Travel Tips & Advice on “winter sports”

A Leisurely Day and Fondue Party, Morzine, France

Finally got my wish. Woke up and it was not only snowing heavily but visibility was so bad, we could barely make out the lifts from our Hotel Beau-Regard balcony. Snowshoeing up mountains against the steady flow of skiers and snowboarders is difficult enough in good weather. Poor visibility makes it downright dangerous. Yes. We’re […]

Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing in The Pleney Area of Morzine, France

A drawback of aging (among many others) is waking up in hopes of an awful, snowy, total whiteout day that would keep me from exercising. I am sick of exercising year after year…..until it’s over. “Younger” people arise, exhult and rush to be the first to carve out that fresh snow. Up to now in […]

Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil, France

Cold but very sunny with not one cloud in the very blue sky. The same routine as yesterday but now we knew the correct bus routes to Les Prodains. The crowded bus emptied with skiers, skis, and snowboarders at the base of the tram. Bought a round trip tram ticket, 12 Euros for a pieton […]

Snowshoeing Up to Avoriaz from Les Prodains, France

Another sunny day and we got out a little earlier than yesterday. We jumped on the purple “D” bus that we thought went to Les Prodains in the valley under Avoriaz. Wrong. It turned out that the bus just went so far, turned around and looped back to Morzine. Okay… got off at Mairie, the […]

Skiing and Snowshoeing The Pleney Section of Morzine, France

I spend hours mulling over which ski area and piste/run to try (ex-Marine cannot read maps and my family refers to me as “Danielle Boonette”). Our method is always to snowshoe up a mountain and then turn around, walk back down or take a Gondola/Tram if one is available. We also have a big exercise […]

How To Get Around The Village of Morzine, France

Morzine has several Tourist Information Offices in town. The biggest had anything and everything you’d ever want to know about for Winter and Summer. By the way, Morzine has an unlimited Multi Pass during the Summer for the Portes du Soleil. This fabulous bargain costs 1 Euro a day if you stay at participating hotels […]

The Hotel Beau-Regard, Morzine, France

The Hotel Beau-Regard was not in the exact center of town but on one of the many free bus routes right across the street. Another shortcut was on a long expansion bridge across a ravine that led to the bottom of the Super Morzine gondola. Checked in by Sylvie who showed us which table was […]

Skiing in The Portes du Soleil Area of France and Switzerland

A Portes du Soleil ski pass entitles you to ski Abondance, Chatel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine-Avoriaz and St. Jean d’Aulps on the French side. And, Champery, Morgins, Torgon, Val-d’Illiez-Les Crosets and Champoussin on the Swiss side. Only in Europe can a person ski from country to country and end up back where […]

How to Plan A Morzine, France Trip

Air? You can search, plan and/or book on-line through CheapOair, an Airline Wholesaler for Unsold Tickets, Air France, and, not name just three. United Air Lines is our carrier of choice and Geneva, Switzerland is the closest airport to Morzine, France. However, United only flies to Geneva via Washington Dulles Airport. Since we stick […]

Morzine, France in The Heart of the Portes du Soleil

When you live in Chicago, there are only two winter weather choices. Fly south with all the other sunbirds or embrace the snow and cold. I embrace by walking and/or running outside as long as the sidewalks aren’t covered with ice and the thermometer stays above the 0 degree Fahrenheit range. 0 centigrade would be […]