Sun Peaks, Canada

Eager to boost your ski skills? Check out our top tips to improve your technique and take your skiing to the next level. Tips for before you go Get fit When you’re having fun on the slopes, it’s easy to forget that skiing’s a sport – and you need a good level of fitness for it. Avoid the day-two achey muscles by prepping properly for your trip. Check out our guide on how to get fit for skiing. Or have a go at Slopercise at…Continue Reading “7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIING”

Skiing in Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is high-altitude and snowsure – a good pick for early and late season, when lower resorts might not get good snow. Beginners and intermediates can let loose exploring the range of blues and reds. Warm up on the slopes near town, then head up to the glacier or over to Ponte di Legno for some trickier tree-lined runs. The town itself is set along one main street, lined with shops, restaurants and a handful of lively après spots for a post-ski drink and…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO PASSO TONALE”

The Dolomites

Every ski area has those must-ski pistes, from scenic beauties to Olympic landmarks and challenging leg-burners. Here are our favourites across Italy. Best ski run for advanced skiers Kandahar Banchetta – Sestriere Black + Red Ready to feel like an Olympian? Kandahar Banchetta was the star of the 2006 Olympic men’s downhill race. A steep drop-in hits you with a rush of adrenaline – this is one for experts and the most confident intermediates only. The twisting 2.5km piste mellows out in the middle, before…Continue Reading “TOP 5 RUNS IN ITALY”

Snowplough

Starting a new sport is tons of fun, but it can feel like you’re learning a whole new language too. So to help you grasp the lingo, here’s a round-up of the most common ski-related words and slang. General terms Ski area: The general name for the area of the mountain where you can ski and snowboard, including all the pistes and lifts. Piste/run/slope: The paths that you ski down have several names but they mean the same thing. Pistes are marked with poles along…Continue Reading “A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKI JARGON”

Tignes, France

Late-season skiing means longer days, warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine – so head off in March or April to savour that last bit of slope time before the season ends. Here’s our pick of the top five resorts to ski in spring. Obergurgl, Austria One of the highest ski villages in Europe at 1,930m, Obergurgl has a reputation for great snow all season – April alone gets an average dump of 160cm. The wide, gentle runs are ideal for beginners and improving intermediates to…Continue Reading “BEST RESORTS FOR LATE-SEASON SKIING”