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Family Ski News | June 20, 2024

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Piste princess or mile muncher?

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Teresa Fisher

What type of skier or boarder are you?…. this is the question posed in this year’s promo video for Crystal Ski, the UK’s leading ski operator and one of our partners here at FamilySkiNews. 

Crystal’s video, filmed on the Hintertux glacier in Austria last spring, introduces the five types of Ski Explorers – the results of last season’s ‘What skier are you’ Facebook quiz. More than 10,000 people joined in the fun to find out which resort is best for them, based on their skier or boarder character profile.

Vicky Hales, Customer Engagement Director Crystal Ski Holidays, explained to us: “We get that our customers all love ski holidays for different reasons, but we all have one thing in common – it’s the love of the mountain that brings us together.”

So what’s your personality when on skis?  Are you a mile muncher, a gadget guru, a piste princess or a park rat?  Are you a fairweather Fred, an early morning piste patroller, or perhaps you’re an après animal?

Get your kids to take the Ski Explorer test by clicking HERE.  Then come and let us know which types of skier you all are and why on Facebook or Twitter.

And here are just some of Crystal’s resort tips for the different ski personalities:


characters-mile-muncherMILE MUNCHER
Needs: huge ski area, good lifts






characters-piste-princessPISTE PRINCESS
Needs: some luxury, slopeside cafés, spas or shopping Recommended resorts: COURMAYEUR, WINTER PARK, KITZBUHEL, COURCHEVEL, ISCHGL






characters-apres-animalAPRES ANIMAL
Needs: good après bars, night-life, late start the next morning Recommended resorts: SAALBACH, PAS DE LA CASA, VAL D’ISERE, VAIL, SAUZE D’OULX







characters-gadget-guruGADGET GURU
Needs: stats, data, somewhere to test out kit Recommended resorts: VAL D’ISERE, OBERGURGL, SOLDEN, MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, ASPEN






characters-snow-plough-heroSNOW PLOUGH HERO
Needs: tuition, green slopes, some non-ski activities Recommended resorts: ARINSAL, KRANJSKA GORA, WINTER PARK, PASSO TONALE, RUKA






characters-park-ratPARK RAT
Needs: snow parks, jumps, freestyle reputation Recommended resorts: MAYRHOFEN, TIGNES, LIVIGNO, BRECKENRIDGE, VAL THORENS