Ski/Snowboard and Eat in the French Alps

Bay Area Skiing and Snowboarding
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Join “Saveur the Journey” for a Ski/Snowboard trip to the French and Swiss Alps March 6-14, 2020 with a focus on food, especially cheese! We will ski/board the "Portes du Soleil (Doors of the Sun)," 13 interconnected resorts in the French and Swiss Alps encompassing over 650 km of slopes while enjoying fondue, raclette, tartiflette, local sausages, mountain trout, winter salads, pastries, and great wines. After a day of shredding on the mountain visit the charming ski town of Morzine for an "après ski" or relax in a luxury post and beam chalet overlooking the valley with a glass of wine, hors-d’œuvres, and new friends!

Ski/Snowboard and Eat in the French Alps
When: March 6-14, 2020 (9 days, 8 nights)
Where: Morzine, France--Portes du Soleil ski area
Closest airport: Geneva, Switzerland
Highlights: The Portes du Soleil is one of the world's largest ski areas with 13 interconnected resorts in France and Switzerland all accessible with a single lift pass. Sporting all kinds of terrain from steep couloirs and bowls to scenic cruisers, it also boasts one of the most difficult slopes in Europe, "Le Mur Suisse" (The Swiss Wall). The trip has a focus on food, especially the regional cheese specialties. Luxury post and beam chalet accommodations, optional 20 km guided backcountry descent of the famous Mont Blanc glacier (Vallée Blanche), interactions with French hosts, as well as cheese and charcuterie tours and a visit to a French farmers market. Your host is Aaron Schorsch, a chef who is passionate about French food, culture, and especially skiing.
Max participants: 12
Ski/snowboard level: Intermediate-Expert
Cost: $3450 (double occupancy) or $6000 for a couple. Includes all accommodations, most meals, 5 days lift tickets, transportation during the trip, English/French speaking guides, tours and tastings, half day advanced lessons. Does not include airfare, alcohol, or trip insurance. Single rooms available for a supplemental fee.
Trip Extension (3/14-3/19): For Advanced/Expert skiers and boarders who want to ride high elevation, off piste descents with an IFMGA guide at the world famous resorts of La Grave, Les Deux Alpes, and Alpe D'Huez. Please inquire for details about the trip extension.
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