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Best Late Season Skiing in Europe & Resort Closing Dates

Late Season Skiing in Europe & Resort Closing Dates

Late season skiing in Europe can be among the best you’ll experience all year. Want to head out to the Alps this March, April or May? It’s more feasible than you think. How about June or July? Not a problem! Whether you’re looking to grab some late powder or hit a summer glacier, we’ve got it covered. When does the ski season end in Europe? We’ll take you through resort by resort and explain which is best for your late

11 Must-Visit 2018 Ski Festivals

ski festivals

Love festivals but hate sleeping in a tent? Without doubt, ski festivals are the best of both worlds. Ski during the day, and glide straight into a concert after your last run. For those who can’t wait to trade their muddy wellies for mountains, here are 11 must-visit 2018 ski festivals. Remember – drinking hits you harder at high altitudes. We consider this more of a challenge than a warning. 11. Zermatt Unplugged, Switzerland (10th – 14th April) At Zermatt

Reasons to be excited Ski Sunday is back

Reasons to be excited Ski Sunday is back

  If you’re anything like us, you’re buzzing that BBC’s Ski Sunday is back on our screens. Winter sports, nail-biting moments and, of course, Graham Bell. It doesn’t get much better than this! In case you’ve been living under a rock, Ski Sunday is a skiing and snowboarding show broadcasted from the Alps – aired on a Sunday. Who’d have guessed? To celebrate the return of the show, we thought we’d fan girl a little and share our reasons to

The 15 Booziest Ski Resorts in the Alps

15 booziest ski resorts in the Alps

The title of ‘booziest resort in the Alps’ is the probably one of highest awards in the ski community. While most people claim they’ve hit the slopes for the enjoyment of skiing, we stick to our belief that the best part of the day is the après-ski. Can you really blame us? If you’re planning your ski-holiday around its bars and clubs, you’ve come to the right place. To try and help you decide where to go, we’ve put together

French Ski Transfer Routes From Hell

ski transfer roads

Journeying up a snowy mountain was once a feat in itself. Today, ski transfer companies do this day in, day out to ensure you get to your ski resort with comfort and ease. High quality vehicles, local regulations and well-maintained roads make these journeys simple. Though not all ski transfer routes were born equal. There are some challenging roads out there which can make your transfer journey a little more difficult. Here are some French ski transfer routes from hell.

How to Find a Cheap Ski Transfer

road with snow backdrop

If you’re looking to save money on your ski holiday, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help. From booking your skis online to finding the right accommodation – there are plenty of handy cost cutting tips for skiers. Having said this, we often see the transfer neglected in these discussions. Thankfully, we’re on hand to help. We’ve got some insider tips to help you find a cheap ski transfer. Pick a Short Transfer It makes absolute sense. The shorter the route

Flying with Skis: Cost Guide for the 2017/18 Season

Airport Baggage Area - Flying wish Skis Cost Guide

So, you’re no stranger to hitting the slopes come winter. This time, you’ve taken the step to buying your own skis and you can’t wait to get out on the snow. But wait, it’s not that simple. You’ve got to get your equipment to the resort! What’s the cost of flying with skis? This varies from airline to airline – and if you don’t plan ahead, you’ll get stung. Here’s our ski equipment flight carriage cost guide for the 2017/18

Why Not to Take Chances with Unauthorised Resort Transfers

Geneva Airport has sadly not proved immune to the growing global problem of unauthorised taxi drivers, transfer operators and general touts operating outside arrivals and looking to pick up the business of travellers. Returning after an admittedly peak-season Christmas trip to Megeve many travellers can say without hesitation that they have never in all their travels to the French Alps seen so many resort transfer services never heard of before and frankly always run a mile from. However it cannot

Battling Boredom on the Buses

While it would probably be fair to say that a good 99% of a trip to the French Alps is about as exciting as it gets, there’s a rather niggling 1% that most wish they could do without – that being the resort transfer. Not that they’re not entirely more pleasant than they used to be, but by the time a family has arrived on the tarmac after commuting to the airport back home and taking the flight over the

Five Fast Track Routes To Ski Powder This Easter

When you’ve only got a limited amount of time to play with, the speed at which you can get from where you are right now to where you want to be on the slopes counts for a lot. Take your time, choose the scenic route or plan badly and you could waste days on travelling alone. By contrast, take a tip or two from the pros and you could find yourself hurtling down the runs the very same day you

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