Showing posts from October, 2020

What’s so good about Morzine?

  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 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.

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

    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...

2020 - 2021 Winter Ski Gear Preview

  From wild-looking carving shapes, to new pro models, and entirely revamped lineups, the 2020-2021 winter is bringing lots of new skis to the market. Versatility is the name of the game, with skis built to perform in all conditions, or both inbounds and out. Brands continue to push lightweight to the next level, brining awesome downhill performance, too. New bindings will be seen out on the mountain, too, from burly to lightweight in the touring category, to the return of some classic designs. As for boots, more sizes and shapes are now available for different sizes and shapes of feet. All in all, the 2020-201 winter is shaping up to be a good one!   READ ON

The Portes Du Soleil ski area is COVID-19 ready and will open in December

 WINTER 2020/21 The Portes Du Soleil ski area is COVID-19 ready and will open in December By Reach4thealps 22nd September 2020 With all the restrictions that 2020 has brought, you might be wondering whether the ski resorts will open this winter. For the Portes Du Soleil area, the answer is a resounding YES. Avoriaz’s official opening date is Friday the 11th of December 2020 and Morzine & Les Gets ski area will open on Saturday the 19th of December 2020. Successful Summer Season In The Mountains During the summer season, the telecabines of Pleney, Mont Chery and Prodains all ran for walkers and bikers, as well as the main chairlifts. There was social distancing in