Shooting the breeze about the ski industry, the great outdoors and general gossip from the Doorstep Skis HQ in Morzine, France.
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...
Report courtesy of Planet Ski The animals have been re-introduced to parts on the Alps and they are a protected species. They are growing in numbers and getting more adventurous. There are thought to be about 200 wolves in the French Alps and their numbers are growing. In France they are a protected species and farmers can not kill them. Two years ago there were 600 reported wolf attacks on farm animals. . The biggest threat they pose is not to humans but rather livestock, and especially sheep. A farmer in the Austrian region of Carinthia shot a wolf last month after he claimed it had killed several of his sheep. Some politicians claim farmers should be compensated if wolves attach their livestock.
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.. .
Make Up For Lost Family Time: Plan a Multi-Generational Winter Holiday in 2022 It’s been quite a year, and if you feel like you’re an extra in a Spielberg film, then you’re not alone! For many of us, we have spent too much time indoors and away from family, as the drama has unfolded. Despite the uncertainty of Covid-19 restrictions, Tour Operator Intrepid has seen unprecedented demand for its multi-generational family trips in recent months, with safety and quality being the top priorities for holidays next year and more importantly so have we… there are lots of people booking multi-generational family trips for 2022. So as we look to winter 2022 and welcome advancements in testing, along with new vaccines, which will speed up the lifting of travel restrictions, let’s try and make up for that lost time together by planning the most amazing multi-generational holiday. Read On...