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How To Prepare For Ski Season 2019/20: The Countdown

Man in red skiing down a slope

Most ski seasons in Europe start around November/December time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start prepping early to make the most of your skiing trip. We’ve compiled a countdown of what to do and when, from the best exercises to travel tips and packing advice to get you sorted for the slopes. Without further ado, here’s how to prepare for the ski season so you can hit the slopes raring to go.   12 Weeks Before: Pick Your Ski

Ski Resorts Close to Geneva Airport: The Quickest, Easiest Routes

Woman with a suitcase at the airport

Geneva airport is a thriving hub for skiers looking for an unforgettable skiing holiday in the Alps. With easy access to so many world-class ski resorts, it’s no surprise that Geneva International Airport is a popular leaping off point for many an Alpine adventure. Want to maximise slope-time? The key is to choose a ski resort with a short transfer time from the airport. A close by resort means less time spent in a car, and more time spent on

Saved by the Driver: Martin and Claudia’s Ski Trip Story

Family ski trip story

We’ve all heard nightmare accounts of ski travel disasters, but somehow, we never think it’s going to happen to us! From heavy traffic on the roads to adverse weather, sometimes elements out of our control can cause havoc en-route to skiing in the Alps. One family who had some unfortunate luck, is Alps2Alps transfer customers Martin and Claudia, who ran into heavy traffic on the way back from their budget ski trip in the French Alps. Here’s their ski trip

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

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,

Snowboxx Festival 2019 – Geneva to Avoriaz Group Transfers

How to travl to Snowboxx ski festival

Snowboxx ski and music festival is one of the biggest events in any skier’s calendar. Combining legendary musicians and DJs, excellent skiing opportunities and a whole host of activities makes for a pretty special week on the mountain. Travelling as a group? Skiing, partying and generally letting your hair down is best with friends. Making your way to the festival as a group can be part of the fun, that’s why we’ve covered everything you need to know to get

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

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