Category Archives: Alps

Unique Ways to Improve Your Skiing

Woman trying to improve her skiing performance by practising yoga

Many think the only way to improve your skiing technique is to either do some lessons or just do more skiing. While both are valuable pieces of advice, there’s a variety of other ways to become a better skier. Some of these have fairly unexpected crossovers with skiing, but could definitely help boost and maintain some core elements of your technique. It’s definitely worth a try! So, without further ado, here are some unique ways to improve your skiing: Skate

The Best Spots for Glacier Skiing in the Alps

Skier racing down a glacier

As you’d expect, people associate skiing with the winter season. It makes sense, since skiing tends to take place atop snow-capped mountains. However, skiing definitely happens during the summer period. Many ski resorts play home to a high altitude glacier where a lot of summer skiing takes place. Our guide will dive into our best spots for glacier skiing in the Alps. Who said the slopes were only for winter? What is Glacier Skiing? Glaciers are formed when large masses

Where to Watch Winter Olympic Events in the Alps

If, like us, you’re a winter sports fanatic, you might be disappointed you couldn’t make it to PyeongChang this year. But, fear not! There’s still plenty of opportunities to witness some amazing winter sports events. So, if you want to experience something similar to the thrills and jaw-dropping moments of PyeongChang, we’ve got you covered. Here’s where to watch Winter Olympic events in the Alps. Slalom, Alpine Skiing The Slalom is an Alpine skiing event where racers ski between obstacles, such

How to Become a Solo Skiing Expert

Sadly, not all of us are surrounded by others who share our love for skiing. If the slopes are calling your name and you can’t resist the temptation, you might be considering going alone. The only problem is: how to go about it? Here’s how to become a solo skiing expert in no time. Meet New People ‘Solo’ skiing doesn’t mean you’ll be alone. In fact, it often means quite the opposite. When skiing solo, you’re encouraged to get out

How to Get Your Kids Into Skiing

Are your children taking a while to warm to the slopes? Skiing can be tough on kids! The weather is cold, the transfers are long, and it’s likely that ‘ski school’ doesn’t sound very appealing to young ears. To try and help, we’ve put together some advice on how to get your kids into skiing. Don’t be pushy To get kids into skiing, the key is to ensure the enjoyment-factor is there. If they don’t want to try something- don’t

Where to Watch Live Ski Racing in the Alps

Live ski racing is thrilling and exciting! If you’re a winter sports fanatic, you may enjoy watching ski racing as much as you love being on the slopes. The only problem, where should you watch it? Canada and North America are best known for ski racing, however this doesn’t benefit those heading to the Alps. To try and help, we have put together our list of where to watch live ski racing in the Alps. These are, in our opinion,

What’s happening in the Alps this December?

Pre-Christmas is an exciting time to visit the Alps! There is excitement in the air, a lively atmosphere, and everyone is eager to get their boots into the fresh snow. The beginning of the ski season is jam-packed with events to entertain you off the slopes! There’s something for everyone. From fashion shows to Christmas markets, you will find events to please all ages and suit all tastes. So, what’s happening in the Alps this December? Here’s everything you need

Best Ski Resorts for Beginners in Austria

Your first time on the slopes can make or break your love of skiing. Therefore, it’s important to choose your resort wisely. To try and help, we have rounded up the best ski resorts for beginners in Austria. If a warm atmosphere and a picturesque view are important for your holiday, Austria is the ideal ski destination. The views are simply breath-taking. Austria’s authentic Alpine villages were established well before its ski resorts, giving it a welcoming and homely feel. While

Ski Transfer or Car Hire: What’s Better?

ski transfer or car hire

If you’re looking to cut costs on your ski holiday, it can be tempting to consider hiring a car. Is this really the best option for you? We’ve taken a look at how viable it is to hire a car and drive to your resort. So, what’s the better option? Ski transfer or car hire? Spoiler alert: It’s ski transfers! The Allure of Alpine Roads Alpine roads are home to some of the most spectacular scenery in this part of

Ski Resort Opening Dates 2017

Ski Resort Opening Dates

When do ski resorts open? Ski resorts have only just started to announce their opening dates for the 2017/18 ski season. We’ve scoured the internet and pulled together top ski resort opening dates for the Alps. Here’s what you need to know… French Ski Resort Opening Dates 2017 Here are the opening dates for the major French ski resorts. If the resort you’re looking for isn’t featured, it’s because the official opening date is yet to be announced. Alpe d’Huez

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