Morgins encourages adult beginners

7th November 2010, by Chris Gill

Morgins, Portes du Soleil

Morgins, Portes du Soleil

Adult beginners in Morgins can sign up to a new all-inclusive tuition package this winter, and enjoy the benefits of a quiet valley village attached to the Portes du Soleil circuit.

‘You can ski’ is being introduced by the local ESS school, exclusively for the over 16s. The packages include lessons, a lift pass, and ski hire; in addition, pupils will be able to learn in a dedicated area – one of which is a quite section of the village, set back from the main lifts.

Three options are available: the week’s course, a mini-break or weekend-only. The 3-day package is 169 euros per person and applies to low season visits (up to 12 February, and after 12 March). There is a choice of starting day too: Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Morgins is a family-friendly village, blissfully peaceful outside peak season usually, and often overlooked as a base for the Portes du Soleil circuit. But in fact, its handy for skiing Châtel’s slopes, as well as the Swiss side around Champoussin and Champéry.

A new hotel will also open in the village in December: the Helvetia, a contemporary-styled place close to the Foilleuse chairlift that connects with Champoussin’s slopes and serves the local long blue run.

The 68-roomed building includes double, twin or family rooms furnished in natural, modern decor. There’s even a swanky penthouse sleeping up to eight people. The hotel benefits from a spa and sauna centre, resident beautician and Wifi internet.

Helvetia is run by a the former Madonna di Campiglio World Cup slalom winner, Martial Donnet and his wife. Prices start at SF 195 per room, per day.

If you’re in Morgins in January, watch out for the famous Grand Odyssey Husky Race that passes through the area between 8-11 January.

Plus: if booking an area lift pass before December, a 10% discount is currently on offer.

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