Choosing the right ski resort for your family holiday can take a bit of planning, particularly if it’s your first time skiing together. Keep these pointers in mind and you’ll have a new family tradition before you know it. Small is beautiful More compact resorts tend to be easier to get around, because everything you need is close by and nobody needs to walk too far. Consider choosing a smaller ski area too, so that learners can build up their confidence on a set of…Continue Reading “HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY SKI RESORT”

Skiing in Avoriaz, France

Find your perfect holiday with Crystal’s Winter 19/20 Guide to the Mountain. It’s packed with tips on where to ski and stay next, inspiring images and articles, and resort profiles to compare side by side. We’ve got more than 120 resorts to choose from, across Europe and North America, so you can create the right holiday for you, whether you’re first timers or seasoned pros. Ski Italia A quick-glance guide to Italian ski resorts and how to pick the right one. Choose Andorra Reasons to…Continue Reading “HOW TO GET MORE FROM YOUR WINTER 19/20 SKI HOLIDAY”

Borovets, bulgaria

You’re dreaming of snowy mountains and gliding gracefully down slopes – but how do you actually start planning a ski trip? Check out our first-timer FAQ to help you get going.   How do I book a ski holiday? First, you’ll need to sort your flights, transfers and accommodation. These are included with all of our ski holidays, so you just need to decide on when and where you want to go. Look for resorts that are best for beginners, with highly rated, English-speaking ski…Continue Reading “HOW TO PLAN YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP”

Glacier skiing in Chamonix, France

What is glacier skiing? Glaciers are made up of layers of compacted snow and ice, taking millions of years to form – and you can ski on some of them. There are glaciers in loads of ski resorts, with marked runs and off-piste to explore. Why is glacier skiing great? Because the cold from the ice keeps the snow in perfect condition for skiing. Glaciers often sit at high altitude too, and the low temperatures mean they get heaps of snow that lasts longer –…Continue Reading “WHERE TO GO GLACIER SKIING”

Sun Peaks, Canada

Eager to boost your ski skills? Check out our top tips to improve your technique and take your skiing to the next level. Tips for before you go Get fit When you’re having fun on the slopes, it’s easy to forget that skiing’s a sport – and you need a good level of fitness for it. Avoid the day-two achey muscles by prepping properly for your trip. Check out our guide on how to get fit for skiing. Or have a go at Slopercise at…Continue Reading “7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIING”