Snowboarding with a baby…Part II

After the success of last years snow holiday with a baby (you can read all about here), when my son was just 8 weeks old, we decided to take a gamble and take him with us again this year! In some ways this years trip took more organisation and was a little more daunting, as…

A Taste of Off-Piste Snowboarding in the Dolomites

We decided to do something different on the final day of this years snowboard trip and head off-piste! We hired a guide called Giulio who runs the The Snowboard Academy based in Campitello di Fassa. First off was learning how to use the various safety equipment (all provided) this included how to find people buried…

Sunday Morning Ride – Mummy’s Time

After not being on the bike at all in 2015 I decieded that a quick Sunday morning blast was the best time to blow away the cobwebs. Start small and local I said to myself, so picked a route I know well and holds up well in the winter – there is nothing more tiresome…

Night Riding

I know it’s dark, cold, probably wet and there are lots a scary looking shadows waiting to pounce, but night riding can be fun, promise! So it’s the middle of winter, about 6pm and my boyfriend announces he’s off mountain biking. Thinking he’s finally lost the plot I let him get on with it, when…

Exmoor Explorer

The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive, cross-country mountain biking event around beautiful Exmoor. It’s an event I’ve done quite a few times now and keep going back just because it has such a nice and friendly vibe to it. There is no pressure to be fast and if you need to walk sections that is…

Finding Mountain Bike Trails

You won’t believe what is on your doorstep, but how do you find your local trails? Here are some ideas on how to go about finding trails in your area. As girls who love the mountains it’s hard to except we can’t be there all the time, but for most of us we can’t. So…

Snowboarding with a baby!

After finding out that I was expecting, my thoughts quickly turned to how I was going to fit the baby in with my love of snowboarding! My little boy was boy was born in December 2013, and eight weeks later we hit the slopes…how hard can snowboarding with a baby be?! I have to admit…

Snowboarding in Alta Badia

After many years of going to the Val di Fassa we decided to try out a different valley (brave of us!). So we picked the Alta Badia region and stayed in a village called La Villa. La Villa is a small village but is well connected to the Dolomiti Superski network. There is a really…

Snowboarding in Les Gets

One snowboarding trip a year just isn’t enough and when you have mates doing a season somewhere…well it’s rude not to! Jumping on an early flight from Stansted meant we had arrived in resort by mid-day so we were on the piste by 13:30, one of the many advantages of Les Gets is its short…

January Blues: Winter Mountain Biking

Not made it on the bike yet this winter? Here’s a few ideas for beating those January blues! So it’s cold outside, the trails are deep in mud…why venture out when the sofa and a cup of tea is calling. It’s all about finding the motivation, easier said then done, right? Here’s my tips for…