Tag Archive: Off Piste Skiing

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Pure Powder’s Guide to Different Types of Skiing

People often ask what are the different types of skiing, so we put together a handy guide to explain everything you need to know. Downhill skiing (or alpine skiing) is definitely our preferred snow sport, whether it takes the form of heli skiing, off piste skiing or simply resort skiing. However it is not the only […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder’s Resort Guide: Klosters

Location: Klosters is a small village in the East of Switzerland overlooking the Austrian border.  With an excellent snow record and 300km in size, Klosters has 110 marked runs (20% are labelled easy, 40% medium, 40% difficult) with plenty of off piste action. Split into 2 parts, Klosters Platz is centrally located near the main […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Resort guide: Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the most iconic and well-known ski resorts in the world, made famous through the climbing exploits of the British mountaineer Edward Whymper who was the first to successfully scale the Matterhorn in 1865.  Since then it has become a hugely popular ski resort as well as summer climbing hot-spot. Location: Zermatt is […]

Posted by: Charlie Brooksbank

Heli Skiing – am I good enough and is it for me?

I was your classic European skier; happy to ski along the likes of Les Trois Vallees ready for the next vin chaud. A lazy skier shall we say. Even though I could confidently ski the piste no problem, off piste skiing was out of the question, preferring to watch friends hike up and battle down […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

Pure Powder’s Guide to the best Adventure Blogs

Here at Pure Powder we are always on the lookout for new adventures; whether it’s a new heli ski trip in Alaska or Canada, information on the latest expeditions, or hiking and trekking trails from all over, we like to be outside and moving (or at least reading about it). To do the latter, we’ve […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder goes off piste locating the best après-ski London restaurants

Missing those cosy, snowy après-ski escargot-eating evenings? Due to our lack of Summer here in London, we thought we’d steer you towards some alpine establishments to relive those skiing memories. Book in for a night of yodelling and fondues before the Summer hits: FRANCE L’Art du Fromage Starters from £7 Like cheese? Who doesn’t – […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

A quick holiday guide to skiing in Zermatt

If you fancy a quick trip abroad to ski and relax, I have come to the conclusion that skiing in Zermatt is an excellent way, if not the only way to go. On Wednesday afternoon I was sitting in the off piste and heli skiing workshop that is the Pure Powder office on what was turning into another […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

The Haute Route – A Pure Powder Guide

Interested in off piste skiing adventures high up in the French and Swiss Alps? If a powdery trek going up, down and around mountains is appealing to you, why not try your hand at the Haute Route. Not for the Après Skiers, the Haute Route is the century old pass that connects the two renowned resorts of Chamonix and Zermatt. […]

Posted by: Claire Matheson

Pure Powder named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s Experts

Pure Powder is delighted to be named in Condé Nast Traveller‘s little black book of travel experts winging its way to Condé Nast and Coutts subscribers. Melinda Stevens, Editor of Condé Nast Traveller, has written: ‘The Experts is the little black book of all the people you need to know in travel: the exceptional individuals who transform trips into […]

Posted by: Suzy Small

The Best Skiing Restaurants

Obviously the downhill bit is the most important part of any skiing holiday but pretty close behind in our book is lunching on the mountain.  There are few greater pleasures than kicking back for a long and tasty lunch after a hard morning of skiing, safe in the knowledge that you’ve definitely earned it with all that pre-lunch activity. So, […]

Posted by: Suzy Small