Facebook0TwitteremailLooking 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”

Get Slope Ready

Facebook492TwitteremailThere’s nothing like the first day on the mountain. Heading out early to catch the lift and clicking into your skis or strapping onto your board. Making those first turns, fresh tracks and finding your favourite run. You’re feeling on top of the world. Then day two comes along and it’s a whole different story. Achey legs, sore bum and the curious feeling that the walk to the lift is twice as long as yesterday. So get your body prepped for the piste with Slopercise….Continue Reading “GET SKI READY WITH SLOPERCISE”

Facebook32TwitteremailNow that the dark nights, misty mornings and low temperatures are kicking in, and winter is just beginning, it’s all starting to feel a little spooky. As Halloween approaches, why not escape the cold and stick on a scary film? Just make sure you’ve got a cushion handy to hide behind – these five are bound to get your heart racing…   1. Avalanche Sharks If anything, this film deserves a watch simply for the sheer humility of it. Rating 2.3 on IMDB, Avalanche Sharks…Continue Reading “TOP 5 WINTER HORROR MOVIES”

Facebook22TwitteremailSnow centres have indoor ski slopes where you can have a go at skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow. They’re a taste of the mountain with fresh snow every day, runs of different lengths and gradients and qualified instructors – so you can learn the basics or sharpen up your turns before your next ski holiday, making them ideal for beginners and pros alike. Where are they? There are snow centres in Manchester, Castleford, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hampstead and Tamworth. And you’ll find a…Continue Reading “WHAT’S A SNOW CENTRE?”

Facebook0TwitteremailItching to spend some solo time on the mountain, but not sure where to go? With tons of comfy 3 and 4-star hotels, and a reputation for hearty food and friendly people, Austria is our top pick for a solo ski holiday. Choosing a place to stay is key – whether you want a lively resort with loads going on, or somewhere quieter where you can savour time to yourself. Supplement-free single rooms tend to book up quickly, so get looking early to find the…Continue Reading “SKIING IN AUSTRIA: BEST RESORTS FOR SOLO SKIERS”