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A Guide to the Best Ski Resorts Near Zürich

A Guide to the Best Ski Resorts Near Zürich

Zürich is the perfect choice for an exhilarating ski weekend, a cultural city break or a stress-free family holiday to remember. This bustling city in north-central Switzerland offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors throughout the year, whatever the weather. But most importantly, of course, skiing fanatics are spoilt for choice during ski season! There are plenty of excellent ski resorts within an easy drive of the city, so you can hit the slopes without having to…

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Top Pick Ski Resorts Near Salzburg Airport

Top Pick Ski Resorts Near Salzburg Airport

Austria has a global reputation for some of the most heavenly scenery, wonderful skiing and other-worldly service standards.  Salzburg Airport is a great gateway to ski resorts in the Austrian Alps, with several excellent resorts within a short drive of the airport. The slopes at these resorts are well-maintained and offer something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, alongside legendary Après-ski, with plenty of bars and restaurants serving up hearty Austrian cuisine. So if you’re heading toward the Austrian…

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Half Term Family Ski Holidays in the Alps

Half Term Family Ski Holidays in the Alps

The half-term ski break is a great time for families to get away from the hectic school routine and explore some of the best resorts and activities in the Alps. Family ski resorts offer runs that cater to a range of levels, snow tubing hills and nursery slopes for children’s ski lessons, as well as providing a wide array of family-fun activities. There’s a lot to see and do in just a few days, so here are our top tips…

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Can You Teach Yourself to Snowboard in a Day? Cheat’s Guide

Can You Teach Yourself to Snowboard in a Day? Cheat’s Guide

Maybe it’s your first time on the slopes and you don’t want to be left out. Or maybe you’re just impatient – we answer the question… can you teach yourself to snowboard in a day? Some might say it’s impossible without lessons. But, who doesn’t love a challenge? There are some reasons why learning to snowboard in a day is a bad idea. But, we’re not always sensible either. Nobody wants to be the last one down the mountain every…

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Skiing vs Snowboarding: Which is Better?

Skiing vs Snowboarding: Which is Better?

One of the greatest debates of all time, skiing vs snowboarding: which is better? Whether you feel passionately about your choice of winter sport or you’re wondering which team to play for, we thought we’d weigh in on the issue. There’s pros and cons to both, so it’s time to decide once and for all – skiing or snowboarding? What Makes Skiing Awesome? Is skiing the best winter sport? More than half of those on the mountain believe so. Making…

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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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