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Portes du Soleil - Avoriaz/Morzine/Les Gets/Chatel etc - 19/20

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Morning all,

Thought i'd start up a thread ahead of next season.

We have just booked an apartment in Morzine for January, 17th-26th. Flights from Bristol mean we can fly after work on a Friday, and get back late on a Sunday evening meaning we'll get an extra 3 days skiing compared to a regular 1 week holiday, so 9 days skiing in total for us.

Has anyone got any experience using Ski Republic? Their prices seem very cheap, but is the equipment not great as a result? I remember a few years back when they first came to the market they had problems with vandalisms probably from locals due to undercutting on prices.

The girlfriend will be on her 2nd week of skiing, so looking for any good recommendations for ski schools? Assuming not ESF?
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cant help you with any of the above.
My question though for the on the ground hardcore local/regulars.
Ive now booked our ski trips for 2019/20
Morzine xmas and new years weeks. Chatel feb half term either of which im not concerned about for conditions. However Easter 2 weeks holidays we'll be in Avoriaz, whats the snow hold like up the top there on an average year(if there ever is an average year, but yiu know what i mean)We love april skiing for the off piste corn snow
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It's normally great the last couple of years in April (and June), so we're due a crap one.
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@swskier, If you want a rental rec, either FB Sports or All Mountain Rentals. Cut above the rest. Probs not as cheap as Ski Rep, but you really do get what you pay for...
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WindOfChange wrote:
It's normally great the last couple of years in April (and June), so we're due a crap one.

the last 2 years have been gud uns for all of the Alps, what about the year before the last 2, that was a dry one 16/17? was tgat diabolical on northfacing higher slopes in April? are there many accessable north facing slopes in Avoriaz? ive only ever skied the PDS once it was a good few years ago and i wasnt as adventurous back then,
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@Mother hucker, checked my photos and april 17 was warm and dry, until the 29th when it dumped 40-50cm....chances are you'll have decent piste conditions at a minimum.

Getting really crowded now for VTT in LG with a 20min queue to get on chavannes express all day. But the lounge music festival has been on this week, with free entry gigs. Really liked Fat Badgers (disco funk) and Chromatik (jazz and hip hop). Below is the ground work they have been doing reshaping the area on the bowl side of the Perrieres lift. Huge amounts of rock and pipes getting moved up the mountain.

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