Skiing

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Five Pulse Racing Challenges You Can Set Yourself

Tayana Simons | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

We've all heard of that saying 'feel the fear and do it anyway'. It's emblazoned on every outdoor clothing company t-shirt from here to the surfing beaches of Southern California. But could adrenaline rushes actually be good for us? Some scientists seem to think so.

Body Image in Women's Skiing

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

Life as a female ski-racer is tough. There's the pressure to perform, to push your body through an intense set of demanding daily circuits to carve out the type of body that will win races. And then there's the pressure to look good, especially if you're the world's most famous skier.

Where to Find Snow This Winter

William Gray | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Daffodils may be blooming here in the UK, but that doesn't mean you have to pack away your down jackets and snow boots just yet. There are plenty of destinations where the white stuff is guaranteed, from high-altitude ski resorts in the Alps and log cabins in Lapland to more far-flung 'chillspots' like Greenland and Antarctica. Read on for eight guaranteed winter wonderlands...

Accessible Skiing in Catalonia

Martyn Sibley | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

It's not so surprising to hear that Kasia and I visited Barcelona again last week. We do love a little trip there! What is less known, however, are the reasons why we went this time and what we got up to.

Travel Eye: Why the WILD Side of New Zealand Should Be on Your Travel List

Karen Edwards | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

At New Zealand's southern most point in the Catlins region, the Arctic winds have started to pick up. As temperatures plummet from the 23 to four degrees, I find myself on a beach, looking out for the rare and endemic Yellow-Eyed penguin.

Heli-skiing Costs £300. Is It Worth It?

Mark Hodson | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Heli-skiing is the ultimate indulgence for the adventurous skier. It's potentially dangerous, it can be hard work and it's expensive: £300 per person for a single drop. It's also banned in most European countries. Switzerland is an exception.

Six Luxury Swiss Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

By many accounts, Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world. It's also one of the most beautiful and offers superb skiing. It would be a shame to dismiss it entirely on grounds of cost.

Apres Ski Relaxation

Ceri Tinley | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

With your body undergoing such strenuous movements for days on end it is important that you relax and condition these muscles. Luxury ski chalets come equipped with optimal wellness facilities to ensure you and your body are well cared for, and to help you recover from a hard day on the slopes.

Kinderhotel Rudolfshof Kaprun -Skiing with Toddlers

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

For the intermediate and the good skiers, there are two ski areas - Maiskogel - a great little mountain that is suitable for beginners too and of course the Kitzsteinhorn glacier; 3000m above sea level, it offers some wonderful skiing as well as views all the way down to the lake.

Planet Appetite: Alpine Hotel, Nira Alpina in Silvaplana, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Only 10 minutes from St. Moritz, the Nira Alpina Hotel, in Silvana, is right at the foot of Mt. Corvatsch and has direct access to its cable car so you can ski out and ski back in.

No Electricity, No Mobile, No Problem! Why This Gruelling Sub-Zero trek Is the Best Fun You Can Have on Skis

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

In the Arctic, with no reception, your phone is nothing but a poor-quality torch for as long as the battery lasts. By the end of the first day I didn't miss it any more. The world became tightly focused on the trail in front of me, the skis on my feet and the 12 people I was sharing the journey with.

Six Luxury French Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

French alpine skiing is among the best in the world and together with fine dining - for which the French need no introduction - their ski resorts offer a winning combination.

Fine Dining in a Luxury Ski Chalet

Ceri Tinley | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

The memories of your first holiday in a catered ski chalet might be from back in the days when you would be served either spaghetti bolognaise, coq au vin or boeuf bourguignon in strict rotation, by a girl called either Arabella, Pandora or Lucinda.

W Hotel and Spa, Verbier

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A design junkie's heaven, you're greeted by red ceramic tigers, crocodiles and cat buddhas, arty-farty mannequins with ski helmets and a double sided glass fireplace to defrost you as you enter.

Is That A... Lion?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

GoPro videos are carving out a nice niche on the web for terrifying things happening at high speed. But this video of a man skiing at Deer Valley, Uta...

7 Sporting Near Death Experiences

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

A near death experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics changed the life and career of one of the greatest skiers in American Alpine history, Bode Miller....

What Happens When You Cause An Avalanche

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

An avalanche is every skier and snowboarder's worst nightmare, they arrive unannounced and can be fatal. Imagine the horror you'd be feeling then if o...

Charm and Glamour in the Austrian Tyrol

Mark Hodson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Apart from the high-tech ski clothing draped over the backs of the wooden chairs, it's a timeless scene. There is no traffic noise and not a modern building in sight, only the schuss of passing skiers, twitching their noses at the glorious smells wafting out from the kitchen.

A Winter Break at Lech-Zürs in Austria's Vorarlberg Region

Stuart Forster | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Austria's Vorarlberg region is one of the world's leading winter sport destinations. The techniques employed on the mountains around Lech and Zürs in the early part of the 20th century became integrated into the Alpine skiing technique that would, in time, be taught in ski resorts around the globe.

Scariest Moment Ever Filmed On Two Skis

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

There have been an awful lot of good videos filmed with a GoPro in 2014. And there have been lots of crazy things recorded by skiers unwilling to accu...

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

An Unusual Matrimony: Philosophy and Professional Skiing

Will Ross | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Ross

Finding a ski film full of optimism and inspiring action isn't hard. But few attempt to deliver a coherent analysis of happiness, the kind of rigour that comes through in the work of British-born philosopher, Alan Watts.

Stop Everything And Watch The Greatest High-Five Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

'Is this the best high-five ever?', asks this video's title. Well, yes. Yes, it possibly is. Put it this way: it's an awful lot better than Davi...

Just How Outdoorsy Is London?

Will Ross | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

It's 8pm on a Thursday night and on the ninth floor of 207 Old Street, the Jaeger bombs have just started to drop. This 'Street to Peak' fixture is one of kind, held in the clouds at one of London's newest tech spaces to exhibit several successful outdoors startups.

Now THIS Is How You Ski

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

Night skiing is something that should be left for fictional spies and people who have somehow developed superhuman abilities. Unless of course you...