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Hi Skiers & Snowboarders!

 

 
I am very excited to announce that I have the Ski & See Europe 2016 trip set! This is the 21st annual trip that I have led and I wanted this to be as fun and memorable a trip as I have ever planned. I am certain that I have accomplished just that! 


We are headed to one of the best ski resorts in all of Europe, Morzine, France for skiing and the three-day extension to experience the world famous Mediterranean climate of the French Riviera!! We will be traveling in early March for some sunny spring skiing and the Mediterranean weather of the French Riviera should be stellar.  I am more than certain that this will be one our best trips ever!

 

Gary Hazan

Your Trip Leader

Morzine, France

Friday, March 4 - Saturday, March 12 


Morzine is one of the best combinations of skiing, après ski,

nightlife and village atmosphere in all of France. It is always rated as one of the top ski resorts in the world for both skiing and partying! Morzine is steeped in the tradition of excellent skiing for all levels. It is located smack-dab in the middle of the second largest interlinked ski area in the world! There are fourteen 

resorts that are linked by one lift system and ski pass.  Each can be easily skied from Morzine. 

 

These resorts make up the world famous Portes du Soleil ski area which has over 650 kilometers of excellent skiing for all levels. In actuality we will be skiing in both France  and 

Switzerland  as the Portes du Soleil includes seven resorts in 

France and seven Swiss resorts. Be sure to bring your passport 

because you will be crossing the French/Swiss border daily!  You

will also have the tough decision whether you want a French lunch

or a Swiss lunch! 

 

This region of the Alps is absolutely stunning and will provide you with some eye popping high elevation vistas. Après ski (happy

hour) in Morzine is well known as France's best. With over 30 bars and 75 mountain restaurants there is fun to be had everywhere. For those new to European skiing you should know that après ski is taken to a whole different level than U.S. resorts with music pumping on outdoor patios and dancing in your ski boots as the norm. After après ends the nightlife continues seamlessly into the wee-hours of the morning.

 

Even with its ski hard… party even harder mentality, Morzine has 

a very refined side as well. The village is pristine and has maintained its original French Alpine charm with 200 year old 

churches, cobble stoned streets and old wooden chalets being the

norm. People looking for laid back wine bars and upscale local shops are also well catered to. with nearly one hundred restaurants the region is also well known for superb traditional French and Swiss cuisine both on and off the mountain.

 

To add to the fun we will have our fourth annual “costume ski day” on the mountain and an optional day trip to Annecy, France. It is known as the Venice of France because of it's ancient canals and beautiful architecture. Annecy is a place that ma

ny Americans haven't heard of but all should see!

 


3-day optional vacation extension...

French Riviera Mediterranean 3-Day Extension

 Saturday, March 12th - Tuesday, March 15th


We are heading to the French Riviera for our  3-day trip extension! The beautiful coast-line and mild Mediterranean climate is reason enough to go. Add to it that the French Riviera is an abundance of history, scenery and riches with miles and miles of picture-perfect Mediterranean coastline.  We will be based in historic Nice, France which is the center of it all as we will easily be able to visit world famous Monte Carlo, Monaco and Cannes, France.

 

This coast-line is often thought of as the playground of the rich

and famous. Well known for its glitz and glamour, it is rivaled by

few other destinations on the globe. France's Mediterranean coast 

is also known for its pristine blue waters, warm weather and

spectacular food. There is a tremendous amount of history on this 

region and much to see and do. We will tour the backstreets of Nice's old town, visit the Rock of Monaco (above photo) and the famous Casinos of Monte Carlo. Meals will be a delight as the food is a tremendous cross section of cultures and everything is local including the fish served straight from the sea!  

 

Additionally we are just a stones-throw from the famed Provence and Rhone wine regions. Locally grown wines will be readily available at a great price!

 

This "French Connection" of skiing and sightseeing promises to

be one of the best trips ever!  Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer.

 

 

Gary Hazan

gary@playerssports.net
773-528-1999

 

 

 
Ski Week Only
Early Bird (by 12/1015) - $2139*
After 12/10/15 - $2239*
Single Room Supplement - $245
 
*$185 Air Taxes not included & subject to change
 
Includes: Air fare from Chicago (call for other departure city prices), round trip airport bus transfers, trip shirt, 7-breakfasts & 6-four course dinners
 
French Riviera Extension
Extension Cost: $497*
Single Room Supplement: $235
 
Includes: Air fare, bus transfers & 3 breakfasts
 
From San Diego - Ski Week plus 3-day French Riviera Extension - Additional $158 from Chicago pricing 
(call for ski week only pricing)
 
*$88 air taxes not included & subject to change
 
 
Our Hotel Information
Built in typical European ski chalet style the Fleur Des Neiges is a warm and inviting hotel with a five star location in the center of the village near all the nightlife, shops, restaurants and just a four minute walk to Morzine's main ski gondola. The hotel has a true gourmet chef on staff that has worked for them for the past sixteen years and the food we will be nothing less than spectacular!  For those new to skiing in Europe you should know that breakfasts and dinners are included at the hotel and these meals are a big part of the trip especially when there is a gourmet chef preparing them! 


  
  
 

For our French Riviera extension we are staying at the Hotel Aston La Scala which is a very nice four star hotel located in the heart of the old section of Nice. This hotel is equipped with all the four star amenities you would expect including a rooftop bar and deck that will be an idyllic place to wind down at the end of sightseeing day. Everything is in a very short walking distance from this hotel including the Mediterranean coast, restaurants, shops and museums. We will also have easy access to public transportation to other nearby cities like CannesEze and Monte Carlo, Monaco

Hotel Aston La Scala will be an exceptionally nice and convenient place to stay for our Mediterranean extension! 
 
  
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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