Ships and Giggles

On 31 August 2018, for the fifth year, Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) ran the Solent Challenge just off the coast of Portsmouth. Twelve yachts participated in this fundraising event including a crew from Crystal competing for the honour of being Solent Challenge Champion 2018. After months of fundraising with car washing, baking, BBQs, prosecco sales and […]

Suomu in Finland – new in the portfolio

19 July 2018. If you’re looking to get away from it all then Suomu in Finnish Lapland is heaven. Tucked in the Arctic Circle, this resort, which opened in 1965, has a scattering of ski slopes and a selection of fun activities for couples, friends and families to enjoy. The principle of the resort’s development […]

‘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 […]

Europe’s industry-first train comparison report published

A comparison report of Europe’s high-speed and long-distance train services has been published by Loco2, the search and booking platform for train tickets in the UK and Europe. Revealing the top three train operators across Europe for passengers belonging to 12 types of audiences, including foodies, business travellers, pet owners, backpackers, families with children and […]

Where next on your family ski holiday?

Crystal Ski Holidays is delighted to add Serfaus in the Austrian Tirol to the 2018-19 programme, bookable from today, 5 June 2018. Serfaus, interconnected with the ski areas of Fiss and Ladis, is situated on the ‘other side’ of the mountains of Ischgl and Samnaun. Despite the respectable size of the ski area, its high […]

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 […]

Crystal childcare is changing for winter 2018/19

Crystal Ski Holidays announced today changes to its Whizz Kids Club including its new name: Beanie Bear Club. The new childcare provision, which will now be focused on 3-8 year olds, will be rolled out across all clubs in France and Italy for winter 2018/19 holidays. The move, part of Crystal’s commitment to continual improvement, […]

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 […]