Yodel is a magazine and information resource for the ski resorts of Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz and the surrounding area in the French Alps. Our magazine and our website provide a comprehensive guide to resort events as well as interesting articles, interviews and features.
Yodel Magazine is published in Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz and the surrounding areas every month by two local Brits and is aimed at the local community, season workers and holiday makers in equal measures. We published our first issue of Yodel Magazine in February 2011 in Morzine and have since created separate issues for different resorts. In June 2012, we changed this to one combined magazine which covers the entire area. We hope to unite the resorts and inform people of not only what's going on in their immediate vicinity but also the surroundings
Each month we add all of the articles from our printed magazines to this website. We also add a number of other relevant and interesting web articles too. You can view previous issues of our magazine here.
We work closely with each local Office de Tourisme to highlight the best of our unique and charming Alpine towns. We are also keen to involve as much of the local community as possible and we really would welcome your feedback on Yodel. If you have any ideas for future issues or if you would like to contribute in any way please let us know.
If you're interested in advertising in our magazine please do get in touch. Advertising is available to all companies in the local area. You can download our Summer 2012 rate card here for the magazine and on the website.
We also work closely with local photographers and we're always on the look out for new cover images. If you'd like to get involved in our search for amazing pictures of the local area, please get in touch.
Each month Yodel includes a double page (minimum!) calendar of resort events for each resort. We also include details of all resort events on our website too. If you have an event taking place that we can help you to promote, please tell us about it - we can list it in our magazine and on our website FOR FREE!
If you'd like to receive our monthly e-newsletter, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org! We won't spam you, we'll just send you relevant information on life in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz and our wonderful monthly competitions!
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Les Gets ski resort was once a small farming community and it still retains a characterful working village feel, even though it’s now one of the major resorts on the huge Portes du Soleil piste map. The first ever ESF ski school opened in Les Gets in 1940, bringing ski tourism with it. Les Gets' regular holidaymakers are rarely disappointed!
Resort facilities such as Les Gets' restaurants, bars, shops and cafes are spread along two main roads that stretch through the resort – the Chavanne homerun descends half way along the resort, straight in to the centre of the village. The village square is bordered by ancient buildings such as the Mairie and the Office de Tourisme and has a large ice rink in the centre. And here’s a secret – did you know that Father Christmas lives in Les Gets?
The local tourist office or ‘Office de Tourisme’ is right in the centre of Les Gets, just next to the Mairie and opposite the hotel and restaurant L’Optraken. The Les Gets town maps, Les Gets piste maps, weather and piste information and internet facilities are all available inside the Office de Tourisme. And don’t forget to look out for your FREE copies of Yodel Magazine in lots of the shops, hotels lobbys, restaurants and bars in Les Gets – Yodel Magazine includes a full calendar of Les Gets resort events and live music to help you make the most of your holiday.
Avoriaz ski resort is purpose built and was constructed in the 1960’s. Avoriaz is by far the highest resort in the mammoth Portes du Soleil ski area. It’s partnered with Morzine but it’s very much a self contained resort in its own right, sitting on the top of a sheer grantie cliff with amazing views down to Morzine. Avoriaz is car free throughout the winter season and almost every part of each accommodation complex is ski-in, ski out. Architecturally, you’ll either love it or hate it, but Yodel has grown to love the avant garde style of the resort and it’s connections to some of the best ski areas in the world. There's been a lot of development work in Avoriaz over the last 12 months which has really improved the overall facilities of the resort.
Everything in Avoriaz is within easy walking (or skiing!) distance. Out of season the resort has just 70 official permanent residents – consider that while you’re looking down at all the giant apartment buildings from your chair lift. There is a rather fine selection of boutique chalets as an alternative though!
Once you’re in Avoriaz, you can find out lots of resort information at the local tourist office or ‘Office de Tourisme’. In Avoriaz this is located in the very centre of the resort, opposite all the bars and restaurants on the main street. The Avoriaz resort map, Avoriaz piste map, weather and piste information and internet facilities are all available inside the Office de Tourisme. And don’t forget to look out for your FREE copies of Yodel Magazine in lots of the shops, restaurants and bars in Avoriaz – Yodel Magazine includes a full calendar of resort events and live music to help you make the most of your holiday.
Avoriaz has some excellent webcams across the resort that really give you a feel for the snow conditions.