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Top Christmas Gifts for Skiers and Winter-Sports Enthusiasts

Top Christmas Gifts for Skiers and Winter-Sports Enthusiasts

The holiday season is finally upon us! If you know a keen skier or snowboarder who is lucky enough to be heading to the Alps this winter, you may be looking to buy them a ski-related gift so that they’re ready to hit the slopes this ski season. To try and help in the mad rush of shopping, we’ve put together our list of the top Christmas Gifts for skiers and winter-sports enthusiasts.   A hat with a sense of…

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Where to Ski Safely Without the Crowds This Winter

Where to Ski Safely Without the Crowds This Winter

When planning your ski holiday, one factor that often gets overlooked is how busy and crowded the best ski resorts can become in peak season. This year, amongst the chaos of Covid-19, it’s even more unlikely that you’ll want to be tripping over other skiers on the slopes or battling for space at the après ski bars and restaurants. Luckily, it’s possible to find safe and quieter top ski resorts in Europe a little off the beaten track. It’s knowing…

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BOOKING A CHEAP FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY: HOW TO KEEP COSTS DOWN

BOOKING A CHEAP FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY: HOW TO KEEP COSTS DOWN

Uninterrupted quality time, perfect slopes and restorative family meals – what’s not to love about a family ski holiday? Before you start trying to answer that question with travel expenses, hefty lift pass prices and the après ski drinks bill, have a read of this. It’s easier than you might think to have a cheap family ski holiday without compromising on fun. Here’s our advice on how to keep costs down when booking a family ski holiday. How Much Does…

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How to Plan Your Ski Holiday 2022

How to Plan Your Ski Holiday 2022

Whether you are planning for your very first ski holiday, or this is just your first season since the pandemic began, travelling has changed a lot over the past year. Advanced preparation is a must if you want to make the most out of your ski trip and be as prepared as possible. From packing advice and pre-ski exercises to COVID-19 requirements and accommodation, we have compiled this guide on how to plan your ski holidays for 2022.  So without…

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Learning to Ski at 40: Tips to Skiing Success

Learning to Ski at 40: Tips to Skiing Success

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you? How hard is learning to ski at 40 onwards? While it’s no secret that learning new skills can get harder with age as we lose some of our adventurous spirit, not all is lost. Learning to ski at 40 is perfectly possible. All it takes is hard work, determination and a whole lot of courage. To help you on your journey to skiing success, here are some tips on…

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How to Ski Black Runs: Skiing Tips for (Almost) Experts

How to Ski Black Runs: Skiing Tips for (Almost) Experts

Think you’re ready to take your skiing to another level? If you’re an experienced skier thinking about attempting a black run for the first time, we’ve got some handy tips. Our guide on how to ski black runs includes techniques, safety tips and the best runs to practice on in the Alps. So, what are you waiting for? Get reading and be one step closer to mastering the hardest blacks on your next skiing holiday! What’s A Black Run in…

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Packing Tips for Your Child’s First Ski Trip

Packing Tips for Your Child’s First Ski Trip

If you’re counting down the days until your first ski trip with the little ones in tow, then you’ll want to start putting together a checklist of everything you need to bring. Here, Steve Cochrane MBE, from kids’ designer clothing retailer Childrenswardrobe, shares his packing tips for your child’s first ski trip. Packing for a skiing holiday with children is quite similar to packing for an adults-only trip, but there are few extra things you’ll need to consider when shopping…

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New Year Skiing Resolutions: Conquer the Mountain

New Year Skiing Resolutions: Conquer the Mountain

What do you think of when we say January? Is it crisp white slopes, new beginnings or new year’s resolutions? The new year provides an opportunity to start afresh, ramp up your skills and become the skier you’ve always wanted to be. That’s why we’ve come up with these New Year’s skiing resolutions to help you get in shape, level up and conquer the mountain this ski season. So, put down the mince pie and let’s get to work!  …

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The Alps for Christmas: Alleviate Stress This Festive Season

The Alps for Christmas: Alleviate Stress This Festive Season

Christmas can be a stressful time of year – visiting your extended family, buying presents, keeping the kids happy, there’s plenty to worry about. It can be easy to forget that Christmas is meant to be a holiday. Why not remove the stress of the Christmas period by heading to the Alps for Christmas? We share some reasons why a ski holiday over Christmas will help alleviate stress during the holiday period. Skip the Family Gathering One of the most…

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New Ski Equipment Hire from Alps2Alps

New Ski Equipment Hire from Alps2Alps

A new ski season brings new opportunities to beat your PBs, hone your performance and have even more fun on the slopes. And your choice of ski equipment can make improving your technique a whole lot easier. We’ve refreshed our ski equipment hire options to include some of the best new skis, snowboards and boots from some of the most prestigious brands on the market. Find out what’s on offer at our ski hire shops to make the most of…

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