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”

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?”

There’s nothing like the thrill of sliding down the slopes on skis (or board) – but just like any sport, there is a chance of getting hurt. The right preparation and tips can help you stay safe on the mountain, leaving you with more time to spend creating some of the best memories of your life. Is skiing dangerous? Millions of people go on ski or snowboard holidays each year, and very few end up getting hurt – only around 2%. You’re actually more likely…Continue Reading “SKI INJURIES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM”

Pancake Day

Pancakes are popular all over the world, and many of our favourite ski destinations have a must-try recipe. At home, most people eat them smothered in lemon juice and sugar on Shrove Tuesday – the day when it’s traditional to use up all your rich ingredients before the start of Lent. But this simple mix of eggs, flour and milk can be adapted in lots of delicious ways. France: Crêpes Take a break from skiing to snack on an extra-thin pancake filled with sugar, jam…Continue Reading “PANCAKES AROUND THE WORLD”

Think festivals are just a summer thing? Think again. In winter, the parties head to the piste, and ski resorts come alive with music and comedy. Check out some of our favourite on-mountain events. Rave on Snow:Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Austria 3 days in December Electronic music has been taking over the Austrian Alps since 1993 – growing from a gathering of 50 mates to one of the highlights of Saalbach’s winter season. There are 13 venues to fit in to three days, from open-air stages…Continue Reading “TOP 7 WINTER FESTIVALS IN EUROPE”