Alex in Andorra

Recently back from a skiing holiday to Andorra, our very own Performance Marketing Manager Alex set out onto the pistes of El Tarter. See what he had to say about his trip to the slopes.

Val d'isere

The best ski resorts in Europe revealed

As skiing holiday specialists, we know that there are several factors to take into account when booking a ski trip.

Ensuring you have ample snow is of course top of the list, but the availability of slopes suited to the skill level of your party also plays a part in determining the perfect ski resortfor you.

New year in the Alps

The best resorts for your Festive ski holiday with Neilson

Join us to celebrate Christmas and New Year and slide into a magical winter wonderland with a festive break. Stay in a Neilson hotel or chalet hotels and our fantastic hosts will look after you from the moment you arrive. There will be plenty of seasonal cheer with decorations, music, crackers and a beautiful Christmas tree.

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Teatime Treats and Chalet Favourites

One of the joys of a ski chalet holiday is coming home at the end of a day’s skiing to a cosy chalet, roaring log fire and delicious afternoon tea with plates full of homemade cakes and biscuits.

We’ve been inspired to re-create some chalet favourites for you to try at home.

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How to layer up for your ski or snowboarding holiday

This guest article from our friends over at SportPursuit will give you tips on how to layerup for your next snow sports adventure.

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The best après ski and nightlife in St Anton

When it comes to living it up on the après-ski scene, Austria’s alpine resorts pack a mighty punch.St Anton is no stranger to a party, boasting a legendary après scene with party-centric bars and inviting restaurants offering fabulous local and international cuisine.

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Where to take your family on a skiing holiday

Getting the right resort is the first step to planning your family ski holiday - choosing somewhere with great ski schools, easyslopes and lots of activities off the mountain can make all the difference. Here's our pick of the best...

Andorra ski holidays

Why you should choose Andorra for your Christmas ski holiday

There are dozens of reasons to head to amazing Andorra in December, from the festive atmosphere and great shopping scene to the snow-sure slopes and affordable après, but here's our top 7...

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At what age can kids learn to ski or snowboard?

If you're a skier or boarder with kids, you're probably wondering what age to get them on the slopes. Like many sports, the earlierthe better, but there's a lot more to it, so here’s our take on the big question.


10 reasons to ski in El Tarter

Sitting high in the snow-capped Pyrénées, the resort of El Tarter is a true all-rounder. This skiresort in Andorra has a lot to offer for people of all abilities, and we tell you why.

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The best resorts in Europe for group ski holidays

Your dream ski holiday probably includes your close friends andfamily sitting around a log fire before heading out for some après fun. This is whygroup ski holidays are a must, but where to go? We found out...

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4 reasons to learn how to ski or snowboard this summer

Surprisingly, the summer can be a great time to learn to ski or snowboard, or brush up on your skills ahead of the season.From quieter slopes to perfecting your skills, here are four reasons to hit the slopesthissummer.

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When is the best time to go skiing?

With five months of ski season to choose from,when is the best time to book a skiing or snowboarding holiday? The answer really depends on what you’re looking for, so check out our month-by-month ski season rundown.

Group of people eating dinner around the table in a ski chalet

Reasons why ski chalets are perfect for large groups

Ski chalets are a dream large group ski holidayscenario.A place all to yourselveswhere you can eat and drink together, ski all day long and most importantly, keep costs down.

Lounge of the Neilson Chalet Gertrud Gabl in St Anton

Where to stay: Ski chalets in St Anton

St Anton is such a popular ski resort thanks to its legendary pistes andnightlife. It also has some pretty nice ski chalets, so take a look to find out more...

Les Arcs gondola

10 reasons to ski & board in Les Arcs, France

Les Arcs has it all going on -high-altitude skiing and boarding, incredibleviews and plenty to do off the slopes for all ages. Here's our top 10reasons why you should go this season...

St Anton

10 reasons to ski and snowboard in St Anton

St Anton is known as the 'cradle of alpine skiing', and withstate-of-the-art lifts, incredible snow conditions andbuzzing après-ski, it's easy to see why. Here's10 reasons toski and snowboard in St Anton.

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Why Les Menuires is one of the best ski resorts around

Les Menuiresin France sometimesgets overshadowed by its bigger named neighbours, but we think it's one of the best ski resorts around, and here's why...

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Skiing or snowboarding: which is better?

The healthy rivalry between skiers and boarders is nothing new, andeach camp believes their sport is the best, but who's right? We find out which is better: skiing or snowboarding?

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The best ski resorts for non-skiers

Flying down the slopes isn't for everyone. Some just love to be in the mountains enjoy the scenery and fresh air. There's still plenty to do off the slopes, so here's what we think are the best ski resorts for non-skiers.

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Why groups should book a January ski holiday

In the UK, January is dark and dreary. Grab some friends and family, head out to the mountains and you can look forward toamazing powder to crowd-free pisteson a group January ski holiday!

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Are snowboarding lessons worth it?

Everyone can benefit from a few tips and tricks from the experts, so we take a look at some of the ways lessons can be a great addition to your snowboarding holiday.

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How to teach your children to ski

It'sa real joy to share things you love with your kids, so why not teach them how to ski as well? 48% of children are taught to ski by their parents, so here aresome handy hints to give it a go yourself.

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The best dry ski slopes and indoor ski centres in the UK

It used to be pretty tricky if you wanted toski during the off season. You had tofind a year-round skiresort or stay at home. Now we have plenty of dry ski slopes and indoor ski centres in the UK, so here's a few of the best.

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Chosen by us: The best restaurants in Andorra

Finding a quality lunch spot withhearty food, stunning views and plenty of atmosphereis an absolute must,so here’s our top pick of mountain restaurants in Andorra.

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The longest (and shortest) ski lifts in the world

Sometimes there’s nothing more welcome than a nice long ski lift ride, so sit back, soak up the views, and marvel at these record-breaking feats of ski lift engineering…

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How to get to your ski resort

There’s more than one way to travel to your ski resort so we look at planes, trains and automobiles to find out which is thefastest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly.


How to handle skiing moguls

Skiingmoguls can be tricky, so it’s good to know how to handle them. Our skiing experts let you know their best tips on how to improve your mogul skiing.

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The Neilson guide to choosing a snowboard

Choosing the right board can make all the difference to your holiday, but which one is right for you? We’re here to help you choose your ideal snowboard.

Simon Cookie Cook

Fab or flop? Ski gear review

We asked our very ownMountain Expert, Simon ‘Cookie’ Cook, to reviewsome of the latest ski gear to hit the winter sports market to find out if they're Fab or a Flop!

La Plagne in France

Ski holiday spotlight on: La Plagne in France

La Plagne’s snowsure pistes are setamongst charming alpine scenery anda top destination for familiesand intermediates. We give you the low-down on one of our favourite ski resorts.

Neilson Mountain Experts

Neilson Mountain Expert skiing tips for intermediates

Looking to improve your ski technique? We spoke to Simon ‘Cookie’ Cook - ESF ski instructor andNeilson Mountain Expertto get hisquick-fire skiing tips for intermediates.


Hidden gem ski resorts to try on your area lift pass

By exploring areas a bit further afield, you can discoveranything from crowd-free pistesto awesomefreeride parks. Here’s some of our ski team’s top recommendations for those little hidden gems on your lift pass…

Arinsal chairlift

Ski holiday spotlight on: Arinsal in Andorra

Arinsal in northwestern Andorra welcomes skiers and boarders every year who can’t get enough of the resort. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on everything Arinsal.

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The 6 most scenic ski runs in Europe

You can’t beat skiing through breath-taking scenery: it’s the best food the soul can get. So here’s our pick of some of the most scenic ski runs in Europe.

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Skiing for the first time after having a baby

Getting back on the pistes after having a baby throws up plenty of new challenges. So, what do you need to consider when you go skiing for the first time since having a baby?

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Ski holiday timings: how does it work?

If you’venever been on a ski holiday before, you probably won't know what things happenwhen. Fear not as we’ve got you covered with all the timings of a ski holiday.

Christmas ski scene

The best European resorts for a Christmas ski holiday

Why not ask Santa for the best Christmas present ever - a ski holiday to one of Europe’s most magical festive resorts? We share our favourites with you...

Chemmy Alcott

All the gear, ​AND​ all the idea!

Ski and snowboarding apps can be agreat addition to your trip. They'll help with the weather and mapping yourspeed andaltitude, but which ones are best? We asked Chemmy Alcott to find out...

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Exploring ski boots and snowboard boots

Your ski or snowboard boots can have a huge impact on your performance,your comfort and ultimately, your holiday, so it's good to get them right.

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Fine tune your skiing & snowboarding at home

If you've got your ski or board holiday booked (or at least thinking about booking it), we can help you get the most out of it with a few simple exercises.

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The 5 best resorts to learn to snowboard

Whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll find snowboarding fun and seriously addictive, so here's our pick of the best resorts to learn to snowboard in...

Val di Fassa

5 of Europe’s quiet ski resorts that are just as beautiful

Sometimes it pays to head off the beaten track and find a new favourite. There are plenty of small and quiet ski resorts, full of charm, sowe explore which ones to escape to..

cross country skiing

The best cross country ski resorts in Europe

Cross-country skiing takes you off the beaten track to seethe beautiful mountain landscapes from a different point of view, but which are the best cross-country ski resorts in Europe?

Tyrolienne lift Val Thorens

The world’s top 7 craziest ski lifts

With so many ski lifts in the world, some which have been around since the 1940s, there are bound to be some pretty out there ones, but which are the craziest ski lifts of them all?

ski gear

What to pack for a ski holiday

Packing for a ski holiday involves a bit more stuff and inevitably, you'll end up leaving something behind. Not with our handy 'what to pack' guide...

View of a snow covered Neilson Mountain Collection hotel

What is the Neilson Mountain Collection?

Find out what the Neilson Mountain Collection is all about and how we combine the ingredients of a great winter holiday to create alpine hospitality at its finest.

A couple learning to ski

The best ski resorts in Europe for beginners

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to booking a beginner ski holiday. There are so many resorts to choose from so this guide will help you get the right one?

family skiing

The top 10 family ski resorts, according to Google

We love recommendingthebest resorts for families,but what does Google think are the best ones were? We got our geek on and found out...

Items to pack for a ski or snowboard holiday

21 backpack essentials if you're going off piste

Fail to prepare and youprepare to fail! Our Mountain Expert, Simon Cook sharesthe backpack essentialsyou need for an offpiste adventure.

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1 super easy way to become a better skier or boarder

There are tonnes of articles with tips and tricks to make you a better skier or boarder, but this one is soooo simple, you won't quite believe it.

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How to organise a group ski trip on a budget

When you're organising a group ski holiday for family and friends, how do you keep within everyone's budget?


3 easy ways to get fit for the ski season

You don’t need a personal trainer or spendhours in the gym to get fit before you ski or board holiday. Just follow three simple sets of exercises to make the most of your time on the slopes!

Family ski holidays

Alpe d’Huez or Les Deux Alpes - which is best for families?

TheFrench resorts of Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes are both a great choice for a family ski trip, but which one is better?

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What to expect on a catered ski chalet holiday

Those who have been on a ski chalet holidayknow how good they are, but for those who haven't, what makes them so special?

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10 Italian dishes to whet your winter appetite

From ‘nonna’s’ kitchen to Michelin starred restaurants, Italian food and wine is truly wonderful.Wetell you about thehidden local dishes are where trueItalian cuisine lies.

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The best resorts for blue & green runs in France

There's a reason that one in three British skiers and boarders go to France for a winter holiday. It's variety of resorts makeita great choice for beginners, and here are the best runs of all...

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6 easy ways to save money on your French ski holiday

Everybody likes to save a little money here and there and with our top six tips, we can save you money onyour next ski holiday in France...


The best runs in Andorra’s Grandvalira ski area

Andorra's Grandvalira has128 runs across210km of pistes to choose from, but which ones should you absolutely not miss? Our handy guide will give you four of the best blue, red and black runs in the area.

Family skiing

5 things to get the family excited about skiing in El Tarter

The hugely impressive 210km Grandvalira ski area is one of the best in Europe. At its heart is the very family-friendly resort of El Tarter. We'll give you 5 reasons why you should take the kids there.

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A quick guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Team GB's skiers and boarders makeup nearly half of the 59athletes heading toSouth Korea, so here's a quick guide to the 23rd Winter Olympics.

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The low-down on skiing in Austria

Austria is the UK’s second most popular country for ski holidays and with its picturesque resorts, world class skiing and dynamic après it’s easy to see why.

People posing for photo on a mountain in Val Thorens

7 places in the French Alps to take epic phone photos

Everyone loves a great phone photo, particularly on holiday. For the ultimate ski selfie hunter, check out the best places for phone pics in the French Alps...

Sunny Mayrhofen

Spring skiing in Austria? It has to be Mayrhofen…

You can't beat Mayrhofen forsome late season snow in Austria. It hastraditional charm, great nightlife, a huge ski area and, most importantly, guaranteed snow.


Where to go for the best après ski in Pas de la Casa

If you're heading to Pas de la Case (one of the best places on the ski map for partying), you need to know where to go. Our guide shows you...

