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Drive to the Alps or Take Flight? How to Travel to Morzine for Your Ski Holiday

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Anyone who lives in Europe knows instinctively how fortunate we are when it comes to geological abundance—mountains, lakes, oceans, seas, it’s all here.


Skiers and Snowboarders have it best though, don’t you think?
Whether you ski or board, you could definitely argue that the Alps are Europe’s crown jewel for those who love adventures in the snow.
In fact, the Alps are in the “Goldilocks Zone” for us Brits—close enough to get your ski fix with half a day’s travel, but far enough away to be a novel and exotic holiday destination. Thanks to Eurostar and the Channel Tunnel, as well as the explosion of budget airlines (what would we do without RyanAir, EasyJet, and Jet2?), an alpine ski adventure is easier than ever.
If winter in Morzine is on your schedule this season (if you’re in doubt, your next read should be this article on Morzine vs Meribel), here’s a peek at the best way to get here—and some pro tips to make the journey stress-free and yes, even fun.
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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 some inside tips…

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 out with a group of peop…

7 Excuses to Visit Les Portes du Soleil

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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…