The Dolomites

Every ski area has those must-ski pistes, from scenic beauties to Olympic landmarks and challenging leg-burners. Here are our favourites across Italy. Best ski run for advanced skiers Kandahar Banchetta – Sestriere Black + Red Ready to feel like an Olympian? Kandahar Banchetta was the star of the 2006 Olympic men’s downhill race. A steep drop-in hits you with a rush of adrenaline – this is one for experts and the most confident intermediates only. The twisting 2.5km piste mellows out in the middle, before…Continue Reading “TOP 5 RUNS IN ITALY”

Bluebird 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”

Whether 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”

Tucked 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?”

It’s the home of Santa – apparently full of magic reindeer, elves with pointy shoes and presents piled high in every direction. But can Finland be just as enchanting for adults as it is for kids? We sent two of our ski experts to the Finnish resort of Ruka to find out. Firstly, is it too cold to ski in Finland? Amy: I was expecting it to be extremely cold, but it wasn’t actually that bad. It can drop to around -20°C, but in December…Continue Reading “FINLAND FOR ADULTS: A GUIDE TO RUKA SKI RESORT”