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The 4 best resorts for early season skiing in France

It's early season andyour first time back on snow in months, but where do you go for the best snow? Don't worry, our fact-filled guide will help you out.

Austrian cakes

6 classic dishes to try on your Austrian ski holiday

Ifdelicious food and plenty of it is you thing, you'll be in heaven in Austria! Read about the six dishes you absolutely have to try whilst on an Austrian ski or board holiday.

Family skiing

5 reasons to choose Italy for your family ski holiday

In Italy, children are welcomed with open arms and made a real fuss of which makes for a very welcoming environment to take your family skiing or snowboarding.

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Fashionably late? 4 resorts to find late season snow in Italy

Italy hassome great high-altitude resorts, snowsure glaciers and some incredible snow making, but where should you go for some late season snow??

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The ski lingo you need to know before your holiday

Like all sports, skiing and snowboarding has its own language that, as a newbie, you probably won't understand.

Andorra free ride

6 ways Andorra offers you something different to the normal ski holiday

Andorra rests in the shadows of the big named resorts, but that's exactly why you should go there. Here are our sixreasons to choose Andorra for your next ski holiday...

La Folie Douce

The best après-ski and nightlife around Tignes & Val d'Isère

These legendary high-altitude resorts offer some of the finest, snowsure skiing in the Alps, but where do you find the amazing après and nightlife in Tignes and Val d’Isère?

La Folie Douce, Val Thorens

Top 5 sun terraces for spring skiing in the Three Valleys

Franceis one of our favourite places for spring skiing andthe Three Valleys ski area boasts some of the best sun terraces around. Here’s a roundup of our top five…


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7 key things you need from your friends to plan a (successful) group ski trip

Organising a group trip is tricky andthere are some important things you need to know before you go. Follow our handy guide to make your holiday run like a dream!


The low-down on skiing in Andorra

If you haven’t visited Andorra and still think that it’s just for beginners or a budget option, then think again.

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The best family ski hotel with childcare #1

The slopeside Neilson Hotel Aalborg is our most popular ski hotel with childcare,and it's easy to see why when you look at where it is, the facilities it has and just how good it is for families.

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The low-down on skiing in Italy

A skiing holiday in Italy has it all; a diverse range of resorts with terrain for all abilities, a relaxed and fun ambience, good food, legendary hospitality and some of the best après-ski in the mountains.

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6 things that make skiing in Livigno so perfect for beginners

Its wide, confidencebuilding slopes, excellent ski and board tuition, superb nightlife and tax-free status cement Livigno as the right choice for beginner skiers and boarders.


The 4 best ski resorts for New Year’s Eve

Where to spend your New Year’s Eve is always a big question to answer. We'll help you choose the best resort to see in the New Year.

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The low-down on skiing in France

France is the number one destination for British ski and snowboard holidays, thanks to the sheer scale and range of resorts.

Family skiing

7 top tips to help plan your family ski holiday

Organising a family ski holiday can be tricky, but you can take some of the stress out of the planning stage with our 7 handytips.

La Folie Douce

Our guide to the best après and party ski resorts

If you're looking for a ski resort where the après matches the quality of the skiing, check out our best après and party ski resorts in Europe.

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The snow sure resorts that won't let you down

With climate change and global warming very much a reality, snow conditions in ski resorts are becoming increasingly unpredictable.

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The 3 resorts you should go to for late season snow in France

At the end of the skiseason, the weather has warmed up and there's a real party atmosphere, but where to go to getthe best snow?

Scenic and snowy French Alps

Très utile! The French ski words you need to know

You’rethinking about awinter holiday to the French Alpsbut you haven't spoken the language since school. Our handy French ski words and phrases will help when you’re out and about in town and on the slopes.

Skiers and Snowboard on a powder run

A guide to the ski slopes of Europe

Green, blue, red and black; there's a slope to suit everyone's ability level and they're all the same, right? Not quite...

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10 tips for organising a group ski holiday

When it comes to ski holidays for groups, it really is a case of ‘the more the merrier’. As we’re sociable creatures, it was inevitable that evolution would lead us to the annual group ski holiday.

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5 ski resorts intermediates shouldn't miss

This article will help you find the best ski resorts for improvers to push their skills to the next level.


Beat the best to Andorra

The Andorran government has ploughed millions into its resorts and infrastructure to create some truly wonderful ski areas.

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4 snow sure ski resorts in France that are perfect for Christmas

If you're thinking of spending Christmas in a French ski resort this year, take a look at our guide to make sure you pick the right one for you.