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How to Ski Red Runs: Intermediate Skiers’ Guide to the Alps

How to Ski Red Runs: Intermediate Skiers’ Guide to the Alps

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes with mastering a new ski slope or skiing technique. Good skiing takes time, practice and patience but the results are well worth it. If you’re progressing from beginner to intermediate skier and are looking for tips on how to ski red runs, we can help. From how to control your speed to the best ski areas to practice in, read our advice to kickstart your journey towards steeper slopes. What are the…

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Ski Lesson Survival Guide

Ski Lesson Survival Guide

  The mountain isn’t the only thing you should be prepared for. It may sound strange having to prepare for a ski lesson, considering your ski lesson in itself is an act of preparation. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind to help you get the absolute best out of your training. Here’s our guide on how to prepare for your ski lessons and ultimately maximise your experience: Wear the Right Clothes This should go without…

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How to Ski Safely: A Guide to Safer Slopes

How to Ski Safely: A Guide to Safer Slopes

Whether we like it or not, there are some risks involved with our winter sports. Unsurprisingly, hurtling down a mountain can pose some threats. But, if you’re anything like us, these dangers won’t stop you being first in the lift queue each season. The best slope experiences are often the most dangerous! Venturing off-piste, attempting a black run, performing a stunt… It can be hard to stay safe out there! So, how do you avoid the risks of skiing while…

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How to Get Your Kids Into Skiing

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…

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Skiing Without Lessons: Is it a Good Idea?

Skiing Without Lessons: Is it a Good Idea?

Let’s talk skiing lessons! Some of us out there find them entertaining and love being taught the technique. Others find them tedious. Many prefer a lesson-free holiday, with just the open slopes in front of them. But is skiing without lessons a good idea? With all the advancements and improvements to ski equipment- is it worth it to go without teaching? To answer this for you, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons. What are the pros of…

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How To Get Your Kids Ready To Hit The Slopes

How To Get Your Kids Ready To Hit The Slopes

Kids enjoy snow and fun so why not to introduce your little ones to skiing? You may not believe, but 3-year olds can strap on a pair of skis and go down a mountain. If you are new to the skiing, you can learn all together. A family ski holiday is one of the most satisfying, breathtaking and memorable ways to spend time together. So, what do you need to know to make your kids ready for the slopes? Keeping…

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Alpine Learning Curves: The Fun Ski School in Portes du Soleil

Alpine Learning Curves: The Fun Ski School in Portes du Soleil

Alpine Learning Curves is a ski school based in Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz. We had a chat with Joe Beer, who teaches Alpine & Telemark Skiing. Let’s learn more from an expert! 1) How long have you been qualified as a ski instructor? I’m into my 32nd season, with 3 in the southern hemisphere in NZ, the rest in Europe. 2) What’s the best thing about being a ski instructor? The travel opportunities, I’ve been around the world skiing and…

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