Tucked 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?”

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 to…Continue Reading “BLUE RUN MONDAY”

At 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”

Winter 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”

Ski resorts are constantly looking for ways to make your holiday even better – expanding their slopes, building faster lifts and opening new places to eat, drink and party. Check out our round-up of the best additions for Winter 18/19. Ski areas Mont Valaisan – La Rosière, France As if La Rosière wasn’t tempting enough, with its link across the border to La Thuile in Italy, it’s now opening up a whole new area. Mont Valaisan adds five pistes, two chairlifts and a freeskiing zone….Continue Reading “WHAT’S NEW IN SKI RESORTS FOR WINTER 18/19?”