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Iglu Ski expert video guides | Resort recommendations

clock 25th November 2015 | comment0 Comments

Earlier on in the year we kicked off our new expert guide video series with a set of videos aimed at perfecting the ski basics to improve your time on the slopes. In this latest set of videos I chat to members of our expert Iglu Ski team and ask them which resorts they would recommend for groups, families and beginners.


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Groups, families and beginners all have special requirements on a ski holiday.

  • Groups may require an all-round ski resort with a large variety of ski slopes, après and activity so there is something to suit everyone in the party.
  • Families desire friendly and quiet resorts where young children feel safe and confident to learn to ski.
  • Whilst beginners may want a ski resort with easy access to the slopes, great ski schools and a variety of activities off the mountain.

Our ski experts take all this into consideration, plus any other requests, when choosing you the perfect ski holiday.


Best resorts for a group ski holiday

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Best resorts for a family ski holiday

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Best resorts for beginners

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By Krystelle

Top 20 ski resorts for winter 2015/16

clock 4th November 2015 | comment0 Comments
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12 funny ski run names that you won’t believe actually exist

clock 27th October 2015 | comment1 Comments

Winter is coming, will you be shredding one another of these hilariously named pistes this season?


1. Doom & Gloom, Whistler


Nothing like a bit of Doom and Gloom after tackling Stefan's Chute & Cockalorum.


2. Devil's Crotch, Breckenridge

Devil's Crotch, Breckenridge


This hellish double diamond expert piste isn’t for the faint hearted


3. Steeper Than Hell, Snowbird


Steeper Than Hell, Snowbird


Snowbird: Hitting the nail on the head since 1971


4. Glory Hole, Alta


Glory Hole, Alta


I wonder what goes on here...


5. Schattberg, Saalbach


Schattberg, Saalbach


Because we’re all still kids at heart!


6. Idiot's Delight, Alpine Meadows


Idiot's Delight, Alpine Meadows


Locals say you have to be stupid to actually take this route


7. Tom's Mom, Brekenridge



*Insert riding Tom's Mom joke here*


8. Adios Mother F*****, Snowmass


AMF Snowmass


Steep as f***


9. Harakiri, Mayrhofen


Harakiri, Mayrhofen


A ski run that compares itself to the ‘abdomen cutting’ samurai suicide ritual, it is the steepest slope in Austria after all.


10. Goat's Head Soup, Sunshine Village



Goat’s Head Soup, Goat’s Eye Gardens, Cleavage, Ewe First, Mother-in-Law, Think Again, Bushwhackers and Chicken. What were these guys on when naming this area.


11. Organ Grinder, Sugarbush


Organ Grinder, Sugarbush


Your body will be pulverised after this long and steep piste


12. Spanky's Ladder, Whistler Blackcomb



…how do they come up with these names!


And one more for luck


Our friends at PlanetSKI in Marmot Basin... Does it mean the same thing in Canada as it does in Britain?



And then you have Knob Hill, Knob Bowl and Knob Traverse leading off Knob Chair. Find out more about The Knob in PlanetSKI's Banff to Jasper blog


Other favourites include:

Shaft & Climax, Mammoth

Dick's Ditch, Jackson Hole

Psychopath, Breckenridge

Beer Belly, Red Mountain

Kill the Banker & Big Woody, Revelstoke

Big Doo Doo, Alyeska


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5 reasons why Jackson Hole should be next on your ski bucket list

clock 20th October 2015 | comment0 Comments

This ultimate bucket list destination is bigger and better than ever this season as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Jackson Hole is synonymous as the pinnacle of extreme skiing and is often regarded as the nation’s best ski resort.

This is the birthplace of big mountain skiing, home to many snowsport pioneers and features in some of our favourite extreme videos including The Art of Flight, Almost Ablaze and Jeremy Jackson’s Higher.


