Facebook23TwitteremailSnow 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”

The snow train

Facebook0TwitteremailEurostar operate a direct service from the dreary skies of London to the crisp air of the French Alps. We jumped on board to try it out and after an effortless ride to the mountains, we’re big fans. Find out why should you skip the airport and head for the train station. Our journey At 8.45am, we joined the pack of multi-coloured coats and ski bags at St Pancras’ Eurostar terminal. Within the hour, we’d boarded the train and were off to the mountains. Our…Continue Reading “THE SNOW TRAIN TO THE SLOPES”

Skiing in Val Thorens

Facebook0TwitteremailWe all have our favourite runs, whether it’s the gradient, width, scenery or lack of crowds that’s got you hooked. With eight resorts connected by 600km of piste, France’s Three Valleys area has plenty of possibilities, especially for intermediates – but where to start? Combe de la Saulire – Courchevel Red run Catch the first lifts up from Courchevel or Méribel-Mottaret to get the crisp corduroy of the Combe de la Saulire all to yourself. Tackle the steep start of this 3km run and you’ll be…Continue Reading “OUR FAVOURITE SKI RUNS IN THE THREE VALLEYS”

Facebook21TwitteremailA week of skiing requires a good level of fitness, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a mountain newbie. So before heading up to the peaks, try to get in some workouts to get ski-fit – not only will you enjoy the slopes more, but you’ll strengthen those key muscles, meaning there’ll be less risk of injury. You don’t have to be a member of a gym either. Instead, get slope-ready in the comfort of your own home with our online workout plan inspired by…Continue Reading “GET FIT FOR SKIING”