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Back to skool in St Foy
Back to skool in St Foy
Our guest writer Alf Alderson hops on his mountain bike to explore one of the Tarentaise's lesser-known mountain resorts.
Laax aiming to become the world's first self-sufficient resort
Laax aiming to become the world's first self-sufficient resort
The Swiss resort of Laax is well on the way to becoming the world's greenest ski resort through their Greenstyle initiative. New lifts are powered by solar energy, heat and rubbish are recycled and even the menus at the mountain restaurants are changing to become more sustainable.
Where the road ends... Kaunertal is just getting started
Where the road ends... Kaunertal is just getting started
Kaunertal glacier lies deep in the heart of the Eastern Alps, straddling the border between Austria and Italy, and far from the maddening crowds
Cliff top thrills in Switzerland
Cliff top thrills in Switzerland
Although winter is coming to a close, it doesn't mean your adrenaline hits have to disappear with the snow. Get up close and personal with the alpine summits of Switzerland through their cliff top suspension bridges and summit walks.
Fieberbrunn is running away to the (Ski)Circus!
Fieberbrunn is running away to the (Ski)Circus!
The best hidden ski resort in the alps is now a whole lot less hidden, thanks to its new link up to Saalbach-Hinterglemm
A weekend in Adelboden
A weekend in Adelboden
Earlier this winter Beth Begg visited the historic Swiss resort of Adelboden, finding some fantastic skiing, a rich heritage and lots to do off the slopes too.
Switzerland for Short Ski Weekends
Switzerland for Short Ski Weekends
A short break to the Swiss Alps is both exhilarating and fulfilling, and provides far better Monday morning chat than your weekend trip to the local park. So here are six things to consider before booking your mini ski spree.
Sunshine Skiing in Austrian Tirol
Sunshine Skiing in Austrian Tirol
Beautiful spring sunshine, top end of season events, competitive ski pass and accommodation offers, long lunches at rustic mountain restaurants - need any more reasons to go for that final ski fix?
Top ten resorts to ride park for the 2015/16 season
Top ten resorts to ride park for the 2015/16 season
Looking for a terrain park to improve your skills? Or simply just looking to have some freeriding fun? We've found the best ten ski resorts to ride park for this winter season.
Operation Secret Sölden
Operation Secret Sölden
The renowned Tirolean party town - and recent Bond haunt - also has a quieter side, as Chris Taine finds out
Barcelona has skiing too. Discover a different kind of getaway!
Barcelona has skiing too. Discover a different kind of getaway!
The Catalan Pyrenees are just two to four hours away from the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. Their snow-clad picture-postcard landscape is a haven for lovers of snowboarding, Alpine and Nordic skiing, night skiing, snowshoeing, dog sleds, horse-drawn sleighs, snowmobiles, heliskis... or, in a nutshell, snow addicts!
Ski vs Board: One plank or two?
Ski vs Board: One plank or two?
Ski holiday specialist Neilson is stoking the age-old rivalry between skiers and boarders in an attempt to decide once and for all who is better, cooler and more skilled.
South Tyrol Weekender
South Tyrol Weekender
With over 1,000km of pistes, 90% of which are above 1,500m, Rob Crabtree hits the road in South Tyrol, Italy in search of early season snow.
Snow + Rock offering fantastic range of fashionable skiwear
Snow + Rock offering fantastic range of fashionable skiwear
The premium skiwear brands available through Snow + Rock represent the cutting edge of alpine fashion - crucial for that winter ski holiday!
Seeking Adrenaline in the Jungfrau Region
Seeking Adrenaline in the Jungfrau Region
With its pronounced peaks, steep valleys, incredible waterfalls and snow covered landscapes, it's no surprise that Switzerland is a mecca for the outdoors enthusiasts. From BASE jumping to paragliding, speed-flying and bungee jumping, the adrenaline junkies will find an absolute paradise here.
Top Swiss resorts for non-skiers
Top Swiss resorts for non-skiers
Some skiers and snowboarders have one simple requirement for their winter holiday - snow, and preferably lots of it. For others, a winter trip to the mountains needs to have variety. So here are our favourite Swiss ski resorts that offer far more than just skiing.
Ski in / Ski Out Luxury Hotel St. Christoph/St. Anton am Arlberg
Ski in / Ski Out Luxury Hotel St. Christoph/St. Anton am Arlberg
The Austrian Alps are one of the best skiing destinations in Europe so why not stay at a luxury ski hotel at the foot of the slopes for direct access to over 280 km of piste?
