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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…

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 which is great…

Bringing your dog to Morzine

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If you can’t imagine leaving your dog at home when you go on holiday, a trip to Morzine is definitely worth considering. Bringing your dog to Morzine is a great way to bring the whole family on holiday. Reasons to Bring your dog to Morzine 1. Location Morzine is one of the most northerly resorts in the French Alps. Therefore, as French ski resorts go, it is pretty easy to drive to. With lots of service stations and aires on the way, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch all those legs. Have a look at our blog about driving to Morzine from the UK. 2. Dog friendly bars Morzine is very dog friendly. If you go in to one of the many bars in Morzine you will usually find a dog under a table or running around the beer garden. During the summer, a few of these bars can turn in to a very entertaining and unorganised version of Crufts. 3. Snowshoeing.. READ ON

16 Reasons Why Morzine Is the Perfect Winter Holiday Destination for Families

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It’s always tricky to find the ideal destination for afamily ski or snowboard trip. There’s so much information out there and it’s a big responsibility to ensure that the whole family really enjoy their holiday.
This trip needs to be absolutely brilliant… so no pressure! My advice would be to make your search as simple as possible. Compile a wishlist of what you need from your perfect family ski holiday destination. Now look for somewhere that ticks as many of those wishes as possible. Morzine ticked quite a few wishes for the Telegraph Newspaper. It was given 5 out of 5 for families in their ski resort review. What Are the Challenges of Finding a Family Friendly Resort?  READ ON..

9​ ​Reasons​ ​to​ ​go​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Multi-Generational Winter​ ​Holiday

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You might already have your summer holidays mapped out with different trips and activities, but a winter holiday in Morzine is something that the whole family can enjoy. From grandparents to grandkids, going away to a new and exciting destination allows the family to spend quality time together, without the distractions of day-to-day routine. A multi-generational, or 3G holiday, is where three different generations of the family go on holiday together. Grandparents, parents and their children (and even aunties, uncles and cousins) spend time together in a holiday location. It gives grandparents the opportunity to spoil the kids with treats and late bedtimes and all the things that mean endless holiday fun, while you might just be able to book in a dinner for two without the need for a babysitter! Everyone has quality time together and also the opportunity to do things individually as well – it’s a perfect combination that really works well.  Read on...

Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders

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Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders In previous blogs we have talked about how staying in Morzine is great for families and beginners. But what about those of you that are beyond snow ploughing and the falling leaf? Well, Morzine is for advanced skiers and snowboarders too.
Us Brits love Morzine, and it is easy to see why. It is located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, which is 13 resorts connected by 650km of piste straddling the French/Swiss border. It is about an 1 hour 20 minutes from Geneva airport, so it is really easy to get to. This means that if you are the type of person that can drop everything when the powder comes, Morzine is ideal for that emergency snow fix.
Morzine is probably better known as a family resort, but with all this terrain, there is a huge amount for advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. So grab a piste map and have a look through this blog to to get a good idea on where to go.

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Morzine in Winter: The Ultimate Guide

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Morzine is often overlooked for winter holidays, as people tend to think the Morzine is too low and we don’t get enough snow. This is a common misconception and you need to look past these vicious rumours! There are many reasons why our guests come back year after year….and why we live here.

The Epic Ski Area Imagine being able to ski in two different countries in one day, in the largest ski area in the world. Well that is entirely possible while staying in Morzine. Morzine is located in the Portes du Soleil, this is a huge area that straddles the French – Swiss border. During the Winter, the 12 resorts that span the Portes du Soleil are linked with 650km of pistes, with around 200 ski lifts servicing 1036 km2 over 14 valleys. All of this means that during a week’s holiday, most people will only just scratch the surface of what is available to them. There are so many possibilities here, you will find it difficult to get bored. Great for Beginners...READ ON