Spanning the mountainous range between two countries, complete with 286 ski slopes and 196 lifts, Portes du Soliel can easily be described as a skier’s paradise. The French and Swiss Alps play host to an amazing array of ski runs, snow parks, epic scenery and an equally epic après ski scene! For those who like to ‘party hearty’ after a day on the slopes, Morzine will be your home away from home. The resort offers an excellent choice of nightlife and the special events in Morzine will keep you buzzing on and off the slopes. |
Rock the Pistes 2017
Try to imagine Glastonbury on ice: less mud, more snow; less expense, and far superior views; equally pumping music scene. What your imagination has conjured up is the unique high-altitude experience of Rock the Pistes –events in Morzine don’t get much more stunning.
The organiser’s goal is a ‘unique sensory experience, where pure snow + pure mountain views + pure sound = 100% pure pleasure’. Kicking off on the 19 March, the festival’s line up is sure to appeal to a variety of music tastes. Over 28,000 festival goers are expected to attend the event, which will be held between two concert venues. DJs will warm up the crowds before the main shows and the OFF Festival, held in conjunction with Rock the Pistes, hands the stage over to new and upcoming talent for audiences to experience a taste of the future.
The best international and French pop and rock artists will be the headlining acts for what is sure to be one of the best events in Morzine. The line-up includes:
• Chinese Man • Matmatah • Rag’n Bone Man • Caravan Palace • Julian Perretta
Overall, there will be 35 concerts in one week with après ski concerts in the resort villages every evening. The best part is that the only thing you need to access this musical experience is your lift pass. The festivities are open to all, but if you really want to up the ante then VIP festival packs offer exclusive early access to the slopes, a personal ski instructor, helicopter rides near the venues and a complimentary breakfast.
In true festival style, the events are not just limited to amazing musical offerings. In between attending all the open-air concerts is the chance to participate in a resort-wide treasure hunt. The events in Morzine are just the beginning of the fun as you explore the other 12 resorts that make up Les Portes du Soleil skiing experience. The successful treasure hunters’ prize is your very own Portes du Soleil ski pass!
A Ski Experience with a Twist
Rock the Pistes’ following is growing on a yearly basis; this hugely popular musical event is drawing in more and more attendees each year, all taking advantage of the epic skiing opportunities and the awesome musical line up. Consequently it is best to book everything from your flight, shuttle service and hotel as soon as possible. Revelry in the snow awaits you – and a few thousand of your soon-to-be best friends – at this year’s Rock the Pistes extravaganza!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning a break to attend any of the winterevents in Morzine, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport of your choice swiftly and safely.
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