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Winter Activities in the Alps: Add to Your Ski Holiday

Looking for a little adventure? Skiing is just the tip of the iceberg for winter fun in the Alps – it’s a giant snowy playground of adventures just waiting to be discovered! More and more resorts are offering an array of alternative activities for non-skiers as well as tempting powder addicts to taste new adventures for a bit of extra fun on holiday. As specialists in winter activity holidays, Undiscovered Mountains have shortlisted the best winter activities in the Alps to

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

A Day in the Life of Your Skis at Our Long Term Ski Storage

Close up of person wearing pair of skis in snow

  Regular skiers will understand the hassle of struggling through the airport with ski equipment after a week or two on the slopes. But what if you could leave your skis in the Alps until your next holiday? And what if it was completely free? Although this may sound like the stuff of dreams, it could easily become a reality when you book a ski transfer with us and qualify for our free ski storage service. So, what actually happens

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

How to Keep Costs Down When Booking a Family Ski Holiday

Family ski holiday

Uninterrupted quality time, perfect slopes and restorative family meals – what’s not to love about a family ski holiday? Before you start trying to answer that question with travel expenses, hefty lift pass prices and the après ski drinks bill, have a read of this. It’s easier than you might think to have a cheap family ski holiday without compromising on fun. Here’s our advice on how to keep costs down when booking a family ski holiday. The Ski Resort

What to Expect from Your Ski Transfer: A Handy Guide

An Alps2Alps ski transfer vehicle in the snow

Preparing for your next ski trip? Before you head to the mountains, it’s worth going through a mental checklist to make sure nothing has been forgotten. Just like flights and accommodation, a ski transfer from the airport is a vital ingredient to complete your skiing holiday. First time skiing? Or new to ski transfers? It’s a lot simpler than you might think. We’ve put together this guide on what to expect from your ski transfer, so you have one less

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

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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