Posts

Showing posts from December, 2018

Winter 19 Morzine Highlights

Image
Each winter Morzine Source Magazine round up the best bits. The new openings, the anniversaries, the new activities. The key features that will really make your holiday go with a bang! THE DIXIE BAR TURNS 30! Bon anniversaire to Pascal and his team at Morzine’s Dixie Bar! Whilst it’s true that every good global destination has a good Irish bar, we like to think of ours as being something truly special. Owner Pascal Anselmet has certainly seen Morzine change over the years, but the Dixie Bar continues to offer the same much-loved authentic après experience, especially when the Dixie Micks are in town (head to page 55 of our current issue for this season’s dates). Behind the bar these days you’ll find a larger than ever selection of ales, beers, spirits and wine, plus the same warm, friendly craic we’ve all come to know and love. Keep a close eye on the Source events calendar this winter for some extra special events. MORZINE GOES BURLESQUE The team behind Morzine’s Café Chaud just can…

New Year’s Eve in Morzine: Our top picks

Image
NEW YEAR IS A GREAT TIME TO BE IN THE MOUNTAINS, ESPECIALLY IN MORZINE! THE SEASON IS JUST BEGINNING, EVERYONE’S IN A GOOD MOOD AND THERE’S ABSOLUTELY LOADS GOING ON. WHETHER YOU WANT TO ENJOY A FANCY DINNER WITH YOUR PARTNER, PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS OR DO SOMETHING FUN AND EXCITING WITH YOUR FAMILY, NEW YEAR’S EVE IN MORZINE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. HERE’S OUR TOP PICKS OF THINGS TO DO THIS NYE!
FAMILY FUN Lights, music and fireworks will be the focus from the middle of the afternoon in Morzine town centre. Head down to the tourist office with your little ones for a light-themed celebration that adults will love, too. The town square will be decorated with lights of all shapes and sizes, while big dancers made of light boxes will be on the main stage from 4:45 until 6:15pm. After that, it’s the ESF torchlit descent down the Pleney at 6:30pm, which is always absolutely spectacular. There will also be a massive fireworks display at the same time so kids and big kids …

Why Learning To Ski As An Adult Isn’t Scary

Image
by More Mountain Should I go skiing? Am I too old to learn? Is it too late? Will I be freezing? Am I going to get injured?
Skiing is not your everyday activity. The thought of sticking two long, slippery planks to your feet and setting off downhill with no brakes can bring up the most terrifying of thoughts. We’ve all been first-time skiers ourselves, so we know what can run through your head before you ever get to the mountains. However, skiing is not what it was 60 years ago, ski resorts, ski equipment and ski instruction have evolved drastically over the years, and it’s honestly never been easier to learn to how to ski. So if you’re on the fence and wondering if you should learn to ski as an adult, don’t worry – here’s why it’s not as scary as you may think. Beginners have their own safe spaces on the mountain. READ ON...

Morzine Avoriaz 2020 Developments

Image
Morzine Avoriaz 2020 Developments Posted MountainHeaven


New lifts and piste developments will grace Morzine over the next 20 years. The traditional market town is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area and a speedy lift, known as the Express Morzine Avoriaz will whisk skiers from the centre of Morzine to the Prodains gondola lift in less than 20 minutes, making the resorts easily accessible for skiers and snowboarders wishing to explore more slopes.
Morzine is a resort located in the heart of one of the most extensive ski regions in the Alps – Portes du Soleil. It’s one of the closest major French resorts to Geneva airport and boasts over 650km of marked ski runs which makes it great from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. The town itself is a traditional market town that continues to outdo itself each year and we can see why. If you’re considering Morzine for your next ski trip, first of all – great choice and second, make sure to read All about Morzine for some inside tips…

Where to Eat and What to do at Christmas in Morzine

Image
By More Mountain We all love a white Christmas but, unfortunately, staying in the UK means your chances of having snowball fights and making snow angels are quite slim as the snow is never quite guaranteed. However, when you have Christmas in Morzine you can expect loads of snow to play in. Morzine just happens to be located in the Portes du Soleil and with 650km of pistes it is part of one of the largest ski areas in the world! Christmas in Morzine is superb for all the family. This is because the tourist office put on lots of activities to get you into the Christmas spirit. What is there to do for Christmas in Morzine?  READ ON

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

Image
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…

Avalanche danger rating 3 - More dangerous than you think

Image
By WePowder
The avalanche danger rating scale can be pretty confusing for a layman. Avalanche danger rating 3 on a scale of 5 doesn't sound too dangerous right? It's right in the middle! So you might think that there isn't much of a risk when skiing off-piste. Let's get straight to the point: avalanche danger rating 3 (Moderate) can be dangerous. About 20% of the snow cover has weak spots and spontaneous avalanches of medium size are possible. The weight of a single skier or snowboarder on the snow cover is enough to trigger an avalanche. Ergo: it definitely can be dangerous. How come?
The problem is the objective of the avalanche danger scale The avalanche danger scale has two objectives. One objective is to express the risk that a catastrophic avalanche will threat public life (roads, bridges, villages) and the other objective is the probability of an avalanche in the ski areas, that threat skiers and snowboarders. These are two objectives in a single …

These Videos Will Inspire You to Always Ski With a Helmet

An estimated 1.7 million people per year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the United StatesNovember 16, 2018 By Jillian Queri at Powder



An estimated 1.7 million people per year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the United States and Truckee, California, based non-profit, High Fives Foundation, wants to help change that statistic.

Founded in 2009, the High Fives Foundation "supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries."  READ ON...

7 Excuses to Visit Les Portes du Soleil

Image
STORY BY Megan Hughes
A hugely popular ski area, Les Portes du Soleil is one of the top destinations in the Alps. Here at InTheSnow.com 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 never get bored, so whether you’re thinking of…

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

Image
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…

What To Know When Buying New Ski Boots

Image
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…