Family Holiday Ideas For The Whole Year

Amanda Statham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

I was going to write a 'great places to go this summer' feature, but I'm a parent, I know the reality. There's actually a whole year spreading out before us, full of half term breaks, the occasional non-pupil day, a vast summer vacation and plenty of sneaky bank holidays.

Protect Your Knees From Injury This Ski Season

Ian McDermott | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

Skiing is very physically demanding and puts a huge strain on the muscles and joints, especially on your knees. If you've been inactive since your last skiing holiday, you won't be well conditioned or prepared and you'll be putting yourself at greater risk of injury.

Technology In Snow Sports - Could Resorts Take Some Tips?

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Hopkins

The upshot of this is ever-higher levels of people finding it relatively easy to do a dangerous sport with a fair degree of competence and comfort fairly quickly. The issue is that both skiing and boarding, like many sports, have inherent safety protocols which are vital to learn and only time on the slope or in lessons enables people to understand these properly.

Kids On Skis At 15 Months? Head To Gerlos And The Kinderhotel Kröller

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

If you want to ski and have young children, you'd better head to Austria. This is where they understand how to offer top notch childcare in luxurious hotels in an all-inclusive way, which is a godsend. You could pay alone in childcare what a whole holiday might cost.

Oxford Student Skier Could Have Been Killed By Bodybuilding Drugs And Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford student found dead at the start of a university skiing trip in the French Alps could have been killed by a combination of bodybuilding drugs...

Oxford Student Found Dead After First Night Of University Skiing Trip In French Alps

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford student has been found dead in the French Alps following the first night of a major annual Oxbridge Varsity skiing trip. The 22-year-old ma...

Ski Season Skin Care

Seena Seka | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Style
Seena Seka

Ski season in Europe kicks off in December and runs right through until the end of April. People often think summer holidays are when our skin needs the most protection, but winter breaks can be just as damaging due to the glare from the piste, as well as dehydration and chapped lips to contend with.

Don't Ignore Galtuer - Skiing a Smaller Resort

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

In the Paznaun region of the Austrian Tirol, at the end of a very scenic valley, 10 minutes ski bus from its better-known neighbour Ischgl, lies a gem...

I Have Gone a Bit Off Piste

Lara Platman | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

On the first day of the new year I set myself - as I am sure of many of you do too - over a well-deserved glass of Bloody Mary, a set of goals for th...

Sun, Snow and Learning to Ski

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

If you've watched series four of Made In Chelsea, you might remember a ski trip to Verbier. If you look closely you'll spot pure terror - and some tears - in my eyes when I was forced to ski. Big thanks to a very patient crew (and to Francis Boulle who was even worse than me).

The importance of Precedents - Why Role Models Make Sense

Annie Ross | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I hadn't appreciated the importance of precedents until recently. Picture a time you were lost in the countryside. In a choice of trails, which on...

Kinderhotel Oberjoch - Skiing with Babies

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Imagine all your childrens' dreams and some of your worst nightmares rolled into one. Sprinkle some fairy dust and voila! A brilliant, totally unimagi...

What I Learned at Vail After Not Skiing for 20 Years

Karen Goodwin | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Goodwin

The first thing I notice is the difference in ski apparel. Last time I skied, ski pants were tight and had stirrups. Ski jackets were short and fitted, sometimes with clear pockets to display lift tickets. Since my old ski pants and jacket still fit, I literally dusted them off and donned them, believing I was back in the game.

Easter Sorted: 8 Family Trip Ideas For The Family

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

Squabbling over what music to put on, who pulled who's hair first and the firm assurance that someone behind you is about to be violently ill. It can ...

Dispatch from the Front Line of a Tech Start-up

Matt Lacey | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Lacey

It's been a really interesting experience watching the process at close quarters right from the beginning when it was just an idea right through to it being Jamie's full time job with trips all over the world to test and construct hugely technical equipment in China.

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

Tayana Simons | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 29.12.2016 | 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 21.12.2016 | 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 12.12.2016 | 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 19.08.2016 | 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.