Borovets, Bulgaria

Planning your first ski holiday but never put on a pair of skis before? We’ve got your back. Here are some top tips to help you get prepped for the mountain, and make the most of every second. Do some resort research When you’re choosing a resort, don’t just go for the big names or your friends’ favourites – find one that’s best for beginners. It’ll have everything a first-timer needs, like English-speaking ski schools and lots of easy green and blue runs where you…Continue Reading “TOP TIPS FOR BEGINNER SKIERS”

Tignes Le Lac

Deep in France’s Tarentaise Valley are the resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère. Together they make up the world-renowned Espace Killy ski area, known for its 300km of high-altitude skiing, gentle beginner runs and fabulous viewpoints. There’s loads to do off the slopes too, whether you’re a non-skier or just fancy an afternoon off. Not sure where to start? Here are our favourites… Things to do in Tignes Go ice diving Down in Tignes Le Lac, you can dive into a frozen lake to explore…Continue Reading “TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE ESPACE KILLY”

It’s the home of Santa – apparently full of magic reindeer, elves with pointy shoes and presents piled high in every direction. But can Finland be just as enchanting for adults as it is for kids? We sent two of our ski experts to the Finnish resort of Ruka to find out. Firstly, is it too cold to ski in Finland? Amy: I was expecting it to be extremely cold, but it wasn’t actually that bad. It can drop to around -20°C, but in December…Continue Reading “FINLAND FOR ADULTS: A GUIDE TO RUKA SKI RESORT”

Deep in the Canadian Rockies is the mountain town of Banff – named after the Scottish birthplace of George Stephen, the President of Canadian Pacific Railway who founded the town and its natural springs in 1883. As well as a short transfer of just 90 minutes, there are plenty of reasons why you can’t beat a winter holiday to Banff. Here are a few of our favourites… Outstanding skiing 8,000 acres of feather-light, dry powder cover the three huge mountains that make up Banff’s ski…Continue Reading “BEST THINGS ABOUT BANFF”

The snow train

Eurostar operate a direct service from the dreary skies of London to the crisp air of the French Alps. We jumped on board to try it out and after an effortless ride to the mountains, we’re big fans. Find out why should you skip the airport and head for the train station. Our journey At 8.45am, we joined the pack of multi-coloured coats and ski bags at St Pancras’ Eurostar terminal. Within the hour, we’d boarded the train and were off to the mountains. Our…Continue Reading “THE SNOW TRAIN TO THE SLOPES”