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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

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

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

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 Snowboarding PAUL 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 same   leg and arm muscle

BEST MEN’S ALL MOUNTAIN SKI 2017/18

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BEST MEN’S ALL MOUNTAIN SKI 2017/18: VÖLKL RTM 86 BY  MATT CLARK  /  FEATURED ,  GEAR ,  GEAR 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 unwan

The latest ski industry trends from Consensio Chalets

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The latest ski industry trends from Consensio Chalets SHARE   TWEET   SHARE   EMAIL   COMMENTS Anyone with any interest in the ski industry (and anyone with a love of infographics!) will find the results of this year’s  Consensio Chalets  ski trends report interesting. Morzine continues to be the 5th most popular resort in France amongst skiers, and actually increased in popularity over the previous 12 months. Now that’s not news to those of us who run businesses here, but it’s nice to see the resort’s popularity recognised in the report. At the same time chalets continued to trounce hotels as the accommodation option of choice across the whole industry, while catered versus non-catered options also won hands down. While lift passes and ski hire are usually the largest items of expenditure during a winter holiday, the report also looked at other spendy items. At the top of the list are private ski guides followed by group ski schools, both of which increased

A Beginners guide to a Morzine ski holiday

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A Beginners guide to a  Morzine ski holiday Edward   18th February 2017   0   Adventures ,  Skiing   France 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. Read on...

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

by  Joe Mahon ,  travel writer B ig 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 Fra

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

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 acco