Facebook0TwitteremailYou need to buy a ski jacket but there’s a bewildering array of brightly coloured and expensive-looking options available. By breaking down the different specs and explaining away the jargon, we’ll help you find the right outerwear for your mountain adventures. Insulated or shell? The first decision you have to make is how much you want to fork out – whether you aim towards the top of the price range with an insulated jacket, or opt for a waterproof outer ‘shell’, which will be cheaper,…Continue Reading “WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A SKI JACKET”

Facebook0TwitteremailYou may already have a weatherproof jacket prepared for the snow, but unless you’ve already been on a ski holiday, chances are you won’t have any salopettes. To prevent you from being the odd one out trying to snowplough in jeans, we’ve enlisted Snow+Rock clothing buyer Johnny Hayes to help explain. What are salopettes? The French word for overalls, salopettes are distinguished from more basic waterproof trousers by their braces and breathability. Having said that, you’re free to detach the suspenders and just call them…Continue Reading “A GUIDE TO BUYING SALOPETTES”

Finland, Lapland, Ski, Skiing, Snow, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Winter, Wonderland, Adventure, Travel

Facebook462TwitteremailGlittering snowflakes clinging to every branch in the forest, the mumble of nearby reindeer and the crisp crunch of footsteps in the fresh snow – Lapland is a winter wonderland where memories are made and winter never ends.  Finnish December days only see five or six hours of daylight, bathing the land in an ethereal half-light under the pink skies. The air’s filled with a sense of magic as you head out on a reindeer safari, sleep over in the snow village or ride into…Continue Reading “Lapland and beyond – why we love skiing in Finland”

Facebook0Twitteremail“When they’re old enough to walk, they’re old enough to ski.” – Ancient skiing proverb Unfortunately this isn’t quite true. There are a whole host of things to consider when looking at what age your child should start learning to ski. You’ll need to look at everything from what age ski schools will take them to whether you want to test the waters first with introductory sessions in the UK. The good news is that we’ve got the answers to a lot of those questions….Continue Reading “At what age can children learn to ski?”

Facebook363TwitteremailAlberta’s amazing – that’s no secret. It offers some of the best and most picturesque skiing and snowboarding terrain in Canada, a country known for its incredible skiing and snowboarding terrain. Rather than rant on about how great it is, here’s a quick rundown of its individual resorts and what they can offer you. Choose your resort and get ready for Alberta – we can’t recommend it enough. Banff Banff is Alberta’s biggest draw – literally and figuratively – with its three mountains totaling a…Continue Reading “Ready For Alberta – Everything You Need To Know”