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Chemmy and The Alpine 4 Ski Round Canary Wharf

If you walked through Canary Wharf’s shopping centre on Monday or Tuesday, you may have seen a bunch of athletes working out on strange-looking cross trainers while shouting about breaking a world record. If so, you’ll have witnessed the efforts of Olympian skier Chemmy Alcott and hardcore athletes... Read more

Best Places to Book an Early Ski Holiday

Whilst most of us are scouring the Internet trying to find a late deal to soak up the last of the summer sun, there are many who are already searching for a cooler retreat. Due to various factors the ski season is now longer than ever and it is a lot easier to find great early ski conditions than it... Read more

What to see at London’s Ski and Snowboard Show 2016

What’s the story? We love everything about this festival, but one of the highlights is the evening entertainment - last year, the show teamed up with Snowbombing and four incredible acts (that’s Hot Chip et al), and this year promises to be just as spectacular.  The schedule hasn’t been formally a... Read more

What are the most popular types of skiing?

What do you think of when hearing the words 'skiing holiday'? Is it images of getting onto a lift, disembarking at the top, then sliding down a piste-bashed hill on repeat until sundown? If so, that's ignoring the huge depth of option and opportunity that skiing offers. Instead, there is a huge arra... Read more

Graham Precey explains Ski 4 Cancer's mission

Ski 4 Cancer’s chair of trustees, Graham Precey, is delighted that the charity is being supported by The Arctic V. This short film explains what the charity does and how its work helps families fighting cancer. Graham, who volunteers for the charity, is delighted that The Arctic V are u... Read more

Team GB's Sochi Rollercoaster to Gold, Silver and Two Bronze

Olympic besties, Chemmy and Julia Mancuso, enjoying participating at the world event. Sochi 2014, the purpose built Olympic extravaganza, was full of glory and grief. Alpine skiing was one of the Olympic sports that kept us edging forward on our couches with every ice-scratching turn; we were grabb... Read more

Chemmy Alcott hits new heights at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

When we were invited along to watch Olympic champion Chemmy Alcott abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit with her husband, alpine skier Dougie Crawford, we immediately said yes.  Chemmy's not content to enjoy a slower pace of live now she's retired, and after tackling The Arctic Circle Race, she's tu... Read more

France named as the world's best skiing destination

If you're after the perfect skiing break, you don't need to travel for hours; the world's best skiing destination has been named as France. Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million. The USA, which came i... Read more

Chemmy Alcott’s Ones to Watch in 2016

We’re always keen to keep an eye on current trends within the ski and snowboarding world, and it’s great to see which young stars are on the rise. We spoke to our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott about her favourite faces to watch on the slopes; here are five people who Chemmy reckons are going to st... Read more

Chemmy A Million Thank Yous

Four-time Olympian and all-round inspiration, Chemmy Alcott has done our country proud. And we are just chuffed here at Columbus Direct Insurance to see her achievements at Sochi. We were all biting our nails watching her race as she came in not even two seconds off the Gold medal time in the women’... Read more

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