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Top destinations for a ski weekend short break

Why more people don't consider a skiing mini-break is incomprehensible. Honestly. We're stumped. With so many incredible resorts not that far from our doorsteps, a ski break isn't one that needs to be confined to the annual two-week getaway. Imagine telling your colleagues at work that instead of w... Read more

What should you pack for a ski trip?

Your ski trip is finally booked, and now the countdown begins. Get in. However, do you know what should you pack to ensure you stay toasty and dry all day long? Here's our handy guide to making sure you don't forget any essentials for your ski holiday of a lifetime. Over to you, Chemmy... Packing... 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

Skiing for beginners: What to expect from your first winter sports holiday

Skiing and snowboarding are two adrenaline-fuelled sports which can be tremendous fun for everyone. Thousands of tourists head to mountain holiday resorts in the likes of France, Switzerland and Canada every year to enjoy a winter sports holiday.Even for beginners, it can represent of one of the hig... Read more

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

Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 with Chemmy Alcott

Highlights of Chemmy at the Ski and Snowboard Show at Earl's Court, London, October 30th 2013 https://youtu.be/ZxDGL7G0iBE In Chemmy Alcott’s most important year of her career, her focus on the 2014 Sochi Olympics is like a clamped crocodile’s jaw. Her determination and fight are steely as she face... 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

Non-skiing activities: Our top five revealed

If you're not a skier or boarder, or even if you just want to take a break from it all, you can still have a good time provided you go to a resort with a decent range of non-skiing activities. Make sure to research the options before you book your holiday. Most ski resorts will offer a variety of sn... 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

Take care of yourself on the slopes with the Safe Skiing Code

The safety of yourself and others is paramount if you ski or snowboard - even if you're at home and comfortable on the slopes. Accidents can happen in an instant, and even though you might feel happy and confident on your skis and board, it's always best to bear in mind that others may not be. Whic... Read more

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