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High fashion at high altitude - the top trends this winter
High fashion at high altitude - the top trends this winter
We take a look around Snow+Rock's top-end offerings, from merino-linings to faux fur, and Swedish style to shimmering fabrics
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.
Inspiration for your summer staycation
Inspiration for your summer staycation
Eight ideas for summer family adventures without even leaving the UK.
Cave Dreams
Cave Dreams
Sleep in a mountain cave on Dove Crag, the Lake District. Finding adventure on your own doorstep isn't as hard as it seems.
Rubber side down in Slovenia
Rubber side down in Slovenia
Chris Taine swaps skis for wheels and heads to one of Europe's most unique mountain biking destinations
Eye candy... the prettiest resorts in the world
Eye candy... the prettiest resorts in the world
From awe-inspiring scenery and iconic mountains, to impossibly pretty alpine villages, here are our top 10 picks for ski resorts that are pure eye candy
Snowdon by bike
Snowdon by bike
You can climb Snowdon with sensible footwear, a cagoule and a flask of coffee. Or, like Julie Rand, you can take your mountain bike...
Build yourself an ice hotel at the annual Igloo Festival
Build yourself an ice hotel at the annual Igloo Festival
Now in its 4th 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.
A quest to conquer the world's toughest ski race
A quest to conquer the world's toughest ski race
Facing retirement from competitive skiing, Chemmy has faced her hardest ever challenge - going cross-country in the world's toughest ski competition, the Arctic Circle Race.
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.
Choosing the Right Ski Resort for Your Family
Choosing the Right Ski Resort for Your Family
There's nothing better than being able to take your family on a skiing holiday, but picking the perfect resort can often be difficult. The French Alps is home to dozens of resorts, all with their own individual merits. So, which one is the best for your family?
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.
Champagny-en-Vanoise: Chocolate box Paradiski
Champagny-en-Vanoise: Chocolate box Paradiski
The French Alps are quite literally littered with ski resorts; from the mega ski areas of Les 3 Vallées to the more quintessential Savoie villages like St Gervais. But what if you're looking for kms of varied terrain with authentic chocolate box character?
Opportunities in Verbier
Opportunities in Verbier
Verbier is one of the world's most popular ski destinations and this exclusive resort is built in a typical Swiss chalet style, attracting an International clientele. The town pulsates with life and there are a host of shops, hotels, bars, restaurants & nightclubs. In winter, the region becomes the largest ski area in Switzerland, covering 410km.
Opportunities in Zell am See
Opportunities in Zell am See
Zell am See is a rare destination where, at times you can ski in the morning and be swimming in the lake that same the afternoon. A true dual-season destination, this delightful, lively alpine town is ideally situated to make the most of summer and winter activities in the Alps in picture perfect surroundings.
Opportunities in Mayrhofen
Opportunities in Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen is an extremely fashionable dual-season resort with a number of top hotels, boutique shops and restaurants. The winters offer great skiing and the resort is host to numerous events including the Altitude comedy festival and the infamous Snow Bombing festival. The summers offer golf, tennis, mountain biking and fabulous hiking.
Opportunities in Nendaz
Opportunities in Nendaz
Nendaz is nestled in the famous Four Valleys region and benefits from 300 days of sunshine a year. The resort is especially suited to families with a dedicated children's village at the top of the cable car. As well as superb winter sports, you will find a full range of year-round activities right on your doorstep.
Opportunities in Veysonnaz
Opportunities in Veysonnaz
Veysonnaz is perched between the famous Matterhorn and Mont Blanc mountains and benefits from one of the largest ski areas in Europe, with a high-speed lift connecting it to the rest of the Four Valley resorts, including Verbier. The resort is a typical mountain village which has maintained its authenticity and traditional charm.
Sports opportunities in Saas Fee
Sports opportunities in Saas Fee
Saas Fee is located close to 2 glaciers which provide winter sports opportunities throughout the year and the neighbouring peaks of the Weissmies, the Nadelhorn and the Lenzspitze are popular summer hiking destinations. The pretty car-free centre offers many cultural and other off-slope activities in picturesque surroundings.
Family and freeride fun in Slovakia
Family and freeride fun in Slovakia
Taking a skiing holiday in Slovakia might not be something that has popped up on your radar before but some huge developments in transport and infrastructure have ensured that Jasna, Slovakia's biggest ski resort, is a destination on the rise.
