Showing posts from November, 2017

New for Winter 2017/2018

Avoriaz Winter 2017/18 Perched above Morzine on the Ardoisiere cliffs sits Avoriaz. For the uninitiated, Avoriaz is a purpose built ski resort built in the 1960s. Its neo-rustic design is an attempt to hide it from those looking up from Morzine, camouflaging it against its surroundings. For those familiar to Avoriaz, aesthetically speaking you either love it or hate it. However you look at Avoriaz, it has something for every skier and snowboarder. Although our chalets and apartments are based in Morzine, we spend a lot of time in Avoriaz because it has a lot to offer. We like its fantastic snow-sure pistes in addition to its links to Chatel and Switzerland . And with all the different ways you can get to Avoriaz it is very accessible from Morzine . New for Winter 2017/2018 Morzine and Avoriaz are seeing some great developments for winter 2017/18, as you may have seen from our previous blog . Avoriaz has now released full details of what they have in store for us on an

7 Excuses to Visit Les Portes du Soleil

STORY BY Megan Hughes 31st October 2017 A hugely popular ski area, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the top destinations in the Alps. Here at we are giving you a rundown of 7 reasons why you NEED to visit Les Portes due Soleil this year. 1. Size Matters With over 650km of marked piste and 196 lifts, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski areas in the world. It boasts over 300 runs, 2/3 of which are either red or blue, meaning that skiers of every level will be able to enjoy themselves with an abundance of runs to ensure good variety throughout your visit. Due to the immense size of the ski area, there are good pre-marked trails and circuits that are often popular with holidaymakers due to the ease that comes with their being well signed. If you prefer to make your own routes however, this is simple too thanks to a free app that creates and plans routes based on your ability level and preferences. You could spend a whole season there and neve

How to get the most from your ski lessons this winter

Preparing for your lesson Before you turn up for the lessons you’ve booked, it’s worth having a think about a few things which can help prepare you and your instructor. You may even like to drop the ski school a quick email or add some relevant information to the booking details , to save some time at the start of the first lesson: A little about your previous experience and ski schools you’ve used (if any). Where you like to ski and on what type of runs or terrain. What you would like from your lesson/s. Any previous injuries or medical conditions. This information will help your instructor to start build a picture and work out which are the best slopes for your initial lesson. A good instructor will know their way around the mountain really well and be able to quickly select suitable terrain for you. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished skier or snowboarder, it’s useful to know what other sports you like (if any) but we may be able discuss these t