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,

The Krampus is coming!

Naughty children (and grown-ups for that matter) beware! The Krampus are coming! Around Christmastime, villages and towns across the Tirol are packed with terrifying devil-like creatures, complete with stinking goat skins and hideous masks – and if you happen to be in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, you may just get

Top 10 Snow-Sure Ski Resorts In Europe

The start of season is a fantastic time to ski, though of course this  can be a little scary; laying well-earned money and of course, time off work on fickle molecules of H20 in the hope that these will densely blanket the mountains in the run up to December! To make the most of this

Hidden Gems of the Zillertal

With 489 km of perfect pistes, 177 lifts, the best park in Europe and many different accessible areas all included on the superski pass, Mayrhofen and the Zillertal are a skier or snowboarder’s paradise. But what if you want a bit of alone time, a bit of space from the hustle and bustle of this

Top Tipples to Ease the Freeze

Vin Chaud/Glühwein Many of you will know this type of beverage as mulled wine.  In the Alps there are lots variations of this drink, all based around hot wine.  Usually red wine is flavoured with spices such as cloves and cinnamon, sweetened with sugar and given a zesty kick with oranges.  In France this is

The Top 10 Most Terrifying Pistes

In the spirit of Halloween later this month, we’ve been researching which pistes are the scariest and most terrifying.  From our head office input and from Facebook and Twitter users we’ve compiled a list of the most daring slopes to attempt.

Winterfest in Obertauern

Simon, our resort manager out in Obertauern, reporting on the annual Winterfest in resort, take a look! February saw the annual Winterfest take place, where the Grillitsch Ski School provide a free show of their skills. The event attracted hundreds of spectators and took place on a chilly evening by the Kirchbuhllift in Obertauern. The

Brrrr! It’s just like Lapland in freezing Sussex

Arnie Wilson, editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine, Ski+board, gives us his thoughts on the most recent snowfall: It’s the middle of the day, and Vivianne my Swedish wife has just turned the heating on. Could this be a sign? Since she was born somewhere in the frozen north, when she puts