How to keep your hands warm

Getting cold hands is no fun at all. Not only can it dampen your spirits on the slopes, it may even cut the day short. So why do hands get cold and why does it happen so easily in the mountains? It’s because your body’s working much harder to stay warm, which means blood flow increases in your body’s core and decreases in your hands and feet. On top of that, skiing tends to work a lot of your lower-body muscles, so circulation heads to…Continue Reading “HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM WHEN 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”

There’s nothing like brisk mountain air to wake you up and get you going for a day’s skiing But whether it’s a bluebird day or -20°C , it’s never too cold to ski. 6 top tips for keeping cosy 1. Wrap up warm We’re talking all the layers – thermal base layers, jumpers and hats along with your waterproof ski jacket and salopettes. Get the right gear and you’ll be toasty all day. Have a read of our ultimate guide on what to wear when…Continue Reading “WHEN IS IT TOO COLD TO SKI?”

Christmas stocking

Christmas is a whirlwind of decorations, food and presents, so it’s not surprising that we often forget the little things. Or that the last Saturday before Christmas, known as Super Saturday, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. So to save you from a last-minute scramble, check out our list of the top ski-related stocking fillers. Socks People joke that socks are a last-resort gift, but ski socks in our stocking would definitely make us happy. Specially designed for skiing and snowboarding,…Continue Reading “TOP 7 SKI STOCKING FILLERS”

We’ve teamed up with ABTA’s #skisafe campaign to make sure you’re properly prepped for your ski holiday, especially when it comes to safety. Here are our top tips for staying safe on and off the mountain… Get fit Prep your body for the piste to help avoid those day-two aches and pains. Check out our guide to getting ski fit and have a go at Slopercise – a series of workouts specifically designed to get your body ready for the mountains. Travel with insurance One that’s…Continue Reading “HOW TO STAY #SKISAFE ON THE MOUNTAIN”