Tag Archives: Skiing

Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

New ski season Alps

  Planning your next ski season in Europe? Then you’ll need to know when the ski resorts open for the coming season. It can be a confusing task working out the best dates to book your flights so we’ve done the leg work for you and put together a list of the major ski resort opening dates for 2018 in the Alps. If you can’t find the resort you’re looking for on this list, it might well be that the

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

How to Prepare Your Skis for the New Season

ski equipment

  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.

What Should Be On Your Pre-Season Ski Shopping List?

Skier dressed in blue ski gear on mountain

The winter skiing season is fast approaching! There can be a lot to remember when packing, and even the most experienced can be overwhelmed by each trip. Whether you’re a first-time skier or returning after a break following the previous season, a pre-season shopping list is a good way of keeping track of your equipment. Organisation is key. Splitting your list into groups and identifying the key essentials will help the process run far smoother. It will also help identify

Why the World Started Skiing

Three skiers walking as the sun starts to set

Year on year people flock to ski resorts around the world to partake in the activity of skiing. However, it’s likely a large majority of the population have never asked themselves a crucial question. How did skiing even start? We’re going to explain why the world started skiing, and how our beloved snow sport came to be what it is today: It Was a Way to Survive When discussing the origin of skiing, it’s difficult to believe the word “survival”

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,

Unique Ways to Improve Your Skiing

Woman trying to improve her skiing performance by practising yoga

Many think the only way to improve your skiing technique is to either do some lessons or just do more skiing. While both are valuable pieces of advice, there’s a variety of other ways to become a better skier. Some of these have fairly unexpected crossovers with skiing, but could definitely help boost and maintain some core elements of your technique. It’s definitely worth a try! So, without further ado, here are some unique ways to improve your skiing: Skate

Ski Resorts That Made It to the Big Screen

Clapperboard in front of white snowy mountain

It’s summer season, the sun is out, and those of us unable to hit the slopes in the off-season are experiencing some skiing blues. However, we know a good way to counteract those blues! Ski resorts (and skiing in general) have been featured in many movies over the years, and for good reason. The Alps are especially known for their wonderful environments and scenery, making them excellent film sets. So, you can indulge yourself in a few select movies that

The Best Spots for Glacier Skiing in the Alps

Skier racing down a glacier

As you’d expect, people associate skiing with the winter season. It makes sense, since skiing tends to take place atop snow-capped mountains. However, skiing definitely happens during the summer period. Many ski resorts play home to a high altitude glacier where a lot of summer skiing takes place. Our guide will dive into our best spots for glacier skiing in the Alps. Who said the slopes were only for winter? What is Glacier Skiing? Glaciers are formed when large masses

When is the Best Time to Book a Ski Holiday?

Skier going through thick snow

Itching to get back on the slopes? It’s never too early to start thinking about booking your next ski holiday! When it comes to skiing, every holiday is different. Some are looking for the emptiest pistes, some for child-friendly slopes, some for the best après. So, when should you head to the slopes? We shed some light on the best time to book a ski holiday. When is the Best Time to Go Skiing? The best time to go skiing

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