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

Skiers vs Snowboarders: Who’s the best?

When it comes to friendly holiday rivalry, we’re always ready to umm and ahh over our choices with the rest of you. Say, for instance, the pool vs beach debate. Or debating whether families should have a separate area on planes. Or - and here’s one that’ll cause some waves - skiers vs snowboarders. ... 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

3 hidden benefits of learning how to snowboard

Snowboarding is incredibly popular across the globe, with millions of people heading out every year to enjoy a day or so on the slopes. Johnny Wallbridge, snowboarding expert and owner of specialist clothing store YakWax, tells us about his experiences - and how snowboarding can benefit you in more ... Read more

Chemmy Alcott interviews British snowboarder Aimee Fuller

There's no doubt that Aimee Fuller's star is on the rise; in just a few short years, the snowboarder has gone from one of the UK’s most promising competitors to becoming a rather serious force to be reckoned with. Aimee’s no stranger when it comes to staying in control at high speed. Her early love ... Read more

Europe’s 15 most fashionable ski resorts

While some resorts remain effortlessly cool year-in and and year-out, Paul Deadman, ski expert for Neilson Holidays, shares his views on which European resorts are tipped to be the best places for the 2015/16 season, with stylish hotels, spirited après-ski and fun festivals. Alpe d’Huez, France Th... 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

Which are Chemmy's top 5 Jack Wolfskin products?

As well as being our brand ambassador, Chemmy Alcott’s got several other sponsors. She’s been working with the outdoor equipment provider Jack Wolfskin for several seasons now - this will be her third - and it’s no surprise that her devotion to the brand has grown over the years they’ve collaborated... Read more

Chemmy Alcott interviews British Aerials champion Lloyd Wallace

Lloyd Wallace is an up and coming star of the slopes – and when you’re mastering moves such as a triple twisting triples, it’s not hard to see why. 2015 was a great year for Lloyd; he stood on the podium four times, won a Europa Cup, came in second in another Europa Cup, came third at the Junior Wo... Read more

Top 5 Ski Resorts for February 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 about the best plac... Read more

Chemmy Alcott's set to rule the airwaves with Jazz FM

She’s well known on TV and she’s a regular face in glossy mags, but now our brand ambassador’s taking the radio by storm. Tune in to Jazz FM until April 9 to hear Chemmy’s latest ski tips during the snow reports (in association with us, of course). Oh, and there’s more. Talking about her new venture... Read more