Tom's search for the perfect holiday home takes him to the freeride paradise of La Clusaz - and he finds there's lots more to this beautiful resort than may first meet the eye...
From a young age, I always assumed that I would end up going to University. Through school, it never occurred to me that I could do anything else – I was going to finish my A-levels, do a degree and get a job. Easy as that. But, as I neared the end of my secondary school studies, I started to […]
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 […]
Rob, from the Ski Club’s Accounts department, has been bitten by the cycling bug. After taking part in the RideLondon 100 last summer, he headed to the French Alps to tackle some of the most famous climbs in the world. There’s a war going on between cyclists and cars and the roads are a battleground! Although no-one told the French […]
Guest Blogger Stuart Forster visited the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine ski area in the last month of the season to find out what the French resorts have to offer… With 250km of pistes and an annual average of 300 sunny days, Alpe d’Huez ski resort has been christened the ‘l’île au soleil’. (Even my shoddy french is adequate enough for […]
George Robinson heads to La Plagne with Crystal Ski to discover that there’s more to this family destination than many people might think… “So the trek will only take maximum 20 minutes” says Fred, our ESF mountain guide. One hour later we’ve done it. Thanks Fred. We’re virtually on top of the Paradiski area – miles always from the crowds. […]
Sophie Gackowski from HomeAway.co.uk reports on what do in France’s biggest ski resorts – away from the slopes. Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil – we all know two of the biggest names (and biggest ski areas) in the world; we’ve been frequenting their snow-laden landscapes for decades. From Courchevel to Les Gets, Val Thorens to Avoriaz, there’s […]
Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft takes an early-season trip to Les 2 Alpes to brush up on her technique with the European Ski and Snowboard School. It seemed I had an outrigger problem. Two in fact. The ‘flying’ feeling (as described in my previous blog) was just a figment of my imagination. A St Bernard could have easily crawled through […]
Guest blogger Tord Nilson takes a trip to La Plagne with ‘Alpoholics’. University ski trips days might be over, but the fun of heading to the mountains with a big group of mates lives on… If you’re like me then you will agree that one of the best things about going to University was the annual ski trip. If you’re […]
Ski Club of Great Britain member Tessa Regan heads to Tignes – saying goodbye to city life and hello to sun, snow and seasonnaires… better late than never! Have you ever had an idle dream about becoming a ski instructor, but never actually done anything about it? Me too, but I have finally taken the plunge and booked myself onto a Gapski ski instructor training course in Tignes in the French Alps.