Ski and outdoor journalist Mary Creighton swapped the flatlands of the UK for the mountains of Tirol and couldn’t be happier about it. You’ll most likely find her knee-deep in snow exploring a new ski resort or ducking into an Alm to taste the local cuisine.

by Mary in Bits & Pieces

12 things that make Christmas in Tirol a unique experience

With snow-covered mountains and festive markets, there are few places in the world more Christmassy than Tirol. But for outsiders, some of the customs and traditions might seem slightly on the odd side. We asked six newcomers to the region to share the things that surprised them most about Christmas in the Austrian Tirol.

5 min. Reading time
by Mary in Recommendations

How to plan the perfect trip to the Tirol this winter

Tirol is special all year round, but winter might just be the best season of all. When the mountains are covered in snow, the region comes alive with everything from ski resorts to Christmas markets whirring into action. It’s the reason I moved here four years ago, and one of the major reasons I stayed.…

7 min. Reading time
by Mary in Feel Good

How to improve your fitness on a one-week trip to the Tirol

Want to give your muscles a workout whilst enjoying some of the finest landscapes in Europe? With mountain biking, hiking, rafting and more to choose from in the Austrian Alps, it’s surprisingly easy. Here’s how you can be both fit and healthy on a seven-day holiday in the Tirol.

4 min. Reading time
by Mary in Recommendations

How to plan your trip to Tirol this Summer

Lounging by the lake or high-octane mountain biking? Farm stay or campsite? June or September? There’s a lot to consider when planning a trip to the Tirol. But worry not — after  living in this special part of the world for four years, I have a few tips to share. Just follow my five-step guide…

6 min. Reading time
Left to Right - Gareth Thomas, Caprice Bourret, Jade Jones MBE, Lydia Bright, Kadeena Cox MBE, Spencer Mathews, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Vogue Williams, Robbie Fowler, Mark Dolan, Louis Smith, Emma Parker-Bowles, Josie Gibson and Jason Robinson OBE
by Mary in Bits & Pieces

The Jump: When British celebrities flock to Kühtai

Going skiing in Kühtai over the next few weeks? Don’t be shocked if you see a flurry of cameras, skiers launching themselves off 45m jumps and maybe even the odd familiar face. Yes, British reality TV show The Jump is back — and with it a flood of celebrities have arrived in the Austrian Tirol.

3 min. Reading time
by Mary in Sports

Introducing Austria’s biggest ski area

This season the Tirolean resort of Fieberbrunn linked with its neighbour in Salzburg, creating the biggest ski area in all of Austria. As a long-term Fieberbrunn fan, Mary Creighton couldn’t wait to explore the new terrain.

3 min. Reading time
by Mary in Sports

Hidden Ski Gems of the Tirol

Make no mistake, the Tirol is home to some of the most legendary ski resorts in the world. From the medieval charm of Kitzbühel to the wild terrain of St Anton, these big resorts have a well-earned reputation and visiting them is often the highlight of my ski season. But since moving to the Tirol…

3 min. Reading time
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