Winter, and skiing & snowboarding are absolute passions of mine. Probably why you can see many skiing posts, reviews, hints, tips and advice on this blog; that are hopefully useful. There is no better feeling than bombing down a mountain on a pair of skis; wind in your face, a fantastic view and a high speed adrenaline rush. Exactly why I choose to go as often as convenient, and write about it to as many people as possible.



Ski Holiday Checklist

Perhaps one of the most important questions of all: So what do you have to pack when you decide to go on a ski holiday? If you have never been before it can be a confusing, and stressful experience making sure you have everything you need.

helpful ski holiday packing list has been created to eliminate the hassle and ensure you can look forward to the slopes without worrying you have forgotten something. From essentials like your insurance, equipment hire and currency, to accessories and sun protection we have you covered.So, where will you go? Have a read through the reviews of the above ski holiday destinations and let me know which one is your favourite!

Ski Resorts in Europe Reviews

Planet Earth is amazing. The absolute best place to realise this in full detail is from the top of a snowy capped mountain, whilst at speed; staring at mother nature's incredible creation as you fly down the pistes. As I visit more of Europe's most amazing winter holiday destinations there will be an increasing number of ski resort reviews to read on this page. Got any recommendations? Get in touch!

Bormio Ski Resort Italy

Prefer a coffee and a Limoncello to a glass of red wine? Bormio ski resort in Italy might be more for you. Home to some class ski destinations, the Italian Alps although smaller, are well worth visiting. Close to the Swiss border, you will find Bormio, with again excellent high altitude pistes.

Famous during the summer for stunning cycling roads, the area is an outstanding wonderland of natural beauty. It is highly likely that you will be distracted by the scenery a heck of a lot as you ski, so you better make sure you take a decent camera!A quaint town lies at the bottom of the mountain where you can sleep, eat, drink and have fun during your stay. No matter where you are in the town you are never far from the cable car to the slopes, and always in the shadow of some amazing natural, snowy giants.

val thorens

Val Thorens Ski Resort 

Voted the World's best ski resort for several years and the place to be for party going piste lovers every season for decades, Val Thorens is a special place. A wide range of pistes awaits. Suitable for all levels of skier or snowboarder, whether you are new to the white stuff or a seasoned expert.

Europe's highest, and nearly the highest mountain retreats for winter sports in the World, Val Thorens always has brilliant snow coverage throughout the season. Due to its altitude, it is almost definitely one of the most reliable places to find good snow. It's also got really easy access to the rest of the 3 Vallées network.
Find out why Val Thorens is the place to be for your skiing holiday.


Courchevel Top Tips

Courchevel ski resort is a fantastic resort in the world-famous three valleys in France. A brilliant place for beginners and those on the improving end of a skill spectrum, a lot of relaxing blue and green runs can be found in this valley. If you are going for the first time or have limited experience, or are even just wanting a more relaxed piste experience, this could be the right trip for you.

Split into several small villages, there is something for everyone here with luxury spas, bars and hotels, not to mention cheap, cheerful and also banging party locations. Want to find out more about this winter wonderland? Read more about it in the Ski Courchevel review.

Courchevel La Vizelle Piste

Winter Skiing in Luxury, on a Budget

So you want to fly down the slopes in style, but don't quite have the riches of an eccentric rural Lord or Lady yet? Don't worry yourself; this was written by someone like you.

Is it possible to go skiing to Courchevel on a £1,000 budget? This is exactly what we set out to find out here and the results were exciting.

Chosen as a great all-around resort on the more expensive end of the winter holiday spectrum, we went here because, well, if you can afford to go here on a low budget and ski or snowboard, you can go flipping anywhere!

If there is a place that simply needs to be on this list let me know. Tweet me @1backpackerlife on Twitter.