Customer 18 May, 2023 · 8 min read

Can you ski in Europe in the summer?

The last of the major resorts in Europe have closed for the season, with the exception of a few glacial areas that remain open for summer skiing. Many ask what our instructors do during the summer months, and what ski-related or outdoors activities you can be doing over the summer. So what are your options?
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Customer 28 Apr, 2023 · 8 min read

Looking back at our Winter Season 2022/23

Another season is coming to a close, and we are thrilled to report that it has been our biggest season yet! With travel restrictions now firmly in the past, this year saw so many of you dust off your skis and head out to the mountains. It has been incredible to hear all the positive feedback from the lessons you have taken with instructors on Maison Sport. For the most part, the ski season in Europe is officially over, so we are giving you a sneak peek into how this year's ski season has gone for Maison Sport.
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Customer 20 Apr, 2023 · 6 min read

What happens in your favourite resorts when the ski season is over?

Many resorts have to carry out works to ensure the resort is ready for summer activities. This includes preparing mountain bike and hiking trails as well as setting up infrastructure for activities such as watersports and rock climbing. We have also written about some of the top resorts to visit in the summer. Think picturesque golf courses in The 3 Valleys and a wide range of watersports on the lake in Zell am See - Austria.
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Customer 20 Apr, 2023 · 2 min read

The Maison Sport Grant

Maison Sport is the industry leading platform for ski and snowboard lessons across Europe and our mission is to ensure everyone has access to the sport we all love. We offer a platform where snowsport enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels can book independent instructors or ski school group lessons all across Europe. We now have over 1,200 instructors on the platform and we are present in more than 420 ski resorts.
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Customer 12 Apr, 2023 · 10 min read

Top 10 ski brands to shop in the end of season sales!

Here at Maison Sport we know how important it is to have high-quality ski gear to ensure you stay warm, dry and comfortable on the slopes! The best-quality gear does come at a cost, which can be hard to justify when you are only using it for a limited number of days/weeks a year. Lucky for you, we have a solution! We have come up with a selection of our favourite ski brands and have linked you to their outlets and online sales where you can shop the best end of season discounts! Here are the brands that made our top 10!
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Customer 5 Apr, 2023 · 4 min read

Top tips for skiing in spring snow!

Spring skiing is a lot of fun, with warmer temperatures and sunny skies, but it can also pose some unique risks to skiers and snowboarders. The melting snow can create slushy, inconsistent conditions that may increase the likelihood of falls and injuries. Find our top tips you can follow to prevent injuries during spring skiing.
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Customer 28 Mar, 2023 · 3 min read

Maison Sport launches ski tips YouTube channel! 🎥⛷

Here at Maison Sport we want to give you the best tools to improve your skiing and snowboarding. Until now, this has been through the provision of our private and group lessons with some of the top independent instructors across Europe. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our YouTube channel, where we will be posting ski and snowboard tutorials with lessons for beginner to advanced levels.
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Customer 24 Mar, 2023 · 6 min read

Top 5 snow sure ski resorts to visit for the Easter holidays!

With the winter season drawing to a close, it’s the last chance to hit the slopes before the snow melts away for Spring. In Easter time you will find the days are longer and temperatures are milder which makes for perfect fair weather skiing. There is always the challenge to find optimal snow conditions at this time of year, we would recommend choosing higher resorts for the best of the spring snow. Lucky for you, we have come up with a selection of our top picks for snow-sure skiing in Easter. From the luxurious destinations of Courchevel and Val D’Isere to the high reaching peaks of Cervinia and Obergurgl, here are the perfect resorts for spring skiing!
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Customer 17 Mar, 2023 · 3 min read

Top tips for skiing in fresh powder

Skiing in powder can seem daunting at first, however with the right guidance it will be one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have on the mountain. Fresh powder can be heavy, deep and unpredictable, making it difficult to control your turns and maintain your balance. We have put together some of our top tips from instructors to help you ski in fresh powder like a pro!
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Customer 14 Mar, 2023 · 6 min read

Learn how to perform carved turns on your skis, with Lizzy B.

