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Guide to 2014 ski festivals

Guide to 2014 ski festivals

SOME of the world’s best music festivals now take place at ski resorts during the winter. And to prove it the ski holidays expert, Crystal , has put together a list of the top five winter music and ski festivals for the 2014 season. Not only that, Crystal has created a survival guide which you can…

‘Braveheart’ Lift Open At The Nevis Range

‘Braveheart’ Lift Open At The Nevis Range

IN 1996 the Nevis Range installed a chairlift called ‘Braveheart’ which lets us access the expansive Back Corrie area. This area usually misses out on the best snow but recent powder falling from south westerly storms has now filled in “o’er the back”. Riding a lift named after the epic film has got to lead to…

How’s About That Then Guys & Gals?

How’s About That Then Guys & Gals?

JIMMY Savile isn’t the kind of person we’d normally associate with the outdoors…but then that’s the whole point of this latest video; to show that the Outdoor Capital has something for everyone. Sporting a tartan tracksuit, Jimmy is still as odd and interesting as he’s ever been and in this video he reminisces how he…

Ski Single Day And The Science Of Falling In Love

Ski Single Day And The Science Of Falling In Love

NEXT Monday, if you’re single, chances are that you’ll be sick of Valentines Day. You could always escape up to Scotland for some skiing though because the Nevis Range resort is running a Ski Single day for people who aren’t in a relationship and have never tried skiing before. The day includes a morning ski…

Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks

AHH, there’s nothing quite like making fresh tracks on the first lift up of the day. More often than not, lifts start running early to make sure they’re working ok and in some cases, allowing the ski instructors to have the mountain all to themselves for a morning warm-up before it opens to the public….

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

“JUST slip them on your boots. It’s easy to be a Super Slider Rider,” says the voiceover in this retro commercial. Sales of plastic sledges in the UK may have hit an all time high last year with the snowfall we experienced here but I bet you these plastic socks which you tie to your…

40,000 have skied Scotland already

40,000 have skied Scotland already

With all the chaos of taking a flight abroad for a ski holiday, it seems many of us have decided to avoid all that by staying local and skiing in Scotland instead. All five resorts are now open with reports that as many as 40,000 people have skied or snowboarded there already this year. Demand…

What? I can ski in Morocco?

What? I can ski in Morocco?

There are donkeys which drag you up the ski slopes in the resort of Oukaimeden in the Atlas mountains. There are also chairlifts now, seven of them, as can be seen in the charming hand-drawn piste map above. One of these lifts takes advanced skiers up to the 3,200m peak of Jebel Attar where you will…

Sign up for Snow Alerts

Sign up for Snow Alerts

It dumped it down with snow in Scotland last year. And it’s looking every bit as likely that the conditions this year will have us loading up the car, booking an easyJet flight or taking the train north. I might be tempting fate here but we may be at a point where it’s no longer…

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