. Here are 6 things to look out for: Read on...

Portes du Soleil lift pass best value in Europe!

Portes du Soleil lift pass best value in Europe! Courtesy of Morzine Source Magazine . The week the rest of Europe’s larger ski areas announced their lift pass prices for the coming winter season and we’re delighted that once again, our Portes du Soleil pass represents the best value for money in Europe. When compared by the km, the Portes du Soleil lift pass costs just €0.37 per km when you buy a 6 day adult pass this winter. And we call that a bargain. Here’s how the other areas stack up…

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...