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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…

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 a family 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!

More Mountain's 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 of 2016.
What Are the Challenges of Finding a Family Friendly Resort? READ ON...

Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders

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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.  READ ON..


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…

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...

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!

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 a family 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!

More Mountain's 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 of 2016.
What Are the Challenges of Finding a Family Friendly Resort? READ ON...

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 warm. There’s noth…