Surefoot ski boots elevate performance at every level
Surefoot ski boots elevate performance at every level
Surefoot has been producing the best custom ski boots for over 32 years. We now have 24 stores in North America and Europe. Our fitting process has been tailored and honed over the years to create a fit that yields both comfort and performance.
Half term heaven? It has to be a family skiing holiday in Norway.
Half term heaven? It has to be a family skiing holiday in Norway.
If you are thinking about skiing at Half-term or Easter this year you won't find a more family friendly ski destination than Norway, with free lift passes for children under 7 (providing they wear a helmet, which are also provided free) high quality childcare and dedicated children's ski areas.
Climate Change in the Alps
Climate Change in the Alps
Last year, at a conference that I was speaking at in Switzerland, a member of the audience asked me if Savills had done any research on climate change in The Alps. My somewhat defensive response was that we were Estate Agents, not climatologists!
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.
Best French resorts for skiing with the kids
Best French resorts for skiing with the kids
After decades of research, ski-mum Anne Bridges tells us her top three French resorts for skiing with the kids.
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.
Whatever you're after, we've got it - and it's 10% cheaper for Ski Club members!
Whatever you're after, we've got it - and it's 10% cheaper for Ski Club members!
Glisshop is a leader in the wintersports industry. We have a stunning selection of products including hundreds of brands, all specific to extreme sports.
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?
Put the glamour back into flying
Put the glamour back into flying
Somewhere along the line, flying became a bit of a drag. Luckily SWISS know how to make the experience something to look forward to.
Want to look stylish on the slopes?  French brand, Eider has just the thing.
Want to look stylish on the slopes? French brand, Eider has just the thing.
Eider, the stylish French mountain sports clothing brand has joined up with leading UK independent outdoor retailer Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports to give away a complete Eider outfit. One lucky winner will receive a men or women's outfit comprising jacket and pants.
For the best value for money ski holidays - Discover Bulgaria this Winter
For the best value for money ski holidays - Discover Bulgaria this Winter
Skiing in Bulgaria is simply the ideal choice for an action packed and fun filled, value for money ski holiday with slopes to suit all abilities and prices to suit all budgets.
Les 2 Alpes, ski and fun in France!
Les 2 Alpes, ski and fun in France!
Dynamic, sporty and bang on-trend, Les 2 Alpes is natural snow cover from the first to the last day of the season, thanks to a glacier that reaches up to 3,600 metres
Buyers return to the pistes
Buyers return to the pistes
12 months ago, we predicted prolonged periods of sunshine and blue skies for the Alpine property market. We are pleased to report that the market continues its upwards trajectory in terms of increasing transactional volumes (up 52% year on year*) although this does not necessarily equate to rising prices.
Have a white Christmas with Neilson from 455GBP per person
Have a white Christmas with Neilson from 455GBP per person
So why not try Christmas with a difference this year, plus Ski Club members can save an additional 10% on all Neilson holidays!
Ski Obergurgl, Otz Valley, Tyrol
Ski Obergurgl, Otz Valley, Tyrol
Perched at 1,930 metres above sea level and surrounded by towering 3000-metre peaks, the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl offers a wonderful mixture of breathtaking nature and pure relaxation in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
Lots of snow in the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg
Lots of snow in the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg
The Bregenzerwald lies in the most westerly part of Austria, in the state of Vorarlberg. The region is on the border to Germany and Switzerland. Thanks to its location on the northern edge of the Alps, the diverse wintery worlds are blessed with an exceptional amount of snow.
Whizz to the Alps by train from 149GBP return
Whizz to the Alps by train from 149GBP return
Eurostar's much loved ski train is back, running from 19 December to 11 April 2015 and taking you straight to the heart of the French Alps. All your favourite resorts, including Courchevel, La Plagne, Meribel and Val d’Isère, are all just a short coach ride from the train station.
Great gear at great prices from Ski Republic
Great gear at great prices from Ski Republic
Up to 50% off standard prices when you book online!
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
Mark Warner - 10% Discount for Ski Club of Great Britain Members.
Mark Warner - 10% Discount for Ski Club of Great Britain Members.
Prices Start From 426 GBP. Plus Two NEW Chalet Hotels With the snow starting to fall in the Alps, plus two new Chalet Hotels on offer in Tignes, France and Zell am See, Austria - Mark Warner are ready and raring for the up and coming ski season.
Celebrating 150 years of Winter Tourism
Celebrating 150 years of Winter Tourism
150 years ago Swiss hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a legendary bet and convinced his British summer guests to come back and enjoy the winter.
