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What to Wear Hiking: A Handy Checklist

Two pairs of feet in hiking boots at the top of a mountain

Is it the breeze in your hair, the challenge of reaching the summit or the wonders of the great outdoors that makes hiking so addictive? If you’re relatively new to hiking, the amount of clothing styles and brands on offer may seem overwhelming. We’re here to show you that you don’t need to spend a fortune on fancy equipment to have a good time. With a few, hard-working garments you can take on that mountain with confidence. So, without further

The Gran Paradiso Climb: Hiking in the Italian Alps

Hikers on a snowy mountain attempting the grand paradiso climb

Fancy taking on the highest mountain in the Italian Alps? The summit of Gran Paradiso reaches 4061 metres up into the alpine mountains, and is set within the glorious Paradiso national park. Reaching the summit takes dedication, a sturdy pair of mountain boots and a taste for adventure. Read on to find out how to tackle the Gran Paradiso climb and spend this summer on top of the world. Gran Paradiso Hiking Highlights The Gran Paradiso hiking route is a

Summer Activities in the Alps: Events and Festivals

Jazz festival in the alps

During the summer months, the Alps come alive with events and festivities to suit all ages and interests. While the region is most famous for its world-class skiing, the summer brings thrilling adventure activities such as water sports, white water rafting and rock climbing. There are also a whole host of unmissable happenings taking place across the Alps this summer. From high-octane sporting events to music festivals, a summer holiday in the Alps is guaranteed to be packed full of

The Alps, Culture and Skiing: The Best Cultural Ski Resorts

alpine culture and agriculture

Eager to ski but looking to combine your trip with off-piste cultural activities? The Alps have a lot more to offer than just great ski and a lively après scene. If you’re not keen on the idea of skiing all day and partying all night, there are plenty of cultural options to discover throughout the region. From tasting the local delicacies in Alta Badia, to delving into the rich historical past of Samoens, you might be surprised what the Alps

The Best Long-Distance Hikes in the Alps

Jennifer hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

As Spring creeps in, hardcore skiers might shed a tear for the end of the ski season. However, the warmer weather brings with it some great opportunities for exploring the Alps from a different perspective. Hiking is a great way to discover the Alps anew and take in the beautiful scenery in a more peaceful manner! To make the most of what the Alps have to offer, here are some of the best long-distance hikes in the Alps. Strap on

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

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,

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.

Alps2Alps 2018 Ski Awards

Alps2Alps ski awards

  The votes have been casted, counted and verified – and it’s finally here! Here are the Alps2Alps 2018 ski awards. Time to kick off the season in style! From off the slopes to on them, there’s every category you can think of. So, who are the winners? Let’s find out…   Most Eco-Friendly Ski Resort Best Ski Lift Shortest Lift Queues Prettiest Ski Resort Best Resort for Off-Piste Skiing Best Ski Clothes Company Best Ski Equipment Manufacturing Best Piece

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,

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