On 16/10/2007 in Ski & activity
It’s snow time! Here are some of the year’s best family events to enjoy.
It's snowing! Squeeze in a week’s pre-Christmas family skiing here at the start of the season in November, when US and Canadian resorts officially open, and take advantage of fresh snow and great prices. Contact Crystal, tel: 0870
Outdoor games to play when it snows|
On 19/12/2011 in Leisure
Don't hibernate! Get out there and have fun in the snow
SnowballsA child’s first instinct when he sees snow is to pick up a handful, pat it together and chuck it at the nearest person. Simple snowballing can actually be developed into a surprisingly complex array of competitive games. One thing you can
Joe Blogs Snow Forecast|
On 11/01/2013 in Fashion news
Smart Boy About Town predicts flurries of the white stuff, so wrap up cosy like me on my Findland trip!
snowball-making and snowballs skills. Check out my three-tiered snowman, with extra long carrot nose, and my super-duper snow weaponry – my Arctic Force Snowball Blaster! I was the envy of all my friends. Too cool!Wrap up warm, y'all and take care out there
Six super-cool snow toys|
On 10/01/2013 in Days Out
We hear an icy front is on the horizon so treat your child to a slick snow accessory
Penguin and Polar Bear Inflatable SledgesWhat's black and white and fun all over? Why it's an inflatable penguin sledge! The cute waddling chappie is joined by a polar bear chum in these modern toboggans, perfect for easy storage and travel.Inflatable sledge, £15.99 by Snowboogie...
Ski, snow and skate in the Bavarian Alps|
On 07/12/2012 in Europe
The whole family will love the sanctuary of Schloss Elmau
. Delightful in spring and summer, as the snow falls you can take in the fresh mountain air as you hit the slopes, and the ski concierge will take care of equipment, planning, and bookings.Ice-skating and horse-drawn carriages are also available nearby
Snow Time Fun: Safe tobogganing for children|
On 16/01/2013 in Leisure
Whizzing down a snowy slope is brilliant fun, but make sure your child plays safe too
could bump into, and only go sledding during daylight when visibility is good.* Dress your child is warm waterproof winter clothing — hats, gloves or mittens, snow pants, winter jacket, snow boots. Don't wear scarves or any loose clothing that could get
Snow train to Méribel |
On 01/08/2011 in Ski & activity
Plan your rail journey to a ski resort with ease
Did you know that the carbon footprint of a trip by plane to a ski resort is up to ten times greater than the equivalent rail journey? Well, information about train travel to ski resorts can be found at www.snowcarbon.co.uk. The website explains how to book rail journeys and how ...
Snow luxury in Verbier|
On 09/08/2011 in Ski & activity
The ski resort of Verbier in the Swiss Alps is recognised as one of the finest off-piste destinations in the world, and now it can add world-class family facilities to its reputation
The Verbier ski schools offer skiing classes for children aged five and upwards. And for younger children and toddlers, there is also plenty to enjoy, including husky sledge rides with Swiss Mountain Spirit and toboggan rides on the nursery slopes at Les Esserts resort. To add th...
Sweet books to read when it snows|
On 11/01/2013 in Books
The best children's reads when there's a chill in the air
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet (Abrams, £9.95)Would your child like to have a pet penguin? How about 365? Discover the perils of keeping penguins as pets along with simple maths problems and cool monochrome illustrations in this humerous tale.
Swiss room with a view|
On 19/04/2011 in Europe
A summer visit to Gstaad – what happens when the snow's all gone
A holiday to the Swiss village of Gstaad conjures up images of skiing on snow-coated mountains. But visiting in summertime has its own charms, particularly if you stay at the luxe Gstaad Palace. There’s a host of top-class restaurants, a hamman