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Category Archives: Ski Holidays

The world’s highest zip-line opens in the French Alps

March 5, 2014 | Ski Holidays, Travel News | Permalink

The world’s highest zip-line has opened in the Savoie region of the French Alps that will surely appease any adrenaline junkie. The 1.3km long zip-line connects the Bouchet chair lift in Orelle to a neighbouring peak in Val Thorens. The wire transports thrill seekers 250 meter above the ground at an altitude of 10,597ft making […]

Snow train to the Alps

December 30, 2013 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

Travelling by air is becoming less inviting and particularly so for the winter sports enthusiasts. There is little or no restriction about taking your skis or boards on the aircraft, but you do have to pay, often a high price too. It is certainly quicker to get to your ski destination by air, but just […]

Meribel, the alpine party stronghold

October 3, 2013 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

The one thing about the French ski resort of Meribel is that it divides opinion like no other of the ski resorts around the world, you love it or hate it partly because of the very British influence as well as the partying atmosphere that makes it one of the big French Alpine resorts, particularly […]

Skiing in Eastern Europe

July 16, 2013 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

For a cheaper week of skiing and snowboarding, forget the traditional pistes in Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy and look east.  Although the on and off piste activities are a lot more affordable, the quality of skiing is still of a high quality. Jasna Ski Resort in Slovakia is the country’s biggest and best ski […]

Budget ski resorts in Europe

April 6, 2013 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

When most people think of a skiing holiday in Europe, they assume they will have to spend a lot of money in order to enjoy one.  However, if you look beyond the famous ski resorts, you will find there are other affordable options peppered across the continent. A few of them are outlined below: •    […]

The popularity of skiing holidays

February 26, 2013 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

A skiing holiday is a popular way to enjoy a break and combine relaxing, socialising and physical fitness.  There are many resorts in Europe and America that cater for a range of skiers from beginners on their first trip to advanced skiers looking for the most challenging runs. The Alps are very well known, of […]

How to choose a ski resort

January 9, 2013 | Ski Holidays | Permalink

The right resort ensures a perfect skiing trip.  A ski resort should be chosen to suit the needs of the skier, family or group so check out positive reviews to narrow down search results. Choose a resort based on the desired location.  This may mean choosing a resort in a city or small town, one […]

A Family Ski Holiday

March 10, 2012 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

Skiing holidays have always been popular with families. What better way is there to relax and get some healthy exercise, high in the mountains amongst the fresh white snow and crisp air. Taking family holidays on the slopes has also become very affordable and convenient, as more and more ski resorts cater to the needs […]

Norway Ski Holidays

February 14, 2012 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

Ski holidays in Norway are very special experiences. Strandafjellet in the Sunnmøre Alps boasts 24km of slopes and overlooks Hjørundfjord, which is quaint and pretty. Here the terrain is off-piste. There is a vertical drop of 1,200 metres and runs of up to 5km. Hemsedal has a picturesque mountain location in the Hallingdal Valley. This […]

Skiing With Kids

January 25, 2012 | Ski Holidays, Travel Guides | Permalink

Ski holidays with the kids can be a lot of fun for the whole family. There are lots of activities that will keep the young ones entertained for days on end, giving the grown ups some time to have some fun on their own.  However, before you go ahead with making plans to take your […]