Last 5 articles by Danielle

27 July from Danielle in 'General''

Having your own skis or snowboard is a blessing if you spend a lot of time in the mountains. Renting is fine but there's nothing like being able to glide onto the slopes without queuing at the rental shop, and skipping the boot fitting, and not having to worry about getting the proper-sized skis or the right style! The problem is, your own gear won't last forever, and it seems a shame to throw it away when it's no longer in condition for using on the slopes. With a little imagination and a tiny bit of skill, there is a range of useful objects you can make out of your old skis or snowboard. Here are 8 DIY ideas. Read more ›

26 July from Danielle in 'Ski circuits''

Want to explore an entire ski resort without having to repeat lifts? More and more ski resorts in the Alps are designing ski circuits that take you through all the highlights in one day. These ski circuits are clearly signposted so you can find your way without the help of a guide – it’s the perfect way to discover a new ski resort on your own terms! Be aware that due to their length and demanding nature, anyone attempting to complete a ski circuit should be a confident skier with an adequate level of fitness. If you’re thirsty for a new challenge, here are 7 brilliant alpine ski circuits to try on your next holiday. Read more ›

13 July from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Åre, Sweden is the largest ski area in Scandinavia and belongs to the exclusive club of the world's best winter sports villages: Leading Mountain Resorts of the World. An attractive village with traditional wooden buildings and a long winter sports history, it's also the birthplace of several notable skiers and various outdoor brands such as Peak Performance, Spektrum, Elevenate and Eivy. A few years ago, we were lucky enough to spend a few days skiing here and exploring the area. It was an unforgettable weekend that we'd like to share with you! Read more ›

7 July from Danielle in 'Family/Children''

Nothing cuter than a little tot wobbling their way down their first nursery run! And not to mention the feeling of pride that you as a parent experience when you see your little darling out there on the slopes. But how young is too young for teaching your kids how to ski? We asked several experts for their opinions on the best age for teaching children how to ski and snowboard. Read more ›

30 June from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Italy’s ski resorts boast sunny pistes, family-friendly facilities and world-famous Italian cuisine. That’s not to mention the breathtaking panoramic views from the ski slopes, a good number of which are located in the Dolomites. Whether you haven’t been to Italy yet or whether you’re dying to go back, it’s worth looking into which ski resorts will suit you best. Are you an après-ski fanatic or are you planning a family holiday? Whatever your fancy, discover our picks for the 15 best ski areas in Italy this year, spread across the picturesque Italian regions of South Tyrol, Trentino, Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont. Read more ›