Budget Skiing and Vacation Packages

Many ski enthusiasts around the world enjoy an international ski vacation sometime during the winter months. Most ski resorts are operational between the months of October and April. This gives skiers a minimum of seven full months to plan winter vacations or long weekends. Some of the most popular ski destinations in the world include the Alps, Aspen and the …

Andorra Skiing More Affordable with Low Cost Airlines

Many Europeans enjoy going on holiday in the winter, and ski slopes are one of the major destinations for individuals on holiday during the cold months. Usually the only thing stopping an individual or family from going on holiday is the price tag, as some individuals and families don’t have the financial resources to fund a holiday trip to go …

Nordic Skiing in Whistler

Whistler, officially known as the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is an exhilarating year-round tourist destination, located about two hours drive from Vancouver. Situated in the coastal mountain ranges of British Columbia, Whistler boasts of more than 8000 acres of skiable terrains and over 200 trails. No matter you want to enjoy downhill skiing, Nordic or cross country skiing, glacier skiing, …

The Basics of Skiing

There are various techniques important in learning to ski. Below are some of the essential ones you will need to know. Traversing uphill Making your way up a long slope you will find the least tiring way is it “tack”, just like a sailing-ship. Both skis parallel, at right angles to the line of the slope. Weight on the right …

How to Begin Skiing

Skiing is a wonderful sport, and well worth the effort in mastering its different facets. Gripping the pole No matter what kind of skiing you do, your pole should be there to assist you. The strap must he held correctly if the wrist is to obtain correct support. 1. Thrust your hand through the loop of the strap from below …

Best World Skiing Destinations

Copyright (c) 2009 directline-holidays.co.uk Skiing has increased in popularity over the years and some people are willing to spend a considerable amount to get the most out their experience as possible. Outlined below are the top 5 ski hotels in the world which all promised to offer a top class, luxury holiday. 1. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland If …

Discover Skiing at the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort

Located in the Penibetic mountain range in Andalucia and blessed with the highest summits in the Iberian peninsulas, Sierra Nevada is Europe’s southernmost ski resort. Skiers can look forward to 61 km of ski slopes spread over 39 runs, with 45 splendid pistes as well as 6 amazing off-piste routes covered in snow almost five months in the year. This …

Skiing Holidays For Beginners

Going on holiday is more accessible to people in the UK than it perhaps was thirty years ago. Airline tickets were much more expensive and more of a hassle to organise, than they are today. Ski holidays were more associated with the rich and wealthy, however, as time has progressed, going on holiday has become very easy to book and …

The 3 Villages of Whistler, Blackcomb, A Favored Destination For Skiing

Whistler Village, also known as ‘The Village,’ is an award winning pedestrained village, nestled at the base of the two majestic coastal mountains: the Whistler and the Blackcomb. Located about 120 kilometers north of Vancouver in British Columbia. The village is one of the three incredibly arranged pedestrained bases, other two being the Village North, alternatively known as the Marketplace, …

5 Important Lessons From A Skiing Accident

Having arrived back from my December ski trip somewhat battered and bruised, I found myself giving a great deal of thought to the factors leading up to my unwelcome encounter on what one would ordinarily see as a safe and predictable slope. I decided that there are five distinct lessons to be learned from my misfortune. Lesson 1: Seemingly Safe …