Finland, Lapland, Ski, Skiing, Snow, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Winter, Wonderland, Adventure, Travel

Glittering snowflakes clinging to every branch in the forest, the mumble of nearby reindeer and the crisp crunch of footsteps in the fresh snow – Lapland is a winter wonderland where memories are made and winter never ends.  Finnish December days only see five or six hours of daylight, bathing the land in an ethereal half-light under the pink skies. The air’s filled with a sense of magic as you head out on a reindeer safari, sleep over in the snow village or ride into…Continue Reading “Lapland and beyond – why we love skiing in Finland”

“When they’re old enough to walk, they’re old enough to ski.” – Ancient skiing proverb Unfortunately this isn’t quite true. There are a whole host of things to consider when looking at what age your child should start learning to ski. You’ll need to look at everything from what age ski schools will take them to whether you want to test the waters first with introductory sessions in the UK. The good news is that we’ve got the answers to a lot of those questions….Continue Reading “At what age can children learn to ski?”

Alberta’s amazing – that’s no secret. It offers some of the best and most picturesque skiing and snowboarding terrain in Canada, a country known for its incredible skiing and snowboarding terrain. Rather than rant on about how great it is, here’s a quick rundown of its individual resorts and what they can offer you. Choose your resort and get ready for Alberta – we can’t recommend it enough. Banff Banff is Alberta’s biggest draw – literally and figuratively – with its three mountains totaling a…Continue Reading “Ready For Alberta – Everything You Need To Know”

Ski with your squad this season

Skiing with your mates is great, isn’t it? I mean, skiing on your own can be fun – you get the freedom to do and go whatever and wherever you like, to stand at the top of the mountain, admire the views and breathe deep, calming breaths in the silence of the natural world. There’s nothing to hold you back or slow you down and no one to laugh at you when you stack or fall off a chairlift. On the other hand, there’s nothing…Continue Reading “Ski with your squad this season”

****** APRIL FOOLS’ ****** CHOOSE YOUR CHAIRLIFT Ski holidays are all about waking up before the sun rises, getting breakfast down you in record time, heading straight to the chairlifts and shredding that corduroy or pounding that freshly fallen powder. But at one time or another, we’ve all had our hopes of those first tracks dashed by long and impenetrable lift queues and tedious rides with strangers. Luckily for you, you’ll never have to waste precious time again: Crystal have teamed up with lift operators…Continue Reading “BIG NEWS – CHOOSE YOUR CHAIRLIFT”