Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel schedule, Chemmy is as energetic and unstoppable as ever as her life begins a new chapter. Columbus Direct has had the delightful opportunity to talk to Chemmy about her travel experience in general and how she is meeting the intensive travel requirements of her work as well as the relentless demands of ... Read more

Guide to Snowboxx 2016 for skiers and snowboarders

There's no denying it; Snowboxx is the last word in ski and snowboarding chic. What’s the story? Now in its fourth year, Snowboxx has pulled out all the stops; this year revellers can expect a brand new festival village, ultra-secret mountain parties, pool parties with a tropical theme, and park c... Read more

Who’s playing at Snowbombing 2016?

What can you expect? Even though it’s one of the most enjoyable festivals for ski and snowboarding fanatics, be warned - Snowbombing is not for the faint hearted. This six-day stretch places as much emphasis on keeping your ski game on point as having a good time afterwards. So this means you’ve go... 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

The ultimate guide to Harbin Ice Festival in China

Head to the Harbin Ice Festival for an ultra-cool time. Why should you go? China’s tourism industry has been preparing for increased numbers of visitors for years; Beijing has already been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The country’s getting ready to up its winter sports game, so if you’re... 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

5 excellent reasons to hit this season’s ski festivals

What else is out there for winter sports fans? If you’re a massive sports fan and you dream of hitting the slopes all year round, there are always new and interesting ways of feeding your passion. From snowbombing in Austria to watching the stars hit the slopes in London, the ski and snowboarding w... Read more

Ski and Snowboarding Shows: Horizon in Bulgaria

If there's one event you should attend, it's Horizon. When is it? March 12 - 17, 2016. Where? Bansko Ski Resort, Bulgaria. How much are tickets? This is another great one for winter sports fans who are trying to stick to a budget - you can book accommodation and a festival ticket from just £17... 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

Chalet host life: What's it like?

Emily, 27, is a primary school teacher these days, but during the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2011 she worked in Val d’Isere as a chalet host for six months. She was 21 when she took the job, and although she loves her life as a teacher, she looks back fondly on her days of serving tea in bed ... Read more

15 things you don’t know about Chemmy Alcott

You’ll probably know her best for her star turn at the 2014 Winter Olympics (and for being our brand ambassador, obviously), but just how well do you know Chemmy Alcott? We’ve found out some rather interesting facts about our favourite four-time Winter Olympian... “I got married in 2014 [to alpine ... Read more