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.

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…



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!

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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...

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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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.

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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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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.

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..

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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...

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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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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.

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?


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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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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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.


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…

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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.

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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?

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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...

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 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?

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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?

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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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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.

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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 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.