Facebook2.9kTwitteremailDeep 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

Facebook0TwitteremailEurostar 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”

Facebook21TwitteremailA week of skiing requires a good level of fitness, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a mountain newbie. So before heading up to the peaks, try to get in some workouts to get ski-fit – not only will you enjoy the slopes more, but you’ll strengthen those key muscles, meaning there’ll be less risk of injury. You don’t have to be a member of a gym either. Instead, get slope-ready in the comfort of your own home with our online workout plan inspired by…Continue Reading “GET FIT FOR SKIING”

Facebook0TwitteremailTime together, new memories and non-stop fun are key to a successful family ski holiday. Once the lifts close and the sun goes down, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head that, in the words of Goldilocks, is ‘just right’ for both you and your little ones. From rooms with enough space to store piles of winter gear, to after-hours entertainment for all ages, here are our top family-friendly ski hotels. Hotel Lohmann, Obergurgl Only a 3-minute walk to the ski lifts, Hotel Lohmann’s position…Continue Reading “TOP 3 FAMILY SKI HOTELS”

Banff National Park

Facebook2.4kTwitteremailCanada is one of those bucket-list destinations, especially in winter. But don’t just dream – ski holidays to Canada are easier (and cheaper) than you think. And the earlier you book, the better deals you’ll get. Have we peaked your interest? Here are some of the great reasons why Canada is simply the best. The skiing World-renowned Whistler is the biggest ski resort in North America. It’s got heaps of powdery terrain to dig your skis into, spread across two mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb….Continue Reading “TOP REASONS TO VISIT CANADA”