1 May 2016

7 health benefits to cross-country skiing

A traditional mode of transport in Northern Europe, cross-country skiing has been around for yonks and in a world of high speeds and 1080 spins, it’s often labelled a ‘niche’ hobby. Across Scandinavia though, the habit retains its popularity, holding high status as a leisure pursuit and an exercise. The advantages to cross-country skiing are plenty; […]

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24 April 2016

Clash of the Titans: France vs Austria

  Booking a ski holiday in Europe can be tough going – with so much world-class piste on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start. Europe’s most popular ski resorts are sprinkled generously across the peaks of France and Austria, so we decided to discover the differences and similarities between these two […]

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14 April 2016

Five reasons why you need to ski in Alberta

Canada’s Alberta province offers some of the best skiing and boarding in the world across three different resorts. Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper are all very different, each with its own unique character and flavour, and yet they share a few factors that make them some of the best North America has to offer. Stellar […]

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2 April 2016

North America vs. Europe: choosing your next ski holiday

Someone on the Crystal Facebook page asked us the following question: “I’m thinking about skiing in Canada or America next year. After looking at the piste maps they don’t seem to compare to the Alps. I’m worried I’ll be disappointed after spending so much more money and travelling for hours longer?” The responses were so incredibly helpful, so […]

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1 April 2016

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an artificial snow cloud…

When it snows, it pours. In a bizarre turn of events, reports are claiming that cloud-making technology being developed for the 2022 Qatar World Cup have resulted in an unprecedented – and accidental – snowfall in the region. This breakthrough has created an incredible bidding war in the Alps, with several resorts clamouring to become […]

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