Ski blogs

Here are some ski articles and blogs written by our ski specialists sharing their experience on all things ski from what's new, favourite runs, choosing a resort, choosing the right accommodation to après-ski hot spots.

Ski Blogs
Kempinskii Pool
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.

Snowy Dolomites
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…

Family ski holiday
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 holiday.

Spring skiing
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.

Val d`Isère, France
What type of accommodation is right for me?

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

Terrace at Hospiz Alm, St Christoph
The best lunch spots on the slopes

Lunch on the slopes is an important part of a ski holiday, 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.

Family ski holiday
A family skiing holiday

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

Skiing with friends
Booking a chalet as a group

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

Whistler ski
Considerations for choosing a multi day operator

Booking a heli-skiing trip can be just like booking a traditional ski holiday; 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.

Hotel Christiania
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 favourite European and North American resorts.

Skiing off piste
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 organisation even fair weather skiers can enjoy skiing in the colder months.

Last Frontier Heliskiing
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!

Sking in Switzerland
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 minimise queuing.

Christmas in Val d'Isere
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.

Winter childcare
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.

Mooserwirt, St Anton

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 favourite après-ski bars in Val d'Isere, St Anton, Courchevel 1850 and Zermatt.

Val d'Isere resort
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 favourite, our Val d'Isère specialists have compiled a list of what’s hot in this boundless resort.

Aspen Gondola
Top 10 runs for intermediate and expert skiers

Our ski team have chosen their favourite 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!

Skiers and snowboarders
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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