24 hours in Geneva
24 hours in Geneva
If you're a fan of short city stopovers to accompany your skiing holidays, then why not take a night to explore Geneva?
Get 10% off the latest gear with Glisshop!
Get 10% off the latest gear with Glisshop!
If you're looking for the best ski gear or the newest snowboard, we have it and it's 10% cheaper for Ski Club members!
Ski Switzerland for 15 GBP per day
Ski Switzerland for 15 GBP per day
Get a daily ski pass for just CHF20 (approx. 15 GBP) when you spend at least one night in one of the area's 10 participating hotels. The deal applies for each night bought, and is valid from 4 Jan to 5 Feb and from 7 March to 10 April 2016.
Winter is waiting for you at Pontedilegn-Tonale
Winter is waiting for you at Pontedilegn-Tonale
Pontedilegno-Tonale is a top Winter destination for ski lovers. It is located in the Italian Alps and offers a ski carousel of 100 km of pistes starting at 1.200 mt in the woods of the Adamello Park and up to the glacier at 3.000 mt where a brand new gondola is waiting for you.
The best resort you've never heard of!
The best resort you've never heard of!
LAAX is one of the most innovative resorts in the alpine region, with industry-leading facilities, over 230km of slopes and an enviable events calendar all year round. Did we mention it has been voted Switzerland's Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards twice in a row? Yep.
And you thought you'd skied them all...
And you thought you'd skied them all...
Arosa Lenzerheide is two great ski resorts rolled into one - thanks to a chairlift connection opened in 2014. Choose from a wide range of hotels, enjoy great skiing on- and off-piste, and discover why more and more Brits are choosing this destination for their winter getaway.
Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH): Your Access All Areas Gateway to the Alps
Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH): Your Access All Areas Gateway to the Alps
Your Gateway to the Alps: only 60-90 minutes transfer to internationally recognised ski resorts.
Trentino: the Italian side of the mountains
Trentino: the Italian side of the mountains
There are few places in the Alps as spectacular as Trentino. And there are few places that can offer the same mix of ego-boosting pistes, sunny weather and superb mountain restaurants. If you long for la dolce vita when you ski, this is the place to come.
Enjoy your winter sports with swissrent
Enjoy your winter sports with swissrent
With swissrent your day is perfect right from the start.
When in Switzerland, ski like the Swiss do.
When in Switzerland, ski like the Swiss do.
Beth Begg goes night skiing in Switzerland, follows in the footsteps of some early ski pioneers, and explores a resort where the streets are lined with luxury stores.
Ski City: There is Only One!
Ski City: There is Only One!
Combining the endless urban activities and amenities of a big city with the world-class skiing of Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude, Salt Lake is Ski City. This winning combination is further enhanced by 500 inches of Utah's "Greatest Snow On Earth" value unattainable in traditional ski tows, and Salt Lake's unbeatable accessibility.
Gearing up for a Tour de force
Gearing up for a Tour de force
A new course in Tremblant, Canada, aims to demystify the world of ski touring for beginners. Colin Nicholson skinned up and gave it a try
I'll have to run this by the board
I'll have to run this by the board
We all share a passion for the slopes, So was it time to try going over to the dark side and try skiing, wondered Daniel Elkan, or could it ever match the sport he loved?
Why should I buy British?
Why should I buy British?
In the past, some snow-lovers opted to buy their skiing or snowboarding kit in-resort, and more recently, they trawl the internet for the best deal - often via a foreign website that masks its true location. But the reality is that buying your kit in the UK not only has benefits for you, the customer, it is also a great way to support our industry.
Travel Quiz: The Ultimate Swiss Bucket List
Travel Quiz: The Ultimate Swiss Bucket List
From skiing in Saas Fee to Bavarian Curling in Gstaad; there's a wealth of world-class activities on offer in Switzerland that are a must for your travel bucket list. Here are the top picks from Swiss International Air Lines. How many have you managed to check off?
Andorra - The Neilson guide
Andorra - The Neilson guide
Andorra is slowly shaking off its reputation as a cheap and cheerful ski holiday destination, but for those of you that still think it's 18-30 on snow, here's a brief guide... Neilson feature all 3 of the distinctly different resorts. Read on and you'll see that Andorra has something to offer every kind of skier, snowboarder and party size.
8 good reasons to visit La Rosière
8 good reasons to visit La Rosière
Perched at an altitude of 1,850m just next to the Petit Saint-Bernard pass, La Rosière is a well-preserved haven of a resort that has managed to retain its traditional spirit.
