Facebook0TwitteremailBluebird days, late season deals and no peak crowds – March can be one of the best times of the season to head to the mountains. Here are some of our favourite resorts where you can ski in spring. Val d’Isère, France Shared with neighbouring Tignes, the Espace Killy ski area has runs way up at 3,500m – where the snow is still in tip-top condition come March. Have some fun on the cruisy blues and gentle reds of the Bellevarde and La Daille sectors….Continue Reading “TOP 6 RESORTS FOR SKIING IN MARCH”

Facebook0TwitteremailWhether it’s your first ski holiday or not, there are always new tips and tricks to learn. Our ski hacks are bite-sized videos with expert advice on everything from putting your boots on to skiing in flat light. Hosted by pro ski instructor Darren Turner, they’ll help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Tips for ski equipment Ski gear can be confusing – especially if you’re new to the sport – but getting it right is key to feeling comfortable on…Continue Reading “INTRODUCING SKI HACKS”

Facebook790TwitteremailTucked in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, Andorra may be small but it’s got a lot to love when it comes to skiing. The two ski areas, Vallnord and Grandvalira, have over 300km of piste between them – perfect playgrounds for beginners and intermediates. What’s the skiing like? The ski schools are rated some of the best in Europe, with English-speaking instructors and nursery areas up the mountain – so you can ski with great views from day one. For first-timers, the Vallnord ski…Continue Reading “HOW GOOD IS SKIING IN ANDORRA?”

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Facebook1TwitteremailStarting a new sport is tons of fun, but it can feel like you’re learning a whole new language too. So to help you grasp the lingo, here’s a round-up of the most common ski-related words and slang. General terms Ski area: The general name for the area of the mountain where you can ski and snowboard, including all the pistes and lifts. Piste/run/slope: The paths that you ski down have several names but they mean the same thing. Pistes are marked with poles along…Continue Reading “A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKI JARGON”

Facebook31Twitteremail There’s nothing like a good blue run to build your confidence, warm up your ski legs or just cruise along and enjoy the scenery. Take a look at our pick of the best blues across Europe and North America. Les Cascades, Flaine, France Like the waterfalls it’s named after (‘cascades’ means ‘waterfalls’ in French), this one is a natural beauty from top to bottom. It’s the longest blue in France, stretching 14km from the summit down to the village of Sixt. Take the gondola…Continue Reading “BLUE RUN MONDAY”