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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.

In …

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 ski acc…

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

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Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destinationBy 

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 Genevaairport. Because of this, it is fast becoming incredibly popular with British skiers/snowboarders.

Out of the 12 resorts that make up the Portes du Soleilski 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, where I have ever experienced extre…

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 Portes du Soleil has be…

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 15/16Winter 14/15Winter 13/14Winter 12/13Winter 11/12Winter 10/11Winter 09/10Winter 08/09Total
snowfall589cm420cm 673cm561cm416cm274cm322cm518cmNumber of snowy days40 days30 days42 days34 days29 days20 days26 days28 daysMaximum base depth190cm230cm250cm310cm260cm200cm190cm240cmAverage base depth117cm121cm137cm216cm195cm83cm146cm161cmLargest daily snowfall50cm50cm48cm30cm50cm28cm40cm55cm

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 15/16Winter 14/15Winter 13/14Winter 12/13Winter 11/12Winter 10/11Winter 09/10Winter 08/09Total
snowfall424cm371cm 500cm658cm142cm110cm55.5cm282cmNumber of snowy days33 days23 days28 days42 days9 days11 days5 days21 daysMaximum base depth231cm150cm150cm165cm89cm80cm50.5cm129.5cmAverage base depth63.5cm43cm48cm69cm86cm29cm35.5cm61cmLargest daily snowfall30.5cm61cm61cm45.4cm28cm16cm20cm40.5cm

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

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Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destinationBy 

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 Genevaairport. Because of this, it is fast becoming incredibly popular with British skiers/snowboarders.

Out of the 12 resorts that make up the Portes du Soleilski 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, where I have ever experienced extre…