Last 5 articles by Danielle

7 March from Danielle in 'Destinations''

So who’s afraid of the Southern Alps? We all know that Brits love to spend their ski holidays in the French Alps. However, British skiers and snowboarders tend to head north to famous ski resorts such as Chamonix – and they have every reason to do so – going to the Northern Alps means great skiing, great snow and good après-ski! However, what they’re missing out on by not venturing to the Southern Alps is, great skiing, great snow and good après-ski!  Read more ›

24 November from Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Is it a cliff? Is it a ski jump? No, it’s the Harakiri piste in Mayrhofen ski resort, renowned for being Austria’s steepest slope adventure and a must-do for every serious skier or snowboarder. With a vertical drop of 375m over a kilometre and a half, the Harakiri reaches an inclination of up to 78%. Fall here and it’s a long way down! Snowplaza has tested the piste and come back with some techniques with which to conquer this infamous Penken legend. Plan your Mayrhofen ski holiday and see it for yourself! Read more ›

17 September from Danielle in 'Tips''

It's no fun skiing when you’re afraid. And it happens to the best of us, whether you’re just starting out, whether you’ve been away from skis for a long time or whether you just don’t have a head for heights. Maybe you’re coming back from a bad fall and you’re brave enough to get back out on the slopes – but unable to completely overcome a slight sense of panic at the slippery ice and the steepness of it all. There’s no quick fix for anxiety while skiing, but it’s definitely worth putting the time in so you can gain back your confidence and eventually work on enjoying your favourite sport again. Read more ›

8 September from Danielle in 'Destinations''

France is one of the best countries for finding ski-in, ski-out accommodation, with many ski resorts offering hotels and chalets right on the slopes. There are so many to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down, but here are some of our favourite ski-in, ski-out resorts in the French Alps. Read more ›

5 December from Danielle in 'Destinations''

With 270 kilometres of pistes, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest linked ski areas in Austria. This makes it the ideal destination for a ski holiday with the family, whether it’s young kids just taking their first ski lessons or confident teens who can’t wait to show off their skills in the snow park. At the Skicircus you’ll find English-speaking ski instructors, specialised kids’ skiing zones, snow parks and ski circuits where almost every level of skier or snowboarder can challenge themselves. Off the pistes you’ll also find no shortage of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained. Following are some of our recommendations for family ski holidays at the Skicircus. [CUSTOM-HTML:1] Read more ›