Category Archives: Alps, ski resorts, travel

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

Best Places for Last-Minute Summer Getaways in the Alps

Green fields in the Alps during the Summer

Summer is in full swing! Once the temperature rises, lots of us start packing our bags to make the most of it. But, many don’t have too much time to spare! So, if you’re seeking a quick weekend break, or a short mid-week vacation, you can’t venture too far out. No one wants to waste these precious hours travelling! This is why Alpine ski resorts are the perfect choice of destination. Unconvinced? Here are the best places for last-minute summer

Ski Resorts That Made It to the Big Screen

Clapperboard in front of white snowy mountain

It’s summer season, the sun is out, and those of us unable to hit the slopes in the off-season are experiencing some skiing blues. However, we know a good way to counteract those blues! Ski resorts (and skiing in general) have been featured in many movies over the years, and for good reason. The Alps are especially known for their wonderful environments and scenery, making them excellent film sets. So, you can indulge yourself in a few select movies that

Mountainside Adventures: Reasons to Go Camping in the French Alps

Tent on a high mountain

Sleeping in a tent? Cooking over an open fire? Setting off into the wilderness in whichever direction you choose? Sounds like the perfect holiday to us… well, apart from skiing of course! One of the big appeals to camping is disconnecting from our normally hectic lives and reconnecting with nature. While there’s a myriad of amazing camping destinations, nothing quite matches the French Alps. If you’re debating whether to go camping in the French Alps this summer, we’re going to

What are the Best Value Ski Resorts in Europe?

A long line of ski lifts against white background

Let’s face it, who doesn’t love to save money? Believe it or not, skiing doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to save money on your trip, including heading to a cheaper ski resort. The only problem is: where should you visit to enjoy a snow-load of savings? In fact, there are more cheap ski destinations than you might think! Here are the best value ski resorts in Europe.   Best Value Ski Resorts in France

When is the Best Time to Book a Ski Holiday?

Skier going through thick snow

Itching to get back on the slopes? It’s never too early to start thinking about booking your next ski holiday! When it comes to skiing, every holiday is different. Some are looking for the emptiest pistes, some for child-friendly slopes, some for the best après. So, when should you head to the slopes? We shed some light on the best time to book a ski holiday. When is the Best Time to Go Skiing? The best time to go skiing

Skiing Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss Next Season

Birds eye view of hikers in snow walking down a trail

Every skier should have a bucket list! If the usual ski holiday activities aren’t quite cutting it anymore, there are a snow load of others to take your trip to the next level. It’s never too late to try something new! With so many options in the Alps, where should you start? From ski festivals to snowshoeing, no two ski holidays need be the same! It’s time to get excited for your next ski holiday. Here are the skiing experiences

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