Skiing in the Dolomites

Val di Fassa’s a valley of pretty mountain towns in the north of Italy, known for its world-class skiing amongst the dramatic surroundings of the Dolomites. And with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, you’re almost guaranteed bluebird days on the slopes. Here are our top 5 reasons to go. 1. It’s Europe’s biggest ski area With a seemingly endless 1200km to explore around the Sella Massif, you’ll be racking up the ski miles. The famous Sella Ronda circular route is a…Continue Reading “TOP 5 REASONS TO GO TO VAL DI FASSA”

Our favourite high-altitude resorts have long seasons and extensive slopes. They’re heaven for ski-lovers looking for good snow, especially on early or late season trips when lower resorts might not have had a lot of snowfall. Here are three of our top picks from Austria, France and Italy. Obergurgl, Austria (Snow range: 1,800-3,082m) In the Ötz Valley, Obergurgl is one of the highest ski villages in Europe and has excellent snow all winter. Even the beginners’ slopes have unforgettable views, with some rising up to 3,000m….Continue Reading “BEST RESORTS FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE SKIING”

Winter is snowball fights, ‘pinch me’ views and dancing in ski boots. It’s grabbing your goggles and setting off to catch your first lift. Falling down and getting back up again. Crunching out into the night to feel the snowflakes on your cheeks. Winter is the moments that matter. The ones you’ll always remember. What’s your winter moment? Find it at crystalski.co.uk and share it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #GetMoreWinter

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”