Search Site / Enter Holiday ID
Expert Advice and Booking
020 8542 6658

Ski Blog

Introducing the Iglu Ski Expert Video Guides

clock 11th September 2015 | comment0 Comments

Introducing the first of our new Expert Guides series aimed at improving your ski performance so you can enjoy your ski holiday to the max. We have started with a few simple tips to help you out if you are new to skiing or looking for methods to improve your ski experience and time on the slopes.

At Iglu Ski, we have a huge amount of knowledge across the team and we wanted to share our ski and snowboard holiday advice to the general skiing public so you can make the most of your time when you are in the mountains.



Our first 5 videos are presented by AJ (Sales Director) who has a plethora of ski knowledge after countless ski holidays in at least 10 countries, working in Whistler as a ski instructor (CSIA level 3) and as a guide in the Portes du Soleil.

We will be creating more videos over the ski season. Take a look at our Expert Guide Playlist on YouTube for the lastest videos. Here are the first videos in the series, which were filmed at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead.

For more information on planning your first ski trip or view more ski advice

Videos filmed and edited by Iglu Ski

Butta 2015 Collection

clock 26th May 2015 | comment0 Comments

Whether you are enjoying the last of the winter snow in the Alps, or back in the UK for some spring adventures, Butta’s latest collection is the perfect inter-season wear.

It’s that time of year when the weather is so unpredictable in the UK, one minute the sun is shining and then the next it’s chucking it down. If you’re like me and always get caught out by either wearing too many layers or just not enough, then Butta can save you this spring. Their 2015 collection was created and designed for active lifestyles and this erratic British climate.

Butta's 2015 collection

If you’ve had your head under a rock the past few years and haven’t heard of Butta, this awesome company was started in 2011 with an aim to make eco-friendly waxes for skiing, snowboarding and surfing. With greener waxes this can help preserve the mountains and oceans that we love to ride. Last season we named Butta as our top British Brand for Winter 2013/14.

As well as continuing to fine tune and develop their existing wax range, Butta have now created a range of stylish, lifestyle apparel and accessories so you can take Butta on the road with you, whatever your adventure.

Last month I went on an end of season snowboarding holiday to Tignes in France to test out the new Butta range. The sun was blazing throughout the week which meant it was too warm for a jacket so I had the perfect opportunity to try out The Crew Sweat.

Spring riding in the Butta Crew Sweat in Tignes

This jumper quickly became my favourite riding top as I abandoned my other hoodies for the rest of the week. The extra length is ideal for snowboarding as it doesn’t ride up your back, plus the longer length adds extra style! The sweater is fleece lined and the elasticated neck, sleeves and waist make sure that there are no cheeky draughts when you’re on a long chairlift. The jumper is also great for weekend adventures, whether it’s a walk in the woods, an evening stroll along the beach or camping at a festival.

If you like the sound of The Crew Sweat, you are going to love The Lumbersexual. This tall style, heavy weighted check shirt is also made with spring riding in mind. Both the Crew Sweat and Lumbersexual are unisex and come in multiple colours.

Left: Wearing The Snapback in Tignes after a day on the mountain. Right: Packing my snowboarding gear

The last item you need to complete your Butta ensemble is the classic Snapback. As everyone should, I always wear a helmet when snowboarding, but as you come off the mountain and hit the first bar at après, The Snapback is perfect for keeping that afternoon sun out of your eyes (as well as taming that helmet hair!)

What I love about this collection is the high quality and versatility for the items. I can enjoy these clothes in the mountains and back at home. There’s no need to pack your Butta wear away between seasons as these garments look stylish throughout the year. They'll be the first items I'll pack when winter 2015/16 comes around!

Check out Butta’s website for their full collection


By Krystelle

Top 5 sun terraces on the slopes

clock 7th May 2015 | comment0 Comments

Imagine sitting with an ice cold drink, on a sun drenched terrace, overlooking the most awe inspiring mountain views after a day on the slopes. Sounds like paradise doesn't it? Whenever the sun comes out in the UK we cannot help but remember our favourites winter days soaking up the sunshine in the snow.

Here at Iglu we’ve had our fair share of sunny days on a mountain restaurant terrace (after a hard day skiing of course!) so the competition was tough but we’ve narrowed it down to our favourites.


Here are our top 5 sun terraces on the slopes in Europe:

5. Restaurant Combatseline, Nendaz

Perfect for a Swiss fondue

This sun soaked restaurant is well priced for Switzerland and dominated by magnificent mountain views from the middle of the 4 Valleys. Combatseline is located at the top of 63 Novelli chairlift from Siviez, right between Nendez, Veysonnaz and Verbier.


Photo credit:

4. Cap Horn, Courchevel

Perfect for people watching

This large, swanky, sunny terrace overlooks the Courchevel Altiport and is an ideal spotting celebrities and millionaires. It is the perfect place to make the most of the sunshine, just don’t forget a bundle of cash!


