FRENCH ALPS

Think ‘skiing’ and the French Alps are bound to come to mind. The huge, high-altitude ski areas are home to some of Europe’s prettiest, most challenging and most enjoyable runs. Here are five of our favourites to try… L’Aiguille Percée — Tignes Difficulty: BlueLength: 5km Cruise down a wide blue that’s full of photo moments. Start with a snap of the famous Aiguille Percée, the eye-of-the-needle rock that dominates the skyline up at 2,300m. Trace through the treeline, carve by an ice cave and skirt…Continue Reading “TOP 5 RUNS IN FRANCE”

Nassfeld skiing

Nassfeld is known for its mix of excellent ski schools, good intermediate runs and family activities. It also gets over 100 days on sunshine in winter, so count yourself in for bluebird days. The town sits in the Carinthia region of southern Austria, just over the border from Italy – so the restaurants here serve up favourites from both countries, like local cheeses, fresh pizza and sweet kaiserschmarrn. All of the hotels are really close to the slopes too, so you can be on the…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO NASSFELD”

Canadienne catered ski chalet in Val d'Isere, France

Staying in a chalet is your chance to relax – and with welcoming vibes, great company and delicious food made by your Crystal chalet hosts, you’ll soon feel right at home. What’s included in a catered chalet holiday? Crystal chalet holidays are all about sitting back, socialising and savouring all the special moments of a ski holiday. Whether you’re booking out a whole chalet for your family or friends, or sharing with like-minded snow seekers, you’re sure to make plenty of mountain memories. Relax in…Continue Reading “OUR TOP CATERED SKI CHALETS”

Bluebird days, late season deals and no peak crowds – March can be one of the best times of the season to head to the mountains. Here are some of our favourite resorts where you can ski in spring. Val d’Isère, France Shared with neighbouring Tignes, the Espace Killy ski area has runs way up at 3,500m – where the snow is still in tip-top condition come March. Have some fun on the cruisy blues and gentle reds of the Bellevarde and La Daille sectors….Continue Reading “TOP 6 RESORTS FOR SKIING IN MARCH”

Whether it’s your first ski holiday or not, there are always new tips and tricks to learn. Our ski hacks are bite-sized videos with expert advice on everything from putting your boots on to skiing in flat light. Hosted by pro ski instructor Darren Turner, they’ll help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Tips for ski equipment Ski gear can be confusing – especially if you’re new to the sport – but getting it right is key to feeling comfortable on…Continue Reading “INTRODUCING SKI HACKS”