Tag Archives: Skiing

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

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

  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?

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

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

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