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Travel Inspiration: Champoluc, An Italian Hidden Gem

Situated in the Monterosa ski area, Champoluc is renowned for its quiet slopes, incredible off-piste terrain, excellent ski touring and family-friendly vibe. It’s a genuine alpine village with a soul that will keep you coming back for more. Take a look around:  

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Ski The Arctic – Where Those In The Know Go For Snow

It is this kind of magical winter experience that makes the Arctic region a magnet for an increasing number of backcountry skiers from all over the world. When winter begins to wind down in the Alps and North America, those in the know begin their annual pilgrimage to the pristine Arctic wilderness of Greenland, Iceland […]

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An Arctic Family Adventure in Finnish Lapland

A truly extraordinary part of the world, Lapland offers everything that an adventurous family could ever want from a winter holiday. The range of activities here is world class with something to tickle the icicles of every kind of polar explorer. From downhill skiing to Nordic skiing, from husky dog sledding to reindeer sleigh rides, […]

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Travel Inspiration: Summit To Sea Skiing in Norway

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Fastpacking Gear Guide: 13 Ultralight Backpacking Essentials

If you want to go further, faster, higher and deeper into the wilderness you need to leave the huge packs behind, carry only the essentials and make sure that your kit is lightweight, technical and ultra-packable. This becomes even more of a priority in mid-to-late summer when afternoon thunderstorms and shorter days can catch you by surprise. […]

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Travel Inspiration: Autumn in the Dolomites

  Autumn in the Dolomites from Cristina Limonta on Vimeo.

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5 Of The Best Autumn Adventure Destinations

1. Bend, Oregon – A Multi Activity Paradise in the Pacific Northwest World class mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, hiking, fly fishing, SUP, kayaking, golf – this fantastic adventure town in Central Oregon really does have it all. We spent 3 weeks here last autumn and can’t wait to go back. Located just 3.5 hours drive […]

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Explore Quirky Canmore While Skiing in Canada

Quirky Canmore One really fantastic place the Summit & Blue team loves spending time in is Canmore, in Alberta. It’s about 80kms from Calgary, just on the outskirts of Banff National Park. It’s also only an hour from the accommodation in Lake Louise, so it’s well worth stopping off on your way to or from […]

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Charming Footage of a Century of Skiing in Samoëns

A Snapshot in Time This journey of discovery led us to stumble across this strange, but charming YouTube video that the Tourist Office produced a few years ago when Samoëns celebrated its centenary as a ski resort. 100 Ans de Ski à Samoëns Although the soundtrack had to be removed by the publishers, the compilation […]

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An Insider’s Account of the Maratona dles Dolomites Bike Race

This summer we came across an article written by Peter Walker, a journalist for the Guardian who joined the 2015 event. What we really love about his account is the juxtaposition of the endurance with the overwhelming sense of achievement that he felt during this race. Peter Walker is not a pro and his description […]

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Top Tips for White Water Rafting Activity Holidays

Safety First White water rafting is a great family activity in that it offers the element of adrenaline without the very real dangers of something more extreme like skydiving or base jumping. However, that being said, it’s still safety first all the way. On our French activity holidays in Les Gets that include white water […]

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Our Favourite Bakery in Samoëns

So bearing this in mind, we would like to recommend to all our guests who spend any time at all in Samoëns to make sure that they put aside some of that time to pop in to one of our favourite gems in the village: Tiffanie Bakery. With its rather eccentric and quirky exterior – […]

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Finding adventure across the world to share with those who seek the thrill of a holiday like no other. For me there is always a new destination to explore or a new adventure to have in a familiar place. Join me as I introduce you to new challenges in new places, give you advice on enjoying your adventure holidays, keep you up to date with special offers and competitions and share my favourite adventure pictures and videos from across the Internet.

Richard Edwards, Managing Director of Summit and Blue