Category Archives: Ski Trips

How Much Does a Skiing Holiday Cost?

A view of a snowy ski resort

Many people are put off skiing as they’re under the false impression that it’s a pastime of the super-rich. While it’s true that ski trips can add up, it is possible to go skiing on a budget. So, how much does a skiing holiday cost? The average ski holiday costs anything from £2000 up to £15,000 and more in the most luxurious catered chalets! If you pump for five-star accommodation with all the extras, it’s going to cost you. However,

The Alps Vs. The U.S: A Ski Snowdown

Skier on Holiday in the Alps

When it comes to choosing where to go for your ski holiday, there seems to be millions of options out there. First things first, you need to narrow it down to continent. The two heavyweights are the French Alps in Europe, and the Rockies in North America. But, which one to choose? We’re aware most people don’t have the time to go trawling the internet for hours doing research. That’s why we’ve done the hard bit for you. We’re putting

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

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

Why the World Started Skiing

Three skiers walking as the sun starts to set

Year on year people flock to ski resorts around the world to partake in the activity of skiing. However, it’s likely a large majority of the population have never asked themselves a crucial question. How did skiing even start? We’re going to explain why the world started skiing, and how our beloved snow sport came to be what it is today: It Was a Way to Survive When discussing the origin of skiing, it’s difficult to believe the word “survival”

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 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

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

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