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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,

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

Renting, Buying or Borrowing Skis: What’s Best for You?

Ski equipment leaning against a chalet

Unless you’re an experienced skier who can’t bear to miss a season on the slopes, it’s likely that you don’t own your own set of skis and all the equipment that goes with it. A common question that gets asked by those planning their first ski holiday, or even by those who haven’t been in a while, is whether it’s better to buy or rent ski equipment. The answer depends on who you are, your ability level and what you

Introducing the New Alps2Alps Ski Transfer App

  Booking your ski transfer has just got a whole lot easier! Here at Alps2Alps we’ve been working on a shiny new app to make your ski holiday as fuss-free as possible. We’re very happy to announce that the new Alps2Alps ski transfer app is here! Find out how downloading the app can save you time, money and a whole lot of effort. What does it do? The new app allows you to book cheap ski transfers, view upcoming bookings

The Alps Vs. The U.S: A Ski Snowdown

  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

Top Tips for Protecting Your Feet This Winter

  There’s nothing that will spoil a day on the slopes like damp, sweaty or uncomfortable boots. Let’s put a stop to this problem once and for all! We caught up with footwear drying specialists, Drysure, to get some insight into how you can keep your feet and footwear in great condition and get maximum enjoyment from the mountain. Time to hear from the experts! Here are some top tips for protecting your feet this winter. Form Fitting Footwear When

The Types of Ski Lifts and How to Use Them

  If it’s your first time skiing, it can be difficult to wrap your head around all the different types of ski lifts. Picture this. You’ve just arrived at your resort and you’re excited to get on the slopes – but, you have no idea how to get to the top of the mountain… Ski lifts are the main way to travel around the slopes and they’re great once you get familiar with them. Unsure where to start? We’ve compiled

Where to Ski Without the Crowds This Winter

  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

  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

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