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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, where

The Joys Of Off-Piste Skiing In Morzine

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  Words and photos  from  Avoriaz Alpine Ski School . Les Portes du Soleil  ski area is one of the biggest linked networks in the world.  With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 1,036 square kilometres (400 sq mi), this Alpine wonderland is an absolute paradise for skiers and snowboarders. But There Is So Much More What I described above is just the groomed pistes and lifts. These cover only a small percentage of the terrain you can ride. Once you start exploring the off-piste, you encounter a lifetimes’ worth of adventure and good skiing and snowboarding. Why is the Portes Du Soleil so good for off piste? Les Portes du Soleil sits at the northwest corner of the Alps. The prevailing direction of incoming storms is from the northwest, so our local ski area is the first major set of mountains the storms will hit. This creates a microclimate offering more snowfall than other regions of the Alps. One of the best ways to make use

Why Do People Go Skiing? – All the answers

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  Why Do People Go Skiing? – All the answers The question of why do people go skiing? Is a perfectly valid question. If you were to describe the process to someone that has never heard of skiing, it would sound pretty bizarre. “We go out in the cold, attach planks to our feet, sit on a chair suspended above the ground that takes us to the top of a mountain. Then we do our best to slide down the mountain as fast as we can so we can get to the bar”. Of course, there is more to it than that, but in a nutshell it is amazingly great fun! In this post I am going to go through all the reasons why we travel the world to slide around on snow. If you are a skier or snowboarder, you will understand what I am getting at. But, if you have never tried it, I hope that I will inspire you to give it a try, it is potentially life changing. The Thrill Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will experience the thrill of sliding on snow. Beginners will love the feeling of achievement when they have m

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

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, where I

How Morzine is preparing for your winter holiday in Safety?

  COVID-19 WINTER INFORMATION Covid-19 : How Morzine is preparing for your winter holiday in Safety Here is the latest information updated on our website Accommodation & Booking Morzine has a wide range of independent accommodation providers that are working together to agree specific cancellation conditions concerning the sanitary situation. If Morzine and Avoriaz are both closed or transport from your home country is impossible due to Covid-19, you will be refunded in full. More detailed information will be confirmed in mid-September. Morzine Reservation is available to help you find and organize your stay in Morzine, with a wide range of apartments and hotels all applying this cancellation policy Mask wearing is currently obligatory in common areas of all accommodation. All areas are regularly disinfected, and hand gel is available. Reinforced cleaning and disinfection protocols using appropriate equipment are in place, along with social distancing measures in any common spaces.

Family Ski Holidays: The Ultimate Guide

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  Family ski holidays are great fun, but with a little planning and guidance, the experience can be made even better. In this blog we are going to give you loads of top tips and we will be covering the following topics to help you make your next family ski holiday one to remember: Choosing The Right Ski Resort When to Go on a Family Ski Holiday Choosing Accommodation Advice on Group Holidays Skiing Holidays With Babies and Toddlers Skiing Holidays With Young Children Skiing Holidays With Teenagers Kids Ski Lessons Top Tips for Family Ski Holidays Why Morzine Is Great For Family Ski Holidays Choosing The Right Resort Getting There Sitting on a transfer bus with tired kids for a few hours can be pretty traumatic for everyone involved. Therefore, choose a resort that is less than two hours from from the airport. There are a few benefits of doing this: – It is much more convenient – You don’t start your holiday super tired – There is less chance of being caught out by snow on the roads Beg

Driving To Morzine

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Morzine is just over an hour from Geneva airport, but with the uncertainty of air travel, many people will be driving to Morzine. Located in the Northern French Alps, Morzine is one of the closest ski resorts to drive to from the UK. Driving to Morzine gives you lots of flexibility, but more importantly, it will keep you and your family safer and more isolated than taking the plane. With this in mind, in this post, we are going to go through some practical information about driving to and through France. We will also go into what we and the ferry companies are doing to keep your mind at rest. Getting To France From The UK The great news about driving to France is that there is a multitude of options to suit you. Which option you choose will depend on where you are located in the UK, your budget, the ferry or train times, and your personal preference. Crossing The Channel By Ferry Hopping on a ferry at Dover and arriving in Calais just 90 minutes later is one of the most popular ways to

The Portes du Soleil App – 650k of pistes in the palm of your hand

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  As we all know, there are two types of phone app in the world – those that look pretty and seem like a great download at the time before becoming pointless and occupying vital space on your device, and those that are a damn good idea, full stop. The official Portes du Soleil app for iOS and android is the latter and there are some really handy updates for this winter season.   READ ON...