The before and after
The ski experience does not begin and end on the slopes. Indeed, for most skiers, it extends far beyond that. Try sipping a hot chocolate in a mountain restaurant or drinking a beer in your full ski gear and you will see what I mean. Many people beginning to ski are surprised by the camaraderie that develops during group ski lessons, and, more particularly, during the heavy après-ski sessions! A strong group spirit tends to quickly form, with most people out for the same thing – good skiing and good times!
Party time but not as we know it
Après-ski is basically an excuse to have a few drinks after a hard day on the slopes. It is not an excuse to dress up as though you are going for a night out in Ayia Napa. You would think this would be stating the obvious, but it is surprising to see the amount of people who go out in short skirts and heels. Quite what they are expecting is anyone's guess, however as soon as you see them sliding through the streets like bambi on ice, you will soon realise that going for the sensible option of boots and a warm jacket was a very wise choice.
Beginners Guide to Skiing
Welcome to our Beginner's Ski Guide. Since you're here, it's probably safe to bet that you're thinking of braving the slopes for the first time.
Learning to Ski
When learning to ski, it is highly recommend that you undertake some form of ski instruction, particularly if you don't want to be heading...
Why go skiing?
The first thing many people may ask is 'Why go skiing?'
What to take Skiing
One thing that beginners often needlessly worry about is what to take skiing. Due to the inescapable fact that ski clothing can be pretty pricey to buy...
When to go
The main skiing season runs from the end of November through to Easter...
Best beginner's ski resorts
Skiing is great fun regardless of whether you are an expert or a beginner.
To help you sound like a true ski professional we have prepared this handy guide to pronouncing the more difficult ski resort names.