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North America vs. Europe: choosing your next ski holiday

2 April 2016

Someone on the Crystal Facebook page asked us the following question: “I’m thinking about skiing in Canada or America next year. After looking at the piste maps they don’t seem to compare to the Alps. I’m worried I’ll be disappointed after spending so much more money and travelling for hours longer?” The responses were so incredibly helpful, so […]

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Our guide to Mountain drinks

19 February 2016

Continuing with our series on excellent après and nicely segued from our guide to mountain food, we’ve put together this list of intriguing national and regional beverages for your perusal. After what seems like weeks of festive drinking and Dry January, the last thing on most people’s minds is booze. With the season in full flow however, many […]

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Aspen, USA – our National Treasures

12 October 2015

Working in the ski industry we have a lot of chats with people who describe some of the lesser-known resorts as hidden gems or national treasures. Hidden gems is pretty obvious, but what is a national treasure?  Stephen Fry? The Beatles? The Crown Jewels?  Obviously we looked to Google to translate for us:   Aspen […]

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Our Hidden Gems – Park City, USA

16 February 2015

Utah claims to have “the greatest snow on earth” – a pretty tall order considering some of its North American neighbours. But the state’s poster boy resort of Park City lives up to the hype, with enough monster dumps of whisper-light powder to make it onto the bucket list of any respectable powder hound. Just […]

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Save money like a local in the USA

11 April 2014

The USA isn’t often associated with budget friendly ski resorts, and it’s certainly true there are a number of 5* hotels and top quality restaurants all eager to take your money. But if you’re on a budget and still want to visit some of these world class ski resorts, there are ways to do it […]

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