Reckon you’ve wrapped your head around ski jargon? Well, you might know your chairlifts from your gondolas, and the difference between powder and moguls – but to really look like a pro on the mountain, you’ve got to speak the slang. Check out our list of the top ski slang terms, put together by our expert staff at Crystal Hubs around the UK. Allez, allez: French for ‘chop, chop’ or ‘go, go’ – often said by ski instructors in France to encourage people in lessons….Continue Reading “LOOK LIKE A PRO ON THE SLOPES: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKI SLANG”
From the fresh snowfall to the quiet slopes, January is a great time to head to the mountains…
Italy’s Aosta Valley dishes up great snow, fantastic scenery and a delicious mix of Italian, French and Swiss food. Here’s a quick guide to the area.
Dreaming of fresh snowfall, peak views and crisp mountain air? Get your fill of the slopes in between ski seasons at the Snozone indoor snow centres in Milton Keynes and Castleford. They’ve both got a nursery area, a gentle blue run and a few drag lifts, so you can ski or board on real snow any time of the year. Here are our top five reasons to go… Learn to ski or snowboard If you’ve never tried skiing or boarding before, visiting an indoor snow…Continue Reading “5 REASONS TO GO TO THE SNOZONE INDOOR SNOW CENTRES”
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”