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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 nice and

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

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’

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

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a 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. Your Bes

Summer in Morzine for Everyone

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Morzine isn’t just an amazing place to be when the mountains are covered in snow. It is also fantastic during the summer months. Once the snow has gone, the landscape is transformed in to lush green meadows that become a different kind of alpine playground. The  range of activities  available is huge and diverse. There is actually much more to do during summer in Morzine than in the winter. Hence many of our summer guests stay for two weeks, so they can do everything that they want to do. There is something to do for all kinds of people visiting Morzine. Here is our guide on how everyone can enjoy Morzine in Summer. Families.. read on

Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination

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         Why Morzine France should be your next Ski destination By  melbtravel 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  Geneva   airport . Because of this, it is fast becoming incredibly popular with British skiers/snowboarders. Out of the 12 resorts that make up the  Portes  du Soleil   ski  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,

Ski holidays by train — Ask Snowcarbon

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Looking for a more sustainable, comfortable and enjoyable ski holiday – by train? Snowcarbon gives you personal, tailored advice to help you choose the best resort, accommodation and train journey!