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”

Now that winter is setting in and you’re deep into your advent calendar choccies, nothing quite beats staying indoors and sticking on a movie. Check out these feel-good, guilty pleasure films set on the slopes at Christmas time – they’re sure to get you excited for this ski season and into the festive spirit. Let It Snow A classic TV movie, Let It Snow is packed with cheesy lines and happy endings. A Ski Executive goes to the festive Snow Valley Lodge in British Columbia…Continue Reading “TOP 6 WINTER CHRISTMAS MOVIES”