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  • Wrist guard or no wrist guard?

    Wrist guard or no wrist guard?

    We get asked this loads by beginner snowboarders. There is a debate out there and there is truth on both sides of the discussion but from our own experience the most common snowboard injury is a damaged wrist… People do say that if you wear a wrist guard then the injury sustained is more likely […]

  • Winter 20/21 – The Covid Plan

    Winter 20/21 – The Covid Plan

    None of this affects our normal booking conditions and is in addition to those outlined on the website: https://hofnar.com/booking-conditions/ You should also be aware that some of the in-resort practises may be further enhanced, but we’ll keep you posted as / when this comes about. General financial: If we have to cancel or France is […]

  • Covid and us…

    Covid and us…

    That bloody virus ruining all our fun. Ha! We shall prevail!! Sounds dramatic doesn’t it, but we shall and this is our current little plan for our summer weekend trips coming up. Firstly – if we have to cancel a trip due to Covid restrictions you’ll get all your money back, no quibbles. If you […]

  • What type of Aprés-ski person are you?

    What type of Aprés-ski person are you?

    Take our little quiz to find out just what kind of aprés-ski person you are… ->

  • ‘Doing a season’

    ‘Doing a season’

    Sounds easy doesn’t it! And now you get paid properly it’s a really great option to do either before you get started or as a career break. It used to be the case that you would be paid peanuts because you were having a ‘great experience’ – not so these days, the minimum wage applies […]

  • Quick guide to solo ski holidays

    Quick guide to solo ski holidays

    Obviously we suggest coming away with us and not even thinking about anything (or anybody) else! But we appreciate that there are other places to ski / board and we are confident that we’re pretty good at what we do so here’s a few other places / companies / forums you might be interested in… […]

  • New ski lifts in Avoriaz for Dec 2019

    New ski lifts in Avoriaz for Dec 2019

    Last year (2018/19 winter) the all area Portes du Soleil lift pass was 268euros. It is a lot of money, but we do see almost every year new lifts and investment in our ‘back yard.’ Over in Les Gets there is currently a dirty great big hole in the hill to the right of the […]

  • Shall I buy a wetsuit?

    Shall I buy a wetsuit?

    If you are going in the water regularly (particularly in the UK) you should definitely get your own wetsuit. The better the fit, the warmer you’ll be and the better time you’ll have in the sea / lake / river / puddle. Also, there are two types of people in this world: those who pee […]

  • Get to the Alps without flying!?

    Get to the Alps without flying!?

    Well, more specifically our little town of Morzine. There are loads of options to get to the Three Valleys, but it is less obvious to get to our end of the Alps without using Stelios’ orange fling machines… but it’s definitely possible and in many ways easier, particularly if you are coming from the South […]