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Top 10 spas in the Alps

After a hard day on the slopes treat yourself to some serious relaxation in of our recommended spas. Enjoy time out in the jacuzzi, let muscles relax in a sauna, and then indulge in one of the wonderful treatments on offer, a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

The Dolomites - a Revelation

Senior Marketing Manager Bee headed to the Dolomites in March 2016 for a weekend of fresh powder, mind-blowing scenery and delicious food…

Top tips for skiing at February half term

February half term is one of the busiest times of the year in the Alps, as many families hit the slopes. If you are heading to the snow this half term, here are our top tips on coping with the crowds and getting the most out of your vacation.

Easter ski tips

Easter can be the best time to go skiing as long as you plan it properly. Suntans, spring snow, blue skies and long days replace frostbite and white-outs. With good preparation and timing, you can get great snow and sunshine. For kids and anyone who suffers from the cold, Easter is a great time to go. Read top tips from our ski specialists for skiing at Easter.

What type of accommodation is right for me?

Choosing the right accommodation can make or break your ski vacation, so we've put together some handy hints and tips for you to consider.

The best lunch spots on the slopes

Lunch on the slopes is an important part of a ski vacation, as it provides the chance for a pitstop, re-fuelling and re-charging before the afternoon exertions! It is often a good opportunity to try local specialities. During the second half of the ski season, being able to sit outside enjoying the fabulous views with the warmth of the sun on your face is one of the major benefits of skiing in March and April.

A family skiing holiday

Family vacations are our specialty, so to make your family skiing vacation as stress-free and as fun as possible, we have compiled a list of our top tips for vacationing with the family. From what to do before departure to practical tips for up the mountain, we know the recipe for the perfect vacation experience.

Booking a chalet as a group

At Scott Dunn, we see groups of friends vacationing together every week and this is one of the most fun ways to take a ski vacation, provided you plan it properly. Read our top tips to ensure that everyone returns home as friends.

Call yourself a skier?

Just for a bit of fun we have pulled together a few questions to see if you can really call yourself a skier! A week in the mountains is all about fun, so take five minutes with a cup of coffee and see if you are making the most of your time on the slopes.

Considerations for choosing a multi day operator

Booking a heli-skiing trip can be just like booking a traditional ski vacation; you have to choose from a range of operators, all offering different products. There are a multitude of considerations to take into account and a range of prices to choose from. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing a multi-day operator.

The best of our ski hotels

Whatever you want from a ski hotel, be it great service, stunning views, a bit of romance, culture or a wonderful children’s club, here is our pick of the best ones in our favorite European and North American resorts.

How to avoid an avalanche

Here are a few insights into minimising the risk of being caught in an avalanche. Please view it not as a definitive guide, but merely a catalyst to stimulate your interest and then go and research it properly with the help of professionals. Experts in avalanche science often find that the more they learn, the more they have yet to understand.

Keeping warm

Our ski specialists reveal a few top tips on how to keep warm up the mountain. From dressing for the cold temperatures to choosing where to ski based on the direction of the sun. With a little bit of preparation and organization even fair weather skiers can enjoy skiing in the colder months.

Planning a heli-skiing trip

Vertical drops, undulating powder fields, tree runs, couloirs, wind lips and steep descents. Heli-skiing is the ultimate experience for powder hounds and adrenaline junkies, but is this a realistic aspiration for mortals who may only ski for a week each year? We think so!

Planning for great skiing

Our ski specialists have pulled together their top tips to set yourself up for great skiing - from dressing for the temperature, choosing where to ski based on the altitude and orientation of slopes and picking lifts and runs according to conditions and to minimize queuing.

Resort nightlife

From gourmet dining in Courchevel to dancing on tables in Zermatt, our ski specialists know where to go after the sunsets. Here’s their guide to restaurants, bars and clubs in Courchevel, Val d'Isere, St Anton and Zermatt.

Tips for skiing with children

Thinking of heading to the slopes with young children? Here are a few essential tips from our ski specialists on skiing with children. From when to go and what to pack these tips will ensure that your whole family enjoys the snow.


Après-ski really begins with the warmer weather of spring. T-shirts, sunglasses and panda eyes are the order of the day. Here our ski specialists share their favorite après-ski bars in Val d'Isere, St Anton, Courchevel 1850 and Zermatt.

The mountain checklist

Our ski specialists have put together a skier’s bucket list; a checklist of dreams and adventures which any keen skier should wish to accomplish. How many can you say you’ve already ticked off?

The only way is down

The Scott Dunn shortlist to butterflies in your stomach moments and heart thumping elation. The adrenaline junkies amongst the ski team have complied a list of their favorite adrenaline rushes. From ice driving to bobsleigh, we know how to make your heart race!

The renaissance of Méribel

An über ski in/ski out chalet, the first five star hotel, the upgrade of the Saulire Express gondola and La Folie Douce Méribel, the new player on the après ski scene, have all aided in the resurgence of Méribel.

What's cool in Val d'Isère

Val d'Isère is widely renowned as the mecca of skiing, and so to pay homage to this great resort, and a Scott Dunn favorite, our Val d'Isère specialists have compiled a list of what’s hot in this boundless resort.

Top 10 runs for intermediate and expert skiers

Our ski team have chosen their favorite runs in ten of the resorts we offer. We have selected to suit intermediates and another to challenge the strongest skiers. Anyone think any differently or have any better ideas? We would love to hear from you!

What have snowboarders ever done for skiers

Oliver Evans, Commercial Director at Scott Dunn: I have to admit to loving both skiing and snowboarding. I began skiing aged 7, but 12 years later, snowboarding burst onto the scene with its baggy neon clothes and carefree attitude and I was hooked. I love both in equal measure but without snowboarding, skiing wouldn’t be half as much fun - find out why.

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