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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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Customer 5 Jan, 2023 · 6 min read

5 New Year's Resolutions for Mountain Lovers!

Break away from your usual New Year’s resolutions with these 5 ski-related goals…
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Customer 19 Dec, 2022 · 5 min read

How to Carve on Skis - Tips to Fix 3 Common Mistakes

We spoke to Aaron Tipping, co-founder of Maison Sport, fully qualified ski instructor and BASI trainer, about the three most common mistakes made when trying to perform carved turns on skis. Aaron talks us through each mistake and goes into a simple correction for each one.
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Customer 8 Dec, 2022 · 8 min read

Our Top 5 Christmas Activities in European Ski Resorts

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, we have put together a list with some of the most fun and festive activities to do in ski resorts around Europe. Of course, you have the fairytale snowy scenery, but nearly all major resorts also put on fantastic events, pop-ups and activities for all wanting to be involved in the festivities. Here are the resorts that made our Top 5…
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Customer 2 Dec, 2022 · 7 min read

Top 5 Snow-Sure Resorts in France

We have compiled a list of some of the highest ski resorts in France. As the ski season in Europe begins, take advantage of the high mountains for the most reliable snow conditions. Read more information about the resorts that have made our list here!
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Customer 25 Nov, 2022 · 13 min read

Christmas Gift Guide for Mountain Lovers!

Christmas is around the corner and we are on hand to give you a little inspiration for your gifts. You will find personalised discounts included below along with lots of Black Friday deals, time to get shopping!
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Customer 17 Nov, 2022 · 5 min read

Our Guide to Ski Pass Prices in Europe

When booking your trip lift passes will always be one of the more substantial costs involved, especially when buying multiple passes for larger groups. We have put together a pricing guide for some of our most popular resorts.
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Customer 15 Nov, 2022 · 8 min read

5 Top Tips to Return to the Slopes With Confidence ⛷

As the start of the season approaches, many are returning to resorts having had some time away from the mountains. Particularly in the seasons following Covid, lots of you may have taken long breaks between trips. We know it is not always easy to get your confidence back right away, so we have come up with some advice to help you on your way! Even if you are a complete beginner many of these points will also apply to you. Here are our '5 Top Tips'.
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Customer 11 Nov, 2022 · 3 min read

New Feature: Add ski rental to your lessons on Maison Sport to save money!

Maison Sport has partnered with SkiSet to offer a combined ski/snowboarding lesson and equipment rental booking experience. We are very excited to introduce equipment rental to our offering on Maison Sport, in partnership with SkiSet, the leader in ski and snowboard equipment rental in Europe.
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Customer 9 Nov, 2022 · 12 min read

Should I Buy or Rent Ski Gear? ⛷

A guide on all the equipment you need to prepare yourself for the slopes this winter! ❄️ Winter holidays will always be on the more expensive side, and many have the dilemma whether to buy ski equipment or rent it in resort. There’s a good case to be made for both sides of the renting vs. buying debate and there are many aspects to consider when deciding. So how do you make the right choice?
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Customer 4 Nov, 2022 · 12 min read

Top 5 Ski Resorts for Beginners

The winter season is almost here! Lots of groups planning trips will need to consider whether a resort is suitable for beginner skiers or snowboarders. We have put together some information as a guide of what to look for when choosing a resort for beginners and some of our top choice beginner-friendly resorts.
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Customer 28 Oct, 2022 · 8 min read

Our Top 5 Apps to Use This Ski Season

We have also put together a review of our favourite apps to use on the slopes, from 3D mapping to activity tracking, there is an app to help streamline and optimise your time on the mountain. The following apps cover a wide range of resorts across Europe.
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Customer 21 Oct, 2022 · 7 min read

Watch the best alpine skiers in the world this weekend! ⛷

For some, the winter 22/23 ski season is starting already and it’s time to get involved! You will find fantastic skiing on TV this weekend as The Alpine Ski World Cup kicks off their 22/23 season in Sölden, Austria with the opening Giant Slalom (GS) race of the season. The Alpine Ski World Cup is in it’s 57th year and will feature some of the best athletes in the world in over 90 races this season. Our eyes will be particularly focused on the Brits racing this weekend including Alex Tilley in the Women’s race this Saturday 22nd October, and Charlie Raposo in the men’s race on Sunday 23rd October.
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Customer 14 Oct, 2022 · 6 min read

Here’s why we recommend booking your instructors in advance! ⛷

Trying to find an available instructor the day before your trip is extremely difficult and during Christmas and half-term holidays it becomes almost impossible. We know how disappointing it is when your favourite instructors get booked up, which is why we are sharing the benefits of booking your ski or snowboarding lessons as early as now! Here’s why you should be booking your instructor for the winter 22/23 season as soon as you can...
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Customer 11 Oct, 2022 · 5 min read

What is New in Europe For The 22/23 Ski Season?

Lots of resorts have been busy over the summer making improvements. Many have been building new lifts whilst ensuring the environmental impact is limited. There are also lots of exciting events going on including Val Thorens celebrating its 50th anniversary and the return of the "Peak of Taste" culinary month in Courmayeur. Read more here...
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Customer 7 Oct, 2022 · 5 min read

Ski Resort Opening Dates Winter 22/23 ❄️

Ski resorts across Europe have started to announce their opening dates for the upcoming season and we couldn’t be more excited! We have put together a list of some of the most popular ski resorts in Europe with their opening and closing dates to make your holiday planning easier.
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