Skiing for beginners: How a long weekend in Andermatt made me fall in love with skiing

Published on on 20th March 2018

Before the beginning of this year, I had never skied.

Even going to a snow-covered destination seemed like such a drag given how little sun we get in the UK. And I am forever praying at the sun altar.

Plus, a conversation with a skier and snowboarder – where the experience was described as going ‘shoob, shoob, shoob down the mountain’ – left me thinking skiing sounded really boring and was probably not worth the money.



Skiing for beginners: A gourmet weekend in Courmayeur is perfect for every foodie who has never skied

Published on on 20th February 2018

The one thing that puts many people off skiing for the first time, apart from say, a total dislike of snow and the cold, is the cost.

Skiing has this reputation of being an extremely expensive hobby where you’re having to fork out hundreds of pounds for passes and equipment before you’ve even hit the slopes.

That’s hundreds of pounds before you’ve even decided whether you might like the sport or not.