Festival season is here, but forget muddy wellies and warm ciders. Just add snow and say hello to pristine piste and ice cold drinks. Catch top Edinburgh fringe comedians – including the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell and Kai Humphries – straight from the ski slopes at Austria’s “funniest show on snow” – Altitude Comedy Festival. The venue is Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tirol and the shows will take place from 11-17 December 2016. Altitude Festival hosts some of the world’s biggest comics. Previous…Continue Reading “Altitude Festival 2016 – It’s Snow Joke”
A traditional mode of transport in Northern Europe, cross-country skiing has been around for yonks and in a world of high speeds and 1080 spins, it’s often labelled a ‘niche’ hobby. Across Scandinavia though, the habit retains its popularity, holding high status as a leisure pursuit and an exercise.
The advantages to cross-country skiing are plenty; not only can it be learnt pretty quickly, but it’s also a great workout. Plus, unlike its downhill counterpart where skiers are often restrained to queues, cold lifts, busy slopes and over-full cafes, cross-country skiers glide silently past.Continue Reading "7 Health Benefits Of Cross Country Skiing"
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 of you heading to the slopes over the next few months will almost certainly be enjoying a tipple or two. Not that we would ever condone or encourage on-slope drinking……Continue Reading “Our guide to Mountain drinks”
Just because the snow melts and the lifts stop, doesn’t mean we have to forget about our favourite sport. Of course, you could head to a glacier or even fly to the Southern Hemisphere to get on the piste, but there’s no need to go that far to stay in shredding shape. Here’s five things you can do throughout the summer to keep fit for the slopes. 1. Mountain Biking The UK has one of the biggest mountain bike industries in the world, having grown…Continue Reading “5 summer activities to keep fit for the slopes”
We all love to talk about food and with Christmas only around the corner it seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips (pardon the pun). When I’m skiing I’m always thinking about food and I’ll actually plan my day on the mountain around which mountain restaurants I fancy stopping at. I don’t think you can beat sitting next to the piste enjoying a beverage or two and trying some of the tasty local grub. Every country has its own specialities and own take on…Continue Reading “Our guide to Mountain Food”