Love festivals but hate sleeping in a tent? Without doubt, ski festivals are the best of both worlds. Ski during the day, and glide straight into a concert after your last run. For those who can’t wait to trade their muddy wellies for mountains, here are 11 must-visit 2018 ski festivals. Remember – drinking hits you harder at high altitudes. We consider this more of a challenge than a warning. 11. Zermatt Unplugged, Switzerland (10th – 14th April) At Zermatt
There’s a world of ski accessories out there. From the good, to the bad, to the abysmally ugly. Too many skiers are afraid to stand out, or try something a little different. To help you find your individuality on the slopes, here’s our list of the craziest ski accessories in the world right now. Get Ahead on the Slopes While helmets do an honourable job at protecting our heads when we face plant into the snow, it’s safe to say
Why do the best things in life have to cost so much money? Even for those of us who love winter sports (and let’s face it, we all do), it can’t be denied that it’s an expensive hobby. If you’re in the mood for some ranting, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of all the things that seriously annoy skiers and snowboarders on a budget. The Lift Pass Charge With most holidays, once you’ve chosen the resort and
First thing’s first, what is a ski bum? Well, in our eyes, a ski bum is something every keen skier should aim to be. You ski as much as humanly possible, avoiding work at all costs. A true ski bum will scrimp and save at every given opportunity, never wasting money on necessities such as warmth or comfort. So, you want to be a ski bum? We’ll show you how! Give up your creature comforts A true ski bum will
If you’re anything like us, you’re buzzing that BBC’s Ski Sunday is back on our screens. Winter sports, nail-biting moments and, of course, Graham Bell. It doesn’t get much better than this! In case you’ve been living under a rock, Ski Sunday is a skiing and snowboarding show broadcasted from the Alps – aired on a Sunday. Who’d have guessed? To celebrate the return of the show, we thought we’d fan girl a little and share our reasons to
The title of ‘booziest resort in the Alps’ is the probably one of highest awards in the ski community. While most people claim they’ve hit the slopes for the enjoyment of skiing, we stick to our belief that the best part of the day is the après-ski. Can you really blame us? If you’re planning your ski-holiday around its bars and clubs, you’ve come to the right place. To try and help you decide where to go, we’ve put together
Okay, so we all love to hit the slopes. That’s why you’re here, right? But let’s face it, there are always a select few who know how to grind our gears. Whether you’re sick of stag dos or can’t stand the thought of another person running over your skis in the lift line, it’s time for a little cathartic ranting. Here are the most annoying people you’ll meet at a ski resort. The Wannabe Expert They’ve been skiing a handful
Ski holidays can be pretty expensive, though they don’t have to be. We’ve previously told you about the cheapest ski resorts in Europe, now it’s time for the money-saver’s guide to cheap ski rental. Rent Skis or Fly With Your Own? It’s a myth the only way to save money on ski-hire is to bring your own. Many airlines charge for ski carriage, not to mention the hassle of travelling with ski gear makes it more hassle than it’s worth.
Journeying up a snowy mountain was once a feat in itself. Today, ski transfer companies do this day in, day out to ensure you get to your ski resort with comfort and ease. High quality vehicles, local regulations and well-maintained roads make these journeys simple. Though not all ski transfer routes were born equal. There are some challenging roads out there which can make your transfer journey a little more difficult. Here are some French ski transfer routes from hell.
The Matterhorn is one of the most famed ski mountains in the world. Bordering Switzerland and Italy, the slopes are home to some of the most celebrated resorts in the Alps. If you’re looking for top class skiing set against a truly iconic backdrop, this is the place for you. Here’s our guide to Matterhorn skiing, this is everything you need to know. Where is the Matterhorn? Located in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, the Matterhorn’s