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The best… Mince Pie on the Mountain!

History of Ye Olde Minced Pie Pies created from a mixture of sweet and savoury foods can be traced through English history from shrid pies and mutton pies (with meat, fruit, suet and spices) in the early 1600’s to minched pies and christmas pyes by late 1700’s.  M&S now sell…

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Get ski fit with 5 exercises from Morzine Fitness

WANT to go harder, faster and longer on the slopes? WANT to prevent injury and still have the energy to dance on tables (or pick the kids up from ski school and do the Carrefour shopping)?  Oui? Then read on my friend… First the good news, if you’re already doing…

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Xtra Festive Family Time (and what not to pack!)

Travelling out with your little ones, meeting up with family members from multiple locations (as many of our annual return guests do) or congregating with close knit friends? Whatever your notion of family is, a chalet holiday in the snow is always magical at Christmas. Many holidaymakers are fortunate enough…

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#holidayhacks …Save money by not cooking on your self catered holiday?

Want the perfect winter ski holiday this year without the huge costs of a catered chalet but still without the hassle of cooking for the family every night? Here’s how… Simply book a cost effective self catered chalet or apartment then treat yourself to an add on a food delivery service or…

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-15% off a 7 night booking of any apartment this summer in Morzine / Les Gets

Source Magazine Special Offer July -15% off a 7 night booking of any apartment in Morzine or Les Gets this summer 2015 if booked direct through Mountain Xtra (subject to availability). To claim this amazing offer use our contact form or email us directly quoting “Source15%” in the contact form…

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How to get the right ski & board boot fit

So, you’ve skied this year and you’ve decided it’s time to get your own boots, or maybe, if you’re like me, you’ve had your boots for a decade and are thinking it’s time to get some new ones… Where do you start? Buying new boots can be a confusing business.…

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What’s on in Morzine & Les Gets w/c 14th March

Saturday 14th March – Rock the Piste Festival opening day! Don’t miss the chance to visit the snowiest festival in Europe! Sunday 15th March – Sunday Roast at the Rhodos. Enough said. 12:00-14:00 – Babes in the Wood. Carpentry Workshop for children in Les Gets 14:30 – 19:00 Monday 16th…

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With headlines like “Plane crashes on Morzine slopes” we couldn’t help but put the record straight!

It’s no secret that Avoriaz has it’s own light aircraft landing strip and it’s a regular sight to see both light aircraft and helicopters taking off and landing near the popular resort. However this week the local press went over the top with their “shocking” headlines about a plane crashing…

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Lucky to be alive? This guy survives being buried in an avalanche

A video is released by a man buried in an avalanche. It makes sobering and educational viewing. If you ski or snowboard off piste you probably should watch it. The incident happened in the Swiss resort of Les Crosets on January 30th 2015. The video and story has just been…

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The French are changing school holidays… to help the ski industry!

The French government is considering setting earlier dates for school spring holidays to allow families more time to go skiing, a controversial move aimed at boosting the revenue of the winter sports industry. Resort operators said they stand to gain a three per cent increase in earnings if the spring…

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