Italy: North or South?

It is often said that there is a sharp divide between northern and southern Italy. Northern Italians are hard workers, they drive the economy, live in bigger cities, earn more money, are more organised and reliable. However, they are also dull, their cities are industrial and uninteresting to visit. Southern Italians are fun, friendly, welcoming,

Outdoor Adventures For Beginners In Chamonix – Inghams Blog

I’m a big softy. I’m no mountaineer, rock climber nor marathon runner… but when I saw that Inghams are now offering “introductions” to outdoor activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc – one of the most-visited summer resorts in the Alps – I was tempted. Maybe I was mad? I don’t like heights but somehow I was excited

paragliding

Zermatt – heaven if you like chocolate

Switzerland is probably best known for its cheese, watches and last but by no means least its chocolate – something that’s very dear to my heart. What is it about Swiss chocolate that makes it taste so good? It’s so smooth and full of flavour. Probably due to the fact that it has a higher

Things to do in St Moritz

There is a statistic about the Winter tourists who visit St Moritz, and it’s a fairly surprising one. Of all those people spending two nights or more in this famous town, fewer than half of them purchase a lift pass! St Moritz has twice played host to the Winter Olympics. Famous for its 350km of

Arlberg – The largest interlinked ski area in Austria

We’ve had a very good start to the season here in St Christoph with some great skiing conditions and time on the slopes. The colder weather has started to kick in with some snowfall last week and more predicted in the coming week, meaning the ski area has some excellent snow on it. And then

Getting to know Lech & Zürs

Our team arrived in Lech and Zürs at the beginning of December and it was the first time in the area for all of us. We had a range of experiences in our team – there was the ‘ancient’ seasonaire on their fifth season, we had the experienced skier but first time representative, and even

Ischgl’s smugglers’ routes to Switzerland

Become a modern day smuggler in Ischgl this winter…     Ischgl in Austria shares its mountain range with the neighbouring Swiss town of Samnaun – so it isn’t surprising to discover that this very spot used to be a popular smuggler’s region. During times of shortage, routes across the mountains were used by both

Davos – Sport, conferences and culture

Davos, the highest town in the Alps with a permanent population of around 10,000, is a complicated mixture of different, and sometimes competing, characteristics. Beginning as a small, agricultural district, it gained a reputation, in the 18th century, as a health resort, because of its high altitude. The town, at over 1500m above sea level,