Category Archives: Ski Resorts

Why More People are Turning to DIY Ski Holidays

Ski resort with people, lifts and mountains

While some of us are tempted by the promises of cheap deals and ultimate convenience that come with package holidays, are they actually worth it? Or is it cheaper and easier to cut out the travel agent and book your own holiday? With more and more people turning to DIY ski holidays, we’ve decided to find out why. So, what are the benefits of going it alone? Build Your Own Holiday A ‘tailor made holiday’ offered by a travel company

The Best Ski Festivals in the Alps this Season

People watching fireworks at festival

The upcoming winter season should be a cause for excitement among everyone, regardless of their love for skiing. The Alps is known for more than just its slopes and ample snow. The mountains are also home to a variety of festivals throughout the season, garnering a reputation especially within the music community. To keep you up-to-date so you know exactly what you’re doing this season, we’ve put together a guide on the best ski festivals in the Alps this season:

What’s New in the Alps this Season?

Skiers walking up large slope

The winter season is fast approaching! It’s almost that time of year again – there’ll be guaranteed snow and people all around the world will be flooding into the mountains. As with each new season, there are new developments which serve to further everyone’s experience. These can range from the addition of an extra ski lift to a full-blown music festival. Here’s our guide on what’s new in the Alps this season: What’s Happening in the French Alps? The French

The Best Resorts in the Alps for Foodies

Bowls of food on white table

Some of the best ski resorts don’t gain their reputation solely off of skiing. For those who identify as both skiers AND foodies, there are some resorts in particular to suit your needs. Whether its casual venues with top quality food or Michelin star restaurants, you’ll be struck by how much choice you have. Here are the best resorts in the Alps for foodies: Alta Badia, Italy This Italian ski resort is located on the sunnier side of the Alps,

What Is It Actually Like to Go Skiing in Summer?

Someone skiing in summer

Summer skiing is still a relatively new concept. When have you ever heard someone say they’re going skiing in May? Winter is still the season of choice for the avid skier, but summer skiing isn’t just a toned down experience of the former. In fact, it’s a different experience altogether! There are a variety of ski resorts open all year round, so we’ve gone through the trouble of explaining what it’s like to go skiing in summer. Hopefully this guide

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

What’s happening in the Alps this December?

Professional skier competing - 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 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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