Category Archives: Alps, ski resorts, travel

Single Parent Ski Holidays: How to Get the Most Out of Them

A child skiing down the mountain

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Luckily, so do ski holidays! With only one adult to keep on top of things, you might think a single parent family holiday would be a logistical nightmare. However, a sole parent ski trip is easier than you think once you have a few key basics in place. Getting some much-needed quality time away from the stresses of everyday life is a privilege all families should enjoy. From the best child care, to

The Alpine Skiing Bucket List

Extreme alpine skiing

Looking for your next challenge? From riding the highest zipline in the world and braving dizzying black runs, to tasting culinary curiosities in the finest restaurants, there’s a lot more to the Alps than meets the eye. The Alps are home to staggering peaks and world class ski areas, attracting skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. To fully make the most of this skier’s paradise, read on for our list of adrenaline packed, bucket-list worthy activities to complete. Without

Where to Ski Late Season: A Helpful Guide

Alpine ski resort in spring

The end of the ski season can be a sombre time for skiing nuts. However, the end of winter doesn’t have to spell the end of skiing. Plenty of European ski resorts offer amazing skiing conditions all the way through until May! With the added bonus of longer days and quieter slopes, a late season ski holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. Not ready to give up the powder just yet? Here’s our guide on where to ski

Learning to Ski at 40: Tips to Skiing Success

Skiing under blue skies

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you? While it’s no secret that learning new skills can get harder with age as we lose some of our adventurous spirit, not all is lost. Learning to ski at 40 is perfectly possible. All it takes is hard work, determination and a whole lot of courage. To help you on your journey to skiing success, here’s some tips on how to learn to ski at 40 and keep up

Why Convenience is Key to Regular Ski Trips

A skier at the top of a slope

  Once you’ve experienced that first buzz of hurtling down a mountain on a pair of skis, most people are hooked for life. Gazing wistfully out of the plane window as you leave the slopes behind, you vow to yourself to be back next season, and every one after that to get your fix. However, life tends to have a habit of getting in the way of our grand plans. Work and family commitments often outweigh your chances of getting

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 9th – 16th 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

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