1. DO: Get your parents to choose the accommodation.

ESSENTIAL DO'S AND DONT'S TO HELP YOU SURVIVE A FAMILY HOLIDAY

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More Mountain Chalets in Morzine – the kind of place your parents might book. Beats the standard seasonnaire apartment doesn’t it?

 

The chances are that up until now, you’ve been used to bedding down six to a two-person flat. That reeks of damp, sweaty snowboard boots and used durex. In which sleeping arrangements are limited to a sheet-less top bunk. Above your horny flat-mate, who’s nocturnal activities have seen more girls inhabit the bottom bed than Peter Stringfellow’s backroom. Nice.

Parents favour comfort, practicality and erm, hygiene, so not only will your chances of catching trench foot or contracting herpes be eliminated, your hotel/chalet will probably be 20 metres away from the nearest lift. Plus you may even be fortunate enough to have other “conveniences”. A room to stash your board perhaps (much safer than a balcony) or maybe even a jacuzzi.

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Sochi 2014 Paddy Mortimer, Colin Holden, BSS

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