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Category: SPORTS

Mayrhofen – StaaG ski resort handbook

Mayrhofen – Austria Resort height: 630m – 2,500m Total piste length: 136km Mayrhofen is an all-encompassing resort with a picture perfect exterior and party-hard interior. This charming village has retained all of its Tyrolean architecture whilst its restaurants and bars are modern. Tourism is a key industry here and the locals are more than happy to […]

St Moritz – StaaG ski resort handbook

St Moritz – Switzerland Resort height: 1,750m – 3,303m Total piste length: 350km Positioned at 1,856m in the Engadin Valley, St Moritz enjoys sunshine 300 days a year, as well as snow reliability. St Moritz has enjoyed a charmed existence ever since its genesis in 1864. The resort itself is the self-proclaimed ‘birthplace of the […]

Jackson Hole – StaaG ski resort handbook

Jackson Hole – North America Resort height: 1,924m – 3,185m The ski area at Jacksons’s Hole is made up of two mountains, Après Vous and Rendezvous, the former is usually viewed as the more accessible of the two and so more encouraged for beginners and less confident skiers. Those looking for more of a challenge should […]

Sauze d’Oulx – StaaG ski resort handbook

Sauze d’Oulx – Italy Resort height: 1,382m – 2,823m Total piste length: 120km Located at one end of the Via Lattea (Milky Way), Sauze d’Oulx has excellent access to the 212 pistes Via Lattea offers, meaning all ski ability are all catered for. Predominantly featuring intermediate runs, Sauze is an idyllic resort with many runs taking […]

Courchevel – StaaG ski resort handbook

Courchevel – France Resort height: 1,300m – 2,700m Total piste length: 160km The 3 Valleys ski area, in which Courchevel is located, is internationally considered the most interconnected and largest ski area in the world. With accessibility taking precedence, there are 3 parallel valleys connected via lifts or runs over the ridges or passes. The […]

Kitzbühel – StaaG ski resort handbook

Kitzbühel – Austria Resort height: 800m – 2,000m Total piste length: 168km Kitzbühel has been a mining city since 1450, but it was not until the 16th century that silver was found. The city’s current landscape is a consequence of that wealth. The first man to ski down from the Kitzbühel Horn was said to […]

Davos – StaaG ski resort handbook

Davos – Switzerland Resort height: 810m – 2,844m Total piste length: 310km Davos Platz and Davos Dorf are the two areas the town is divided into. Platz is the more cosmopolitan of the two, hosting many of the town’s shops and hotels. Dorf on the other hand has better access to the slopes. Both are […]

Cairngorm – StaaG ski resort handbook

Cairngorm – Scotland Resort height: 550m – 1,080m Total piste length: 30km Cairngorm is certainly not on most people’s radar when it comes to selecting a ski destination. The unpredictable weather and remote location have led to it being somewhat neglected in recent years. Of late the resort has been enjoying burgeoning popularity and many cite its […]

Aspen – StaaG ski resort handbook

Aspen – North America Resort height: 2,399m – 3,813m Aspen has all the usual facilities on offer at a top resort, a first-rate beginners training program, great gondolas and lifts, fantastic restaurants, but it also goes a little further. Aspen offers events such as yoga for skiers at 3,415 metres. The views from the Sundeck […]

Livigno – StaaG ski resort handbook

Livigno – Italy Resort height: 1,860m – 2,792m Total piste length: 115km With around 150 bars and duty-free shopping, it’s not hard to see why Livigno is renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. There’s just as much, if not more, to keep you entertained off the slopes than on them. Livigno has more bars than any ski resort […]

Ischgl – StaaG ski resort handbook

Ischgl – Austria Resort height: 1,400m – 2,864m Total piste length: 230km Ischgl is one of the most popular resorts in the world and is known for premium skiing. It has increased in popularity recently, especially amongst British visitors, due to its incredible après-ski scene and the quality of its pistes. Ischgl has become more […]

Chamonix – StaaG ski resort handbook

France – Chamonix Resort height: 1,302m – 3,840m Total piste length: 140km Having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix has enjoyed a steady in influx of visitors over the years, and with a resort height just over 1,000m and summit at 3,842m, it’s not difficult to see why. There are various ski areas in the […]

Salon Privé

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th September Salon Privé came about when two brothers, Andrew and David Bagley, decided to combine their enthusiasm for supercars with an English garden party setting. So Salon Prive was born! It became a unique chance for members of the public to experience luxury car manufacturer’s latest models, in a beautiful and […]

US Open

Monday 29th August – Sunday 11th September The Unites States Open Tennis Championship was first held in 1881 on Newport, Rhode Island. However since 1978 the tournament has taken place on the courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Queens, New York City. The tournament is well-known for its being the courts […]

Cowes Week

Saturday 6th – Saturday 13th August With visitors in excess of 100,000 descending on Cowes each year, they outnumber the town’s population of 9,663 ten to one. Since 1826 when Cowes Week began it has been held on the Solent, between southern England and the Isle of Wight. With the number of onshore activities usually […]

How to win at the Henley Royal Regatta

We asked the Edinburgh University Boat Club what it takes to win at the Henley Royal Regatta Edinburgh University Boat Club recently won the last race on the last day at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta bringing the Prince Albert Challenge Cup to Scotland and becoming the first Scottish rowing team to win at Henley in over […]

Qatar Goodwood Festival

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th July An estimated 300,000 bets are placed with the tote at the Goodwood festival. A festival lasting five days with a laid-back atmosphere and plenty on offer to whet any appetite, be it sporting, fashion or socialising. ‘Quintessentially British’ is a term that is perhaps used too liberally, particularly in […]

Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July Drivers make as many as 34 gearshifts per lap at Silverstone, with an estimated two-thirds of the lap spent at basically full throttle. From its humble beginnings as a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, Silverstone has evolved into a major race track, home to one of […]

Le Tour de France

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 24th July The race first took place in 1903, and had very humble beginnings. The motive behind the first Tour de France was to increase sales for the magazine L’Auto, from then it has gone on to become one of the oldest and most revered cycling races in the world. Held […]

Palio di Siena

Saturday 2nd July and Tuesday 16th August Held twice a year in Siena, Palio di Siena is a colourful display of culture, rivalry, and horse racing. Referred to by locals as Il Palio, the race can be traced all the way back to the medieval ages when the piazza would host games that included jousting […]