With plenty of snow on the slopes and bluebird skies, spring is a time to celebrate in the Alps, and some resorts really know how it’s done. From Tignes to Ischgl, we look at big-name destinations offering huge free festivals with live music, DJs and stunning mountain surrounds.
Spring is here, and fresh snow is falling across the ski resorts of Europe. As winter 2016/17 clicks slowly by, it’s time to reflect on the reasons why Easter is the perfect time for families to enjoy a break to the slopes.
Out with bitter cold, in with bluebird skies
Spring is all about flowers and pollen? *Buzzer* Nope. Spring is about fresh snow in the Alps, bluebird skies and so much more. Here are six reasons why you’ll find us skiing in the Alps over March and April.
You’re met at reception by a friendly face and offered a welcome drink. A helpful porter offers to carry your bags as the receptionist hands you your lift passes, and within a few minutes you’re unpacked and enjoying lunch. After a quick trip to the ski room to fit your skis, you’re soon out on the snow with no hassle whatsoever. Welcome to the Club Med experience in the Alps.
When it comes to deciding which ski resort to hit in winter, people's priorities can differ vastly. With learners looking for simple ski access and gentle terrain, groups of mates in search of lively nightlife and experienced snow-lovers seeking steep powder fields, it can often seem like everyone is pulling in different directions. In the world of ski, personal preference means a lot.
Nestled beneath the towering peaks and glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif, the traditional Alpine town of Chamonix has become known as an essential pilgrimage site for serious skiers. Here’s why...
Skiing and partying… they just go together, don’t they?! Many keen snow-lovers seem to feel that if they don’t come home from a ski holiday needing another holiday, they didn’t do it right!
As Christmas descends and the ski season starts with a swing, thoughts turn to those snowy Alpine slopes. But for many people sheltering against the cold on the streets, it’s far from a festive period. Crisis is a national charity working hard to bring an end to homelessness, and — following on from the success of last year’s efforts — this year we thought we’d try and lend a hand.
Each year, British skiers flock to the French resort of Val d’Isère, booking up some 40% of the beds in town. So what makes this eminent destination so popular?