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Conde Nast Rates Courchevel as 2nd Best Ski Resort in Europe

Conde Nast Traveler has listed their best ski resorts in Europe and Courchevel ranked in at second place. We were also pleased to see more of our favourite Alpine resorts on the list including Val d’Isère, Megeve, and Val Thorens. Rated by user reviews, the list is an all-encompassing roundup...

Posted on 02 January 2019

Villages of Tignes: Exploring the French Alp Ski Resort

Collectively, five villages of Tignes make up a large ski resort and a prominent French Alp destination. Initially sitting in the valley below Val D’Isère, in 1948, the government moved the village, to build Tignes Dam. These days, the area has expanded and Le Lac, Le Lavachet and Val Claret...

Posted on 27 December 2018

Summer Things to Do in Val d’Isere

From winter skiing to things to do in Val d’Isère during summer, a vast amount of tourist attractions and activities makes this destination an all-rounder from January to December. Indeed, don’t underestimate its summer potential. As ski resorts around the world look to transform themselves into year-round destinations, Val d’Isère...

Posted on 21 December 2018

Weather Forecasts Predict A White Alpine Christmas

Ski resorts across the Alps are basking in glory after considerable snowfall has verified a white Christmas will happen. Until last week, many areas lacked snow, with lower mountain regions still looking green. Up to 140 cm has been recorded in some resorts, and the Daily Telegraph reports that only...

Posted on 15 December 2018

Safety Advice for Skiing Holidays: On and Off the Slopes

Knowing the safety advice for a skiing holiday is of utmost importance, for both experienced and novice skiers. Even experienced skiers have accidents if they steer away from time-honoured advice or get caught off guard. Official information is priceless, and this is where the Ski Federation, UK Ski Club and...

Posted on 11 December 2018

Swindon Ski Centre Set to Open in 2020

The Daily Telegraph reports that recently approved plans will make the Swindon Ski Centre, opening in 2020, one of the UK’s largest indoor snow slopes. The project, headed by the already famous Snow Centre will be built within the existing North Star Village, and when complete will offer 500,000 square...

Posted on 05 December 2018

ABTA asks Skiers to Check Their Winter Sports Travel Insurance

As resorts around the world enjoy the skiing season, ABTA has released their annual warning about ski travel insurance. An article on their website says 2.5 million Brits that go skiing aren’t aware that the terms and conditions of their insurance do not cover them on the slopes. Extreme Sports...

Posted on 25 November 2018

8 Tourist Attractions in Chamonix for Winter and Summer

The vast amount of tourist attractions in Chamonix, France makes it an all-rounder destination; in winter and summer. Its main claim to fame is skiing but exciting and varied off slope activities also attract people of all ages. Sitting at the foot of the Alp’s highest point, the area hosts...

Posted on 21 November 2018

10 Off-Slope Things to Do in Alpe d’Huez

The vast number of things to do in Alpe D’Huez makes it ideal for both non-skiers and those who live for the slopes. Sitting in the French Alps’s Rhone region, the area’s main claim to fame is 250 kilometres of piste lying on the Grandes Rousses Massif. However, as its...

Posted on 15 November 2018

World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort Will Open in Shanghai

In 2015, Beijing won a bid to host the 2022 winter Olympic games, and since then, China has embraced snow sports with open arms. Such is their vast popularity, Shanghai will become home of the world’s largest indoor ski resort, overtaking the current one in Harbin. Once operational, over 3.3...

Posted on 09 November 2018