Snowboarding Gear Explained

Skiing and snowboarding are two quite different sports. Yet, it seems that many people at first glance, don’t recognise much of a difference between the gear and clothing used by snowboarders and skiers. Other than snowboarding jackets being ‘slightly bigger’, it seems everyone is dressed to their eyeballs in waterproofs. We’ve already looked at skiing…

How to Get to Avoriaz Resort

Beautiful Avoriaz is one of our favourite resorts. It is brilliant for snowboarders and hosts the Snowboxx Festival every year. If you’re planning on visiting Avoriaz next season and want to know your options for getting there, we’ve got you covered. Discover the best ways to get to Chamonix, Tignes, and Val Thorens. Best Way…

Skiing Gear Explained

What’s the difference between a ski jacket and a winter jacket and a snowboard jacket? Is there really a difference? Should you care? Here, we explain the ins and outs of skiing gear, from salopettes to poles and ski goggles to helmets. We’ll talk about the different types of material, the fit, and the purpose…

How to Get to Val Thorens in France

So, you’re thinking of going to Val Thorens. Excellent choice. We think it has the best après-ski and a ton of great runs to check out. We’ll cover all the ways to get yourself to Valtho, whether it be by plane, train, car, or a mix of transport. We’ve already looked at the options for…

Where is the Best Val Thorens Ski Hire?

If you’re thinking of renting ski and snowboard equipment on your next ski trip to Valtho, here’s a round-up of all the different options to choose from. Stores also may rent out additional gear, like snowshoes, helmets, and toboggans. Snowboard Rental Val Thorens Frequently, you’ll only see rental stores offering ‘ski hire’ or ‘ski equipment’….

Paradiski: The Best Bits in 2019/2020

Paradiski, like the Three Valleys, is a ski area that is made up of a couple of great resorts. We’ve summarised all the best bits of the area, and covered how to get there. We’ve also picked out our favourite runs, activities, restaurants, and views that we’d highly recommend you check out. What is Paradiski?…

Where is the Best Après-ski in France in 2019/2020?

Oooh we so love a good après sesh. We’ve already raved about the magic of La Folie Douce and Val Thorens’ epic après-ski scene. Plus, France hosts a couple of amazing festivals every year too. So, we’ve had a think about our favourite places for a good après-ski party in France, and here are our…

What to Wear Skiing: A Packing Guide

Whether it’s your first trip or your millionth, it’s always good to have a list and a plan for what you should be taking, renting, or buying. We’ve listed out all the skiing and snowboarding essentials, including what to wear skiing and boarding and what to wear for your après-ski sessions. Skiing & Snowboarding Clothing…

The Best French Ski Resorts for Beginners

Learning to ski or snowboard can be pretty daunting, but we all gotta start somewhere. Some of us were fortunate enough to have our parents push us down a mountain before we could walk. For everyone else, learning to ski or snowboard, at any age, can be a right challenge. We’ve rounded up some of…

Best Snowboard Resorts in France in 2019/2020

Slopes ain’t just for skiers you know. We’ve rounded up the best snowboard resorts in France for your perusal. Half of the WeSki team are snowboarders, so it’s been quite the contest, but here are our favourites to date. Val d’Isère Sure, Val d’Isère is a celebrity fave, but it’s also a backcountry haven for…