Whether you’re tagging along with powder-hungry pals, you’ve been roped in by family to help babysit the kids or you love skiing but relish some slope-free time too, you don’t need to step foot on the piste to make the most of a ski holiday. Here’s our pick of the best resorts for non-skiers… Chamonix, France Mountain lifts aren’t just for skiers in Chamonix. The Aiguille du Midi cable car is a real feat of engineering, with the highest vertical ascent in the world, and…Continue Reading “TOP 5 SKI RESORTS FOR NON-SKIERS”

So your holiday’s booked, you’ve bragged about it to everyone who’ll listen, and the kids are practising their best snowball fight technique – now you just need to work out what to pack. Make a list and check it twice Packing for a ski trip takes a little more planning than your average summer holiday – t-shirts and flip flops won’t cut it when you’re spending a week in the snow-covered mountains – so we’ve put together a list of all the essentials. If it’s…Continue Reading “PACKING FOR A FAMILY SKI TRIP”

Slopes in Alpe d'Huez

The sun is shining and the temperatures are heating up, so why not head to the mountain for one last glimpse of winter. With the January and February crowds long forgotten, and tons of end-of-season events, skiing in March or April may be one of the best choices you ever make. Here are our top picks for some awesome spring skiing. Les Arcs, France Les Arcs is part of the Paradiski area, and much of its 425km of piste is above 2,000m making it great…Continue Reading “TOP 7 RESORTS FOR SPRING SKIING”

You need to buy a ski jacket but there’s a bewildering array of brightly coloured and expensive-looking options available. By breaking down the different specs and explaining away the jargon, we’ll help you find the right outerwear for your mountain adventures. Insulated or shell? The first decision you have to make is how much you want to fork out – whether you aim towards the top of the price range with an insulated jacket, or opt for a waterproof outer ‘shell’, which will be cheaper,…Continue Reading “WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A SKI JACKET”

Val d'Isere

Val d’Isère is a favourite for many skiers. And, as a glacier resort with excellent snow, buzzing après bars and even more fun to be had off the slopes, it’s clear why. Where to ski Beginners can practice on the village nursery slopes before trying out the green runs in the heart of Espace Killy. We like the Verte – it’s a long, open run ideal for perfecting your technique. Intermediate skiers will love the blue and red runs of the Bellevarde and La Daille…Continue Reading “TOP TIPS FOR VAL D’ISÈRE”