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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 in... Read more

Best and worst skiing experiences – how many have you experienced?

Patrick Thorne is the editor for InTheSnow magazine and website, and it’s fair to say that he knows his stuff. He’s been hunting snow since 1964 (yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like), professionally skiing since 1984, and he’s written over 20,000 snow news stories, features, and reports. Seeing... 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

Why Chemmy Alcott gives 100% in Olympic training and interviews

If you saw the Clare Balding show on BT Sport on Friday night, you would've heard Chemmy Alcott rush through the story of her near death experience, then launch into an exuberant description of the single-mindedness that drives her towards her fourth Olympics. She even ending up putting words in Mar... Read more

Chemmy Alcotts 19th Place Feels like Gold

Thanking her right leg on Twitter, Chemmy Alcott let Great Britain know just how happy she is with her final Olympic downhill run, “19th is a gold for me. Anyone who has followed what I've been through will understand that.” To get a top 20 place at Sochi after recovering from two leg breaks, the la... Read more

Safety on the Slopes

Skiing and snowboarding are fantastic fun and great exercise but safety precautions are paramount whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner. We've put together some safety tips that will hopefully help your winter holiday be the thrilling experience you hoped for. Be aware of all mount... 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

A day With Chemmy at The Ski & Snowboard show

It's only a few months to Sochi and all the Olympians are showing their support for the sports they love. Chemmy's passion is not just for going really fast downhill but for having fun enjoying the opportunities her sport has given her. Last Wednesday we saw her fun side at The Ski and Snowboard Sh... Read more

The Arctic V's training in Austria

Earlier on this year, The Arctic V headed to Austria to get their training up to speed. Here's what they got up to... Trip factfile: Dates of the trip: January 4 - 8, 2015 Location and where they were staying: The gang were staying in a chalet which has sponsored them called The Apsley. What w... Read more

Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 with Chemmy Alcott

Highlights of Chemmy at the Ski and Snowboard Show at Earl's Court, London, October 30th 2013 http://youtu.be/ZxDGL7G0iBE In Chemmy Alcott’s most important year of her career, her focus on the 2014 Sochi Olympics is like a clamped crocodile’s jaw. Her determination and fight are steely as she face... Read more

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