Jackson Hole is located in Wyoming neighbouring the stunning Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park’s. As well as discovering this authentic American cowboy town you are also treated to the unique wildlife and wilderness in the region. The ski resort was created to rival European ski area and is now compared to Chamonix, Verbier and St Anton.

There is plenty of terrain to keep an expert rider occupied for the whole season, but there are also many runs for the non-advanced. Beginner and intermediate pistes make up half of the ski area since a new high speed lift opened up the Casper area last season.

Jackson Hole 50th Anniversary - Born to be Wild

In just 50 years Jackson Hole has evolved into a world class resort where passionate skiers and snowboarders can dare to live the dream. Take a look at the new video celebrating Jackson’s 50th


The 50th anniversary is the perfect time to remember how amazing this ski destination is and why it is at the top of many ski bucket lists. Here are the top 5 reasons why Jackson Hole should be next on your list:

1. Cowboy spirit

Jackson Hole town has preserved its American west roots so that visitors can still experience the cowboy lifestyle. If you’re not visiting during rodeo season there is still plenty on offer to forge your own frontier memories.

Once you are off the mountain, don you cowboy boots and discover the superb boutiques and saloons on the wooden cladded boardwalk shopping area. Seek out a true cowboy’s fuel and enjoy Wyoming made Whiskey and world class beers in one of Jackson’s many bars.

If you are looking for something more unique, get behind the reins of a traditional horse drawn carriage and ride into the sunset across the beautiful snowy valley.


Famous home grown whiskey


2. Unique wildlife

With stunning scenery everywhere you turn, a ski holiday in Jackson Hole will feel like the ultimate adventure. From elk in Grand Teton National Park to bison in Yellowstone National Park to natural hot springs in the Bridger Teton National Forest, there are a wondrous amount of wildlife and wilderness on your doorstep.


The Grand Prismatic Pool at Yellowstone, Elk at Grand Teton National Park & Lake Jackson 

3. Extreme skiing

There is over 1200m of epic vertical skiable terrain on offer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The legendary backcountry zones and bounty of fresh snow makes this a focal point for advanced skiers in search of glory and adventure. The Mountain Resort is known for high alpine steeps, long runs and an open gate policy allowing riders to access the backcountry playground.

Jackson Hole is home to some of the top freestyle athletes in the world including Travis Rice, Tommy Moe, Max Hamer and Jess McMillan. 

An extreme adventure wouldn’t be complete without an attempt at the infamous Corbet’s Couloir. As you cruise up on the tram you can take a glimpse of the scary peak before you come face to face with it. No other resort in North American has a chute so legendary that skiers and snowboarders come from all over the planet to tackle this ultimate ski run. Find out more about the thrill seeking terrain here.


Corbets Couloir


4. Extraordinary apres

Discover your inner cowboy at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in the heart of Jackson. As well as western style dancing, live bands, wooden cladding and animal mounts, the bar stools are genuine saddles! This famous bar is a reminder of what the wild Wyoming west was, and still is.


Million Dollar Cowboy Bar


5. New features for this winter

To celebrate this special occasion there are lots of exciting new additions to the ski area. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the new mountain restaurant, Piste Mountain Bistro.The new Teton quad lift opens up access to an intermediate area and 3 pistes including, expanding the Wide Open piste, creating the steep Kemmerer run and the Crags Run along the northern ridgeline.

Just for this memorable year, Jackson Hole have a selection of lift pass offers for this season. There is a limited edition 10 day pass that is available all winter, the 50th anniversary Gold Pass will come with 4 ‘buddy pass’ vouchers (50% off 1 day lift passes), and if you hold a season pass to anywhere in the world you can receive 50% off Jackson Hole passes between Jan 11-31st.



View Jackson Hole's 50th video series


View ski holiday packages in Jackson Hole:
The Lodge
Cowboy Village Log Cabins
Ranch Inn
Snake River Lodge & Spa
The Wort Hotel
Snow King Resort
Inn at Jackson
Teton Mountain Lodge
Spring Creek Ranch
Parkway Inn


By Krystelle 

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