Sorenti brothers love snowboarding
Thu November 28, 2019
Help us solve an office debate: Skiing or Snowboarding?
We are too often guilty of generically referring to ‘ski holidays’ when in fact our portfolio of chalets and hotels, across ten varying resorts, are just as suited to snowboarders as they are to skiers.
The majority of our London office team are skiers. However, our Sorenti brothers, Andy and Jonnie, are avid (and very talented) snowboarders. We asked them a few questions about their snowboarding holidays…
Andy Sorenti (the older brother)
What's your favourite resort for snowboarding?
A - "My favourite resort is Coronet peak in New Zealand on a powder day. If that’s a little too far to travel for your weeks skiing, the Arlberg ski region is a close runner up."
What's your all time favourite ski run?
A - "There are honestly too many to choose from but it’s safe to say the 5pm run down from la Folie Douce in Val d’Isere to la Daille is a firm favourite."
Skiing or snowboarding, which is easier to learn?
A - "I found skiing easier to grasp initially but I struggled to progress. Unlike skiing, once I started snowboarding my confidence and ability grew far quicker."
Why do you love snowboarding?
A - "Just the sense of freedom it gives you, just strap on the board and go, there are no rules in snowboarding!"
Which is your favourite après venue?
A - "That's an easy one, I've got to say Taps/KK’s in St Anton."
Jonnie Sorenti (the younger brother)
So, which is your all time favourite resort?
A - "My favourite ski region would have to be the Portes du Soleil area and especially Morzine and Avoriaz. With lots of likeminded boarders out on the mountain, plenty of tree lined runs and the Stash snowpack in a Avoriaz it’s a great place to board."
A - "Wow, too many to choose from but the run from the top to the bottom of the Prodains cable car is good fun, it combines all sorts of terrain in one uninterrupted run. I love it."
Do you think its easier to learn to ski or snowboard?
A - "I would say snowboarding. As a skier come snowboarder I am definitely a convert. The learning process was slower to begin with but I found once it clicked I progressed very quickly and never looked back."
What are the advantages of snowboarding?
A - "The boots for a start! And when the snow gets a little slushy and tiring on skis snowboarding gets better! It’s less tiring on your legs and more fun. And let’s be honest, it’s far easier to dance on the tables in snowboard boots."
Your favourite après place?
A - "I really enjoy apres at Ronnies in Meribel, I think that has to be my favourite venue."
Whether you are looking for a holiday for a large group or small family, want to try snowboarding for the first time, or are a seasoned pro. If you’re looking to explore the slopes in France or Austria, we have plenty of fabulous chalets to choose from.
Call Jonnie & Andy today on 0208 875 1957 to discuss your next snowboarding (or skiing) holiday.