Facebook0TwitteremailAre your annual cravings for a winter getaway kicking in? Our Winter 19/20 holidays are now on sale so you can get ahead of the game and book next year’s snow-filled adventure. There are loads of advantages to booking early – here are just a few… 1. Choose from more accommodations Whether you’re looking for an apartment, hotel or one of our high-end chalets, there’s much more choice when you start looking early. And if you’re getting the family together you can opt for an…Continue Reading “TOP 7 REASONS TO BOOK YOUR WINTER 19/20 SKI HOLIDAY EARLY”

Facebook1.5kTwitteremailLooking to tick the best black runs off your bucket list? Check out our pick of some of the most challenging pistes in Europe… The Swiss Wall, Avoriaz, France You’ll find the Swiss Wall (called Le Pas de Chavanette on the piste map) on the French/Swiss border. With a difficulty rating that’s literally off the charts – it’s technically classed as orange – it’s more demanding than most black slopes. Though only 1km long, the wide run drops 331m. It’s great fun after fresh snowfall,…Continue Reading “BLACK RUN FRIDAY”

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”

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Facebook0TwitteremailWhat does a ski resort look like? Well, the answer isn’t that simple. Old or new, pretty or more functional, they’re all different. And how they look is down to the influences at play when they were being designed, from local industry to the expansion of railways, and ever-changing architectural styles. Art Nouveau Art Nouveau and Art Deco spread across Europe in the early 20th century, weaving the shapes of nature and the geometric lines of the times into architecture. Blossoming ski resorts were soon…Continue Reading “DESIGNING THE MOUNTAIN: THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKI RESORTS”

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”