‘Grüss Gott’ to Garmisch Partenkirchen

Originally two separate towns, Garmisch and Partenkirchen joined forces to host the 1936 Winter Olympics. Now colloquially called GaPa, they still share Germany’s largest ski area. Sitting close to the Austrian border in Bavaria, they offer 49km of slopes in the ski area and an extra 20km on the Zugspitz glacier, Germany’s highest mountain. The […]

Family fun in Rauris: free lift pass and free equipment for children

The quiet village, gentle slopes and easy transfer make Rauris a great option for first-time skiers, families or those looking to avoid busier resorts. It sits alongside some of Austria’s highest mountains, between the Gastein Valley and Zell am See. Originally a goldminers’ village, it’s now been transformed into a picturesque resort, perfectly situated to […]

60 pages of features, tips, recommendations and inspirations

London, 26 April 2018. Today sees the launch of the winter 2018/19 Crystal Guide to the Mountain edition. Brimming with winter holiday inspiration, the 60-page guide gives expert recommendations to help readers narrow down the choices for their next winter holiday. It includes features of ski destinations, expert suggestions for beginners and family resorts,  Crystal’s […]

Flurry of winter searches following big sporting event

 With current focus on winter sports searches for “Bobsledding” and “Curling Lessons” increase by 3233% Interest in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding search terms show a massive spike around 11th February 2018 in huge excess of 2017 Even obscure winter activities like skijoring, shovel racing and ice driving see a boost Alpine experts at […]

Can’t decide where to go on your next ski trip?

New research reveals YOUR best ski holiday destination 50 ski resorts researched 18 unique metrics and over 900 data points Personalised results according to your set filters Crystal Ski Holidays have analysed over 900 unique data points to showcase the best ski resorts around the world – and the results can be filtered based on […]

Plan your ski day in your PJs

Today, Crystal Ski Holidays releases their new version (4.0) of the Ski Explorer App featuring over 125 ski resorts around the world introducing a number of features suggested by users last winter. The app is designed as an overarching tool to help skiers and their friends to get the most out of their holiday. What’s […]