Sommeliers delight in Tremezzo!

As a tour operator, it is fundamental that we provide fun and interesting tours to guests however the wine tasting event we run in Tremezzo on Lake Como is far from just a tour or event… When you first walk up the old steps to the 18th Century wine cellar you have no idea what

Dolomites- The Ladins Snow Cup

The Ladins have won their cup. These wonderful inhabitants of the Dolomites mountains competed in a strenuous race in the last 11 days of making snow for the pistes here in Val Gardena, where traditionally every year 19-20 Dec the FIS Ski Worldcup competition is held. Despite the challenging weather conditions over the past few

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 Cortina Comeback

With the excitement from Sochi 2014 slowly dying down we took a look back at some of the best Winter games. We’re taking a step back in time to look at the Cortina games in 1956 and how the event propelled this idyllic, fashionable town onto the mass market. The Cortina Winter games of ’56

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.

New for Winter 14/15 Kronplatz – In the Italian Dolomites

Our Italian Product Manager tests the slopes in the new Inghams resort of Kronplatz in the stunning Italian Dolomites. KRONPLATZ – is the official Ladino (a local Italian dialect) name of the Italian ski area of Plan des Corones in the region of the Italian South Tyrol just 1 1/2   South East of Innsbruck. Next

100 Shades of the Dolomites

Sara, one of our Resort Representatives in the Dolomites tells us all the reasons why Italy is the place to be! There was a time when these lands were tiny atolls in the sea, marine life inhabited these rocks and created an elaborate formation of sediment. Those times have changed, the atolls emerged to become

Courmayeur Gourmet Mountain Experience

Arnie Wilson is talking all things culinary this week, as he has recently returned from a Gourmet tour with none other than Heston Blumenthal!  Like most ski writers I am always being asked what I do in the summer (I write about skiing or sometimes make for the Andes) , where my favourite ski area