How you can enjoy the slopes if you’re a non-skiier this winter

We’ve all been there, your family or friendship group has started to discuss your next holiday destination, and heading to the slopes seems to be the winning idea. That’s when the FOMO (fear of missing out) takes hold, and you begin to get anxious as to whether it’s worth joining them. But fear not, there’s much, much more to ski resorts than skiing itself. More time to enjoy the mountain chalet charm. The mountain scene you’ll be met with will make you feel like you’ve walked straight in to a postcard. If you’re lucky enough to have booked one of these fabulous mountain chalets, then you’r... Read more

Top Destinations for a Weekend Ski Break

Skiing holidays come with their costs, especially when you need to either pay the extra baggage charges to bring your equipment on the plane, or rent equipment when you arrive. Not to mention the cost of the ski pass to actually put that equipment to good use! With costs in mind, we were wondering ... Read more

Five Favourite Ski Resorts as seen in Films

Whenever you go somewhere that’s been on TV or in a film, you always relate that place back to its claim to fame. If you like to follow your on-screen heroes, then check out our list of favourite ski scenes from the big screen to help you gain some holiday inspiration. Dumb and Dumber – Copper Moun... Read more

How skiing can benefit your health

Can’t think of anything worse than being out in the cold? Is your favourite part of the annual ski holiday the food and drink on offer in those mountain top bars that serve up amazing views? That’s fair enough – but actually getting out on the slope for a couple of hours a day can really benefit you... Read more

Top 5 Winter sports; with a difference

While most people who go on winter sports holidays usually stick to the skiing and snowboarding, there’s plenty more out there for you to try when your legs become a bit weary. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most fun alternatives for you to try out, and what’s more, they’re all included in ... 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

A survival guide to Après-Ski

Heading for a week away in the ski season, and are totally unprepared for the physicality of a week of full on skiing, followed by long hours of après-ski? We’re here to help with some handy tips and advice on how to stay fresh all week long. Get the right gear - Being warm, dry and comfortable wil... Read more

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 sched... Read more

Your travel insurance questions answered

Booking your holiday is always a great feeling. After all, it’s your world - enjoy it! From exploring a new city to lounging on the beach with a cocktail, your holidays are the best time of the year. We’ve covered the most frequently-asked questions about our travel insurance; from your first holid... Read more


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