Slovenia: Europe's unsung ski paradise
I’m 5,000 feet up in the Julian Alps, facing my fear of heights head on.
I’m 5,000 feet up in the Julian Alps, facing my fear of heights head on.
There were two main reactions from friends and family on hearing that I was off to Andorra to go skiing.
An Irish-run chalet is one of the best-kept secrets in the French Alps, says Ireland's Travel Writer of the Year.
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Thick snow, traditional towns and Alpine landscapes make a super ski break for Conor Power and his son in Austria.
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Fancy a ski holiday with a personal chef, cosy chalet and pristine slopes on your doorstep? Conor Power sings the praises of a chalet ski break in Val d'Isère.
Ski fan and Today FM host Ian Dempsey shares his tips on and off-piste in Bad Hofgastein.
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Tignes is one of France’s top ski resorts. But there’s a lot more to it than the slopes, as Mark McConville discovers.
Andorra now offers over 300km of varied pistes, says snowboarder Ciara Kelleher, who gives skiing a try in the principality.
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Eilis O'Hanlon hits the slopes in Andorra... or the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, to give it its much more romantic name.
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When Irish people hear of the concept of the chalet holiday, the reactions range from baffled at the notion that, in the chalet set-up, holiday-makers share mealtimes and accommodation with other skiers, to tentative excitement when they hear about the free bar.
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"You could spend an entire season in Meribel and probably still not ski every slope."
So there you are shuffling across the side of a mountain. It's snowing, visibility is zero, you're cold, you're wet, you've just nearly fallen off the side of a cliff (okay, a small verge) because you didn't see the drop, when suddenly the ski instructor stops.
AS I headed off to ski in Austria, I was afraid. Not of the skiing, but that I would have forgotten all I learned on my previous trip back in 2010. I worried it would take me the entirety of the short three days we had on the slopes to get my ability back.
Whether it's on a groomed slope or off-piste, a growing number of skiers believe the sport has become just too dangerous.
Although skiers have been wary of Switzerland's high prices, could Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas bring it back into favour after their trip to the slopes in Verbier last week?
Taking his first ski steps on the slopes of Austria, Thomas Breathnach soon got a taste for the Tyrolean high life
ANYONE who still thinks skiing is too dangerous should console themselves with the fact that Andorra has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world. They couldn't all be living to a ripe old age if they were crashing into trees every five minutes.
Once the clocks go back next weekend, the crisp days of winter will be just a shiver away. It's also the time when smart skiers start checking their diaries and scouring the internet for early-booking incentives and the best deals on the pistes.
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Love the slopes but hate the cost? A lot of skiers feel like that this season, with many considering eastern Europe for the best deals.
Two questions will dominate the thoughts of most skiers in the run-up to this year's season: will there be enough snow in the Alps and, given the economic climate, can I actually afford to go? There's no easy response. But if you choose your resort with care and pay equal attention to how you spend while there, where you stay and when you go, the answer to both can still be "yes".
Having been on just one skiing trip prior to this holiday, I can safely say that I am a novice skier.
Comparing skiing in America and Europe is a lot like tasting two different ice-cream flavours. Each has a different taste. I'm a veteran of the European slopes and I'd hardly hit the American ones when I realised that virtually all they have in common are snow and the general practice of sliding down the trails.
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