Category Archives: Alps, ski resorts, travel

Off-Piste Skiing: How to Know You’re Ready

A skier off piste skiing on the mountain

So, you’ve been on your fair share of ski trips and you’re feeling pretty confident out on the groomed slopes. But how do you know if you’re ready to go off-piste? Veteran off piste skiers love this type of skiing for the sense of adventure it brings and the feeling of being immersed in unspoilt nature. However, off piste skiing is not without its risks. To ski off piste safely, you need to be certain you’re ready. For intermediate skiers,

The Best Resorts for Snow Sure Easter Skiing

An Easter Ski Holiday Guide

For most people, the end of winter is a blessing. For skiing devotees, not so much. With the winter season almost behind us, it’s time to look ahead and start planning something exciting to look forward to during the warmer months. Despite being late in the season, there are still plenty of ski resorts with good snow conditions to visit over Easter. We’ve gathered some of the best ski resorts for Easter skiing, along with some of the reasons that

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

How to Travel To Tomorrowland Winter 2019

It’s official. One of the best electronic music festivals in the world is coming to the Alpe d’Huez ski resort from the 13th – 15th March! For hard core electronic music fan, the festival won’t need any introduction. However, for those who aren’t so familiar, Tomorrowland is a music festival held in Belgium each summer, famous for its all-star line-up of DJ’s and explosive atmosphere. For the first time, a winter edition of the festival is being held at the

5 Best Cheap Ski Resorts for Beginners

An infographic showcasing the cheapest ski resorts for beginners in the Alps

Keen to try out skiing for the first time but put off by high prices and anxious about tackling the slopes? There’s no need to fear! There are plenty of cheap ski resorts for beginners in the Alps with gentler slopes, great ski schools and calm ski areas. It’s even possible to go on a beginners ski holiday without breaking the bank! We’ve put a list together of the five best cheap ski resorts for beginners on a budget. Now

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

Where to Ski Without the Crowds This Winter

  When planning your next ski season, one factor that often gets overlooked is how busy the best ski resorts can get at peak season. It’s unlikely you’ll want to be tripping over other skiers on the slopes or battling for space at the après ski bar. Luckily, it’s possible to find quieter, top ski resorts in Europe a little off the beaten track. It’s knowing where to find them that’s the problem… We’ve put together this list of where

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