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The Different Types of Ski Explained

Tue September 10, 2019

skis in snow with mountains in the background

Buying your own skis can make sense if you get out to the slopes regularly. You can avoid the queues at rental shops and be sure of the quality of your skis, bindings and any other equipment you purchase. But if you are booking a ski holiday this year with prices for a decent set starting around £450, you naturally want to make the right choice.

If you’re a novice skier, and tend to stick to well-groomed runs, then the type of ski you’re using probably won’t have a significant impact on your performance or the amount of fun you can have. As your experience and ability progresses however, your choice of ski takes on greater importance as it can improve your performance, speed, agility and safety on different terrain.

Ski technology really took off from around the early 1990s, and there is now a vast amount of choice on the market. For the uninitiated, that can make finding the right ski for your needs bewildering. In most cases it makes sense to browse the range in a shop and discuss your requirements with the staff there so they can help you find the right ski for your requirements and budget.

Whether you’re looking to buy, or simply to make an informed decision when it comes to renting a pair, take a read of this short guide for a lowdown on the different types of ski available, and to what kind of conditions they are most appropriate.


Marketing Manager

A Marketing professional with a love of travel and all things ski related. Nici secured her dream job with VIP SKI in 2010 and hasn't looked back since!

Join our UK Sales Team

Wed August 28, 2019

Love skiing or snowboarding? Want to talk about it all day?

We're currently seeking a Sales Consultant to join our UK team, in our lovely new offices in Putney.

This could be the ‘dream job’ for the right candidate. We’re a friendly bunch, but this role is not a walk in the park, you`ll need a keen interest in skiing, dedication, a desire to learn and a genuine love of all things snow. You’ll need to get the details right through strong communication skills and by constantly striving to know all the details about our chalets, resorts and holidays. You’ll fly high above the competition by demonstrating strong sales skills and have an unfaltering commitment to exceed targets.

This is a permanent, full time position. Read full job description here.


Marketing Manager

A Marketing professional with a love of travel and all things ski related. Nici secured her dream job with VIP SKI in 2010 and hasn't looked back since!

Val d’Isere the ultimate A-Z

Wed August 28, 2019

Arguably one of the best ski resorts in the world, no-one can deny that Val d’Isère is one of the most popular resorts with VIP SKI returning Clients. Val d’Isère offers terrific skiing at a high altitude with almost guaranteed snow cover; all of this in a beautiful setting with a cheeky side for those who are looking to enjoy the night-life. Read on for our A- Z guide of this fabulous ski resort.


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

If Each of Our Resorts Were a Biscuit…Which Would It Be?

Fri July 19, 2019

During the long summer months conversation in the office tends to take a turn for the weirder. This morning the sales team spent time between enquiries debating a hotly topical issue:

If each of our resorts were a biscuit, which one would it be?

Fueled by outrage at the disastrous lack of biscuits in the office and after hours of intense debate, we’ve complied the following short(bread)list. Let us know whether you agree or disagree.

Morzine - Hobnob

The humble hobnob is a staple of the office biscuit tin and an excellent entry-level drug for the un-inducted. It’s a jack of all trades, equally at home being dunked into a cup of tea as it is in a lunch box. There’s an undeniable salt-of-the-earth quality about the hobnob which matches perfectly with Morzine’s lack of pretension.


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