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The Alpine Skiing Bucket List

Extreme alpine skiing

Looking for your next challenge? From riding the highest zipline in the world and braving dizzying black runs, to tasting culinary curiosities in the finest restaurants, there’s a lot more to the Alps than meets the eye. The Alps are home to staggering peaks and world class ski areas, attracting skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. To fully make the most of this skier’s paradise, read on for our list of adrenaline packed, bucket-list worthy activities to complete. Without

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 back

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,

Breakfast Recipe Ideas to Kick Start Your Day on the Slopes

A close up of the powder day muffins

‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is a phrase that was probably drummed into most of us from an early age. Whether or not you follow this rule in your everyday life, it’s certainly one to abide by on the mountain. On average, downhill skiing and snowboarding can burn around 300 to 600 calories per hour. When you consider how many hours you put in, that’s a pretty good workout! Plus, being at altitude puts extra strain

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

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

Ski Resort Opening Dates 2018

  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

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