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What to pack for your cross-country skiing trip

By Chris Payne, Headwater customer In my previous blog I explained why I have been returning to Venabu for cross-country skiing for 14 years, and how a typical day looks. In this follow-up, I thought it would be useful to list what I take with me. After years of trying, my current solution for keeping […]

Cross-country skiing in Venabu – why we’ve been returning for 14 years

By Chris Payne, Headwater customer My first real cross-country skiing experience was around my 60th birthday back in 2004 at Venabu. Since that date I have done 30 weeks of Nordic skiing, most of it at Venabu, but also including Kandersteg, Leutasch and Saariselka. As a skier I am competent, but not expert – I […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Cross-Country Skiing: Part 1

The beauty of cross-country skiing is that you’re able to admire the stunning scenery around you whilst skiing on crisp white snow, compared to downhill skiing when you move at a much faster pace. Take your time to marvel at the fascinating wildlife, beautiful winter flowers and sky-blue alpine lakes. In some places you can […]

Top 5 secret winter wonderlands

It’s getting on to that special time of year…already the weather is a little nippier, and the nights are drawing in. When it’s cold, it’s tempting to stay inside. But here’s one fact about the winter: the best places to be are out there in the great outdoors! Perhaps you don’t believe us, but if you […]

From Candy to Couscous: Four of Europe’s Most Unique Food Festivals

When it comes to food festivals, Europe has some of the most weird and wonderful in the world. Offering a bounty of nourishment, and a rich and assorted history to boot, it’s only natural to celebrate them in some fittingly bizarre ways. Here are four of the best from the continent we call home. La […]

10 minutes with our Leutasch rep…

We caught up with our man on the ground in Leutasch, Austria to find out what it’s like working in one of Europe’s most famous snow resorts… How long have you been doing your job and what made you choose it? This is my 10th season in Leutasch and I love what I do. Skiing […]

5 Reasons You Need to Go On a Winter Holiday

Picture winter in the UK: hectic Christmas shopping, de-icing the car every morning, and a whole lot of wind and rain. Not much to write home about, is it? Many of us go away in the summer, but the winter months are actually a great time to escape somewhere special.  These five reasons are sure […]