PREPAREZ LE JOUR J
To make sure you'll be fully ready to hit the slopes on your first day skiing, physical preparation (thighs, knees, hips and cardio-respiratory) is probably the most important component to prepare. Some simple exercises will help you to improve easily your physical condition before hitting the slopes.
To develop respiratory endurance, practise jogging, walking or cycling by sessions of 30 minutes minimum. So you can follow up the tracks without stopping too often ... and maybe pass the challenge off the blue track Sairon non- stop!
For your muscles, the important points to strengthen are the abdominal, the back, the shoulders, and of course the lower limbs. Stop using the elevator, choose the stairs, jumping up a step on both. Ten pumps a day before the shower, and you'll feel more tonic. Practice the "chair" position leaning against a wall with legs bent 90 degrees and hold for as long as possible!
After each exercise, and after a day of skiing, stretch your muscles and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You'll feel much more relaxed and ready to enjoy the "Fondue" for dinner!
Whatever the period of your stay, bring warm clothes. In mountain, the weather changes very quickly!
Do not forget: Kids'age certificate to benefit of a free skipass for every kids under 5.
For sports, we recommend breathable underwear (long johns or tights and under-pull), warm sweater and fleece jacket windproof and waterproof.
For skiing or snowboarding, we recommend wearing adapted socks, rising, and breathable. Thus, your outfit and comfort footwear will be the best.
A good pair of gloves or mittens are essential, especially in rain or snow. For your kids in ski lesson, we recommend waterproof mittens which are easier to put on. The little fingers get cold very quickly!
Helmet is strongly recommended for children as adults as soon as you're on the slopes. Unfortunately, we are never safe from a collision. Available for rent in ski shops.
Sunglasses and/or goggles ?
Goggles or sunglasses are compulsory, the reflection of the sun against snow is particularly bad for our eyes. Protect them! For beginners (children and adults) wear sunglasses so you'll have less fog. Keep the goggles for later when you'll ski super fast !
First aid kit
- Sunscreen: sun block recommended for the face
- Cream for relaxing muscles after skiing
- Cream for bumps, recommended for snowboard beginners
- Dressings in case of any blisters
If you own your equipment, please check that your bindings are properly fitted to your boots and your weight. To rent equipment, many ski shoprs are located in Morillon Village and Morillon 1100. The specialists will give you good advices.
To go to Morillon Village and Morillon 1100 :
Morillon is located in Haute-Savoie, 50km away from Geneva, very close to our neighboors swiss and italians.
Where are the ski school offices ?
Morillon ski school owns two offices opened 7 days per week during the ski season :
- In Morillon Village, the office is located in the main street next to the tourism office.
- In Morillon 1100, we are situated next to the arrival of the gondola, facing the ticket office windows.
We are happy to welcome you every monday evening for what we call a "welcoming pot" (pot d'accueil), just after the resort closes. We'll be at the top of the gondola offering hot chocolate and "Green Chaud". We welcome your questions and are happy to talk about our courses, about the village and good restaurants !
Then, once the sun will be done, the instructor will illuminate the bottom of Sairon slope with torches skiing. Children are welcome to join us with special electric torches.
Meeting point ski/snowboard lessons
Ski and snowboard courses all start from Morillon 1100.
The exact meeting poitn depends of the course's level. It is specified on your course ticket, please don't forget to check it before attending the course in order to make sure you'll be on time.
|PERSONALISED LESSON||GROUP LESSON|
|Kids Adults||Kids||Adults||Kids Juniors Adults|
|All levels||Beginners, ourson, flocon||1ère étoile to Etoile d’Or||Beginners||1ère classe to Grand Tourisme||All levels|
|On the right of Sairon Chairlift (unless "snow garden" is written on the course ticket)||At the snow garden||On the left of Esserts chairlift, next to the course sign.||On the left of Esserts chairlift, next to the course sign.||On the right of Sairon chairlift, next to the chalet.||On the right of the top of the gondola, at the bottom of the stairs.|
Make the most of your week by participating in a maximum of events organized by the ESF and Morillon Tourist Office.
LE POT D'ACCUEILEvery Saturday evening at 6:30, in front of the tourist office in Morillon village.
After a long day of drive on Saturday, we welcome you around sharing mulled wine and hot chocolate. We are happy to answer to your questions about our courses, Morillon ski resort, good restaurants ... Welcome to Morillon!
THE DESCENT TORCHLITEvery Monday evening during the school holidays, at dusk, down the Sairon and bottom of the gondola (if conditions allow).
The atmosphere is always friendly. Share a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate with your instructor. The smallest will be proud to greet them with the flaming torch.
CEREMONY OF THE FUTURE AWARDED SKIERS SNOWBOARDERSEvery Thursday during school holidays, after the lifts close, alongside the arrival of the gondola, Morillon 1100.
For the latest souvenir photos, handing out is always a good time to congratulate all our students for a good week together.