I learned to snowkite to get away from the crowds and into the mountains. Yes, I could have strapped on some skins and hiked, or simply dropped under the ropes from the top of a lift.
But a couple of years ago I found another way – using a kite to pull me into the backcountry and away from the crowds.
We look at the right way to layer for backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the high mountains. Modern materials and construction techniques mean that there is no such thing as bad weather in the mountains, just poor clothing!
From the outdoor infinity pool, with views directly towards the Aiguilles peaks and Mont-Blanc itself, the QC Terme Chamonix may be the most scenic spa in the Alps. In this ultimate guide we cover all the key questions you may have.
Winter skiing in the Alps usually starts in December, and the majority of resorts remain open until the last week in April. This leaves you around 150 days to take your ski weekend or short ski break...