Category Archives: Alps, ski resorts, travel

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?

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

Where to Ski Without the Crowds This Winter

Crowd-free ski slopes

  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

How to Save Money on Flights to the Alps

Flying to the Alps

  We all know skiing holidays can be costly… All the extra bits like lift passes and apres ski drinks really do add up! However, we believe a great ski trip doesn’t have to break the bank. The little things can make a big difference. Here’s how to save money on flights to the Alps. Pick Your Dates Carefully One of the best ways to find a good flight deal is to be flexible on dates. The Alps are one

Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

New ski season Alps

  Planning your next ski season in Europe? Then you’ll need to know when the ski resorts open for the coming season. It can be a confusing task working out the best dates to book your flights so we’ve done the leg work for you and put together a list of the major ski resort opening dates for 2018 in the Alps. If you can’t find the resort you’re looking for on this list, it might well be that the

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

What Should Be On Your Pre-Season Ski Shopping List?

Skier dressed in blue ski gear on mountain

The winter skiing season is fast approaching! There can be a lot to remember when packing, and even the most experienced can be overwhelmed by each trip. Whether you’re a first-time skier or returning after a break following the previous season, a pre-season shopping list is a good way of keeping track of your equipment. Organisation is key. Splitting your list into groups and identifying the key essentials will help the process run far smoother. It will also help identify

Unique Ways to Improve Your Skiing

Woman trying to improve her skiing performance by practising yoga

Many think the only way to improve your skiing technique is to either do some lessons or just do more skiing. While both are valuable pieces of advice, there’s a variety of other ways to become a better skier. Some of these have fairly unexpected crossovers with skiing, but could definitely help boost and maintain some core elements of your technique. It’s definitely worth a try! So, without further ado, here are some unique ways to improve your skiing: Skate

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