Get Slope Ready

There’s nothing like the first day on the mountain. Heading out early to catch the lift and clicking into your skis or strapping onto your board. Making those first turns, fresh tracks and finding your favourite run. You’re feeling on top of the world. Then day two comes along and it’s a whole different story. Achey legs, sore bum and the curious feeling that the walk to the lift is twice as long as yesterday. So get your body prepped for the piste with Slopercise….Continue Reading “GET SKI READY WITH SLOPERCISE”

Deep in the Canadian Rockies is the mountain town of Banff – named after the Scottish birthplace of George Stephen, the President of Canadian Pacific Railway who founded the town and its natural springs in 1883. As well as a short transfer of just 90 minutes, there are plenty of reasons why you can’t beat a winter holiday to Banff. Here are a few of our favourites… Outstanding skiing 8,000 acres of feather-light, dry powder cover the three huge mountains that make up Banff’s ski…Continue Reading “BEST THINGS ABOUT BANFF”

Now that the dark nights, misty mornings and low temperatures are kicking in, and winter is just beginning, it’s all starting to feel a little spooky. As Halloween approaches, why not escape the cold and stick on a scary film? Just make sure you’ve got a cushion handy to hide behind – these five are bound to get your heart racing…   1. Avalanche Sharks If anything, this film deserves a watch simply for the sheer humility of it. Rating 2.3 on IMDB, Avalanche Sharks…Continue Reading “TOP 5 WINTER HORROR MOVIES”

hotel in Passo Tonale

What does a ski resort look like? Well, the answer isn’t that simple. Old or new, pretty or more functional, they’re all different. And how they look is down to the influences at play when they were being designed, from local industry to the expansion of railways, and ever-changing architectural styles. Art Nouveau Art Nouveau and Art Deco spread across Europe in the early 20th century, weaving the shapes of nature and the geometric lines of the times into architecture. Blossoming ski resorts were soon…Continue Reading “DESIGNING THE MOUNTAIN: THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKI RESORTS”

Snow centres have indoor ski slopes where you can have a go at skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow. They’re a taste of the mountain with fresh snow every day, runs of different lengths and gradients and qualified instructors – so you can learn the basics or sharpen up your turns before your next ski holiday, making them ideal for beginners and pros alike. Where are they? There are snow centres in Manchester, Castleford, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hampstead and Tamworth. And you’ll find a…Continue Reading “WHAT’S A SNOW CENTRE?”