Man snowboarding downhill

Facebook0TwitteremailSnowboarding isn’t the most complicated sport in the world, but it does take determination and persistence to get through those first few days of being on your bum more than you’re on your feet. Once you have that eureka moment though, you won’t look back. If you’ve decided this is the year for your first snowboarding holiday, but you’ve not yet strapped into a pair of bindings, there’s a few things you need to consider. Most importantly, how and where you’re going to learn, and…Continue Reading “BEST PLACE TO LEARN TO SNOWBOARD”

Facebook0TwitteremailAfter you’ve sorted your resort and accommodation for your ski holiday, the next thing you need to think about is whether to book ski or board lessons. For beginners, it’s the best way to learn – and there are tons of benefits for more experienced skiers too. What types of ski school are there? Group lessons The most common kind of ski school, you’ll learn in a group with skiers of the same ability, follow-the-leader style. It’s the perfect way for first-timers to pick up…Continue Reading “SHOULD YOU BOOK SKI SCHOOL?”

Austrian ski areas

Facebook0TwitteremailOver the past few seasons, Austria’s started to shake things up a bit as it’s mountains are being carefully knitted together. New lifts are creating large lift-linked areas, covering masses of terrain to rival its large French and Italian competitors, but they’re still sympathetic to the landscape and pistes they connect. That’s not to say that ski areas that aren’t linked by lifts are any less convenient. Hopping on the bus is an everyday part of skiing for Austrians: they’re well planned, efficient and all…Continue Reading “BEST SKI AREAS IN AUSTRIA”

Alpen Therme Spa

Facebook0TwitteremailEveryone’s got their own way to relax on the mountain, but a trip to the spa is our favourite path to bliss. Wellness has long been a part of mountain culture, from the historic thermal springs in Austria and Canada, to the everlasting Scandi love of saunas. Check out some of our top ski resort spas… Courchevel, France If bigger is better, then the Aquamotion centre in Courchevel takes the crown – at 15,000m², it’s the largest mountain waterpark in Europe. Go for a splash…Continue Reading “BEST SKI RESORT SPAS”

Facebook0TwitteremailWhether you’re tagging along with powder-hungry pals, you’ve been roped in by family to help babysit the kids or you love skiing but relish some slope-free time too, you don’t need to step foot on the piste to make the most of a ski holiday. Here’s our pick of the best resorts for non-skiers… Chamonix, France Mountain lifts aren’t just for skiers in Chamonix. The Aiguille du Midi cable car is a real feat of engineering, with the highest vertical ascent in the world, and…Continue Reading “TOP 5 SKI RESORTS FOR NON-SKIERS”