Pedals at the ready

Yesterday was the last day of the ski season in the Portes du Soleil. It’s finally time to pack up the boards and skis (unless you’re a fan of randonéeing) for a well-earned rest. Sooner than you know it though … Read More

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…”

In the words of Semisonic’s Closing Time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. It’s that time of year when we look towards the closing dates for the winter season and opening ones for summer.  Whilst we are … Read More

The Penguins

Les Pingouins is the affectionate name that the Morzine-Avoriaz ice hockey team go by. In the less affectionately named Skoda arena, ice hockey matches take place throughout the winter season. The ice hockey rink is impressive for a village of … Read More

A Day for Jake

This weeked, 11 March marks the annual “Day for Jake”. Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards and helped to create, foster and develop snowboarding across the world, a sport which so many of us still love today. For many, snowboarding … Read More

Burton Step On Tour

The Step On Test Ride Tour is coming to Avoriaz. Head up to Prodains with your new hostel mates and test Burton’s most innovative boot-to-binding system. Drop by the booth, talk tech with Burton’s side-sliding staff and then click in … Read More

How to Avoid Lift Queues in February in the Portes du Soleil

February brings with it school holidays a plenty. If this is the time that you have to travel then lift queues will be inevitable unfortunately. French schools are split into three groups to avoid having the entire country off at … Read More

Burton Mystery Series, Straya Day, Freeride World Tour Qualifiers

Think nothing happens at the end of deep, dark January? Think again! The Antidote to Dry January… “Straya Day”, 26 Jan Love it or hate it, Dry January, and its close cousin Damp January, are here to stay. But for … Read More

That’s a Wrap 2022

A trip down the memory lane that is 2022… Dutch Courage A bizarre switch happened at New Year’s in that our hostels and hotels were full of Dutch for the holiday season for a change, due to covid restrictions here … Read More

Getting around Morzine and the Portes du Soleil this winter

Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz and the lifts across the 12 resorts of the Portes du Soleil region are now open and welcoming guests. Christmas is just around the corner, it’s come so quickly! Here’s a quick guide to the bus … Read More

Early Opening, Discount Heaven & Volcom Collab!

Winter has come early! Thanks to the early snowfall and the upper slope base of a solid 60cm already, Avoriaz will be opening early, with the Arare and Chavenette areas opening this weekend (3 & 4 December) before the full … Read More