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Counterfeit Ski Equipment – Seriously?

It is beginning to look as though no industry, market or sport the world over is safe from the influence of counterfeit manufacturers and general dodgy dealers. Until recently, it had been suggested that at least skis and snowboards had the potential to remain unaffected to a significant extent, for the simple fact that creating counterfeits of either or would be too difficult and expensive in its own right. Sadly, and as if to serve up a slap in the

When’s the Best Time for a French Alps Ski Holiday?

Ask the above question to anyone that has ever been to this dreamy corner of the world and chances are that every last one will have a different answer. Truth is, it depends what you’re looking from a ski holiday and therefore while there is no right and wrong time to visit per se, there IS a right and a wrong time for everyone on a person by person basis. So, if wondering when to make that booking, consider the

Ski School: Rookie Mistakes You’ll Wish you Never Made

Everyone has their own idea of ski school 101 – i.e. the fundamental basics anyone should come to terms with before considering a foray on the slopes. On the flipside of the equation however there are just as many examples of what NOT to do as a rookie and there are of what any polite and sensible skier should be doing as standard. So, with this lesser-covered category in mind, here are five of the most common rookie mistakes of

How Not to Make a First Impression on the Slopes

Every year, hundreds of thousands of plucky Brits make this the year to strap on a pair of skis and hit the slopes for the very first time. Of these hundreds of thousands, the overwhelming majority will come home having found not only a new hobby, but also making a few new friends along the way. The ski community in general is one of the most outgoing and sociable in the world and if you play your cards right they

Five Easy Ways to Ruin a Ski Holiday

Nobody ever has or ever will embark upon a ski holiday with the intention of coming home with a headful of memories they wish they could forget. Likewise, none would ever like to see their ski trip come to an abrupt halt and waste both their hard earned money and time. However, Brits in record numbers are proving to be their own worst enemies when it comes to making a ski jaunt one to remember for all the wrong reasons,

Train in Val d’Isere and Tignes to Become a Ski Instructor

Is there any bigger buzz than perfecting the art of skiing and putting your skills to good use on the world’s toughest runs? Indeed there is – helping others to find their feet, spread their wings and take to the slopes in the French Alps as competent newcomers. Roughly translated, there’s nothing in the world quite as rewarding as teaching others to do what you yourself are crazy about – in this case, skiing. Of course, while millions the world

French Alps Annual Events and Festivals

Along with the very finest skiing in the world, dozens of towns, villages and resorts spanning the French Alps have incredibly exciting annual events calendars covering pretty much all seasons and tastes. From wonderfully traditional harvest festivals to thumping music events and right through to locally organised youth festivals, it is always worth having a look in advance of a trip to find out just what might be happening. The list is extensive and changing every year, but the following

Alpine Walking Clothing – The Very Basics

If you’re something of a seasoned mountain-trekker with the kind of wardrobe Bear Grylls would be proud of, forgive this rather basic introduction. However, if you’re more of a casual walker with a fondness for simple trails and happen to be considering your first amble through the Alps, you might benefit from knowing exactly what clothing you’d be wise to invest in, as opposed to refreshing your whole wardrobe at great expense and little everyday benefit. A good way of

Essential Megeve Travel Tips – Car Rental or Taxi?

Most people heading to Megeve at the very heart of the French Alps from Geneva Airport opt for any of the dozens of taxi transfers, or for a car rental of their own. Largely a decision of personal preference of course, both has fair share of ups and downs, along with a range of tips to follow and points to consider before going ahead. Probably the most important thing to bear in mind for any person heading to the French

Quick Tips for Successful Family Ski Breaks

Some see the idea of a family ski trip as nothing less than quality time at its finest, while others argue is as a fast-lane to a nervous breakdown. In either case, more and more families are heading to the slopes each and every year with younger and more plentiful children than ever before. And what’s more, most are heading back on a regular basis having found that it turned out to be the greatest decision they ever made! Yes

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