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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

Off Piste Ski Guide

Make sure you’re covered for that fresh, untouched snow with off piste ski insurance Most experienced skiers or snowboarders are tempted at some stage by the thrill of that fresh snow, but do they always think about covering themselves with off piste skiing insurance?  Skiing the same set runs eac... Read more

Get ready for the start of the ski season with Chemmy Alcott

If you have a skiing or snowboarding holiday booked, you’re probably counting down the weeks until it’s just you and the mountain. However, don’t forget that you may remember your last holiday with crystal-clear accuracy, but there’s an excellent chance that your body has forgotten, and all the lit... 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

Chemmy Alcott's top five ski resorts

Chemmy Alcott's skied all over the world, and there's not much she doesn't know about the subject, to be honest. But which resorts are her favourite? Cortina, Italy:  "One of my favourite places to ski is Cortina, in Italy - I think that the Italians have the perfect balance of passion for skiing,... Read more

The ultimate guide to the World Ski & Snowboarding Festival

This is the place to push your limits, and show off what you already know. Is it good for snowboarders? We’ve just got two words for you - Monster Boarderstyle. This is an unmissable spectacle of power and style; the bordercross-style race, featuring four daring riders at a time, will leave you br... Read more

Hic! The ultimate guide to Brew-Ski Festival 2016

Mix your pleasures and make new friends at the Brew-Ski Festival. What’s it like? This festival is sheer, unadulterated fun. From the huge array of beers on offer to the chance to meet fellow skiers, it’s a chance to let your hair down and enjoy two days of decadence. Plenty of previous revellers... Read more

Ski Safety with Chemmy Alcott

Our favourite Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott, said in our last post how her passion pushes her to go up against the dangers involved in Alpine Skiing, and she’s been up against plenty of obstacles, including another leg break recently in late August. “Despite having broken my leg 164 days out from t... 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

Top Ski Destinations

Top Ten European Resorts Despite the decline in the overall number of British skiers visiting France, French ski resorts remained the most popular in Europe for 2010/2011 (Ski Horizon) Resort Name Ski Lifts Season Start Season End Adults 6 Day Lift Pass * Morzine 67 Dec Apr 15... Read more

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