It’s the age-old question – how do I get the most out of the mountain? Whether it’s your first time skiing or not, there are always new tips and tricks to learn.


That’s where Ski Hacks comes in. It’s a series of bite-sized videos with expert advice on everything from keeping warm while skiing to riding chairlifts with children – so you can spend more time enjoying the slopes. Browse the collection to learn something new or just refresh your memory before you head off on holiday.


Ski gear can be confusing – especially if you’re new to the sport – but getting it right is key to feeling comfortable on the mountain. Find out how to put on your ski boots and what they should feel like.

Knowing what you want from a pair of skis can really maximise your enjoyment on the slopes. Learn what to look out for in the hire shop to pick the right skis for you.

Ski poles look simple but we’ve got a couple of tricks to help you choose the right ones and to hold them properly.

Piste etiquette is vital for keeping everyone safe and happy on the mountain. Make sure you follow the golden rules on your next trip.

Getting your stance right is the first step to skiing well and having fun. See our advice for perfecting your posture.

No one wants foggy goggles or bad visibility. Follow our top tips to see clearly on the slopes.

A good first run will set you up for the rest of the day. Find out how to warm up properly and you’ll be raring to go in no time.

Just because we love winter doesn’t mean we love being cold. See our tips for keeping warm so you can stay out on the mountain for as long as you like.

The early bird gets the worm – and the early skier gets the fresh snow. Find out why we recommend catching the first lift of the day.

Good snow means good skiing. Check out our tricks for finding the best snow conditions in your resort.

Bad visibility doesn’t mean you can’t hit the slopes. Take a look at our advice for skiing when the clouds roll in.

Learn how to control your speed on the mountain, so you can stay safe and ski with confidence.

Most skiers aim to look effortless as they swoosh down the slopes. Learn how to link your turns to ski a smooth, S-shaped path.

Skiing with little ones? See our tips to find out the safest and easiest way to ride a chairlift with children.

One of the best bits of a family ski trip is taking to the slopes together. Watch our advice for skiing with kids to make sure it goes smoothly.


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