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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

Best Places to Book an Early Ski Holiday

Whilst most of us are scouring the Internet trying to find a late deal to soak up the last of the summer sun, there are many who are already searching for a cooler retreat. Due to various factors the ski season is now longer than ever and it is a lot easier to find great early ski conditions than it... Read more

Be safe on the slopes

Columbus Direct is one of over 500 travel industry partners that supports of the FCO’s Know Before You Go campaign, whose aim is to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad. And with the ski season in full flow, the Know Before You Go team has sent us the results of a recent survey of winte... Read more

Ski Insurance and Winter Sports FAQs

Purchasing insurance for your winter sports holiday and have a niggling question? This blog will outline some of the most asked questions across a few categories, and provide information on how to access more details. You’ve got to always look after number one, so when purchasing travel insurance f... Read more

Columbus Direct and Chemmy Alcott's virtual reality ski lesson

This Wednesday, Columbus Direct will be using a new virtual reality platform to bring skiing expertise to anyone who’s looking to improve their skills. Our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott and her husband Dougie Crawford will be conducting the virtual reality ski lesson at The Snow Centre in Hemel He... 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

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

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