Just because the snow melts and the lifts stop, doesn’t mean we have to forget about our favourite sport. Of course, you could head to a glacier or even fly to the Southern Hemisphere to get on the piste, but there’s no need to go that far to stay in shredding shape. Here’s five things you can do throughout the summer to keep fit for the slopes. 1. Mountain Biking The UK has one of the biggest mountain bike industries in the world, having grown…Continue Reading “5 summer activities to keep fit for the slopes”

We all love to talk about food and with Christmas only around the corner it seems to be the topic on everyone’s lips (pardon the pun). When I’m skiing I’m always thinking about food and I’ll actually plan my day on the mountain around which mountain restaurants I fancy stopping at. I don’t think you can beat sitting next to the piste enjoying a beverage or two and trying some of the tasty local grub. Every country has its own specialities and own take on…Continue Reading “Our guide to Mountain Food”

Spare a thought for vegetarians and vegans who like to ski All skiers and snowboarders know the value of a blooming good hearty meal. It refuels us, ready for the challenges of the next day on the slopes. Hopefully it tastes good too. Meat-eaters, when you are eating out on a ski holiday – whether you prefer a greasy burger or a chateaubriand – you know that there is a whole menu for you to pick your dishes from. Vegetarians and vegans, you know that…Continue Reading “Vegan and vegetarian skiing holidays”

The British music festival is a summer tradition that suffers from a lot of inherent problems. Muddy fields, warm lager in paper cups and the inevitable rain can sometimes ruin the experience of seeing some of your favourite bands or DJs. However, it doesn’t have to be like this. Why freeze to death in a muddy tent, when you could be partying by the slopes and spending the night in your cosy hotel room? Winter is obviously our favourite season, and for snow sports fanatics,…Continue Reading “Who needs Glastonbury? Our guide to ski music festivals in resort”

The 2012 Altitude Comedy Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria

Altitude comedy festival 2012The Altitude Comedy Festival is one of a kind. Set in the picture-perfect ski resort of Mayrhofen in Austria, it brings some of the world’s biggest comedians to one of the world’s top ski resorts.

You can hit the slopes by day and laugh all night – with an amazing line-up of comics performing throughout the week including Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, and Al Murray.

“There can be few nicer places to watch comedy than at the Altitude festival ****” Daily Telegraph.

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