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Get More Ruhpolding – The Lowdown

23 December 2016

Imagine your perfect ski resort. Is it a high-altitude, ski-in-ski-out resort with access to 500km of piste and a superclub? If so, Ruhpolding’s probably not for you. In and of itself, Ruhpolding’s ski area is a relatively small 22km. It also sits at a fairly low altitude, has a small-ish village centre and doesn’t offer TOO […]

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Skiing In The Future – Why You Should Book For Winter 17/18

9 December 2016

With the launch of our Winter 2017/18 holiday portfolio, we’ve been thinking about skiing, the future, skiing in the future, and how exciting it’s probably going to be. Read on for our predictions about what skiing will probably look like in the near future. Probably. There will be hoverboards No snow? No problem. All snowboards […]

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Get Festive at Altitude – the Funniest Show on Snow

3 November 2016

Altitude Festival Christmas

The World’s Number One Alpine Comedy Festival, Altitude returns to Mayrhofen this year with their first ever Christmas edition. Here’s everything you need to know about the funniest show on snow (with added Ho Ho Ho!).   The Resort Mayrhofen not only boasts some of Europe’s best skiing, but plenty of activities for non-skiers too. The town […]

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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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Getting More From The Mountain: Adventures in the Vallée Blanche

23 September 2016

This article was written by Paul Rudd, Overseas IT Support for Crystal Ski Holidays in Chamonix, France. The morning started early, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ waking me at 6:30am.  We were due to meet our guide who would take us down the Vallée Blanche at 07:45, and the weather forecast was […]

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