There’s nothing like brisk mountain air to wake you up and get you going for a day’s skiing But whether it’s a bluebird day or -20°C , it’s never too cold to ski. 6 top tips for keeping cosy 1. Wrap up warm We’re talking all the layers – thermal base layers, jumpers and hats along with your waterproof ski jacket and salopettes. Get the right gear and you’ll be toasty all day. Have a read of our ultimate guide on what to wear when…Continue Reading “WHEN IS IT TOO COLD TO SKI?”

There’s nothing like a good blue run to build your confidence, warm up your ski legs or just cruise along and enjoy the scenery. Take a look at our pick of the best blues across Europe and North America. Les Cascades, Flaine, France Like the waterfalls it’s named after (‘cascades’ means ‘waterfalls’ in French), this one is a natural beauty from top to bottom. It’s the longest blue in France, stretching 14km from the summit down to the village of Sixt. Take the gondola to…Continue Reading “BLUE RUN MONDAY”

At a lofty 1,927m, Obergurgl’s one of the highest ski villages in Europe – so good snow all season is pretty much a given. It’s full of top-quality hotels that are known for their hospitality, and traditional restaurants that dish up mountain favourites like schnitzel and fondue. Families love the town’s small size and quiet slopes. And the 110km ski area, shared with Hochgurgl, has a good spread of blue and red runs. Mountain stats Ski area: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, 110km Resort height: 1,927m Snow range: 1,800-3,082m…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO OBERGURGL”

Tignes, France

Late-season skiing means longer days, warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine – so head off in March or April to savour that last bit of slope time before the season ends. Here’s our pick of the top five resorts to ski in spring. Obergurgl, Austria One of the highest ski villages in Europe at 1,930m, Obergurgl has a reputation for great snow all season – April alone gets an average dump of 160cm. The wide, gentle runs are ideal for beginners and improving intermediates to…Continue Reading “BEST RESORTS FOR LATE-SEASON SKIING”

Whistler, Canada

Nothing gets us in the mood for the slopes quite like watching a ski or snowboard film. So we’ve picked our top five – a mix of feel-good Hollywood blockbusters and awe-inspiring documentaries from the pros. Eddie The Eagle Nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Film, 2016’s Eddie The Eagle is definitely one to watch. Starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton, this comedy follows Eddie in his quest to compete in the Winter Olympics. Will he make the British team and bring home…Continue Reading “BEST SKI FILMS OF ALL TIME”