Japan Packing

Having travelled through the alps, going from season to season, exploring the best of what the mountains have to offer, it's now time for Bethany Lloyd's newest adventure - Japan! She talks about her past adventures, next steps and everything you need to know if you're planning on doing a ski season this winter.

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5 reasons to visit… Steinplatte

View towards the Wilder Kaiser from Steinplatte

In those winters when Mother Nature is more frugal than usual, skiers and riders typically set their sights on high altitude resorts, where glaciated snowfields guarantee good cover. But even in more spartan seasons, some resorts at lower altitude can offer surprisingly good conditions, courtesy of geographical anomalies. For example, the resorts that lie along the northern barrier of the Alps. Why? The […]

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Scott Week 2016

sun shining down on snowy mountain

One of the undoubted highlights of the snowsports industry calendar, Scott Week 2016, was looking very much in the balance come early January with the host resort of Zürs struggling from a severe lack of snowfall. This all changed in the two weeks running up to the event however, with near constant snowfall dropping around 1.5m of snow on the […]

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Kyle Wise Tackles his Technique and Spends the Festive Period in Saas Fee

kyle wise

Kyle Wise is a British snowboarder from Norfolk who competes in the Winter Olympic discipline of snowboard cross, or boardercross as many call it. Kyle is the current English Champion and recently added Scottish Champion to his titles. Kyle has represented Great Britain at the 2013 World Snowboard Championships, two World University Games, and on the World Cup circuit. In […]

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The early bird gets the Glühwein


It’s no secret that the Germans and their Austrian neighbours know how to do Christmas. World-famous markets in Cologne, Nuremburg, Munich, Vienna and other cities attract thousands of British visitors each year, and rightfully so. Cities are transformed as row upon row of wooden stalls take over the historic heart of the city, spreading outwards in a labyrinth of handcrafted […]

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Our top ten ski resorts to spend Christmas

With December looming, Christmas plans are no doubt starting to grudgingly emerge from the woodwork. The fiasco of the large family dinner, the spectacle that is decorating the house from head to toe with ten-year old tinsel and Christmas lights that stubbornly refuse to unravel themselves…Nevertheless, this all-too predictable festive period still never fails to delight us. But occasionally, despite […]

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