- Best Places For Parking at UK Airports For Your Ski Holiday
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Here’s some information on the car parking facilities, at Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham airport that I used last winter when flying out of the UK.
Ski resorts must diversify to survive and offer an all year experience that competes with the beach.
Here’s five ski resorts that already have lots to offer once the snow has melted.
I’ve come here to St Moritz, in Switzerland, to explore the skiing and try a unique teaching concept called the UPS System. Developed by Slovenian ski instructor and ski racer Sandi Murovec, which uses shorter ski sizes and a series of specially designed drills.
Whether you have just booked your first ski holiday or you’re about to embark on your 3rd adventure of the ski season, here are 5 top tips to help you avoid having a troublesome transfer day and to make the most of your week away in the snow.
The GAP Year students complete their intensive six weeks training with the Snoworks team and look forward to their BASI level 2 qualification.
After weeks of anticipation, trepidation (on my part), and excitement – ‘Raceweek’ had arrived.
The term ‘Ski Safari’ is being increasingly used to describe a number of different takes on a theme.
Essentially, a Ski Safari is a ‘hosted’, on-piste ski tour, usually exploring different ski areas each
day and, perhaps, involving overnight accommodation different to your base hotel or chalet.
It still surprises me looking back on the huge change that occurred between standing in an awkwardly huddled group of strangers at Geneva Airport, to celebrating being qualified level one ski instructors.
I recently received a copy of Monty Goes Skiing by Richard Liddle, a qualified BASI skiing instructor, designer and now writer & publisher of children’s books.
Monty Goes Skiing is a fun and easy to read book that combines the story of how the Marmot (ski instructor and expert skier) teaches his new friend Mortimer how to ski.
Snowslippers, a specialist ski holiday operator is celebrating its 20th anniversary during the 2013-14 winter ski season.
I recently visited Skiplex in their flagship centre in Reading, Berkshire. Skiplex in some ways in an enigma; a ski slope that’s indoors where you don’t travel at any speed, yet can ski all day long without stopping, if your legs could take it.
Last week we spent 4 days at the Lechtaler Hof Hotel sampling Austrian hospitality, gourmet food & the ski area of Warth-Schroecken.
Our man in the Dolomites describes what makes it so special, the ski area of Alpe di Siusi and some favourite lunchtime spots.
Travel can be stressful and sometimes complicated. We look at several ways to make your life easier when travelling on a winter ski holiday with everything from parking your car to hassle free luggage.
An early December visit to the French ski resort of Tignes to ski with Phil Smith, Emma Carrick Anderson and Lee Townend of Snoworks proves to be a true all-mountain experience, even in the trickiest conditions.
Amongst my friends I definitely think I’ve got one of the best jobs. Being a ski instructor is kind of like being paid to play. Although it is work and must be treated professionally it is also a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy.
We would like to welcome our newest blogger, Kirsty Hope. Kirsty is a student and also works as a ski instructor, at the Hillend ski slope, in Edinburgh.
In this blog post, she describes what it is like working as a ski instructor.
I’d skied in the Swiss resort of Verbier before including ski seasons back in the 1990’s but decided to go back to see how things had changed in the resort.
I found new lifts, new bars, new five star hotels, new friends and the same old skiing as ever (phew!)
The ski holiday that you have been awaiting for months has finally come around and all that’s left for you to do is pack your bags and book your taxi to the airport. Before you start packing however it is a good idea to write yourself a list of everything that you need to take with you;
The Scottish 2011/12 ski season started this weekend. Want to know where to ski in Scotland?
There aren’t too many ski resorts open through the summer, in Europe, but the Swiss ski resort of Saas Fee is one of them.
Icebreaker are a well-known manufacturer of Merino Wool garments from New Zealand. They have a reputation for good quality clothes that are designed for cold conditions. Although they specialise in thermal underwear, they also have a good selection of mid and outerwear garments for men and women.
As summer has seemed to slip us by without even a hint that global warming is kicking in the main focus has been solidly fixed on winter. Since the end of the last ski season the pathetic attempt at an English summer has encouraged everyone to concentrate on the up and coming winter, which can’t come to soon.
At The Skiing Department we love to talk about some of the alternative and unusual ski related businesses or activities there are around the world. When we think of Africa we don’t usually associate the continent with skiing, but down in Johannesburg there is a thriving ski school that has been operating for over 30 years.
Temperatures are rising and most people might think of their next holiday at the beach. Yet, if you cannot get enough of the white stuff that does not mean you have to wait until winter returns. There are several great glacier ski resorts in Austria.
Environmentally-friendly business practice is a topic that has affected every industry worldwide.
One of the questions I asked myself when I first heard about this topic is how does this affect me as a skier and consumer in the ski industry?
Skiers are a unique group whose enjoyment is inherently dependent on the natural environment. If anyone should care about minimizing human impact, skiers should be on the list.
Voted best all-round southern hemisphere ski resort by Australian publication “Your Money” magazine in 2011, Treble Cone certainly lives up to the hype.
Treble Cone is the largest ski area on the south island boasting a massive 550 hectares of skiable terrain and over 2300 m of vertical. It also has the greatest average annual snowfall in New Zealand at 5.5 metres per season…
Whilst indoor ski slopes might lack the beautiful natural surroundings that actual ski resorts have, they are a great way of hitting the slopes no matter what your ski ability is.
Whether you’re a novice or an advanced level skier, the indoor ski slopes throughout the UK allow visitors to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in an indoor environment that guarantees ideal skiing conditions.
Austrian suffers from a prejudice against its ski resorts. Heightism, it could be termed, as in the height or altitude of many of the ski resorts.
“Sea-level resorts,” scoff the fans of French apartment holidays or trips across the Atlantic to some Rocky Mountain powder nirvana.
Of course, that’s not exactly correct – if it had been Austria would never have developed a thriving winter industry.
I was invited to take part in one of the Scott Sports ski tests to try out the new ski models for 2012, at the Glenshee ski resort in Scotland.
The Snow Conditions: Fresh powder on a hard pack base
Weather: Overcast and windy, between -1 and -4 degrees centigrade
Skiing in St. Moritz is truly different. Engadin St. Moritz is one of the largest ski destinations in Switzerland.
Buying the right ski boots is essential to fulfilling your skiing activities. There are a number of priorities to consider when searching for the right ski boot; colour, style and budget being the lowest of them.
So if you’re planning a shopping trip to get yourself adequately ‘booted’, here are some top tips on what to look out for: