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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

The ten types of people you'll meet on your travels

From the secretly-hateful couple to the elderly pair who spend all day in the bar knocking back cocktails, the average holiday features ten types of people you'll be very familiar with. We've compiled a list of them here; it's by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start. The couple on their honey... Read more

Chemmy Alcott: Ten things that nobody ever tells you before you have a skiing career

Ever considered becoming a professional skier? We can see the appeal - there’s bucketloads of glamour, a life spent outdoors avoiding a desk job, and, of course, getting paid to do what you love. However, if you haven’t got a mind and body of, well, steel, you may want to reconsider. Professional... Read more

Top 5 Ski Resorts for March 2016

Daniel Elkan is a freelance ski journalist and founder of Snowcarbon, a website about how to travel to ski resorts by train. He’s passionate about helping people choose the best resorts for their ski holidays – and discovering and researching the best places to ski. We asked him to pick the resorts... 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

New handy tool takes the guesswork out of baggage allowances

When you’re packing for your holiday and you’re unsure of your airline’s baggage allowance, it can mean hours of trawling through a company’s website, looking for answers. Things can get especially tricky if you’re trying to take a bike abroad, a buggy, or other types bulky sports equipment. Howeve... Read more

Schumacher's accident having little effect on winter sports fans

Despite the widespread reporting of Michael Schumacher’s recent accident and subsequent head injury, winter sports enthusiasts are still playing roulette with their lives. We surveyed 3,500 of our customers, and found that over a third (34%) of people would not wear a helmet while on the slopes. Ho... Read more

The ultimate guide to Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria

Comedy, skiing and a few beers - what could be better? When is it? January 2017 - dates TBC. Where? Mayrhofen, Austria. How much are tickets? Altitude offers two types of tickets - you can buy a wristband-only pass if you’re a local, or you can splurge on an all-inclusive package, so accommoda... Read more

The ultimate winter sports guide to Transition festival

What do I need to know? Even though this is an event born from Snowbombing’s success, Transition has developed its own individual vibe. From humble beginnings it’s done well, as it’s known for drawing in crowds of up to 3,000 people, who just want to enjoy a beer, ski all day, and dance until dawn.... Read more

Ski Sunday's Graham Bell reveals what the race is really like

"Just pace yourselves! It’s a long three days, and if you get the pacing wrong - or head off too hard - you’ll suffer. Lots of people get overexcited at the starting gate - don’t fall into that trap. And the very best of luck!" Graham Bell Ex-Olympic skier and Ski Sunday presenter Graham... Read more

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