Engadin St. Moritz - Winter magic of a very special kind
Engadin St. Moritz - Winter magic of a very special kind
Simply outstanding: Stay more than one night in Engadin St. Moritz at any participating hotel and you can purchase a Hotel Ski Pass for CHF 35.-. This special offer is available throughout the winter season 2015/16 per person/day for the duration of your stay at a participating hotel.
Think you have skied it all? Well, Utah will surprise you.
Think you have skied it all? Well, Utah will surprise you.
With 14 world-class resorts, of which 10 are less than an hours drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, all covered in over 500 inches (13 meters) of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah will please skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels.
UNESCO Dolomites meet Mediterranean lifestyle
UNESCO Dolomites meet Mediterranean lifestyle
In the Kronplatz holiday region, located in the Italian Dolomites, skiers and snowboarders can choose between three ski resorts that are connected to the famous Dolomiti Superski Area which offers more than 1.200 kilometers of slopes. There are also endless opportunities for those who fancy snow shoe hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, walking or wining and dining.
Take the high-speed route to the Alps from 44.50 GBP one way (based on a return trip)
Take the high-speed route to the Alps from 44.50 GBP one way (based on a return trip)
As all serious ski-lovers know, there's no better way to head to the Alps than with Eurostar, especially now that there are three quick, easy and relaxing routes to choose from: Lyon, Bourg Saint Maurice and Geneva. And don't forget, your skis or snowboard travel for free. Best of all, if you'll get exclusive discounted rates on each of our services.
Hotel Schwarzwand turns 50!
Hotel Schwarzwand turns 50!
Take a step back in time to the Austrian resort of Lech where, nestled in the heart of this alpine village, lies Hotel Schwarzwand, a cosy gem for the perfect family holiday...
And you thought you skied them all...
And you thought you skied them all...
Discover new resorts and great skiing in Graubaunden, Switzerland, this winter. Some of the largest and most innovative ski resorts are found in eastern Switzerland and they're poised for a great season ahead. Read on to find our more!
Women don't glow - they sweat!
Women don't glow - they sweat!
A campaign to get more women doing sports is gathering pace, so we're asking if women really need special treatment, why so many women aren't very active, and what's wrong with a bit of sweat anyway?
Women can!
Women can!
Throughout the ages fewer women than men have taken part in sports and adventurous pursuits, and sadly this is still the case. This is our first in a series of adventure-women articles, so read on for our whistlestop tour through the highs and lows faced by women for whom needlepoint just wasn't enough
Essentials to pack for your skiing holiday
Essentials to pack for your skiing holiday
If you have a history of poor packing, we've got the ultimate packing list for you. Download here and ensure you don't forget a thing.
Enjoy the snow in Vorarlberg`s powder heaven - Lech Zurs am Arlberg
Enjoy the snow in Vorarlberg`s powder heaven - Lech Zurs am Arlberg
Lech and its higher linked neighbour Zurs, are located in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. With 200 kilometres of high alpine deep powder snow runs Lech Zurs am Arlberg is the Eldorado for everyone who looks for their skiing enjoyment and extra kicks away from prepared pistes.
Learning to ski the Norwegian way
Learning to ski the Norwegian way
Skiing is in the Norwegian blood; it's a national sport in fact. Maybe that's why most Norwegian children learn to ski as soon at they can walk. So it may not be a surprise to discover that Norwegian ski resorts are very family friendly. Young children are especially well catered for with exclusive clubs, activities and creche facilities.
Ski holiday at the organic Hoteldorf Gruner Baum in Bad Gastein
Ski holiday at the organic Hoteldorf Gruner Baum in Bad Gastein
A place you can breathe in the fresh mountain air at an elevation of 1,000 metres above sea level. Its distinctive architecture, which includes beautiful Belle Epoque buildings, blends harmoniously into its natural setting. An Austrian spa town of world renown, with a flair all its own: relaxation and regeneration in pure mountain air, combined with an ideal alpine climate and water from Gastein's hot springs, guaranteeing an exceptional escape for guests who expect the very best!
Ski Club carves a new line with travel insurance
Ski Club carves a new line with travel insurance
The Ski Club is launching new travel insurance policies this season - aiming at the winter sports market as well as the family travel insurance market.
101 adventurous reasons why Ski Club Travel Insurance gives you more freedom
101 adventurous reasons why Ski Club Travel Insurance gives you more freedom
This isn't just an over-enthusiastic claim - our new travel insurance covers you for a huge variety of sports and activities, including most things involving snow.
