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”

Dolomites, Italy

Italy’s all about the slower pace of life. Quiet slopes, minimal lift queues and a whole host of scenic mountain lunch stops are very much the lure here. Peppered along the Alps and into the Dolomites, the traditional farming villages and working towns have a relaxed atmosphere – think authentic Alpine hotels and family-run spots to grab a bite to eat or catch up over a glass of local wine. And the few purpose-built resorts at the foot of the slopes add convenience and the…Continue Reading “TOP 6 ITALIAN SKI RESORTS”

Ischgl, Austria

Everyone learns to ski at their own pace, so how long it takes to progress can vary a lot. Stay on track with our guide to the big ski milestones, and speed up your progress with tips on how to improve. What does it mean to be good at skiing? Good is a relative term, but the key to being a good skier is often confidence. When you’re confident exploring new runs, techniques and equipment, you can focus less on being good and more on…Continue Reading “HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET GOOD AT SKIING?”

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”

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”