There was hardly a cloud in the sky, some fresh snow overnight and we were standing at the col at the top of the Chammgletscher with some 1500m of untouched mountain stretching out below us. This was our last day of our Silvretta Ski Safari which had started 4 fabulous days earlier. The team …..
Ahead of launching next Summer we have been having a few taster days over the past month with rides exploring the Hampshire countryside. It was great to see the enthusiasm of our guinea pigs about e-bikes – some of whom are regular cyclists and others who hadn’t sat on a bike in 10 years – …..
On 30 August I, together with Sos P-T and Sophia from the office went to Hemel Hampstead snow centre to spend a morning with Snow Camp and on of their first tracks programmes. Having cycled a year previously to raise money for Snow Camp it was wonderful to see the charity in action and speak …..
In the middle of April we at last launched our Silvretta Ski Safari after two years of Covid forced postponements. It was definitely worth the wait! The team enjoyed 4 fabulous days in the mountains, 3 nights in mountain huts and summited 3 peaks along the way. The sun shone throughout and views were sensational. …..
With the COP26 summit taking place in Glasgow at the moment, focus is very much on our carbon footprint. As skiers, this is particularly pertinent as global warming is a significant threat to the snow and glaciers that make our wonderful sport possible. Switzerland being landlocked does not have the cooling influence of the sea …..
I was in Klosters for 2 weeks in August and decided to take the opportunity to try out an E-bike. For those unfamiliar with the concept, these are bikes which come with a rechargeable battery that give assistance when you pedal. I, together with my daughter India, hired E-mountain bikes for 3 days and they …..
After a year of being glued to Grant Shapps’ twitter feed as he seemed to take countries on and off his travel ban list at random, it was a breath of fresh air when the traffic light system was announced in May. Finally, we thought a systematic (albeit still quite confusing) way to understand and …..
We are all very aware that flying is not the most ecological way to travel; however, it always comes up trumps for its speed and time efficiency compared to other methods. Want to be on the slopes by lunchtime? A plane makes it possible when you would still be speeding through the French countryside if …..
Last winter was PT Ski’s 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion we thought that rather than celebrating with a party we would instead take the opportunity to fundraise for Snow-Camp, with the idea of raising enough to support 10 young people through their program. Snow-Camp has resonated with us ever since we first came across …..
The Swiss bucked the European trend and opted to keep its ski lifts open throughout the winter, much to the delight of the skiing community. Social distancing was put in place in lift queues, masks had to be worn on all lifts and there was a rule of 5 on the mountain. Additionally, and forcing …..