Category: Outdoors & adventure

Move over meerkat. Here’s Vince SnowVole! 0

Move over meerkat. Here’s Vince SnowVole!

Who ever imagined that the Compare the Market meerkat would become such a cult toy. It’s not like it’s even that cute (in my humble opinion) but across Britain thousands of people own a...

When sick means cool and ripped means buff

When sick means cool and ripped means buff

Skiing and snowboarding with the Young Dudes on a recent SnowVole bloggers’ trip to the French Alps brought me swiftly up to date with 21st century language. I am not someone who believes that...

Trying to act like a Young Dude in the French Alps 0

Trying to act like a Young Dude in the French Alps

Off-piste snowboarding is utterly awesome. (If you stay upright.) But off-piste nose-diving into two metres of snow is utterly exhausting! I found this out as I huffed and puffed and tried as hard as...

High hopes for early season snowboarding trip 2

High hopes for early season snowboarding trip

I never feel at ease talking about snow conditions before going skiing or snowboarding. But with a trip set for next week to La Plagne I have been doing a little investigating – and...

Where to find the best ski in ski out chalets 1

Where to find the best ski in ski out chalets

My guest blogger Richard Sinclair is the founder of Sno, the UK’s fastest-growing ski holidays and ski deals company. He came up with a great idea for a blog for the best ski-in, ski-out chalets....

Watches to wear skiing this winter 0

Watches to wear skiing this winter

I’m not sure whether I’d ever considered matching a watch with a skiing holiday, but, when you come to think about it, it’s not such a bad idea. I’ve a watch for daily wear...

Kit review: Skiing ‘Helmet Hugger’ 2

Kit review: Skiing ‘Helmet Hugger’

My snowboarding helmet is highly functional and practical – and it has saved my head from a bad knock on many occasions. It is also comfortable and as it’s black it goes with most...

Do your bit at a ski resort clean up 0

Do your bit at a ski resort clean up

Thousands of skiers and snowboarders descending on Scotland’s ski resorts every winter can leave a bit of a mess. And every summer, the Ski Club of Great Britain calls on generous volunteers to help...

Kit review: Jack Wolfskin waterproof jacket 0

Kit review: Jack Wolfskin waterproof jacket

Don’t ask me why, but I have long coveted a Jack Wolfskin jacket. It could be the name… I like the sound of “wolfskin”! But more likely, it’s the logo. I love the wolf...

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier 0

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier

Courchevel? One of the hottest ski resorts in the Three Valleys area of France? The top Alpine resort that is a regular haunt of the rich and famous? Yes, that’s the place! And last...