Skiing Tips Archive

Why skiing is good for you and your health

January 6, 2023 no comments
why skiing is good for you

Unsure if skiing is good for you? We understand that it may feel too be good to be true that your favourite winter holiday may also be good for your health. However, there is a large amount of research to validate that skiing is good for you and here we explore the reasons why. So, […]

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The 14 Best Skiing Apps for 2023 – Android and iPhone

February 1, 2022 no comments
top 6 skiing apps to improve your ski experience

Whether you’re looking to let off some steam during après, or pick up the latest ski tips and techniques to improve your skiing, these top skiing apps are must-haves. Your phone can become your best friend in the mountains, helping you to optimise your ski experience and, of course, providing endless selfie opportunities! So whether […]

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How many calories does skiing burn?

June 9, 2020 no comments
Group of people skiing in Meribel

Health benefits of skiing Skiing is not only great fun for people of all ages and fitness abilities, but it also carries huge benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. So just in case you needed another excuse to hit the slopes on your next holiday, we will explore some of the many health […]

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How to Reduce Costs on Your Ski Holiday

October 27, 2019 no comments
Buy or rent ski equipment

Here at Ski Basics we believe that skiing doesn’t have to break the bank and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to ensure that our guests get the best value for money whilst experiencing the very best skiing in the Three Valleys. For that reason, we wanted to share some top tips on how […]

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End of Winter Season sales – Our top picks!

May 24, 2019 no comments
Since the lifts closed on the 22nd of April, we have been inundated with End of Season sale emails. “Typical” we hear you sigh but believe us when we say (admittedly, unlike most!) these emails are not the type to be shunned straight into trash and let us explain why…

So the 2018/19 ski season may be over but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to let go of it just yet and it doesn’t look like the retailers of the world are planning on letting us anytime soon either! Since the lifts closed on the 22nd of April, we have been inundated with End of […]

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5 Top Tips for Choosing the Best Ski Instructor

April 18, 2019 no comments
Tips for Choosing the Best Ski Instructor

Becoming a confident, independent skier is not a journey which can be hurried. Unless you are a professional ski instructor, you can never know enough about skiing – there are always numerous of techniques to be improved upon and a multitude of new skills which can be learned. Enrolling in a good ski school is […]

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Unmissable Ski Fashion Trends for 2019

January 3, 2019 no comments
ski fashion trends 2019

You already know all about what’s new for Meribel in 2019, so now it’s time to find out what looks to rock on the slopes so that you can enjoy the new ski season looking as stylish as can be. Just like the seasons themselves, ski fashion trends are forever changing so have a read […]

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Is Skiing During Pregnancy Safe?

September 20, 2018 no comments
skiing whilst pregnant in Meribel

You booked your ski holiday in Meribel many months ago and now it’s a short time until you arrive here in resort, and you find out that you’re pregnant! Whether you’re surprised or overjoyed, you need to consider if it’s OK to go skiing during pregnancy. Whilst ultimately it is the decision of you (and […]

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Ski Boot Fitting: How are Your Boots Supposed to Fit?

August 30, 2018 no comments
ski boot fitting- how to fit your ski boots

Ski boots are probably the most technically sophisticated piece of footwear you’ll ever wear and good ski boot fitting is crucial to your comfort and technical prowess. Each and every pair of ski boots will have undergone rigorous testing and had their design finely honed to create the perfect pair of boots for skiing in […]

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A Guide to Buying Your First Skis

June 13, 2018 no comments
A Guide to Buying Your First Skis

Purchasing your first skis can be a daunting task. How do you know which length to buy? What ski shape should you choose for the type of snow you’ll be riding? Which bindings should you choose? As with learning the best ski tips for beginners, buying your first skis can be a minefield, so we’re […]

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Skiing with Children – All You Need to Know

April 4, 2018 no comments
skiing with children

Despite any prior doubts and worries a family-friendly ski holiday sometimes presents, skiing with children often creates one of the most memorable family holidays you can imagine. Children love snow, and being expertly looked after in a catered ski chalet means that there’s less time keeping house, and more time for connecting as a family. […]

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Essential Skiing Tips for Beginners

March 1, 2018 no comments
Learn to ski in Meribel with these essential skiing tips

Many first-time skiers fear looking daft on the slopes, doing it all wrong and being mocked by their more-experienced friends. Fear not! Everyone who has skied has had to experience their first time on the slopes at one time or another, and everyone knows exactly what it feels like. The mountains are a magical and […]

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