ski fitness

Ski Fitness - Get Fit for Your Ski Holiday

We've all been there: your ski holiday is booked, you're dreaming of perfect pistes and amazing après and then that voice in your head tells you that you really should get ski fit first... And it's true! Skiing is so much fun that it's easy…
How to wax your skis

How To Wax Your Skis

Why would anyone want to wax their skis at home? Well if you’ve skied for a long time, you’ve probably come to realise that taking them into a shop can be expensive. Of course taking them into a shop on occasion can be beneficial, but with…
become a better skier

5 Videos to Help You Become a Better Skier

Where would we be without the internet? You can find an answer for everything, a solution for every problem, and lots of tips and tricks along the way. They may not always be credible, but these ski videos are. If you're looking to perfect…

Best Ski Quotes: New Gen's Top 10

Need a bit of inspiration to get you going today? Want to escape to the mountains - at least mentally - for a few minutes?  From the serious to funny and the inspiring to intriguing. We've compiled a list of our top 10 favourite ski quotes.The…
indoor vs. dry ski slopes

Riding in the UK: Indoor vs. Dry Ski Slopes

Living in a Great Britain unfortunately limits your access to home based mountain resorts, fact! Thankfully we inventive Brits have built an amazing community of artificial indoor and outdoor slopes that are open all year round. We've mentioned…
La Plagne resort guide

La Plagne - one of France's best kept secrets

OK, bold statement we know. But hear us out..... We're really excited to be opening a new ski & snowboard school in La Plagne this winter for a whole host of reasons. First off, La Plagne is amazing for intermediates and families as it…
Lorenzo slopestyle skiing - jump in Meribel

Slopestyle Skiing in France

Spring has well and truly sprung in the Alps. Last week after a soggy start, we had 4 days of brilliant sunshine with temperatures reaching 11ºC during the day. But it stayed below freezing during the night - perfect conditions for our Slopestyle…
Jumping through trees in Courchevel skiing

Why we love skiing in a white out

The words 'white out' or 'snow blizzard' don't immediately conjure up the ideal skiing conditions. But some of my best days skiing have been in the middle of a white out. Sure, they don't match the glorious blue-bird powder days we all long…
Off piste skiing in Verbier - with packs

Off-Piste Skiing: Staying safe in the backcountry

The last 48 have seen a monster dump of snow across the French and Swiss Alps. Here in Courchevel, we've had over 1m at the top of the mountain. We all want to grab the fattest skis we can and head out to play in the powder. But, although it…
Big smiles from the top of Monetier

Learning to ski in Serre Chevalier

As part of our series on learning to ski in all our resorts, this week we're turning our attention to Serre Chevalier. Mel Crosby, Ski School Manager in resort, gives us the low down on what Serre Che has to offer a beginner skier.The resort…

Eurotest training with New Generation in Courchevel 1850

It's often seen as the most challenging and difficult aspect of all ski instructor training. The Eurotest (or Euro Speed Test to give its full name) is "a giant slalom run within FIS Regulations. Openers will have been calibrated at the start…

Tips for Skiing in Courchevel

We have been travelling around our resorts catching up with our instructors and gathering as much local info as we can. We have already completed a tips for skiing in Tignes. Next stop is Courchevel. Here are our tips for skiing in Courchevel. Tips…