Free Half Case of Wine When you Book a December Holiday PLUS an 10% off for Ski Club Members
Free Half Case of Wine When you Book a December Holiday PLUS an 10% off for Ski Club Members
Mark Warner have been providing award winning ski holidays in the Alps for over 40 years with centrally located Chalet Hotels in snow sure ski resorts in the French, Italian and Austrian Alps. All have varied ski terrain and of course great apres-ski.
'A' is for 'Apfelstrudel'... a culinary journey through the Kitzbüheler Alps
'A' is for 'Apfelstrudel'... a culinary journey through the Kitzbüheler Alps
From Apfelstrudel to Zirbenschnaps, the Kitzbüheler Alps is a destination for foodies as well as snowlovers
Baby Parking La Libellula, Sauze d'Oulx - Child Creche for children up to 6 years of age
Baby Parking La Libellula, Sauze d'Oulx - Child Creche for children up to 6 years of age
Baby Parking La Libellula is superbly situated at the foot of the Clotes ski slope and the ski shop Eydallin Sports. Opened last winter season, it is run by Elisabetta Eydallin and her highly qualified child care staff.
15% discount off Neilson Beachclub holidays exclusively for Ski Club members!
15% discount off Neilson Beachclub holidays exclusively for Ski Club members!
All of Neilson's Beachclub activity holidays include flights, transfers, accommodation and most meals together with free water and land-based activities with equipment and tuition.
Summer Fitness: Yoga for Skiers
Summer Fitness: Yoga for Skiers
As an effective tool for preventing injury and combating muscular imbalances in skiers and snowboarders, the benefits of yoga far outweigh the seeming embarrassment of poor form.
On a Swiss Roll
On a Swiss Roll
Rob Crabtree enjoys a gentle introduction to cycle touring on a trip to Switzerland's Bernese Oberland.
Two feet up, two wheels down
Two feet up, two wheels down
On a recent trip to the Val Gardena, Italy, Rob Crabtree discovers what the South Tyrol can offer those looking for a bit of relaxation with lashings of downhill adrenaline.
Go with the flow
Go with the flow
Combining rocks and water, Colin Nicholson jumps into the world of canyoning... or perhaps not.
Summer Fitness: An introduction to bouldering
Summer Fitness: An introduction to bouldering
Bouldering doesn't have to be taken to the extreme, and even if you have no experience and no kit, you can still join the fun. This is rock climbing stripped to its bare essentials, bringing a taste of the outdoors to indoor city life.
Summer Fitness:  An Introduction to SUP
Summer Fitness: An Introduction to SUP
Spending long sweaty hours in the city gym never seems appealing, so Chemmy Alcott and the Ski Club team have been out road testing some new summer activities that'll keep you fit, without it feeling like a chore. Most recently we tried our hand at Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) with Active360.
From the mountains to the sea with the Alpe Adria Trail
From the mountains to the sea with the Alpe Adria Trail
From the eternal ice glacier high on the Grossglockner, to the azure blue of the Adriatic Sea, the Alpe Adria trail is a journey of discovery between borders and cultures.
Summer Fitness: An Introduction to Parkour
Summer Fitness: An Introduction to Parkour
Whether you're powering through some turns, sucking up some moguls, or trying your luck on ski jumps, you need to have a strong core and legs to ski or snowboard. Yet sometimes this level of fitness is hard to maintain throughout the summer months.
Build yourself an ice hotel at the annual Igloo Festival
Build yourself an ice hotel at the annual Igloo Festival
Now in its 5th year, the Igloo Festival began after a (sadly unsuccessful) Guinness world-record attempt to build 200 igloos with 400 participants. Everybody involved had such a blast that it was decided it would become an annual event and the rest, they say, is history. Rachel Rosser traveled to the Engstligenalp to find out what the fuss was about.
Bucket List - Viking Heli Skiing
Bucket List - Viking Heli Skiing
A bucket list for those of you who don't know is a fantasy world where you write down all the wonderful things in the world you hope to see, experience and do. Close to the top of that list for Chemmy Alcott was Heli Skiing in Iceland.
Meet Zuma - One day she might just save your life!
Meet Zuma - One day she might just save your life!
At ten months old, Zuma is beginning her training to become an avalanche rescue dog. An idolised and increasingly popular fixture at ski resorts, avalanche rescue dogs never fail to capture our hearts and imaginations with their vivacity and motivation to work.
Swiss bliss in a whirlwind weekend
Swiss bliss in a whirlwind weekend
Resorts in Switzerland's Lake Geneva region are within easy reach of the airport, making them ideal for a cheeky weekend trip - we pick out the best sports
Cat Skiing on a Shoestring
Cat Skiing on a Shoestring
Ben Clatworthy was determined to go heli-skiing or cat-skiing. His only problem was his budget, which was, erm, C$10.
