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15 Tips for Half Term Family Skiing

Thousands of lucky British children will be going skiing for the first time at half term. For their parents it will be a brilliant break – but only if planned properly. To help you plan and organise your debut on the slopes, here are our expert top tips for families. Find more advice on family skiing here.     Half Term Skiing Top Tips   1. Don’t waste money on expensive ski clothes for your children; they’ll outgrow them by next year. Borrow what you can and al... [More]

The difference between skiing and ski jumping

There’s recently been some speculation about how safe skiing is with all the injuries the contestants have experienced on the current season of ‘The Jump.’ Comparing skiing and ski jumping is like comparing football to gymnastics. They are 2 separate sports that use different equipment, require different techniques and performed in different locations. Both skiing and ski jumping are extreme sports, you have to understand the risks you are taking when signing up to these snow s... [More]

6 things to do and see on a ski holiday in Meribel

Meribel is one of the prettiest large ski resorts in France which is why it attracts thousands of Britons each season. Combined with its central positioning in the largest ski area in the world, its charming tree lined ski runs, abundance of alpine ski chalets and lively après scene, there’s no surprise that Meribel is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. Here’s the lowdown on the on the best things to experience on a ski holiday in Meribel. Attractive village with ... [More]

9 ski and snowboard personalities

We’ve all bumped into one of these on a chairlift and you can often see them coming from a mile away. Ski resorts are full of weird and wonderful people that all share a love for the mountains and our beloved winter sport. What’s your ski personality? 1. Old Pro   2. Powder Hound   3. The Seasoniare   4. Forever Young Father   5. Extreme Infant   6. All Gear No Idea   7. Ski Chic   8. Park Rat   9. Super Mum   View Full... [More]

Iglu Ski's Tignes and Val d'Isere tour with Ski Total

In December 2015 Peter, Marco and George took to the sunny slopes of Tignes for their start of season ski trip with ski holiday partner Ski Total. Ski Total provide affordable ski chalet holidays in many of Iglu Ski’s top selling ski resorts, including a brilliant selection in Tignes and Val d’Isere. Peter talks us through his time in Tignes and Val d’Isere, what he thought about the slopes, what he got up to off the slopes and much more in his account of his trip to the m... [More]