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  • Your mates are RUBBISH!

    Your mates are RUBBISH!

    Well, they are a bit aren’t they? At uni we all had a big squad of pals through lectures or through sports teams and other clubs. Everyone was always up for doing stuff; going out, going away, living life to the max. I get loads of people saying they wish they could go away and…

  • What’s the snow going to be like?

    What’s the snow going to be like?

    This is probably the most common question we get asked when people are thinking about booking one of our ski / snowboard trips… What am I? Some kind of wizard?! Frankly any weather report more than 3 days in advance is mostly guess work. In these weird days of weather it’s pretty tricky to predict…

  • Should I wear a helmet?

    Should I wear a helmet?

    The short answer is YES! Every year we see more and more people wearing helmets. EVERYONE wears a helmet while riding a bike for sport, so why not on the snow…? In fact now there are several insurance companies that insist on it. If you are thinking of not wearing a lid it might be…

  • I feel the need, the need for…

    I feel the need, the need for…

    SPEED RIDING?! We’ve all seen James Bond; whilst skiing flips out a parachute and falls (with style) off the edge of the mountain. And do you know what, it’s f-ing awesome and it’s called Speed Riding. When you are here in Morzine and if you can at least tackle a red run on skis, 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… ->

  • Travelling during the school holidays – a blagger’s guide

    Travelling during the school holidays – a blagger’s guide

    So we all know that travelling during the school holidays sucks. However there are plenty of people who have to; whether that’s because of time off restrictions from work (TEACHERS! We’re talking to you!!), your only ‘holiday dates’ or whether you realise actually it can be an ace time to be away. Obvs we speak…

  • Five things to do at Geneva airport when you are delayed

    Five things to do at Geneva airport when you are delayed

    Oh my f-ing days… there’s a delay. The airport we use most at the HOFNAR experience is Geneva and it’s not a massive airport and notoriously expensive (4 Swiss francs/£3.20 for a crap coffee). Frankly being delayed here can be a bit miserable, so here’s our top hacks to get you through to that late…

  • The best airlines for carrying your skis / snowboard

    The best airlines for carrying your skis / snowboard

    It can be really frustrating travelling with your kit. Frankly unless you are particularly wed to your stick(s) then maybe you should just rent ! However, if you own your own board, of course you want to bring it! I think my first top tip is to use a snowboard bag, with wheels. And even…

  • La Premiere neige

    La Premiere neige

    Every year I’m excited as a puppy for that first dollop of snow. I mean I know at this stage it’s all a bit daft – but seeing those webcams turn white does get a little something stirring! Winter is coming! 8th September 2019 saw the first few flakes settle in the Portes du Soleil…