Group ski holiday

Kids, teens, parents, grandparents – families come in all shapes and sizes. Make the most of your time together and round up the whole clan to share your love of the mountain next winter. We caught up with our group expert, Alana, who goes on a multi-generational family ski trip every year, to find out how to do it right. Why do you love extended family ski holidays? Alana: It’s the one time of the year that the whole family gets together and gets to…Continue Reading “HOW TO DO AN EXTENDED FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY”

Skiing in Soldeu, Andorra

Pick a ski-in, ski-out hotel or apartment to get straight to the slopes – just step out the door and hop onto the lift, or clip in and schuss off. Add in excellent restaurants, spas and entertainment, and you’ve got some unbeatable places to stay. WHAT MAKES AN ACCOMMODATION SKI-IN, SKI-OUT? Our ski-in, ski-out accommodations are right next to a lift or piste. So you can ski to and from the door, or to within 50 metres of it, when there’s decent snow on the…Continue Reading “BEST SKI-IN, SKI-OUT ACCOMMODATIONS”

Paradaski ski area, France

Families, beginners and intermediates love the Paradiski – a huge, high-altitude ski area in France. The resorts of La Plagne and Les Arcs are made up of almost a dozen villages, from purpose-built hubs with a mix of bars and restaurants, to quieter, more traditional hamlets. MOUNTAIN STATS • Easy pistes: 140• Intermediate pistes: 65• Advanced pistes: 37• Ski area size: 425km• Snow range: 1,250-3,250m• La Plagne resort height: 1,800-2,150m• Les Arcs resort height: 1,600-2,000m WHAT’S THE SKIING LIKE? The Paradiski is known for variety…Continue Reading “AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE PARADISKI”

France or Italy skiing

As France and Italy get ready to face each other in the Six Nations rugby, we put them head to head to see which is the better ski destination. It’s French Alps versus Dolomites, purpose-built versus traditional, fondue versus pizza – but which one wins out for you? Mountain stats No. of resorts:France – 28Italy – 19Biggest ski area:France – Portes du Soleil, 650kmItaly – Dolomiti Superski, 1,220kmHighest resort:France – Val Thorens, 2,300mItaly – Cervinia, 2,050mHighest skiing:France – Chamonix, 3,842mItaly – Cervinia, 3,883m Skiing Think…Continue Reading “SKIING IN FRANCE VS ITALY”

Pancake Day

Pancakes are popular all over the world, and many of our favourite ski destinations have a must-try recipe. At home, most people eat them smothered in lemon juice and sugar on Shrove Tuesday – the day when it’s traditional to use up all your rich ingredients before the start of Lent. But this simple mix of eggs, flour and milk can be adapted in lots of delicious ways. France: Crêpes Take a break from skiing to snack on an extra-thin pancake filled with sugar, jam…Continue Reading “PANCAKES AROUND THE WORLD”