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Escape the crowds and head to the picturesque, family-friendly Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Escape the crowds and head to the picturesque, family-friendly Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Surrounded by four spectacular mountain chains, home to seven ski villages and including 58 ski lifts, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is the perfect family destination.
Discover Trentino: Snow, Italian style
Discover Trentino: Snow, Italian style
Skiing from dusk till dawn. Pasta and sparkling wine in a mountain hut. Spectacular white landscapes. An aperitif at the summit. Friendly hotels. And just one hour from Verona and two hours from Milan and Venice.
Fly directly to Switzerland's greatest ski resorts
Fly directly to Switzerland's greatest ski resorts
In February 2017, SWISS is offering direct flights from London Heathrow to Sion in the heart of the Swiss Alps. A less than two hours flight brings you to the famous ski resorts: Crans-Montana, Nendaz, Verbier and Zermatt. Enjoy Switzerland's highest ski areas, providing a unique guarantee of snow cover on 2,400km of slopes and trails.
Profit now from our low prices in January! - GriwaRent
Profit now from our low prices in January! - GriwaRent
GriwaRent has a selection of over 80 different holiday homes, to serve you the one according to your wishes.
Ski in, ski out at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
Ski in, ski out at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
Your hotel with direct access to the slopes
Ski Switzerland for 16 GBP per day
Ski Switzerland for 16 GBP per day
Get a daily ski pass for just CHF20 (approx. 16 GBP) when you spend at least one night in one of our partner accommodations. The deal applies for each night bought, and is valid from 9 Jan to 3 Feb and from 6 March to 17 April 2017.
The ski slopes are now closer than ever!
The ski slopes are now closer than ever!
SWISS will be offering flights from Heathrow to Sion, in the heart of the Valais Alps, from February 4th-25th 2017. Just 30 minutes from the airport, Crans-Montana welcomes you to its radiantly sunny, snowy slopes. Come and enjoy them, less than 3 hours away from home!
The season is underway in the Oetztal and snow conditions are, as always, first class!
The season is underway in the Oetztal and snow conditions are, as always, first class!
Soelden and Obergurgl quite rightly have a reputation as two of the Alps finest early-season destinations, with over 250km of snowsure slopes between them.
Queen Elizabeth would be very amused!
Queen Elizabeth would be very amused!
Royal pleasures, high-end quality and a charming flair: The Hotel & Chalet Montana in Oberlech is one of the best addresses to be found for your winter holiday experience hosted by Patrick Ortlieb, Olympic Champion 1992 and World champion 1996.
Women in Skiing - Naomi Edmondson (Part 2)
Women in Skiing - Naomi Edmondson (Part 2)
Naomi Edmondson was one of the best freestyle skiers of her generation, but as Hannah Engelkamp found out, a series of injuries forced her into early retirement - but what happened next?
First lift, last call: Sölden
First lift, last call: Sölden
Start the day with slopeside breakfast at the Gampe Thaya and finish the evening at one of Sölden's famed nightspots
Women in Skiing - Naomi Edmondson (Part 1)
Women in Skiing - Naomi Edmondson (Part 1)
Naomi Edmondson was one of the best freestyle skiers of her generation, but how did she get to that point and what was it like competing at the highest level? Hannah Engelkamp finds out in the latest piece from our Women in Skiing series.
Next Stop - Olympia
Next Stop - Olympia
"Quirky" is the word Ben Clatworthy describes skiing in South Korea, but would you sacrifice a holiday in the Alps for the unknown?
Captivated By Kim
Captivated By Kim
A trip to Korea isn't on everyone's list, especially when it comes to skiing. But let's see what journalist Andreas Hofer experienced when visiting the ski resort based in North Korea - does it tempt you?
Links, links...links, rechts, links - Part 2
Links, links...links, rechts, links - