Can you Ski without Lessons

Skiing is a sport that has such a huge appeal, so why doesn’t everyone do it? Well, one of the main reasons seems to be that people don’t particularly want to take lessons. The cost of a block of ski lessons, the time consuming nature… Read More

The History of Skiing and Shooting in the Olympics

The Biathlon is perhaps not one of the best known of all the Olympic events. However, it’s probably one of the few events that is really representative of an Olympian work ethic. Descended from the sheer need for survival in cold climates, the Biathlon has… Read More

The Guide to Running a Chalet

You may have loved your stay in a ski chalet and envied those who host for a living. But what does it really take to run a ski chalet and turn it into a profitable enterprise? Prior experience helps Many of those who end up… Read More

Is Snowboarding Safer than Skiing?

You might be quite accustomed to getting out on the slopes but when we stop and think about the concept of snowboarding or skiing – hurling yourself down an icy peak on something slippery – it can seem a little mad. There has been plenty… Read More

Where Did Skiing Originate

We often assume skiing is a very modern pastime but it’s actually one of the oldest ways that humans have used to get around during the winter months. The very earliest examples of what might pass for skis were found in Russia and are thought… Read More

Why Ski Chalets Are a Good Investment!

Owning a ski chalet isn’t just about having a bolthole in the mountains whenever you feel like you need to hit the slopes. This kind of property is actually a great investment, both in terms of the opportunity to create some memorable experiences with friends… Read More

6 of the Best Ski Chalets in Verbier

Here at VHS we boast a stunning selection of luxury chalets in one of Switzerland’s premier winter sports destinations – Verbier. This iconic Swiss resort offers incredibly beautiful terrain and a legendary après-ski, and is one of the top locations in the Alps. Verbier attracts… Read More

Verbier: The Ultimate Ski Guide

Verbier is an iconic ski resort and has a huge amount to offer visitors. Whether you’re attracted by the incredible scenery, or the world-class cuisine, the one constant for everyone who comes to this part of the world is the fantastic ski conditions. The official… Read More

5 Essential Tips for Snowboarding Beginners

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of snowboarding once you’ve mastered it – the speed and rush of adrenaline you experience is what it’s all about – but if you’re only just learning this level of aptitude probably feels a long way off. Interested in… Read More

5 Ways To Avoid an Avalanche

If you’re thinking that avalanches are natural occurrences that you can’t control you’d be mistaken. A staggering 90% of avalanches are caused by a skier or snowboarder, which is good news, as it means you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of these already… Read More