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Rock The Pistes

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Rock The pistes 2nd November 2017 | OFFICE DE TOURISME MORZINE AVORIAZ RESORTS IN THIS ARTICLE:MORZINE Festival Rock The Pistes Copyright: Office de Tourisme Morzine Avoriaz AT A GLANCE WHEN Mar 18, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Show Event Started in 2011, this festival adventure was originally a wild concerts event. The idea: Informing the festival goers of the artist name and the location by text message on the day, giving a chance to discover the great playground in which they were set. Just 100 spectators were present for the first few concerts, today, 5000 to 7000 people meet here. It has become a landmark in the world of festivals and is the 1st to take place in the season. A fantastic atmosphere where dancing is done in ski boots, snow ball fights are XXL, and «Encore» calls are attempted with gloves on… A unique experience in a magical setting. French and international artists take the temporary stages, set above 1500m high between France and Switzerland. Each day a new place, therefore …

Ladies Night Tour

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Ladies Night Tour 2nd November 2017 | OFFICE DE TOURISME MORZINE AVORIAZ RESORTS IN THIS ARTICLE:MORZINE Ladies Night Tour Morzine Copyright: Office de Tourisme Morzine Avoriaz AT A GLANCE WHEN Feb 27, 2018 Show Event The French Ski Federation has launched a new downhill ski racing format, the Ladies Night Tour, in partnership with 5 ski resorts, including Morzine.  This new circuit is aimed at the promotion of women skiing, with an innovative concept for parallel slalom as this one takes place at night, in the spotlights and a fun party atmosphere. It’s important to note that this competition will be part of the 2018 winter Olympic contests as a team event. A show of high performance sport that promises to be unforgettable with the new hopes and successors of French downhill skiing who will compete against the French national team athletes, familiar with World and European championships. They’ll compete against each other in a parallel slalom, from the 1st round to the big final. A to…

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 search of profe…

It’s More Fun When You’re Fit

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It’s More Fun When You’re Fit: How to Physically Prepare for Skiing and SnowboardingPAUL BEARD

There’s no doubt about it: skiing and snowboarding are fun. Whether you’re hurtling down the side of a mountain on your snowboard at 40 mph, or exploring backcountry terrain on one of our off-piste skiing courses with your new powder skis, snowsports always bring about a sense of excitement and adventure. But here’s the thing: skiing is much more fun when you’re physically fit. ‘There is nothing worse than having to head in early from the slopes because you’re tired or sore,’ says sports medicine specialist Dr. William Roberts interviewed in The Wall Street Journal. Dynamic, active skiing or boarding demands a combination of both technique and the muscle strength and flexibility to keep yourself balanced and able to accurately steer your way down the slope run after run. Over the course of a day on the mountain you’re going to be working a lot of the sameleg and arm muscles used when runnin…

BEST MEN’S ALL MOUNTAIN SKI 2017/18

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BEST MEN’S ALL MOUNTAIN SKI 2017/18: VÖLKL RTM 86BY MATT CLARK / FEATUREDGEARGEAR OF THE YEAR / 14 DEC 2017
VÖLKL’S RTM 86 IS THE PRODUCT OF YEARS OF TESTING AND REFINEMENT, RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST SMOOTH, STABLE AND POWERFUL ALL-MOUNTAIN CARVING SKIS ON THE MARKET For 2018 the RTM 86 been upgraded with what Völkl are calling ‘3D Glass,’ an update to their 3D.Ridge technology featuring extra fibreglass extending to the edge of the ski and then out to the sidewall for noticeably increased torsional stiffness, dampness and power. The updated RTM 86 then is a frontside weapon, with best-in-category carving performance and the smooth unflappable character Völkl do so well. The ridge-style construction – a powerful central spine tapering down to razor thin edges – plus a full sheet of metal provides incredible edge feel and sensitivity, yet somehow only the good feelings are transmitted through to the foot: the UVO (Ultimate Vibration Object) absorbs any unwanted vibrations, leav…

The latest ski industry trends from Consensio Chalets

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The latest ski industry trends from Consensio Chalets


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A Beginners guide to a Morzine ski holiday

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A Beginners guide to a Morzine ski holiday18th February 20170
If you’ve ever skied before I challenge you to take a long hard look at the picture above, and tell me all that fresh powdery snow doesn’t make your heart beat faster with excitement.
Skiing is just too addictive; this was only my first trip and I’m already trying to work out how soon I can get back there.


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Revealed: Morzine is one of Europe's cheapest ski resorts!

by Joe Mahon, travel writer

Big news for budget-conscious travellers – according to a new report this week, the Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora has the lowest prices in Europe, knocking Bansko in Bulgaria off the top spot for the first time in seven years.

Produced in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays, the 11th annual ski costs survey from the Post Office compared prices in 22 European resorts – five French, five Italian, five Austrian, three Swiss, and one each in Andorra, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Finland.

Acclaimed as Europe's best-value family resort in December last year, Kranjska Gora has now been confirmed as the cheapest resort overall, followed by Bardonecchia, in Italy. Of the 10 cheapest destinations on this year’s Post Office report, four are Italian, providing an alternative to the Eastern European resorts which are usually seen as a good bet for a lower-priced winter sports break.
The biggest decrease is Morzine in France, with a price index that’s 13 per cent lowe…

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…

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 accommodation…