Author Archives for Roger Moss

About Roger Moss

Owner and Editor of MountainPassions, Roger is a journalist and photographer with more than 30 years’ professional experience producing illustrated ski and travel editorial features for magazines and location photography for travel guides, both in the UK and overseas. He regularly writes resort reviews for other ski websites and tour operators as well as ski and mountain features for newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Chatel village overview, Portes du Soleil


February 13, 2018 2:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Châtel

A desirable destination in a traditional Alpine setting, with some challenging skiing. It lies on the French/Swiss border in the Portes du Soleil area with 650km of pistes.

Part of the 5km-long scenic cruise down into Le Plan 1200.


August 11, 2014 12:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Combloux

Known as the Portes du Mont Blanc it is part of the huge ski area known as Evasion Mont Blanc which includes Megève, Saint Gervais and Les Contamines-Montjoie.

View of mountain restaurant, with skiers and snow-covered mountains above Courchevel Moriond, French Alps.

Courchevel Moriond

February 14, 2017 11:32 am Published by Comments Off on Courchevel Moriond

We ski Courchevel Moriond, a rising star of the French Alps with 150km of local terrain. If that's not enough, a great lift system lets you explore the vast 3 Valleys ski area, with a potential 600km of varied pistes to enjoy.

Crest Voland

August 11, 2014 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Crest Voland

Part of the Espace Diamant ski area, one of the best kept secrets in the French Alps, with varied terrain and great snow record, thanks to the nearby presence of Mont Blanc.

Snow on trees in ski resort of Flaine, Grand Massif


August 11, 2014 12:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Flaine

Purpose-built ski village with assertive mid-’60s architecture styled by Marcel Breuer. Sited high in the Grand Massif ski domain with terrain to suit everyone.



August 14, 2014 3:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Hautacam

Small and friendly ski resort with fabulous views. Only natural snow on pistes served by low-impact drag-lifts. A relaxed and fun family day out.

La Clusaz

La Clusaz

August 11, 2014 2:09 pm Published by Comments Off on La Clusaz

Close to both Annecy and Geneva, this is a lively, traditional style village whose varied ski area has great natural beauty.

Ski-lift in valley, La Mongie

La Mongie

August 14, 2014 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on La Mongie

Linked with Barèges to form Grand Tourmalet, the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees, this purpose-built ski village offers great value and is gradually being facelifted.

Mountain views with trees, La Norma

La Norma

August 11, 2014 2:30 pm Published by Comments Off on La Norma

Easy access, welcoming and good value family resort with a relaxed vibe. Plenty of easy and intermediate terrain with some challenging steeps and ungroomed runs.

European Best Ski Resorts 2018 Top 10

La Plagne

August 6, 2014 12:24 pm Published by Comments Off on La Plagne

One of the biggest and best purpose-built high-altitude resorts, with skiing to suit all levels and abilities. Stay in a village or the resort centre, according to your taste and budget.