Facebook0TwitteremailWhether it’s your first ski holiday or not, there are always new tips and tricks to learn. Our ski hacks are bite-sized videos with expert advice on everything from putting your boots on to skiing in flat light. Hosted by pro ski instructor Darren Turner, they’ll help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Tips for ski equipment Ski gear can be confusing – especially if you’re new to the sport – but getting it right is key to feeling comfortable on…Continue Reading “INTRODUCING SKI HACKS”

Facebook783TwitteremailTucked in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, Andorra may be small but it’s got a lot to love when it comes to skiing. The two ski areas, Vallnord and Grandvalira, have over 300km of piste between them – perfect playgrounds for beginners and intermediates. What’s the skiing like? The ski schools are rated some of the best in Europe, with English-speaking instructors and nursery areas up the mountain – so you can ski with great views from day one. For first-timers, the Vallnord ski…Continue Reading “HOW GOOD IS SKIING IN ANDORRA?”

Facebook31Twitteremail There’s nothing like a good blue run to build your confidence, warm up your ski legs or just cruise along and enjoy the scenery. Take a look at our pick of the best blues across Europe and North America. Les Cascades, Flaine, France Like the waterfalls it’s named after (‘cascades’ means ‘waterfalls’ in French), this one is a natural beauty from top to bottom. It’s the longest blue in France, stretching 14km from the summit down to the village of Sixt. Take the gondola…Continue Reading “BLUE RUN MONDAY”

Facebook1.2kTwitteremailAt a lofty 1,927m, Obergurgl’s one of the highest ski villages in Europe – so good snow all season is pretty much a given. It’s full of top-quality hotels that are known for their hospitality, and traditional restaurants that dish up mountain favourites like schnitzel and fondue. Families love the town’s small size and quiet slopes. And the 110km ski area, shared with Hochgurgl, has a good spread of blue and red runs. Mountain stats Ski area: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, 110km Resort height: 1,927m Snow range: 1,800-3,082m…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO OBERGURGL”

Facebook0TwitteremailWinter activities make everyone’s holiday more memorable, from the powder hounds to the sworn non-skiers. Here are our favourites – and you can try them in loads of resorts. Dog sledding Is there a better way to travel than in a sled pulled by adorable huskies? Dog sledding is a bucket list activity that dates back centuries and can be found in ski resorts all over the world, from Finland to Andorra. Visit a husky farm to meet these incredible canine athletes, before heading off…Continue Reading “TOP MUST-DO WINTER ACTIVITIES”