Facebook1.2kTwitteremailAt a lofty 1,927m, Obergurgl’s one of the highest ski villages in Europe – so good snow all season is pretty much a given. It’s full of top-quality hotels that are known for their hospitality, and traditional restaurants that dish up mountain favourites like schnitzel and fondue. Families love the town’s small size and quiet slopes. And the 110km ski area, shared with Hochgurgl, has a good spread of blue and red runs. Mountain stats Ski area: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, 110km Resort height: 1,927m Snow range: 1,800-3,082m…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO OBERGURGL”

Tignes, France

Facebook1.1kTwitteremailLate-season skiing means longer days, warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine – so head off in March or April to savour that last bit of slope time before the season ends. Here’s our pick of the top five resorts to ski in spring. Obergurgl, Austria One of the highest ski villages in Europe at 1,930m, Obergurgl has a reputation for great snow all season – April alone gets an average dump of 160cm. The wide, gentle runs are ideal for beginners and improving intermediates to…Continue Reading “BEST RESORTS FOR LATE-SEASON SKIING”

Whistler, Canada

Facebook0TwitteremailNothing gets us in the mood for the slopes quite like watching a ski or snowboard film. So we’ve picked our top five – a mix of feel-good Hollywood blockbusters and awe-inspiring documentaries from the pros. Eddie The Eagle Nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Film, 2016’s Eddie The Eagle is definitely one to watch. Starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton, this comedy follows Eddie in his quest to compete in the Winter Olympics. Will he make the British team and bring home…Continue Reading “BEST SKI FILMS OF ALL TIME”

Facebook0TwitteremailWinter activities make everyone’s holiday more memorable, from the powder hounds to the sworn non-skiers. Here are our favourites – and you can try them in loads of resorts. Dog sledding Is there a better way to travel than in a sled pulled by adorable huskies? Dog sledding is a bucket list activity that dates back centuries and can be found in ski resorts all over the world, from Finland to Andorra. Visit a husky farm to meet these incredible canine athletes, before heading off…Continue Reading “TOP MUST-DO WINTER ACTIVITIES”

Tignes, France

Facebook222TwitteremailSki resorts set the bar high on New Year’s Eve. With huge celebrations, torchlight descents and weird and wonderful traditions to choose from, where should you head this New Year’s Eve? Pas de la Casa, Andorra Choose Pas de la Casa for New Year and you’ll be partying all week. Locals and visitors alike flock to places like Paddy’s Irish Bar and Underground – which buzz with atmosphere right through until 5am. As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, join in the local tradition…Continue Reading “TOP 5 SKI RESORTS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE”