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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. 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 become a focal point in the solo travel revolution. Why is that? It’s Perfect for Mixed-Ability Groups It’s Day One of your solo ski holiday and you’re heading

Great Britain's Olympics

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Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain's record fifth medal in Pyeongchang From the section Winter Olympics   318 Share this page Morgan's dramatic big air bronze XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue:  Pyeongchang, South Korea  Dates:  9-25 February Coverage:  Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app.  Full coverage times Billy Morgan won bronze in the men's snowboarding big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history. The medal for Morgan, 28, is Team GB's fifth in Pyeongchang, taking them past the four medals won in 1924 and 2014. It follows a skeleton gold for Lizzy Yarnold as well as bronze medals for Dom Parsons, Laura Deas and Izzy Atkin. However, GB's women's curlers could not add to that tally as they were beaten 5-3 in the bronze-medal match by Japan. Coverage of day 15 Norway win record 38th medal at Winter Oly

Your First Trip to Morzine – The Mountains

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Your First Trip to Morzine – The Mountains In  More Mountain's first blog  in this series they gave you a little bit of information about the Village of Morzine. This is to give you a head start for your arrival. In this blog they give you a quick summary of the Mountains. This information should help reduce “first day faff” and get you to the best slopes for your group as easily as possible . It is really easy to get to the ski lifts from all of their  properties in Morzine . They are within easy walking distance to the lifts or bus stops. Our chalet hosts will even drive you to the lifts from your  chalet  and bring you back at the end of the day. The five main lifts you need to know about are Nyon, Pleney, Super Morzine, Prodains and Ardent. These lifts are the telecabines and bubbles that get you off the valley floor and in to the various ski areas.   READ ON..

Genderless skis

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Gender Labels on Skis Are Meaningless For a lot of gear, having male or female body parts matter. But not when it comes to skis. December 20, 2017  By  Sierra Davis PHOTO: Steve Lloyd A former racer who grew up in Government Camp, Oregon, Keree Smith, 25, likes to ski fast. She wants to rail turns and feel the energy explode out of her ski. She is an aggressive skier and, at 5-foot-7, she's looking for a ski between 179 and 182 centimeters long. The skis Smith is looking for exist. In fact, she skis on them. But they aren't women's skis, or at least they are not skis expressly marketed to women. By industry standards, Smith skis on men's skis. "I'm not an extreme case--there are a lot of women charging out there--but no, I can't find that in a women's ski," she says. "Just because someone is a woman or a man doesn't mean they ski a certain way." "The message is there are skis and then there are women's ski