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Should we take a family summer holiday in the Alps?

The short answer is yes, but this diminutive reply needs some expansion. Many people who participate in snowsports only visit the European Alps in the wintertime. They never give it a second thought, until the snow returns, preferring to take their holiday in more...

Freestyle isn’t for me right?

You watched the Sochi Olympics last year and saw Jenny Jones’s bronze medal slopestyle run. You have seen the cover photos on magazines such as The Reason, Whitelines and Cooler Magazine. Freestyle is for Olympians and men with proverbial ‘balls of steel’ who huck...

Holiday highlights

They said there would be no snow, and up to a few days ago it was looking a bit sketchy in parts of Europe, but our girls’ trip was booked and we were going. Claire, a fellow shredder, plus Tina, a skier and I have seven children between us, so it was a chance for...

Child-friendly resorts

So you’ve finally taken the plunge and you’re going to take the kids away for a holiday on the snow but where do you go? You may already have some ideas, but the resort you remember fondly from your twenties, which had a great après scene, may not be the best option...

Should kids under 8 years old snowboard or ski?

You, your family and friends are likely to hold strong views on this topic as opinion is usually divided. And whether you think kids under eight should ski or snowboard will depend upon your past experiences, whether you prefer one plank or two and what you...