6 Reasons Why Zell am See Will Change Your Life

It’s not often you find a ski resort that pretty much has everything. Stunning surroundings? Check Great skiing? Check Top quality aprs, nightlife and food? Check Access to glacier skiing? Check Great value? Check Although you’d be mad to not already be frantically researching the possibilities of Zell – if we’ve already convinced you, click here – here are 6 more reasons that we think it’s one of the best ski resorts in the world. 1. It’s objectively beautiful   How many resorts give you…Continue Reading “6 Reasons Why Zell am See Will Change Your Life”

There’s an old adage that skiing is easier to learn, but harder to master, whereas snowboarding is harder to learn, but easier to master. Everyone’s experience is different of course, but there’s definitely an element of truth to the statement. Will I pick up snowboarding quicker than skiing? Unless you have a background in skate or surfboarding, most people will initially feel more comfortable keeping their feet separated and facing the direction of travel. While ski boots can definitely feel clunky, progress up the mountain…Continue Reading “Is it easier to learn to ski or snowboard?”

Last year, Summit goggles came to our attention here at Crystal as a cool, forward thinking and fresh new force within the industry. Their ‘thing’ is magnetic lenses, so you can swap out your goggles as and when the weather changes – you literally just pop them off the front and then replace as appropriate. The dream, right? So when they got in touch asking if we’d like to test a couple of pairs, we jumped at the chance to send them all over the…Continue Reading “The Big Deal: Summit Goggles”

The best thing about apres-ski in Austria is that its exactly how you’d imagine. Oompah bands, mountain huts and blaring Europop. Yes, they’re a clich, but the dance routines and barfuls of revellers dancing on tables in their ski boots are what make it so fun. There are steins, happy hours and lines of shots; it’s cheerful, it’s cheesy and it’s cheaper than France and Switzerland. Austrian apres also tends to start early and finish early, with a lot of bars closing by 7pm, so…Continue Reading “Best apres ski in Austria 2018”

South Tyrol, Italy’s northernmost province, combines traditional alpine villages with Italian joie-de-vivre. The region’s Dolomite mountains not only form the foundation for Europe’s largest ski area – the Dolomiti Superski – they’re also a UNESCO heritage site. South Tyrol entices its visitors with its variety and harmony of opposites, all based around its four perfectly picturesque resorts… Selva Home to the UNESCO-protected Sella massif – one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe – Selva is ideal for intermediate skiers, who are spoilt for…Continue Reading “Region Spotlight: South Tyrol”