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8 motivational tips from ski legend Chemmy Alcott

We're big fans of Chemmy Alcott (anyone who tackles the Arctic Circle Race and smashes it wins our respect), and we thought we'd ask her what makes her tick. We’ve looked through our interviews with Chemmy at N.Peal and Trevor Sorbie, and uncovered some of the motivations that keep her inspired. He... Read more

Get fit for the slopes with Chemmy Alcott and make the most of the early ski season

The ski season has started, and resorts all over Europe are awaiting their yearly influx of ski enthusiasts. Tempted to take off? Get ready for the slopes in no time by using our Brand Ambassador Chemmy Alcott's set of tried and tested exercises. They're especially good if you'd like to dedicate th... Read more

Fitness testing with The Arctic V and Chemmy Alcott at Kingston University

On a cold, rainy evening in November, we headed to Kingston University's Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department to meet up with former Olympic athlete Chemmy Alcott and a few members of The Arctic V. Just in case you'd forgotten, The Arctic V are comprised of Chemmy, Max Willc... Read more

Nutrition and exercise: How the right post-workout foods can help athletes succeed

Getting through the Arctic Circle Race and improving athletic performance starts with post-workout nutrition. Tackling freezing temperatures and arduous terrain will be tough for The Arctic V, and they should be putting plenty of thought into their food and drink. The post-activity (workout, pra... Read more

Chemmy Alcott: Tips for first-time skiers

Whether you’re a novice skier, at an intermediate level or a professional, you’ll never forget the first time you strapped on a pair of skis. Being a first-time skier is never easy, no matter how effortless Ski Sunday makes the whole business look. If you’re about to give skiing a shot, here’s so... Read more

The Arctic V reveal their training tips for The Arctic Circle Race

Let us make ourselves absolutely clear - The Arctic Circle Race will be the toughest test The Arctic V have faced yet. The three-day challenge will take it out of our five intrepid athletes - so it’s vital that they train well. We spoke to Max Willcocks about the training that they’re undergoing,... Read more

Weight Watchers reveal how to stay fit and healthy while you're on holiday

Much like the 1890s in Paris and London, holidays are a time of total decadence. We sleep late, we eat late - and too often. Ice creams and salty snacks are available at every turn and even the biggest fitness fanatics among us shun a jog on the beach for a glass of wine. Then, the misery we experi... Read more

10 things you need to know before learning to ski

Despite the ski season starting in December, according to Google*, January is the month when the most people look for information around learning to ski. To help beginners get a handle on what to expect from their first holiday, Paul Deadman, ski expert at Neilson Holidays, shares ten things you ne... Read more

Be safe on the slopes

Columbus Direct is one of over 500 travel industry partners that supports of the FCO’s Know Before You Go campaign, whose aim is to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad. And with the ski season in full flow, the Know Before You Go team has sent us the results of a recent survey of winte... Read more

The Ultimate List of Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have evolved. The landscape of uninterested couples sipping martinis has slid off the dance floor and into folklore. Those of us who are cruise virgins can now be incentivised not only by the fact that you pay up-front (and therefore stick to a budget) but that you can experience eve... Read more

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