Night skiing is exactly what it says on the tin – skiing after the sun goes down, with floodlights or torches to light your way. It started as a way for resort staff to get in some slope time at the end of the day, but now loads of resorts open up night skiing to customers too. Why is night skiing good? Whether you’re a skier or boarder, we can all agree that there are never enough slope hours in the day – so having…Continue Reading “WHAT IS NIGHT SKIING?”

Drei Zinnen

Sitting among the dramatic, UNESCO-protected Dolomite mountains is Drei Zinnen (also known as Three Peaks Dolomites). It’s made up of a handful of small, family-friendly villages like San Candido and Sesto, with high-quality hotels and easy access to the slopes. On the Italian side of the Italian-Austrian border, Drei Zinnen blends together the language, food and traditions from both countries. Mountain stats Ski area: Drei Zinnen, 110km Resort height: 1,310-1,175m Snow range: 1,310-2,200m Km of easy slopes: 45km Km of intermediate slopes: 53km Km of…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO DREI ZINNEN”

Group ski holiday

Kids, teens, parents, grandparents – families come in all shapes and sizes. Make the most of your time together and round up the whole clan to share your love of the mountain next winter. We caught up with our group expert, Alana, who goes on a multi-generational family ski trip every year, to find out how to do it right. Why do you love extended family ski holidays? Alana: It’s the one time of the year that the whole family gets together and gets to…Continue Reading “HOW TO DO AN EXTENDED FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY”

Soll, Austria

Gliding down snow-covered mountains, surrounded by trees, wildlife and crisp fresh air – ski holidays let you to get up close and personal with nature. And with climate change at the forefront of our minds, a lot of resorts have invested in eco-friendlier ways to cut down their carbon footprint and help preserve the Alpine landscape for years to come. Söll, Austria Söll is well known for its green heating initiative. Instead of gas or coal, they burn wood chips to make fuel to heat…Continue Reading “TOP ECO-FRIENDLY SKI RESORTS”

Zell am See, Austria

Sitting on the frosty shores of Lake Zell in Austria, this high-altitude ski area has an excellent snow record and sensational views. And there’s plenty to do and see off the slopes too – narrow cobbled streets lined with 19th-century buildings lead to bustling squares filled with shops and cafés. MOUNTAIN STATS Easy pistes: 60km Intermediate pistes: 55km Difficult pistes: 29km Snow range: 762-3,029m Resort height: 762m Ski areas: Zell am See – Kaprun 138km Pronunciation: Zell – am – zay Transfer time: 2 hours from…Continue Reading “THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ZELL AM SEE”