18 June 2012
The Kiwis certainly know how to clear snow in style!
The clip below shows a train charging along from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass earlier this month, with the heavy snowfall taking an absolute battering. National Rail could learn a thing or two from this — somehow I don't see "leaves on the track" causing too many delays after this!...
18 June 2012
Today's blog is bought to you by AJ, Iglu's Head of Sales and keenest après ski participant.
We’re pretty keen on après ski action here at Iglu. So much so that it is one of the main factors that decides where we ski each season. We’ve even rated the best chalets for access to après ski. Some have great locations just a few stumbling steps from the best bars and s...
13 June 2012
Teton Gravity Research, the Jackson Hole based ski film company, have launched an open source freeskiing project, The Co-Lab, where the next generation of athletes and filmers have the chance to win $100,000.
The collaborative competition gives budding young athletes and film makers the chance to make the most of the great, affordable HD cameras on offer these days — well, that's if they...
15 May 2012
However much we all talk about trying somewhere new — skiing in North America or joining the growing trend that is heading back to our former favourite skiing destination, Austria — most of us will go skiing in France next year. Whether it's the cheap flights, the large selection of chalets, or maybe we just love to visit our neighbours, for some reason we can't help but go back.
02 May 2012
Club Med Valmorel, the latest ski offering from Club Med, was opened in December 2011 and has proved to be a welcome addition to the all-inclusive specialists programme. The hotel has gone down well with families, especially with beginner to intermediate skiers.
With this is mind one of Iglu's longest serving members took her family to check out the resort over Easter, coming back with a glowing r...