Westendorf

Traditional culture, authentic hotels and linked ski areas have made Austria one of the world’s best-loved countries for winter holidays. And while each of these ever-expanding areas has a star town, they’ve also got lesser-known villages that share the same slopes and have a whole different feel to their flashier neighbours. Take a look at these alternatives to stay somewhere quieter, better value or more picturesque – and still get easy access to the same great skiing and headline resorts. BEST TRADITIONAL RESORT Westendorf for…Continue Reading “BEST UNKNOWN SKI RESORTS IN AUSTRIA”

Skiing in Andorra

Andorra is a lesser-known ski destination with a lot to offer. We sent three of our ski experts on a spring trip to the Grandvalira ski area to find out what it’s like. So where exactly is the Grandvalira? Amy: The Grandvalira is the biggest ski area in Andorra, which is a tiny country in between France and Spain. What’s the skiing like? Alice: There are around 210km of runs, mainly blue and red, and with a variety of tree-lined and wide, open pistes. The…Continue Reading “SKIING IN ANDORRA: THE GRANDVALIRA”

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?”

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”

Skiing in Soldeu, Andorra

Pick a ski-in, ski-out hotel or apartment to get straight to the slopes – just step out the door and hop onto the lift, or clip in and schuss off. Add in excellent restaurants, spas and entertainment, and you’ve got some unbeatable places to stay. WHAT MAKES AN ACCOMMODATION SKI-IN, SKI-OUT? Our ski-in, ski-out accommodations are right next to a lift or piste. So you can ski to and from the door, or to within 50 metres of it, when there’s decent snow on the…Continue Reading “BEST SKI-IN, SKI-OUT ACCOMMODATIONS”