Skiing in Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is high-altitude and snowsure – a good pick for early and late season, when lower resorts might not get good snow. Beginners and intermediates can let loose exploring the range of blues and reds. Warm up on the slopes near town, then head up to the glacier or over to Ponte di Legno for some trickier tree-lined runs. The town itself is set along one main street, lined with shops, restaurants and a handful of lively après spots for a post-ski drink and…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO PASSO TONALE”

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”

Snowplough

Starting a new sport is tons of fun, but it can feel like you’re learning a whole new language too. So to help you grasp the lingo, here’s a round-up of the most common ski-related words and slang. General terms Ski area: The general name for the area of the mountain where you can ski and snowboard, including all the pistes and lifts. Piste/run/slope: The paths that you ski down have several names but they mean the same thing. Pistes are marked with poles along…Continue Reading “A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKI JARGON”

Tignes, France

Late-season skiing means longer days, warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine – so head off in March or April to savour that last bit of slope time before the season ends. Here’s our pick of the top five resorts to ski in spring. Obergurgl, Austria One of the highest ski villages in Europe at 1,930m, Obergurgl has a reputation for great snow all season – April alone gets an average dump of 160cm. The wide, gentle runs are ideal for beginners and improving intermediates to…Continue Reading “BEST RESORTS FOR LATE-SEASON SKIING”

Whistler, Canada

Nothing gets us in the mood for the slopes quite like watching a ski or snowboard film. So we’ve picked our top five – a mix of feel-good Hollywood blockbusters and awe-inspiring documentaries from the pros. Eddie The Eagle Nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Film, 2016’s Eddie The Eagle is definitely one to watch. Starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton, this comedy follows Eddie in his quest to compete in the Winter Olympics. Will he make the British team and bring home…Continue Reading “BEST SKI FILMS OF ALL TIME”