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What To Know When Buying New Ski Boots

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With so many choices, how do you know what type of ski boots to get? While few purchases are as exciting as new ski equipment, the act of shopping also comes with a healthy dose of consternation. Nowhere do we get more flustered than trying to figure out how to find the right pair of ski boots. As a reflection of our many different skiing styles and desires, the industry has produced specific boots to match our ever-segmented world. From fit to style to design to whether or not you want a walk mode and grippy soles, just knowing where to begin can be intimidating. This is true for professionals on down to beginners. But this issue applies best to those who ski all the time: Boots, which cost a pretty penny, mean a great deal to us. In fact, boots can make or break a season. Since we depend on them all the time, we need them to be comfortable and work as intended. But even those of us who ski regularly have a hard time knowing exactly how a boot should properly fit.

How to organise a group ski chalet holiday

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Mountain Spaces have 10 years in the ski holiday business and a choice of five catered chalets sleeping up to fourteen people, so they know a thing or two about organising group ski holidays. So if you’ve agreed to organise your group’s ski trip, we hope you’ll find these 5 top tips useful. 1. Know your group We always ask our customers lots of questions prior to their stay, it’s the only way we can provide the perfect holiday where everything is thought of. Ask your group to share all their needs upfront. This makes your, and our, job a lot easier. It will also guarantee a holiday which matches, hopefully exceeds, your group’s expectations. First and foremost what’s your budget? Catered or self-catered chalet? On the slopes or in town? Any specific dietary requirements? Ages of children, any non skiers? At Mountain Spaces we’ll happily accommodate pretty much any special request but it’s a lot easier for us to achieve this is if we have advance warning! 2. Book your

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,

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. The Ski Gathering offer  singles ski holidays  for individuals and sociable pairs. They have chalets in Morzine, Les Gets and Meribel. To find out more, visit  www.theskigathering.com . 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

Avoriaz Snow Record

And as a follow up from our last post, Morzine Source Magazine have also kindly put together snow fall figures for Avoriaz. Don't they look good!   Winter 15/16 Winter 14/15 Winter 13/14 Winter 12/13 Winter 11/12 Winter 10/11 Winter 09/10 Winter 08/09 Total snowfall 589cm 420cm 673cm 561cm 416cm 274cm 322cm 518cm Number of snowy days 40 days 30 days 42 days 34 days 29 days 20 days 26 days 28 days Maximum base depth 190cm 230cm 250cm 310cm 260cm 200cm 190cm 240cm Average base depth 117cm 121cm 137cm 216cm 195cm 83cm 146cm 161cm Largest daily snowfall 50cm 50cm 48cm 30cm 50cm 28cm 40cm 55cm

Morzine Snow Record

Despite a base altitude of just 1000m, Morzine holds its own each and every winter when it comes to snow fall. Here’s how Morzine’s snow record stacks up for the last 10 years. As way of proof, Morzine Source Magazine has put together these comprehensive details showing just how good we get it! Winter 15/16 Winter 14/15 Winter 13/14 Winter 12/13 Winter 11/12 Winter 10/11 Winter 09/10 Winter 08/09 Total snowfall 424cm 371cm 500cm 658cm 142cm 110cm 55.5cm 282cm Number of snowy days 33 days 23 days 28 days 42 days 9 days 11 days 5 days 21 days Maximum base depth 231cm 150cm 150cm 165cm 89cm 80cm 50.5cm 129.5cm Average base depth 63.5cm 43cm 48cm 69cm 86cm 29cm 35.5cm 61cm Largest daily snowfall 30.5cm 61cm 61cm 45.4cm 28cm 16cm 20cm 40.5cm

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,