Weird winter sports you need to know

Are you bored of boarding or anti-alpine skiing? Then perhaps we could interest you in some alternative means of getting down the mountain. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular way of navigating the piste, but there’s more than one way to slide down your favourite ski slope. Here is just a selection of the

Top 5 Alternative Ski Resorts for 2018

Visit an alternative ski resort this winter and avoid over-crowded slopes and expensive prices. Just because you choose to ski off the beaten track, it doesn’t mean your holiday won’t share the thrills and excitement you’d expect from a big name ski resort. In fact, we think the quality of skiing in these hidden gems

It’s snowing in the Alps!

It’s the New Year and along with the standard fresh start you can also expect fresh snow. The weather websites are unanimous. Everywhere we look right now snow is either falling or it is forecast to fall, and in large quantities too – we’re very excited! It has been lightly snowing in Switzerland and Austria

Snowshoeing: a walk in the park

“I have some free spaces for snowshoeing on Friday evening, would you and Charlotte like to go?”, asked Davina from Ski Connections one sunny day in Serre Chevalier. I had memories of snowshoeing during my winter season in Finnish Lapland two winters ago and all I could remember was trekking over fells in knee-deep powder

Ski Essentials: A guide to your lift pass

For anyone considering skiing, the prospect of forking out for a pricey lift pass can seem somewhat daunting. Selected a ski resort from hundreds of choices is tough enough; European, North American, urban city, rural village, cosy chalet, large hotel, red skis, black skis, blue skis, snowboard!?… But you are then confronted with the lift

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

Val d’Isere: The best resort in the Alps?

Val d’Isere is renowned by many as the best place in Europe to work a winter ski season. This winter was my 5th winter season but my first, highly anticipated I might add, season in Val d’Isere and I was lucky enough to spend six months working, living and playing in one the most beautiful

What’s On: Your Guide To Europes Finest Festivals

As we say goodbye to the snowy peaks and icy climes of winter it’s finally time to welcome in the sunshine! Hand in hand with this, for me at least, come the much anticipated fetes, fairs and festivals of summer. In the UK we celebrate (at least some of us…) the International Festival of Worm