What is the best thing about the South Caucasus? Those are the gorgeous mountain ranges and unimaginable views. For summer, there are much to do like hiking in the mountains, camping, mountaineering, rafting, while the absolute delight of the winter is skiing in the Caucasus Mountains. We have explored Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan in search… Continue reading Skiing in the South Caucasus Mountains
Five Tips For Your First Family Ski Trip
A family ski trip is a wonderful chance for you and your kids to experience the thrill of first time skiing in the fabulous surroundings of a winter wonderland. But just in case you’re not sure how to go about planning it, here are 5 handy first time skiing tips tips to make your ski holiday… Continue reading Five Tips For Your First Family Ski Trip
Top Tips for Travelling to the Slopes
Whether you have just booked your first ski holiday or you’re about to embark on your 3rd adventure of the ski season, here are 5 top tips to help you avoid having a troublesome transfer day and to make the most of your week away in the snow. The start of a ski holiday can… Continue reading Top Tips for Travelling to the Slopes
Ski resort jobs – for the love not the money
We all dream of getting paid to do something we love, unfortunately though, not everyone is cut out to be a ski instructor. There are however a few jobs that are a well within your reach and can certainly help in your search for that all important season pass. The hours are long and you… Continue reading Ski resort jobs – for the love not the money
5 Alpine Courses To Make You Feel Alive
I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that we believe there’s nothing better than a bit of the Alpine outdoors. Combine that with some white knuckle courses (and one tour) and you’ve got nothing less than a match made in heaven. Alpine Sport Climbing Course – Malaysia The first mountaineering training center in South East Asia,… Continue reading 5 Alpine Courses To Make You Feel Alive
The Ultimate Christmas Present for Skiers?
Lana & Stefan over at Marmota Maps create the most beautiful graphical representations of ski areas and piste maps. The first one I received is an entire map of the Alpes which I have as a backdrop behind my iMac in my home office – it’s great to look at how large the area is and how… Continue reading The Ultimate Christmas Present for Skiers?
Who wants to be a ski instructor?
I twice considered becoming a ski instructor, once pre university with Ski Le Gap and once when doing a season in Whistler, Canada. The thing with getting a Canadian CSIA qualification which a company such as Basecamp is that it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to get but it won’t allow you to work for a ski school… Continue reading Who wants to be a ski instructor?
10 Tips and Tricks to Have an Impeccable Ski Weekend This Winter
Busy work schedules this ski season? A ski weekend – or a mid-week short break – is a great way to squeeze extra slope time out. Maximizing time on snow with the least time out of the office is the name of the game (unless your office is the mountain). If you plan it right,… Continue reading 10 Tips and Tricks to Have an Impeccable Ski Weekend This Winter
Consider the Benefits of a Value-Added Gap Year
As Thousands of School Leavers Decide What to Do Next, Consider the Benefits of a Value-Added Gap Year Over the next couple of months and after years of hard work, students all over the UK will be taking their A level exams and leaving school behind to start their adult lives. And with the shackles… Continue reading Consider the Benefits of a Value-Added Gap Year
Snow Swapping – a mountain Airbnb without the fee
Snow Swappers are a home swapping club specifically for ski-home owners in ski resorts. It all began when two home-owning sisters from Chamonix, France, were looking for cost effective ways to ski in other areas. The company offers property owners the chance to stay in a large variety of homes in 11 different countries from New… Continue reading Snow Swapping – a mountain Airbnb without the fee