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How To Make An Igloo

clock 10th January 2013 | comment1 Comments
How to make an igloo with juice. [More]

SnowAngel's Guide To Afternoon Après

clock 17th December 2012 | comment1 Comments
Our friends at SnowAngel have put together a great blog looking at the top aprés ski bars for a 3pm beer. As a site dedicated to visiting, reviewing and sharing the best venues in the Alps and North America, they boast a pedigree of knowledge that even AJ, our Sales Director, would approve of. So, here are SnowAngel's best bars for a sunny 3pm beer... We stumbled upon Pano Bar in Les Deux Alps accidentally about two years ago, just before we took the last run of the day, and believe us when we say there's no way you'll miss it. You might have to weave your way through a sea of boards and skis to get to it, but it's totally worth it. This is Ibiza-style après, expect two for one beers... [More]

Top 5 Tips For First Time Skiers

clock 27th November 2012 | comment3 Comments
Iglu's Sales Director and former ski instructor, AJ Johnson, gives us his top tips for skiers planning a holiday first time. The number one ski resorts for beginner skiing in France are Les Gets, La Rosiere, Courchevel, Avoriaz, La Plagne, and especially Alpe d’Huez. These resorts are loaded with Green and easy Blue runs. Avoid Val d’Isére, Méribel, Les Arcs, Chamonix and Morzine as although these resorts offer brilliant skiing, there are no easy runs back into town or you have to use buses to get around. Buses are tough when you are just learning to carry your kit. You'll soon go from skiing like this... 1: Have a lesson on an indoor slope here in the UK. It makes a huge difference to... [More]

Skiing History — Morgedal, The Birthplace of Skiing?

clock 22nd November 2012 | comment0 Comments
Many resorts claim to be the birthplace of skiing, including St. Moritz and St. Anton. Morgedal in Norway, has a pretty good claim too — and with skiing being a mode of transport during winter in parts of the country, I reckon it's a pretty good shout out. So, here's what they had to say on the matter. Morgedal is the birthplace of skiing, or to be more correct, snow sport. People have used skiing as a mode of transport for over 4000 years. However in the 1800s, downhill skiing as we know it today was influenced like never before by Sondre Norheim from Morgedal. A charismatic character who changed ski design and gave us the world's first carving ski and full heel binding. Where he ... [More]

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