Lunch on the mountain in a ski resort

It can be easy to forget how demanding skiing is when you’re having fun on the slopes. The average skier burns 300-600 calories per hour , so you’ll need to make sure you fuel up properly to keep you going between meals. Check out our tips for eating right in the mountains. What to eat before skiing Breakfast sets you up for the day so don’t skip it. Fill up on protein with a plate of eggs, or go for a bowl of porridge –…Continue Reading “WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU’RE SKIING”

There’s loads of advice out there around what to wear when you’re skiing , but what about when you’re done with downhill for the day? Your off-slope style can depend on which resort you go to, how cold it is and what you’re actually doing when you’re not skiing. Check out our tips to kick off your packing list. What to wear around the resort You’ll probably need to wrap up whenever you go outside, so layer up t-shirts and jumpers and don’t forget your…Continue Reading “WHAT TO WEAR IN A SKI RESORT WHEN YOU’RE NOT SKIING”

How many words are there for snow?

Let it snow, let it sposh, let it skift. Believe it or not, these words all mean the same thing – snow. Our word comes from the Old English ‘snaw’, but there are hundreds of other snowy terms around the world. It’s a common myth that Inuits have 50 words for snow, and the Scots actually have over 400. Read on for some of our favourites. Crump: Dating back to the 17th century, this is the oh-so-satisfying crunching sound you make when you step into…Continue Reading “HOW MANY WORDS ARE THERE FOR SNOW?”

History of skiing

Clicking into your ski boots, gliding down perfectly groomed runs and sipping creamy hot chocolate on a slopeside terrace…it’s hard to imagine a world without skiing. Here’s how our favourite winter sport started. How was skiing invented? Skiing was first invented around 3,000 BCE as a way of walking long distances in snow – wearing skis spreads out your weight and stops you from sinking into deep drifts. So it was more like modern cross-country skiing than the downhill type that most people do now….Continue Reading “A BRIEF HISTORY OF SKIING”

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”