An 8-week ski holiday: retired skiing in Filzmoos, Austria

When John Mather retired he and his wife decided to celebrate with an 8-week long, extended ski holiday to Filzmoos. The pretty, little ski resort captured their imagination and the 8-week ski holiday is now a yearly tradition. John reveals to us why Filzmoos has such a special place in his heart… All skiers have

Luxury In Transit: Stay at the BLOC Hotel with Inghams

Darryl Ball, commercial pilot for Norwegian Airlines, previously a professional skier and now a model and journalist, travels with Inghams every year for the Telegraph Ski Test to Kühtai, Austria. This March, he was invited by Inghams to stay at Gatwick BLOC Hotel on his way to the event. As a commercial pilot and skier

Getting excited for the Weisser Rausch in St Anton

The Alberg Eagle takes place in the St Anton every year. It’s consists of three different races: a cult ski race called the Weisser Rausch in April, a half marathon run in July and a 41km mountain bike race in August. The idea is to complete all three challenges in one calendar year and there

The start of the Weisser Rausch

Get your groove on: New Orleans meets Snow jazz festival in St Anton

This April we’re all getting very excited for the upcoming jazz festival approaching St Anton am Alberg. The weather has been fantastic recently, so with the combination of beautiful sunshine and fantastic music expecting a brilliant couple of days. Starting on the 7th April 2017 the festival brings a dash of southern flair to St

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