Last 5 articles by Gareth

6 September from Gareth in 'Lists', Ski areas''

When thinking about winter sports, many people immediately think of Austria, France or Switzerland. But did you know that there are also beautiful ski resorts outside of Europe? In this article, we list some of the most beautiful ski resorts in the USA. In addition, we provide information about current entry restrictions and applying for an ESTA or visa. Read more ›

23 October from Gareth 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 ›

17 April from Gareth in 'Latest news''

snowbombing

The word on everyone’s lips over the last few weeks has been Snowbombing. After a week’s festival with world class DJs and bands performing up on the slopes of the stunning ski resort of Mayrhofen in Austria, the Snowbombing festival has once again proved its status as one of the most popular music festivals in the mountains. From the 6 to 11 of April, Mayrhofen was transformed into a festival venue of international acclaim. With world famous stars such as Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Carl Cox, it’s no surprise that Snowbombing was, once again, a huge success! Read more ›

7 April from Gareth in 'Latest news''

zermatt

With headliners such as James Blunt, Sina, Travis, Patricia Kaas and Charlie Winston there’s no doubt the Zermatt Unplugged Festival will delight tourists on their ski holidays in Zermatt. From Tuesday April 14 to Saturday, April 18, the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt hosts some of the biggest pop and rock artists as well as musicians in the making. However, Zermatt Unplugged is not just about talented musicians on stage; it is about the whole resort coming alive for an end of season celebration. Read more ›

30 March from Gareth in 'Mountain weather''

snow report

Our latest snow report is good news for those planning ski holidays for the end of this season. Low pressure means snow and occasionally strong winds in the Alps this week. This week a thick layer of fresh snow will fall on higher slopes. For a large part of the Alps, between 50 and 80 cm of snow are forecast. In the Southern Alps the weather is much more settled and generally dry. Today it is generally cloudy with some snow and rain showers. The freeze level is slightly above 1500 meters but will drop tonight to well below 1000 meters. There should be about 20 to 40 cm of snow above 2000 meters by tomorrow. Read more ›