The Top 10 Fun Facts About Skiing

Skiing was originally a form of transportation in Europe before it became a sport. The oldest documented evidence of skiing is found in the region of Norway and Sweden from primitive carvings dating back to 5000 B.C. Until the 1800’s skiing was primarily used only for transport, it was after the turn of the 18th century that it became a recreational sport. Commercially the popularity of skiing holidays took off in the 19th century which increased substantially during the mid-1900s until today.

Basic Skiing Moves and Tips for Beginners

Before going on a ski holiday it’s a good idea to have a checklist of what to take, here are the essentials: Ski Essentials: Waterproof Ski Jacket, trousers and gloves, Thermal base layers (for dispersing moisture), A mid layer, Ski socks, Goggles and sunglasses, Neck warmer, Helmet, Sunscreen lotion, Lip balm

History Of Courchevel

The resort now known as Courchevel was, prior to its developement as a ski resort, a collection of small hamlets and farmers fields. We know that in 1032 the wider area of the Savoy fell under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire and from the 12th…

Get Fit For Skiing

With Winter now approaching fast, the thoughts of keen skiers are turning to their fitness levels to be on top form for when the snow falls to take full advantage of the snow fields. Many skiers who live in Winter resorts all year round take…

Get Fitter For Skiing To Get More Out Of Your Holiday

To get the most out of your weeks skiing holiday you need to have attained a certain level of fitness.  If you are in good shape you will improve your skiing performance and make make it safer by preventing injury.  All that is needed is 45…

Stay Sun Safe On The Slopes This Year

When hitting the slopes this winter how much thought will be given to sun safety?  This winter throngs of beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and boarders will flock to the slopes in search of adrenalin, thrills and fun in the snow. …

How To Have A Happy Family Holiday When Taking The Children Skiing

The worldwide popularity of skiing holidays is now huge and maximum enjoyment can be taken from a family break like this. The desire to break free from your busy schedule and your everyday surroundings is understandable and the opportunity…