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Winter is coming, get covered

Ski breaks can be expensive enough once you’ve bought the gear, lift pass and ski hire, so the last thing you want while on your holiday is a hefty medical bill in the unfortunate event of an accident. With Columbus Direct Winter Sports Cover, we will provide you with cover that will put your mind a... Read more

Chemmy Alcott reveals her top 10 favourite things about the start of the ski season

The summer’s over. Autumn, with all its chilly crispness, has arrived. And after that - the long-awaited start of the ski season. For all the skiers out there, summer’s been great, but that first taste of autumn brings an unmissable shiver of anticipation; a barely-detectable frisson of excitement.... Read more

Choosing Ski Boots with Chemmy Alcott

Boot fit is vital, whether you're new to skiing, or a pro like Chemmy.Although it can be better to rent skis when you get to the mountain as you're saving on baggage costs and getting the best skis for the conditions, if you ski regularly, you may want to consider bringing your own ski boots on holi... Read more

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears leave thousands of Brits trapped in Austria

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears left thousands of British tourists trapped in ski resorts in the Austrian Alps last night. More than 1,000 Brits are stranded in the town of Ischgl alone, but many more are believed to be stuck in ski resorts Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg. The Tyrol region has seen... Read more

A day With Chemmy at The Ski & Snowboard show

It's only a few months to Sochi and all the Olympians are showing their support for the sports they love. Chemmy's passion is not just for going really fast downhill but for having fun enjoying the opportunities her sport has given her. Last Wednesday we saw her fun side at The Ski and Snowboard Sh... Read more

Tips and tricks for great holiday snaps

A case of the dreaded 'red eye?  An unwanted photobomber getting in the way of your view? We've all had disappointing holiday snaps in the past, but in the digital age and with the advent of social photo sharing, there’s now no excuse to come back from your summer holiday without an impressive set ... Read more

What to take and wear for your first skiing trip

Going skiing for the first time can be quite a daunting experience. There’s a lot of equipment that you need to have in place for your trip, and it might take a few tries to get the basics right. If you’re planning out your first ski holiday, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re fully prepared... Read more

Choosing Skis - Chemmy Alcott helps you find your Ski Personality

What's your ski personality? Do you want 'safe', 'fun' or 'fat boy' skis? Choosing skis can be a bit tricky, so we've asked ex-Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott about the type of skis she recommends, based on the type of fun you’re looking to have. Are you a big mountain skier, a bump skier or do you ju... Read more

Search & Rescue Infographic

If you suffer an injury on the slopes you may need to be airlifted to the local hospital and, in cases of serious injury, you may need to be repatriated home. The cost of repatriation will always be at your expense, fortunately travel insurance is there to pick up this bill. Repatriation cover co... Read more

The top 20 resorts for worldwide skiing injuries

With the ski season in full swing and February half term approaching, we've developed an interactive fracture map showing the ski resorts which have the most accidents resulting in bone fractures. We've taken a look at ski resorts worldwide and mapped out where the most injuries take place. How, yo... Read more

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