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Getting More From The Mountain: Why Ski Touring Is The Best

31 October 2016

Ski Touring Get More Winter Crystal

There’s a common misconception that ski tourers are either skinny men in Lycra sprinting up the hill, or groups all carrying 40 litre packs to head off into the back country for weeks on end. Don’t get me wrong, these stereotypes do exist, but are very much at the far ends of the spectrum. In […]

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Clash of the Titans: Norway vs. Finland

26 May 2016

We recently compared France and Austria, arguably Europe’s most formidable snowsport forces, in an attempt to establish where Europe’s best skiing is to be had. But in truth the question goes beyond those two nations – veritable paragons of pow though they are. Skiing was not always the fast-paced après-guzzling extreme sport it is today: […]

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Say hello to Levi & Ylläs – Two of Finland’s Finest

24 May 2016

Finland’s nice. Have you been to Finland? If you haven’t, you should go. With that in mind, meet Levi and Ylläs, two resorts new to Crystal for Winter 2016/17. For those unfamiliar with the joys of a Finnish winter holiday: the range of activities on offer is unmatched anywhere in the world, the skiing’s gorgeous, […]

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Our guide to Mountain drinks

19 February 2016

Continuing with our series on excellent après and nicely segued from our guide to mountain food, we’ve put together this list of intriguing national and regional beverages for your perusal. After what seems like weeks of festive drinking and Dry January, the last thing on most people’s minds is booze. With the season in full flow however, many […]

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Salla, Finland – our National Treasures

12 October 2015

Working in the ski industry we have a lot of chats with people who describe some of the lesser-known resorts as hidden gems or national treasures. Hidden gems is pretty obvious, but what is a national treasure?  Stephen Fry? The Beatles? The Crown Jewels?  Obviously we looked to Google to translate for us: North of […]

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