Photo Credit: CAP HORN Courchevel

3. Chantebise 2100, Alpe d’Huez

Perfect for a long lunch

This large restaurant terrace is perfectly located at the first DMC stop overlooking the stunning Alpe d’Huez ski slopes. Once you sit down and tuck into your substantial Croque Monsieur, burger or salad you’ll find it had to leave this sun trap whilst surrounded by the glorious vista.


2. Grillhof Alm, Mayrhofen

Perfect for a quick pit stop

A great spot if you have just skied the Harakiri (the steepest slope in Austria) and you need a beer to calm your nerves (exactly how I came across the bar!) Located in the Penken/Horberg bowl by the Vans Snow Park, surrounded by pistes, this huge terrace is a great place for a quick drink, a spot of lunch or a chill out in the beanbags in the sunshine.


Photo credit:

1. Rond Point, Meribel

Perfect for après

Le Rond Point is a popular spot that offers great food, ski in-ski out sun terrace and lively après ski. Asthe ‘Ronnie’ is located on the sunny side of the valley it is in goggle tan heaven and the ultimate location whether you are looking for a quick refresher drink, or an afternoon of live music and toffee vodka! With regular live music you’ll be rocking in your ski boots throughout après before attempting to ski back to the village.

The runners up... 

Panorama Alm, Kitzbuhel
At Panorama you are really sitting in the ‘front row seat in the Alps’ with the incredible 360 degree mountain views. Located on Pass Thurn Mountain there is a huge sun drenched terrace with tasty and reasonable priced food.

Las Vegas Lodge in San Cassiano
A jewel in the Dolomites, the beauty of this place is remarkable with its wooden décor, bordered by the finest ski slopes and totally immersed in unforgettable panoramic views.

Chez Vrony, Zermatt
Priceless views and exceptional food. This beautiful terrace has spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the Vrony burger is a must try!

By Krystelle

Iglu in the snow 2015

clock 24th April 2015 | comment0 Comments

What a season it has been! It may have not been the best start to the season, but the snow at the end certainly made up for it. Staff and customers have relished in the top snow conditions during the past month leaving lots of happy faces at the end of our favourite season.

The staff here at Iglu Ski have travelled to some brilliant ski resorts this season and we wanted to share with you our favourite moments from this epic winter.

Highlights of the ski season


Nick, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Tignes (with a day in Val d'Isere and Val Thorens), Verbier and Mayrhofen. France, Switzerland and Austria in one season, might be a first for me!

What have been your highlights?
Staying in the amazing Chalet Cosy Corner with Ski Armadillo in Verbier, waist deep powder on the Hintertux glacier and the amazing pork knuckle I had for dinner one night at the Hotel Perauer in Mayrhofen.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Next winter I want to head back to Austria and try Ischgl, or perhaps Livignio in Italy.

Nick in Mayrhofen

Jake, Ski Sales Expert

Where have you been this season?
Les Deux Alpes, Verbier and Tignes

What have been your highlights?
Catching a bluebird powder day on a 3 day trip to Verbier, sometimes you just get lucky! Also, soaking up some late season skiing and sunshine in Tignes with good friends on our end of season trip.

Where would you like to go next winter?
I really want to go to Ischgl next year, after doing a season in St Anton I hear that the only après that compares is Ischgl’s. Also I really want to arrange a trip to Japan for some epic powder, in the 2012 season Niseko had 21 meters of snow!

Top - Jake in Les Deux Alpes. Bottom Left - Late season slashes in Tignes. Bottom Right - Fresh snow and blue sky in Verbier


Laura, Digital Marketing Manager

Where have you been this season?
Val d’Isere/Tignes

What have been your highlights?
Returning to skiing after 10 years of snowboarding was immensely rewarding and lots of fun. Hitting small mile stones of progress through the week was terrific with the real highlight coming with an incredible blue bird powder run towards the end of the week. Whilst snowboarding will always have a place in my heart it’s great to know my ski legs are still kicking!

Where would you like to go next winter?
The Dolomites. Great skiing, beautiful scenery and delicious Italian food and wine – ticks all the boxes. I have already booked Club Med Pragelato to take advantage of the early booking discount!

 Laura in Val d'Isere

Scottie, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Whistler, Peisey Vallandry and Valmorel

What have been your highlights?
In Whistler I stayed at the Pan Pacific Mountainside, my best bits of the holiday was the zip wire trek between Blackcomb and Whistler mountain, and going on the amazing Peak to Peak gondola – it’s so high up! Plus Canadian people are a lot of fun, which made my stay even more enjoyable.
In Peisey Vallandry I stayed at Les Chalet Des Deux Domains which is in an excellent location just a stone throw from the first lift. The chalet staff were brilliant, the child care was fantastic and the quality of the food was way better than I expected. Plus we had loads of snow! It was a great week.
In Valmorel we stayed at the All Inclusive Club Med Hotel. The evening show was the best I’ve seen in a Club Med Village. The location is ski in – ski out, you can almost ski to the bar! The food and drink at Club has to get a mention every time.
The Club Med Valmorel is the best family village; the facilities for the children can’t be beaten. There is access to a soft play room and early dining for children if wanted, plus there is a baby room available in the evenings if you have a baby booked in. Nothing is a problem when you stay here.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Has to be the Dolomites, maybe Selva. I love food, mountain views, great skiing and staying in high end hotels.
Otherwise Ischgl, Obergurgl, Vail and Breckenbridge are on the list next.

