Slopes above Borovets ski resort

Bulgaria’s national parks and tree-lined slopes are a great alternative to the Alps. And the value for money here is hard to beat, with high-quality hotels for bargain prices – so you can dive into the snow in Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo, without diving into your bank account. Country stats BanskoResort height: 925m Km of piste: 75km Borovets Resort height: 1,350mKm of piste: 58km Pamporovo Resort height: 1,600mKm of piste: 36km Best for Families: Bansko Après: Borovets Beginners: Pamporovo What’s the skiing like in Bulgaria?…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO BULGARIA”

snowboarder

Skis or snowboard? It’s the age-old debate for mountain lovers. Skiing had a major head start in the popularity stakes – the history of skiing shows it’s been around for thousands of years, while boarding was only invented in the 1960s. But plenty of skiers now try boarding too, to mix things up on the mountain, learn a new skill or even just to wear comfier boots. What are the differences between skiing and snowboarding? Equipment The most obvious difference is that your feet will…Continue Reading “LEARNING TO SNOWBOARD AFTER SKIING”

There’s loads of advice out there around what to wear when you’re skiing , but what about when you’re done with downhill for the day? Your off-slope style can depend on which resort you go to, how cold it is and what you’re actually doing when you’re not skiing. Check out our tips to kick off your packing list. What to wear around the resort You’ll probably need to wrap up whenever you go outside, so layer up t-shirts and jumpers and don’t forget your…Continue Reading “WHAT TO WEAR IN A SKI RESORT WHEN YOU’RE NOT SKIING”

Banff is Canadian skiing at its most natural – three ski areas and a proper little railway town, all set in Canada’s first national park. Your whole trip is spent in parkland, surrounded by untouched scenery and wildlife. Transfers to the mountains are by coach, but it’s likely to be the most beautiful coach trip you’ve ever taken. And you’ll get to meet some of the locals along the way – bighorn sheep, elk or even the elusive moose. Mountain stats Ski area size: 7,748…Continue Reading “AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BANFF”

Banff, Canada

Canada is a bucket-list ski destination and it’s easy to see why. Traditional railway towns are full of friendly locals, and the national parks are bursting with scenery and wildlife. As for the slopes, world-renowned ski areas offer wide open runs and few lift queues. We caught up with one of our ski experts, Lucy, after a trip to the Ski Big 3 area, which covers the resorts of Banff and Lake Louise. Why should I visit Canada over Europe? Lucy: For the great slope…Continue Reading “WHY SKIING IN CANADA IS SO GREAT”