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Winter 19 Avoriaz Highlights

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The Portes du Soleil’s highest resort gets better and better each winter. Here’s some of  Morzine Source Magazine's  favourite unmissable developments in Avoriaz, fresh for Winter 19. LAUNCHING LE ROC Bowling is a big deal in Avoriaz and we’ve been massive fans of the retro bowling lanes and old school arcade games at Le Bowling for many years. This year, courtesy of its new owners, Le Bowling is getting a massive face-lift in two distinct stages. Le Lounge Roc is a brand new lounge bar complete with a VIP area, a DJ booth, cigar club and cocktail and tapas menu, the space incorporates the buildings adjacent and connected to Le Bowling to create one huge, swanky venue. The original bowling alley will remain untouched for this winter season, becoming Le Strike Roc after a huge refurbishment, commencing in April 2019. The new owners have promised us even more bowling lanes, which is very good news indeed! Follow the progress at  facebook.com/lerocavoriaz VILLAGE IGLOO As y

Morzine Avoriaz 2020 Developments

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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

What’s so good about Morzine?

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Ongosa have been tapping into their network of local professionals to find out what makes Morzine such a popular family destination over February half-term. One of their carefully selected and specially recommended ski instructors, Sally from The Snow Institute, gives advice on how to make the most of Morzine and neighbouring resort, Les Gets amongst the masses of British skiers this half term, as well as her personal tips on lunch spots, and where to ski when. What’s so good about learning to ski in Morzine? “There’s a great beginner area, at the top of The Pleney, for everyone who can access it via the Pleney Telecabine in the centre of town. This means that everyone gets to experience the mountain as most ski lessons begin there. There’s a new magic carpet with a nice beginner green nursery slope to learn on too. You’ve also got the penguin run which is great; it has tunnels, obstacles and jumps for kids to enjoy. Then you can ski through the Chemin des Zou Zous route w

Top tips to help you prepare your kids for ski school

In Nanny news from Vacation Nannies |By Charlotte Clay It’s almost half term and the pre ski holiday panic has set in. What do the kids need for ski school? Ski school with kids can be stressful. From dressing them to finding them after, the key is making sure you have done your research and the kids are dressed appropriately. Top tips to help you and your kids prepare for ski school. It’s all about layers. Make sure your children are wearing good thermal layers. I would recommend a vest, long sleeve thermal top and thermal trousers all tucked in; so they don’t get chilly and a fleece as a mid layer. Rugby skins make a great thermal layer, or Mountain Warehouse have a good quality and affordable range. Accessorise! All kids have to wear helmets, so rather than a wooly hat I would recommend a long snood or balaclava when it’s cold. Buff have a great range. These can be nicely layered under the helmet and tuck down into their collar, keeping their neck and chin ni

What’s Next? Micro Chipping for Kids?

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By Amie Henderson at   Morzine Source Magazine I’m the mother of two constantly moving, always excited little boys who live year-round in the mountains. In spite, or perhaps because of where we live, I’ve yet to lose them in a public place. Friends back in the real world recount stories of the sickening, heart-wrenching moment they lose sight of a little one for a few moments in Tesco. I’m told it feels like hours and there’s no doubt I still have this parental rite of passage to come. But would I make little Hamish, aged 3, wear a tracking device while in ski school? Location monitoring for children is a big deal these days, with one ski school elsewhere in the Alps fitting devices to all their littlies during their lessons. “It’s so parents can see where their children have sk

Morzine/Avoriaz Upcoming Events for February

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FEBRUARY 2019 SUNDAY BOOGIE @ HAPPY HOURS BAR February 3 @ 3:00 pm  -  6:00 pm | Recurring Event  (See all) Happy Hours Bar ,  306 Route d'Ardent   Montriond ,   HAUTE SAVOIE   74110   France   + Google Map It may be Sunday but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Get yourself to Happy Hours for their all-new Sunday dance party, Sunday Boogie. Headed up by the one and only mr. Ronan Gravier (pictured above. Just kidding, or are we?) and friends from across France and Switzerland, expect an exciting melange of disco and house to keep your feet tapping all afternoon long. Don't forget there'll be the usual tasty food and drinks - and heated stretch… Find out more » SPAM’S LIVE @ LE TREMPLIN February 3 @ 4:00 pm  -  8:00 pm Le Tremplin ,  166 TDM du Pleney   Morzine ,   74110   France   + Google Map Head down to the base of the Pleney on Monday for a rocking live après gig at le Tremplin. Talented French band, Les Spam&#