Scottie in Peisey Vallandry after fresh snow


Krystelle, Digital Marketing Exec

Where have you been this season?
Mayrhofen, Alpe d’Huez and Tignes / Val d'Isere

What have been your highlights?
Going to Snowboxx festival in Alpe d’Huez was amazing. I love après and watching live music so being able to go to the events after a day on the slopes was so much fun. You can have plenty of late nights in Alpe d’Huez!
When in Mayrhofen I plucked up the courage to snowboard down Harakiri, Austria’s steepest ski slope, plus I conquered Sarenne in Alpe d’Huez, the longest black run in the World.

Where would you like to go next winter?
A large group of friends and I have already booked Chalet Zita in Ischgl for March, and then I’d like to go to somewhere I haven’t been before, maybe Les 2 Alpes, Val Thorens, Livigno or Sauze d’Oulx.

Top - Krystelle on Harakiri. Bottom Left - Apres at Folie Douce in Alpe d'Huez at Snowboxx. Bottom Right - Val d'Isere slopes

Cynthia, Ski Product Manager

Where have you been this season? 
I’ve been to Tignes, Val d’isere, Val Thorens, Hinterglemm and Zell am See

What have been your highlights?
Apres at the Goat Bar in Hinterglemm and the night tobogganing.

Where would you like to go next winter? 
I would like to go to Alpe d’Huez next year. I went there over 10 years ago and really enjoyed the resort so would love to go back. Otherwise I’d like to try Canada and combine it with a city break for a few days.

 The Goat Bar, or 'Goaßstall', and ski slopes in Hinterglemm

Linda, Head of Customer Services

Where have you been this season?
Mayrhofen, Valmorel (with a day in Val Thorens/Les Menuires) and Tignes

What have been your highlights?
All three are top notch resorts, so I won’t go on about the skiing too much. I’m lucky to have been able to go for 3 weeks in total this season, all with plenty of good snow.
Mayrhofen: Harakiri, Austrian Après – you can’t beat the Europop, the Iglu White Lounge bar, Bus Warten Schnapps and Bruck’n Stadl.
Valmorel: Club Med are great, every single one of them I’ve been to have been fantastic. The fondue in the specialty restaurant and some Veuve Clicquot was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday in style!
Skiing with 3 of the best skiers in our office made this trip the most challenging skiing-wise. A short drive over on the sunniest day for some great powder skiing in Val Thorens was very much worth it.
Tignes: I’ve been to the Espace Killy loads before, but this time with the best crew! It was the Iglu Ski end of season trip and a large group of us stayed in the brilliantly located Chalet Hotel Curling. The lowlight on this trip was when I managed to pop my knee out on the Piste “A” on our way back to the village, the highlight when I potted 2 balls with a train in pool that NOBODY saw!

Where would you like to go next winter?
Japan in December if I can afford it, Austria in March (maybe Saalbach) and then somewhere high in France in April, I’d love to go back to Val Thorens or Alpe d’Huez as I’ve not been there before.

AJ and Linda in Val Thorens

Phil, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Tignes, Val d’Isere, Val Thorens, Whistler, Niederau, Kitzbuhel, Park City, Deer Valley and Morzine.

What have been your highlights?
New Year in Val d’Isere was really fun; I had an amazing powder day in Kitzbühel with a local guide and finishing the season in the sun in Morzine was perfect.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Colorado, the snow parks in Breckenridge and Keystone are two of the best in the world.

Phil in Whistler

James, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
St Anton, Lech, Morzine, Park City, Canyons, Tignes/Val d’Isere and Verbier.

What have been your highlights?
Trying Austria for the first time was a great experience. America was awesome although the snow this year was far inferior to Europe this season. I love Morzine and the Portes du Soleil, so going back is always top of the list for me.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Love to try Japan in December or the Dolomites is high on the list.

Top - Beautiful blue bird day in Verbier. Bottom Left - Fresh tracks in Morzine. Bottom Right - Out of Bounds in Park City


By Krystelle

Book with Confidence
We are ATOL Holders and members of ABTA for your financial protection.

Feefo logo

Contact Us

For the best ski deals sent straight to your inbox be sure to sign up to our newsletter.

Search Ski Holidays

Select a Date!

Your Shortlist

You do not currently have any holidays in your shortlist.

Join our social networks:

Follow Igluski on TwitterLike Igluski on FacebookSubscribe to our Channel
Add us to your circlesFollow us on Instagram Follow us on Pintrest

iglu ski app

Club Med Infinite Logo