La Plagne, France

Staying in a chalet is your chance to relax – and with welcoming vibes, great company and delicious food made by your Crystal chalet hosts, you’ll soon feel right at home. To help you choose your next cosy getaway, here are some of our favourite chalets in France. Carlina Chalets, La Plagne Sit back and relax in the stylish furnishings of the Hugo, Juliette and Violette chalets. As with all of our chalets, you won’t have to lift a finger. Start your day with a…Continue Reading “OUR TOP 4 FRENCH CHALETS”

Bluebird days, late season deals and no peak crowds – March can be one of the best times of the season to head to the mountains. Here are some of our favourite resorts where you can ski in spring. Val d’Isère, France Shared with neighbouring Tignes, the Espace Killy ski area has runs way up at 3,500m – where the snow is still in tip-top condition come March. Have some fun on the cruisy blues and gentle reds of the Bellevarde and La Daille sectors….Continue Reading “TOP 6 RESORTS FOR SKIING IN MARCH”

Think festivals are just a summer thing? Think again. In winter, the parties head to the piste, and ski resorts come alive with music and comedy. Check out some of our favourite on-mountain events. Rave on Snow:Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Austria 3 days in December Electronic music has been taking over the Austrian Alps since 1993 – growing from a gathering of 50 mates to one of the highlights of Saalbach’s winter season. There are 13 venues to fit in to three days, from open-air stages…Continue Reading “TOP 7 WINTER FESTIVALS IN EUROPE”

There’s nothing like brisk mountain air to wake you up and get you going for a day’s skiing But whether it’s a bluebird day or -20°C , it’s never too cold to ski. 6 top tips for keeping cosy 1. Wrap up warm We’re talking all the layers – thermal base layers, jumpers and hats along with your waterproof ski jacket and salopettes. Get the right gear and you’ll be toasty all day. Have a read of our ultimate guide on what to wear when…Continue Reading “WHEN IS IT TOO COLD TO SKI?”

We’ve teamed up with ABTA’s #skisafe campaign to make sure you’re properly prepped for your ski holiday, especially when it comes to safety. Here are our top tips for staying safe on and off the mountain… Get fit Prep your body for the piste to help avoid those day-two aches and pains. Check out our guide to getting ski fit and have a go at Slopercise – a series of workouts specifically designed to get your body ready for the mountains. Travel with insurance One that’s…Continue Reading “HOW TO STAY #SKISAFE ON THE MOUNTAIN”