Beyond Skis: Cross-country skiing

Yes – we realise that cross-country involves skis, but they’re not downhill skis. It’s not all about downhill skiing. Visit the mountains this winter and look beyond the lift pass. You’ll discover a whole world of exciting sports that you might just fall in love with. Often overlooked in favour of its more popular downhill

Beyond Skis: Curling

Winter sports aren’t limited to skiing and snowboarding. Head to the mountains this winter and you’ll encounter a host of exciting activities that take advantage of the cold environment. In this edition of Beyond Skis, we’re focusing on one of the most distinctive and iconic winter sports – curling. Broom sticks at the ready! The

Beyond Skis: Bobsleigh and luge

Skiing isn’t the only epic winter sport you could be participating in this winter. The mountains are a veritable playground filled with adventurous activities. In our series Beyond Skis we’ll throw the spotlight on a specially selected winter sport that you can try on your next ski holiday. This week: bobsleigh. Bobsleigh is one of

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

5 Top ski events to look forward to in February

It might be the shortest month of the year but we think it’s one of the best. For many of us, with Half Term just around the corner, it’s the best time of year to ski with our families. We also have Pancake Day to look forward to and, of course, the 14 February is

How to have a romantic Valentine’s Day on your ski holiday

You probably know ski holidays as active adventures in a wild and rugged environment. Skiing and romance are not two words that you normally hear together, but we can’t imagine why. What could be more romantic that a candle lit dinner in a rustic, mountain restaurant? What better setting for a passionate holiday for two

5 Iconic mountains that will take your breath away

Mountains. Where would we be without them? Downhill skiing would be a lot harder, that’s for sure. Mountains cover a staggering 22% of the Earth’s land surface making it one of the most important environments on the planet, and no one appreciates that more than skiers and snowboarders such as you. In fact, admiring the

5 Most exciting ski and snowboard events this January

Christmas and the New Year is over, everyone’s back at work, and everything is back to normal. There’s nothing left to look forward to or get excited about, right? Wrong! There are a ton of exciting ski and snowboard events taking place across the mountains this January, from some of the world’s most challenging sporting