Antarctica: The Last Frontier
Antarctica: The Last Frontier
In the past few years skiing the seventh continent has become a real possibility as specialist tour operators band together and offer trips for recreational skiers. Nonetheless, journalist Jimmy Petterson was surprised to find a British Post Office there.
Conquering the Murder Wall
Conquering the Murder Wall
To describe the landscape as "breathtaking" would have been an understatement. Not that it winded me and rendered me immobile, but it's not often that you feel in complete awe of your surroundings.
Skiing on a Shoestring: The Best Budget Resorts in 2015
Skiing on a Shoestring: The Best Budget Resorts in 2015
Ski holidays have a reputation for being expensive, but this is not always deserved. Of course you can spend huge sums in swanky French and Swiss resorts, but there are some amazing all-inclusive deals offered by UK tour operators, in many cases costing less, even with flights and transfers, than if you only book accommodation direct.
Andorra Resorts: Great Value Skiing, Booked Independently
Andorra Resorts: Great Value Skiing, Booked Independently
Since the forming of the ski areas Grandvalira and Vallnord, 11 and 10 years ago respectively, with many millions of Euros having been invested in the lift infrastructure, mountain services and accommodation, Andorra has been transformed into a fantastic ski destination able to challenge many Alpine resorts for the range and quality of slopes, as well as providing an experience many visitors come back year after year to enjoy.
Ski tech: the best new ski apps this season
Ski tech: the best new ski apps this season
From off-piste fly-throughs to ski fitness programmes, and packing lists to snow forecasts, apps can make your ski trip more fun, more sociable, more safe, and give you lots to boast about. Here's our round-up of the best ski apps, plus some great discounts for club members too.
Christmas gifts to inspire adventures
Christmas gifts to inspire adventures
Make use of Ski Club membership for your Christmas shopping, encourage adventurous thoughts, and give everyone a warm feeling inside... and outside.
Where now for the Winter Olympics?
Where now for the Winter Olympics?
Why have all but two of the potential candidates for the 2022 Winter Olympics pulled out? Is this the beginning of a new era in which the only countries willing to stage the games are autocratic countries with the necessary vanity, decisiveness and money? And if so, what's the skiing like there?
Can you spot a resort by its logo?
Can you spot a resort by its logo?
As all of the ski resorts dust down their branding, how many can you identify by their logos? Try our quiz and find out
What's all this DIN?
What's all this DIN?
What is a DIN setting? What does DIN stand for? Can I adjust it myself? Keeping your boots on your skis is a technical undertaking - read on to find out what's going on beneath your feet
The ultimate skiing bucket list
The ultimate skiing bucket list
We've picked out the 50 places that you must ski in your lifetime... do you agree with our choices?
Happy birthday SKIING!
Happy birthday SKIING!
150 years ago this month the winter holiday was born, so the Ski Club headed to Switzerland's St Moritz, where not all that much has changed. Expect stiff upper lips, severed fingers, 50mph septuagenarians and monogrammed napkins
Get ski fit in the comfort of your own home
Get ski fit in the comfort of your own home
The ski season is almost on the horizon, and after a long, hot, lazy summer the muscles might not be quite ready for it. Start now with a little bit every day, and you'll really feel the difference when the snow finally falls.
Get your snow fix early
Get your snow fix early
Autumn skiing? It's easy to overlook this in-between season, but far from being neither one thing or another, it really can be the best of both.
Peak performance
Peak performance
Not a downhill skier but love the snow? We take a look at 'wellbeing' and fitness training in the mountains

Racing and riding news

Ed Drake Announces Retirement
Ed Drake Announces Retirement
One of the finest British ski racers of his generation has sadly hung up his ski boots aged 30 after over 20 years of racing.
Rising domestic ski and snowboard talent showcased at three English Indoor Championships
Rising domestic ski and snowboard talent showcased at three English Indoor Championships
The English Moguls, Slopestyle and Ski & Snowboard Cross Championships come to Chill Factore in Manchester this summer - newly updated to include results from round 1!
Two exciting announcements for UK snowsports
Two exciting announcements for UK snowsports
Although the 2015/2016 season may be coming to an end, two new snowsports concepts have been launched this Spring. They are focussed on increasing participation and nurturing the talent right here in...
Highlights of the BRITS 2016
Highlights of the BRITS 2016
The 2016 edition of the UK's premier freestyle ski and snowboard competition returned to its spiritual home of Laax in Switzerland. With perhaps the strongest field ever assembled, the standard was...