Morzine Summer – A Beautiful Time of the Year

Those that are looking for a great summer holiday will want to consider a summer holiday in the alps.  A Morzine summer could be the perfect way to spend a few weeks relaxing.  If you are not sure where to start then you should try looking at Skizeen, where you will be able to plan for a fantastic summer holiday in the Alps, in the lovely village of Morzine.

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There will be more activities to engage in than you could ever fit in to your stay – in this amazing little village in the Alps.  Once you have experienced your first Morzine summer you will never want to do anything else with your summers.

Before you make your decision, however, you should take a look at what activities you will be able to par take in, including: Kayaking, White water rafting, Tennis, Explore charming Alpine villages, Cycle the famous climbs of the Tour de France, Go walking on some of the 400 miles of marked trails the Portes du Soleil has to offer, the Morzine swimming pool complex offers an Olympic size pool, kids pool and water slide and more

Wondering where you will be able to stay when you summer in the alps?  Well, you will be pleased to know that you can take advantage of Skizeen’s self-catered and catered chalets.  No matter which one you go with you will find that there are some amazing packages that you can take part in.

Those individuals that love the water will see that a Morzine summer is an amazing option as there are so many wonderful activities that can be enjoyed.  These include white water rafting, cannoning, kayaking and even hydro speeding.  These are some really amazing ways to spend the day on the water.

If you fancy an active holiday then a vacation in the Alps is also a great choice. If you think that you want to do something more exciting and something that is going to help you expend some extra energy then you will want to think about mountain biking in the Alps.  You will be able to sign up for a number of different bike tours or even walking tours when you get to your chalet or your hotel.  If you take your own bike you will find that there are places to store them and even places to wash your bikes.

So what are you waiting for? Book a Summer in the Alps today!

Catered Ski Chalet: Skiing Vs Snowboarding

Are you a skier or a snowboarder? Often times, people select one of the two sports and become avid advocates of it. There seems to an undisputed rivalry between the two and many people view snowboarding to be more challenging and “hip” than skiing. However, skiing has a well-established reputation of being an extreme sport suited for only the most physically fit. If you are staying at a catered ski chalet in a region that offers both sports, why not judge the two for yourself?

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To Ski or to Snowboard

Lets say that you are quite familiar with both skiing and snowboarding, however you want to dedicate your time and money into one of the two. The best way to make the decision is to consider a few factors: which sport best suits your budget, which activity is best for your physical abilities and which is your overall preference.

If you feel that your physical abilities allow you to participate in both activities and you are financially able to fully commit to buying the equipment necessary for both then selecting one or the other is really not necessary.

When renting a catered ski chalet it is vital to make sure the region or resort in which you are staying has the capability to both ski and snowboard or has your desired sport.

Cost

Both skiing and snowboarding have various costs to consider. For both, you will need to factor in travel costs and the cost of renting a catered ski chalet. The difference between the two sports is of course in the cost of the equipment.

To purchase mid-range snowboarding gear, ideal for intermediate skillsets, it will cost you about $420 for the board, $120 for the binding and $90 for the boots.

For an intermediate skier, you will need to purchase skis at about $600, boots at about $320, $150 for the binding and $120 for the poles.

These are both average prices for equipment and it is possible to purchase used equipment or perhaps find sales. Also, both prices do not take into consideration the cost of lift tickets, which tend to vary from resort to resort.

Skills Needed

Both skiing and snowboarding require advanced physical ability. Snowboarding is often considered to be more difficult, however it very much depends on individual skills sets.

When snowboarding, both of your feet are strapped to a single board and therefore you will need to learn how to move as one fluid object in order to be able to be a good at the sport. Initially, learning this skill is considered to be more difficult than learning how to ski, however, once you have mastered it, it is no longer a challenge.

Skiing is considered a more “streamlined slope experience” because you can use both legs to stand and move which is less labour intensive (at first) than hopping along mountain troughs on a board.

Trails and Slopes

Prior to renting a catered ski chalet you should research the area in which you are planning your holiday to determine whether they are best known for skiing, snowboarding or both.

Snowboarders typically prefer fluffy, powdery terrain while skiers like icier bumpier trails better. If snowboarding is your preference, make sure the area you are looking at allows for snowboarding, as a select few do not.