Tag: Skiing

Sestriere

Sestriere: Fill up on food and skiing in Italy

The Olympic rings stand proudly in the centre of Sestriere. The resort, just an hour’s drive from Turin, hosted the downhill events during the 2006 Games and was home to one of the three athletes’ villages. That accommodation has since been turned into a hotel, while the resort’s ski lift […]

Soldeu, Andorra: Follow in the tracks of Olympians

It can happen to the best of us and that includes Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn, who crashed on the slopes of Grandvalira in Andorra during a World Cup race in 2016. Vonn was carried off the slopes having suffered a hairline fracture of her left knee after the crash on […]

Arc 1950

10 fun activities to do with your family in Arc 1950

Arc 1950 was designed with families in mind. Built just 13 years ago, it is the newest ‘village’ in the French Alps. All accommodation is ski in-ski out making it so easy for a family ski holiday, as I discovered on my visit there with my family before Christmas. Here […]

Chinaillon in Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand: Something for all the family an hour from Geneva

The Chalet du Maroly in the Grand Bornand ski region could just be the perfect family mountain restaurant. Easy to get to on a long green run, it sits between three chairlifts that give access to different parts of the French Alps above the pretty village of Chinaillon. Plus it […]

Huskies in Yllas

Crystal Ski adds Finnish resorts of Levi and Ylläs to its winter itinerary

Crystal Ski has added two ski resorts in Finland – Levi and Ylläs – to its existing range of Iso-Syöte, Pyha, Ruka and Salla. Both Levi and Ylläs sit comfortably within the Arctic Circle and are some of the northernmost ski resorts in the world. As well as ensuring excellent ski conditions, Levi and Ylläs’ […]

Diary of a ski trip: Le Grand Bornand/Chinaillon

Le Grand Bornand, about an hour from Geneva Airport, is perfect for a family ski holiday. There are plenty of green runs and nursery slopes, and easy rope pulls and short drag lifts for the children. New this year is Les Myrtilles – blueberries – which runs from the top […]

The Three Peaks

Canazei: Great skiing, taken as red

A first look at the Canazei piste map can be a little daunting. A network of red runs with not a blue run in sight – the paste map doesn’t offer much help as there are no route numbers to guide you. The make-up of the runs by popular consent […]

Borovets: The ultimate après-ski resort

Borovets in Bulgaria has been named the top party ski resort, according to Crystal Ski Holidays. This ‘reasonably priced and cheerful resort’ in the Balkan Mountains has approximately four bars per square kilometre, ahead of the French resorts of Meribel and and Courchevel in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.   […]

Corvara: Gateway to the spectacular Sellaronda

It’s a simple choice, fifty-fifty. Left or right, green or orange. Ahead lies 26km of skiing heaven, the circular Sellaronda route in the Italian Dolomites. Our starting point – the first time – is Corvara on the south-west side of the huge Sella mountain. We are taking the orange route […]

Les Menuires: The perfect gateway to the 3 Valleys

Decisions, decisions. Left is Meribel and Courchevel, straight ahead to Val Thorens and right is back to Les Menuires. This is what Les Trois Vallées – the largest linked ski area in the world – is all about. Lots of great skiing and all within easy reach. It takes two […]