A day in the life of a solo cross-country skier in Seefeld

Seefeld is Austria’s premier resort for cross-country skiing. The sport is great fun and if you’re afraid of heights there are no lifts and cable cars to contend with, so just about anyone can take part.   This week, I bravely ventured out alone, away from the safe confines of ski school. I took the

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,

The skiing experience in St Christoph

Our representative in St Christoph, Edward Weller takes us through an average day spent skiing in the Arlberg. What is the skiing experience? You wake up and look outside the window, blue skies overlook the beautiful mountains of the Arlberg. This is a perfect day to be up in the mountains for an incredible day

Social Skiing In Lech

Social Skiing In Lech Social skiing offers the carefree flexibility to ski with likeminded skiers (or boarders, of course) for sole travellers or those of us who simply find reading the piste map a little too much to bear. However, what has been scuppered over recent years by changes in the legislation to ski hosting,