Ski it your way - in Norway!
Ski it your way - in Norway!
Come and see what you've been missing, where skiing is a way of life
Small and perfectly formed
Small and perfectly formed
The cosy resort of Beitostølen is as family friendly as you could find anywhere and is located on the edge of the Jotunheimen national park.
A warm welcome guaranteed
A warm welcome guaranteed
A traditional Norwegian mountain village with high tech ski facilities, Geilo is an authentic and quaint resort reflecting a bygone age full of charm and surprises.
Superb Skiing for all the family
Superb Skiing for all the family
Beautifully designed and full of family fun, Trysil is home to Norway's biggest ski area. The resort is brilliantly laid out and easy to use, making it perfect for a family ski holiday to remember forever.
A Natural High
A Natural High
Situated in a landscape of spectacular beauty, Hemsedal is the setting for some of the most thrilling and exhilarating skiing and snowboarding to be found anywhere. The peace and quiet up on the mountains is something you will never forget and the stunning viewpoints are accessible to every level of skier.
The Home of Skiing
The Home of Skiing
Most people think of the Alps as the cradle of our sport but it was in Norway that skiing was born more than 150 years ago. Today, skiing is one of the most cherished of all Norwegian traditions. And with a season that lasts from November to May the locals have plenty of time to practice.
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?
Austria's Winter Highs
Austria's Winter Highs
From family winter holidays to gourmet ski and wellness breaks, Austria offers it all.
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
Serre Chevalier Vallee, French Alps
Serre Chevalier Vallee, French Alps
You'd be crazy to miss out on this hidden gem of a place. In a recent survey 90% of visitors said they would "return and definitely recommend the resort to other".
Goodyear: Have you REALLY thought about your winter boots?
Goodyear: Have you REALLY thought about your winter boots?
As the days shorten and temperatures drop, many of you will begin planning your winter skiing holidays. As there is an increase in dangerous driving conditions during the winter months, getting to your destination safely, regardless of the weather conditions should also be a priority in planning your winter get-away.
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.
Ski straight to the hotel door!
Ski straight to the hotel door!
Comfortable, safe and stress-free skiing! The perfect start to the perfect day on the slopes.
Peak performance
Peak performance
Not a downhill skier but love the snow? We take a look at 'wellbeing' and fitness training in the mountains
Has your favourite resort just doubled in size?
Has your favourite resort just doubled in size?
We take a look at this year's biggest resort link-ups
Elevation: Wired for war
Elevation: Wired for war
Invented by Italian soldiers to get around the mountains during the First World War, via ferrata is today a surprisingly accessible form of climbing
Skis, snakes and snowmobiles
Skis, snakes and snowmobiles
Ski racing in the morning and snake drinking in the evening... Rosie Barcroft discovers just what can be found when you venture off the beaten track
Get the jump on next season and ski all summer long
Get the jump on next season and ski all summer long
Swap summer for winter, head high to one of Europe's glacier resorts or hone your skills right here in the UK
A ski holiday with a difference?
A ski holiday with a difference?
Kate Thorman tells us about her experience at the Rock the Pistes festival in the Portes du Soleil
Six steps to the perfect family holiday
Six steps to the perfect family holiday
Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a family foray, whether you're heading to the mountains with tots or teens
What does Mongolia have in common with Kitzbühel?
What does Mongolia have in common with Kitzbühel?
Chris Taine tries to keep up with Austrian pro Stephan Skrobar for long enough to find out...
Top 10 reasons to visit... Zermatt
Top 10 reasons to visit... Zermatt
There's much more to Zermatt than skiing at the foot of a very pointy mountain, as Chris Taine finds out

Ski Club news

Job Vacancy: Project Manager
Job Vacancy: Project Manager
We're looking for an experienced Project Manager to co-ordinate the specification, development and delivery of a new Website and CMS
Job Vacancy: Digital Communications Internship
Job Vacancy: Digital Communications Internship
We're looking for a Digital Communications Intern to join the Ski Club's communications team at our Wimbledon office.
Ski Club launches new programme in France but vows to continue legal battle
Ski Club launches new programme in France but vows to continue legal battle
The Ski Club has announced a revamped Leading service in France for the 2015-16 winter, but has said it will continue to fight its legal battle with the French authorities.
Members' letter: Ski Club launches instructor-led guiding in France
Members' letter: Ski Club launches instructor-led guiding in France
Frank McCusker's letter to members regarding the new instructor-led guiding service in France