Category Archives: Ski Trips

Skiing Events You Can’t Miss in 2019

Skier jumping on the slopes

This year sees some incredible events happening across the whole of the Alps. From electrifying skiing championships, unusual sporting events on the snow and a whole host of music festivals hitting the Alps, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied this 2019. The European Alps offer some of the best skiing opportunities in the world, so wherever you go, make sure you find some time to explore the slopes. Here’s our list of unmissable alpine skiing events in 2019.

How to Avoid a Nightmare Experience When Skiing This Year

Man on a ski lift in the Alps

For every friend who swears a ski trip is the ultimate holiday experience, there’s another with a horror story involving broken bones, ski lift faux pas and a whole lot of tears. It’s true that skiing holidays aren’t without their risks. And no-one wants their relaxing alpine break to end with a trip to the hospital. However, there are ways to dodge the common mistakes that can lead to disaster. We’ve got years of skiing experience under our belts, so

Renting, Buying or Borrowing Skis: What’s Best for You?

Ski equipment leaning against a chalet

Unless you’re an experienced skier who can’t bear to miss a season on the slopes, it’s likely that you don’t own your own set of skis and all the equipment that goes with it. A common question that gets asked by those planning their first ski holiday, or even by those who haven’t been in a while, is whether it’s better to buy or rent ski equipment. The answer depends on who you are, your ability level and what you

How Much Does a Skiing Holiday Cost?

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

  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

Why More People are Turning to DIY Ski Holidays

  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

What’s New in the Alps this Season?

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

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

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