Learn how to progress from a skidded parallel to a carved parallel turn with fully BASI qualified Maison Sport instructor Lizzy B. This tutorial is suitable if you find yourself skiing skidded turns, with your heels twisting out and your skis pivoting, and your edges may only be engaged towards the end of the turn. Lizzy talks us through 4 drills to try to progress from this skidded parallel turn to more of a carved parallel turn.
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Customer 10 Mar, 2023 · 2 min read

Mikaela Shiffrin continues her quest to break the all-time World Cup victory record this weekend!

Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the most celebrated athletes in the world of ski racing, having won numerous Olympic medals, World Championship and World Cup titles, and has become a household name in the ski community. She has her sights set on an ambitious goal: to break the all-time World Cup victory record.
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Customer 7 Mar, 2023 · 13 min read

Top 10 luxurious spas in European ski resorts

Whether you don’t fancy tackling the slopes, if you want to unwind after a tough day of skiing or if you have poor weather in resort, where better to look than some of Europe’s most luxurious spas! Find a selection of spas that offer everything from classic treatments such as facials and massages, to more specialist offerings such as hydrotherapy and treatments with locally-sourced herbs and oils.
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Customer 3 Mar, 2023 · 5 min read

Top resorts in the Alps for the Easter holidays!

Easter is a fantastic time to head out to the mountains, where the snow is usually still plentiful, but the weather is often milder than during the peak season. During the Easter holidays, resorts also tend to be slightly quieter than what you would experience during February half term. The Alps offer a range of activities and events that are perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Here are our top resort recommendations where you will find special Easter events in the Alps. Don’t forget to book your lessons as soon as possible during this busy time to make sure you have the best chance to secure your first choice instructor!
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Customer 22 Feb, 2023 · 7 min read

Top coworking spaces in the Alps for skiers and snowboarders

With many companies offering flexible working opportunities, there has been an increase in extended ski trips and individuals spending seasons working remotely in ski resorts. With this in mind, we have put together some of our top recommendations of coworking spaces in ski resorts. Making sure you are in easy reach of ski slopes could be the key to maximising your time on the snow whilst also achieving your professional goals. Start the day carving down some freshly-groomed pistes then head to one of these conveniently located remote work spaces.
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Customer 14 Feb, 2023 · 6 min read
Customer 14 Feb, 2023 · 6 min read

Book ski school group lessons, for adults and children, with Maison Sport today!

We are delighted to announce that we are now offering ski school group lessons, for adults and children, on Maison Sport. Our ski school group lessons are fantastic value for money and boast small group sizes of a maximum of 6 per class. We guarantee a high level of attention to each skier in the class, providing the perfect environment for improvement.
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Customer 9 Feb, 2023 · 8 min read

Best value restaurants in the 3 Valleys 🍽

It is well known that the 3 Valleys can be an expensive area to wine and dine. We have put together some of our top recommendations of restaurants that offer fantastic food and drink options at a much more reasonable price point. Particularly when travelling in families or large groups, it is good to know places to go that offer both value and quality. If you have booked lessons with Maison Sport, our instructors are also experts on the local restaurants so don’t hesitate to ask for further recommendations from them. Do also bear in mind that restaurants can get booked up quickly in peak periods so try to ring ahead and book if you can.
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Customer 24 Jan, 2023 · 7 min read

Alpine Skiing: The Brits represent in an epic weekend of races in Kitzbühel

Last weekend saw some of the World’s top ski racers compete on the Hahnenkamm in the iconic resort of Kitzbühel in Austria. It kicked off with the downhill race, on a track known as the Streif, considered to be the most challenging downhill slope in the world. Attended by 45,000 spectators, this downhill in the high end Austrian resort is the World Cup race on the tour with the highest prize money, offering €100,000 to the fastest competitor. This downhill is followed by a slalom race where Britain’s Dave Ryding made history last year, becoming the first British alpine skier in history to win a World Cup race.
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Customer 17 Jan, 2023 · 16 min read
Customer 10 Jan, 2023 · 5 min read

Fresh snow has arrived in the Alps! ❄️

We are delighted to report that snow is falling in the Alps after unseasonably warm temperatures during the Christmas period. There has been between 20-40cm of snow across a wide swathe of the Alps with over 50cm in areas of the northern French Alps.
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