Ski Trip Morzine February 2016

This February Robert was off skiing with his school in Austria, so Louise and I opted for a short 4 day break in Morzine.

Staying in the exact same chalet Hotel we did back in December 2006. The chalet hadn't changed. We did have reasonable snow as there had been a 30cm snow fall 2 days before we arrived.

I took along a new toy - A gps activity tracker to see how far we traveled whilst skiing. It also produced graphs of speed and elevation. The resultant maps look nothing the piste maps, and it was a surprise to see how different they were.

Day 1:- After a very early start we decided to have an easy day so stayed round Morzine, visibility was very poor sometime as low as 30'. Lunch at the mountain restaurant had a surprise as the veg soup came in a 2 pint bowl!


The days activities just over 7 miles covered, max speed 33mph.

Day 1 Charts

Day 2:- The visibility was better today so we set off to ski over to Les Gets. 5 mins in to the day I catch an edge and strained my calf muscle, I carried on and discovered Skiing doesn't hurt the calf as much as walking. Some lovely Blue and Red runs today. We did one black run a very steep and straight with lots and lots of moguls all the way down. we decided best not to film the descent - a pity as we might have got Louise's cartwheel over a mogul. No damage and it looked spectacular.

The days activities 24 miles covered, max speed 28 mph.

Day 2 Charts

Day 3:- Lovely clear blue skies over Avoriaz, so off to the SuperMorzine Telecabin and up to the higher resort of Avoriaz. Some lovely runs and we managed to ski over into Switzerland. (the queue to get the Mossettes lift was an absolute nightmare, so much so it put us off using it again). Other than the queue a fantastic days skiing.

The days Activities just under 17 miles covered, max speed 41mph.

Day 3 Charts

Day 4:- Another Sunny morning and we decided to head back up to Avoriaz to ski some of the lower runs down through the trees. As the weather clouded over about 1pm we started making our way back down the mountain and to the chalet to pack and return home.

The days activities 22 miles covered, max speed 32 mph.

Day 4 Charts