Six UK ski events to get you excited for Winter 17/18

The excitement in the air is palpable. Before the chairlifts have a chance to start moving, skiers and snowboarders up and down the country are gearing up for the winter. If shopping for this season’s in-style jackets and salopettes, and sharing last year’s ski holiday photos on Instagram (#WinterIsComing) isn’t exciting enough, then the vast

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

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

Ski touring: Not just for the elite

Zermatt has long been a home to serious mountaineers and, until fairly recently, ski-touring was considered to be a necessary skill of only the hardiest; those wishing to break speed and endurance records, summit new peaks or to reach previously un-skied faces. It was a sport of guts, endurance, determination, and Lycra.   The famous

A history of Levi (and why cross country is the new downhill…)

Lapland is a region which spans across Norway, Sweden, Finland and into North Western parts of Russia. Finland is often spoken about as a Scandinavian country and although it has similar landscapes and political stances to its Western and Southern neighbours, it is not in fact a part of Scandinavia. A more correct term for