snowboarder

Skis or snowboard? It’s the age-old debate for mountain lovers. Skiing had a major head start in the popularity stakes – the history of skiing shows it’s been around for thousands of years, while boarding was only invented in the 1960s. But plenty of skiers now try boarding too, to mix things up on the mountain, learn a new skill or even just to wear comfier boots. What are the differences between skiing and snowboarding? Equipment The most obvious difference is that your feet will…Continue Reading “LEARNING TO SNOWBOARD AFTER SKIING”

Holidays are all about indulgence, and ski holidays are no different – what with the chalet cakes, mountain-top pizzas and après-ski mulled wines. But don’t feel too guilty, because skiing has pretty good fat-burning potential.   How many calories can you burn skiing? It really depends on you and the type of slopes you’re tackling – moguls and black runs will burn a lot more than gentle greens. But even beginners who aren’t spending much time on steeper slopes can easily burn off their morning…Continue Reading “HOW MANY CALORIES DOES SKIING BURN?”

Skiing in Drei Zinnen in Italy

Sitting among the dramatic, UNESCO-protected Dolomite mountains is Drei Zinnen (also known as Three Peaks Dolomites). It’s made up of a handful of small, family-friendly villages like San Candido and Sesto, with high-quality hotels and easy access to the slopes. On the Italian side of the Italian-Austrian border, Drei Zinnen blends together the language, food and traditions from both countries. Mountain stats Ski area: Drei Zinnen, 110kmResort height: 1,310-1,175mSnow range: 1,310-2,200mKm of easy slopes: 45kmKm of intermediate slopes: 53kmKm of difficult slopes: 12km Best for…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO DREI ZINNEN”

Soll, Austria

Gliding down snow-covered mountains, surrounded by trees, wildlife and crisp fresh air – ski holidays let you to get up close and personal with nature. And with climate change at the forefront of our minds, a lot of resorts have invested in eco-friendlier ways to cut down their carbon footprint and help preserve the Alpine landscape for years to come. Söll, Austria Söll is well known for its green heating initiative. Instead of gas or coal, they burn wood chips to make fuel to heat…Continue Reading “TOP ECO-FRIENDLY SKI RESORTS”

Park Piolets Mountain Hotel & Spa

Who doesn’t like to treat themselves to a touch of class while on holiday? With elegant décor, delicious cuisine and impeccable service, our Finest collection of hotels will make your trip extra special. From stylishly modern to boutique chic, here are some of our favourites… Best luxury hotel in France Hotel Le Val Thorens in Val Thorens Framed postcards hang on every bedroom’s velvet feature walls, and a colourful chandelier sparkles around an atrium-style lobby full of mismatched sofas and cow-hide rugs. Upmarket, bright and full of artistic touches, this slopeside…Continue Reading “THE BEST LUXURY SKI HOTELS”