Morzine

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Morzine 25 Feb - 4 March 2006

Tue 14 March 2006 by face-plant

The Week in General

Jacques and myself left Norwich for Geneva on Saturday the 25th Feb for our first winter holiday, what a surprise we had when we got to Morzine. Snow, snow and more snow. After a rather disorganised rush around at Geneva airport, I thought the Swiss were an organised bunch, we were collected by our transfer to the village of Morzine.
Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaa straight into the 'Irish Coffee Bar' were Nigel and Linda met us and showed us our apartment. Then we were off for our first session of 'après ski' at the 'Irish Coffee Bar.
Sunday morning couldn't arrive fast enough, we were out on the slope and waiting for Linda who organised us our ski passes and took us out for the first day. Sunshine and Snow, what a combination and a superb introduction to the real thing. After about 5 hours on the snow two very tired but exited peeps went of in search of a pint and a glass or two of 'vin choud' and then of back to the apartment to sleep.
Monday we went out on our own straight up the Pleney tele cabines and out onto the first run we could find and as a bonus it had snowed overnight and there was still a bit falling in the early part of the morning.  By this time we were starting to get to grips with the sheer fact that we were in fact on the slopes in superb riding conditions.
The next four days were spent enjoying ourselves on the slopes, traversing over to Les Gets on the Tuesday and then to Avoriaz on the Thursday.  Thursday was also our first taste of extreme cold and wind chill. I learnt a valuable lesson as well, never take of your goggles unless your inside as they get all foggy and freeze up in an instant and wind blown snow is worse than sand in your eyes because by now the goggles were around my neck a useless encumbrance, well until we found a restaurant were I could thaw them out and use them again.
Did we do any tricks, yeah I perfected falling on my bum, kissing the snow, NO not using tongues, collapsing n a heap larfing and getting used to numerous skiers telling me how well I could snowboard, using some of the most interesting combinations of doing words I have ever heard.
Will we be going again YES and as soon as we can, it was awesome, sweet, kewl, sick, brilliant and most importantly has improved my ride immensely.

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Morzine

Thu 30 October 2003 by Scrotum

Morzine is a wicked town that has a very relaxed vibe. It is an old town so it is much prettier than Avoriaz and since it is not a purpose built ski resort but a working town the beers are not hyper inflated. This also goes for the accomodation which there is shit loads of. Try sugar mountain 500 mtrs from the pub and 300mtrs from the nightclub on www.sugar-mtn.com. The only times that you will have any real problems finding decent accomodation is at 1/2 term and New Year (the pistes are packed then as well).

There are 650km of pistes to roam in the portes du soleil and you can get a pass to cover the lot. You can visit 12 different resorts for a lunch time meal or even stay over if you like (need to pre arrange it usually).

There are usually 5 differnet parks to ride on from small beginner ones in Mont Cheri, Avoriaz and Chatel to the big ones in Avoriaz and Les Crozet.

Nightlife is great since there are loads of bars and 2 nightclubs. Most people go to Dixies in the centre of town to start their night off. Hope to see you there. Ben

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