Man snowboarding downhill

Snowboarding isn’t the most complicated sport in the world, but it does take determination and persistence to get through those first few days of being on your bum more than you’re on your feet. Once you have that eureka moment though, you won’t look back. If you’ve decided this is the year for your first snowboarding holiday, but you’ve not yet strapped into a pair of bindings, there’s a few things you need to consider. Most importantly, how and where you’re going to learn, and…Continue Reading “BEST PLACE TO LEARN TO SNOWBOARD”

Time together, new memories and non-stop fun are key to a successful family ski holiday. Once the lifts close and the sun goes down, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head that, in the word of Goldilocks, is ‘just right’ for both you and your little ones. From rooms with enough space to store piles of winter gear, to after-hours entertainment for all ages, here are our top family-friendly ski hotels. Hotel Lohmann, Obergurgl Only a 3-minute walk to the ski lifts, Hotel Lohmann’s position…Continue Reading “TOP 3 FAMILY SKI HOTELS”

After you’ve sorted your resort and accommodation for your ski holiday, the next thing you need to think about is whether to book ski or board lessons. For beginners, it’s the best way to learn – and there are tons of benefits for more experienced skiers too. What types of ski school are there? Group lessons The most common kind of ski school, you’ll learn in a group with skiers of the same ability, follow-the-leader style. It’s the perfect way for first-timers to pick up…Continue Reading “SHOULD YOU BOOK SKI SCHOOL?”

Apres in the mountains

Everyone’s got their own idea of what après-ski is all about, but one thing’s for sure – we love it almost as much as the skiing. Whether it’s sitting back in a slopeside deckchair, belting out the classics in a retro one-piece or sipping a glass of wine with the locals, there’s no better way to end an epic day on the slopes. So here are our favourite resorts for après in France, Italy and Austria. Val Thorens, France Known to be one of the…Continue Reading “BEST APRÈS IN EUROPE”

Austrian ski areas

Over the past few seasons, Austria’s started to shake things up a bit as it’s mountains are being carefully knitted together. New lifts are creating large lift-linked areas, covering masses of terrain to rival its large French and Italian competitors, but they’re still sympathetic to the landscape and pistes they connect. That’s not to say that ski areas that aren’t linked by lifts are any less convenient. Hopping on the bus is an everyday part of skiing for Austrians: they’re well planned, efficient and all…Continue Reading “BEST SKI AREAS IN AUSTRIA”