How much would a winter sports injury cost you?

How much would a winter sports injury cost you? Bumps and bruises are part and parcel of a winter sports holiday. But sometimes a slip on the slopes can cause a more serious injury. Here’s a breakdown of how much …

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British Foreign Office asks: ‘Are you ski fit?’

Winter sports travellers urged to get in shape and get the right type of travel insurance. IIt might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But for some thrill-seekers, sliding down the side of a snow covered mountain makes for the perfect holiday. …

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Black diamonds: A guide to ski slope difficulty ratings

Black diamonds: A guide to ski slope difficulty ratings But during a winter sports holiday, it’s no good taking on the trickiest your resort has to offer if you’ve only just learnt to deal with the practice slopes. That’s how …

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Are you fit enough to cope with the slopes?

Are you fit enough to cope with the slopes? Embarking on a fitness regime for your holiday might sound a little out of the ordinary. Then again, an alpine adventure is no ordinary holiday... Everyone’s heard of pre-holiday diets and …

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What you really, really need from winter sports travel insurance

What you really, really need from winter sports travel insurance Winter holiday season is just around the corner, and you could be forgiven if your mind has already been drifting to dreams of the white stuff. (In which case, we …

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Make sure it’s more swoosh, less FOOSH this half term

Why late season boarding can play havoc with your snow style It’s half term for many schools next week. And that means a mass exodus for a spot of late season snow. But, as the European ski season comes to …

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On the piste? Have fun, but don’t ski.

On the piste? Have fun, but don’t ski. Pinch and a punch for the first of the month. And that means it’s a legitimate time to start thinking about Christmas. But before we all head off to get merry, here’s …

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Snow joke if you get caught off-piste!

It seems that you don't have to go too far to get snow this week. Winter has well and truly arrived. It's enough to turn our thoughts to winter sports isn't it? Funny that, especially when we've been talking about it all this month in the World First blog. Perhaps we should have saved it until December and had a little punt on it being a white Christmas this year?

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New Club Med Ski resort opens in China

This week sees French all-inclusive giants Club Med open a purpose built ski resort in Yabuli, China. Yabuli is considered the best resort in China and is the place where the Chinese national ski teams do their training and was the location for the 3rd Asian Winter Games in 1996. Yabuli has 31km of pistes, 18 lifts and plenty of additional activities, including snow park, a toboggan run, a skating rink and snowmobile trails.

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