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The World First Wander: the ski Monday special

Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s new in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you don’t have to.

It’s been a busy week in the world of travel blogging. We have seen some amazing posts from all over the world this week and it’s been more difficult than ever to narrow them down to a few firm favourites. So…. now the ski season is well under way we decided to focus on skiing, snowboarding and..... fatbiking!

Planning on skiing this season?

Winter, skiing, journey - girl with ski equipment ready for travel to ski resort

What to pack for your first ski trip? Don't forget the kids!

Skiing is really popular with our customers at the moment - as it always is at this time of the year! But who’s doing the packing and what, exactly, are they packing anyway? It’s time to take control and sort out your ski packing list once and for all with Flashpacker Family. They have created a downloadable packing list to make it really, very easy…. Head over to The complete ski trip packing list for more.

If this is your first skiing trip…

Is this the year you are finally going to take the plunge and book up that long promised ski or snowboard trip? This next post is perfect for you. It’s from Camping with style and contains 16 fun facts you need to know before hitting the slopes for the first time. Number 6 is particularly important to note. In case the worst happens and you do get injured it is vital to have a really good travel insurance policy in place. Take a bow World First  Ski and Snowboard travel insurance.

What to expect on your first Ski trip…

So you have booked your first ski (or snowboard ) trip? Fantastic. But it’s never easy heading into the unknown so we have included this post from  Rosalilium who recently went on her first ski trip and, judging from the post, thoroughly enjoyed it. Check out My First Ski Trip.

It’s not always plain sailing (or snowboarding)

Snowboarding travel

You may spend a lot of time on your backside, but you WILL improve.

If it’s your first time heading to the slopes to try snowboarding then it can seem like you will never get the hang of it ( ask our MD) but with a bit of perseverance and determination it can be done! We aren’t all naturals and sometimes it’s reassuring to read that other people have struggled to get to grips with being on the piste too. That’s the reason we have included this next post from Non Stop Destination in Vancouver. The title says it all: First time snowboarding: my failed experience.

More from Vancouver

Ski season has arrived with gusto in Vancouver after a slow start. They recently had 120cm of snow in 7 days so it’s shaping up to be a great season. Check out these great photos from Travel Canucks who have been taking full advantage of the conditions there.  Snowboarding season has arrived in Vancouver.

Where to go for Snow?

Fancy ditching the beaches in favour of Alpine vistas? That’s exactly what Boots’n’All travel bloggers suggest for this next post. It’s full of great ideas of locations for skiing and snowboarding in the northern hemisphere. It’s an interesting read. Skiing on Maui? Don’t mind if I do. Chasing snow: plan a ski trip around the world.

Dressing for success

Skiers and snowboarders have always been a fashion conscious lot. And, of course it is important to have functional clothing on the slopes. But how do you do both? Well,  Travelling Mom have all the right ideas in their post, Family ski trip: How to dress for success on the slopes.

What to do if you don’t want to Ski or Snowboard?

Boy riding a fat tire bike in winter snow. Motion blurred image.

Fatbiking on snow. The new sensation or just another way to take a tumble?

Fatbiking ! No we had never heard of either, but this really does look amazing. It could well be the perfect alternative sport for hitting the slopes.  Have a look at this from the Indy:  Fat Biking the latest snow sport to hit the Swiss Alps. Like the look of it? Check this out: Fat Bike 101 from

That’s it for this week – we hope you have enjoyed reading this week’s instalment.

Stay safe on the slopes…

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