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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,

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 Prepare Your Skis for the New Season

  Itching to get back on the slopes? If the ski season just can’t come quick enough, it always helps to get prepared. While you might be ready for the pistes, your gear might not be! The right prep can help you perform better, hit new targets and have the best experience possible… What’s not to like? If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our advice on how to prepare your skis for the new season.

Top Tips for Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

More people are taking to the slopes than ever before. Both disciplines require good balance and lots of confidence regardless of skill. We’re not here to take the fun out of things, however skiing and snowboarding can be dangerous pastimes which can cause a variety of injuries. To keep you safe out there, we’ve taken a look at the common injuries associated with these extreme sports. Here are our top tips for preventing skiing and snowboarding injuries. Wear Correct Fitting

12+ Tips You Really Need to Know When Driving in the Alps in Your Own Car

There are many options when it comes to getting to that Alpine ski resort that you’ve already chosen – a plane, a coach or even train. But there are several advantages if you choose driving through the mountains in your own car. For example, you can have all the flexibility – take as much luggage as you want or even move on to another skiing destination any time!   However, mountain driving is a serious matter, therefore all Alps2Alps cars

Top 6 places to visit in Bavaria

Bavaria is not only the largest federal state in Germany, it is also the most scenic one. This place keeps its clichéd promises – you will see many beautiful forests, mountains, castles, lakes and rivers. It really has it all for those who appreciate nature and great outdoors. If you are considering going to Bavaria, read our suggestions on our top five favorite places of the magical land of beer.   Munich Officially Munich is the capital of Bavaria; unofficially

3 traveling tips for a perfect summer getaway in the Alps

Skiing season is long over and now there’re many other activities to do instead of racing down the slopes. Beginning of the hot summer means not only days filled with fun and laughter but also the potential dangers of elevated temperatures, wild animals and high mountains. We want to make sure you are OK in whatever you choose to do – summer tobogganing , lake swimming or cheese tasting, so here are some tips for unforgettable holidays. Be prepared for

From a Driver’s Perspective – Tips for Road Users

I’ve been working for Alps2Alps transfers for so long now that you could probably call me a veteran on the mountain roads – as I myself do. Not that I’m some born and bred hotshot, but it’s the kind of learning curve you only get to grips with by practicing all day every day and learning from the trials and errors of others. That’s why I decided to write this entry – to offer a few of my own personal

End of the Ski Season? Time to Get Ready for the Next!

The biggest pain in the proverbial about skiing is the fact that not even the best of us have any real say in when we can and can’t hit the slopes. Sure we’ve got the gift of snow cannons and the like to play with, but to be honest they’re largely redundant unless Mother Nature deems it acceptable that they be used. What all of the above translates to is yet another long and painful ski-free summer for the masses

Car Hire Vs Coach Transfer – Points to Note

There’s a very important decision that has to be made by tens of thousands of French Alps ski fanatics each and every year – to hire a car for the trip, or go with an organised resort transfer service? Now, given the fact that most will already have their preconceptions about both sides, the resulting decision can seem to be something of a no-brainer. Some will instinctively argue that the freedom of car hire is priceless, while others swear there’s

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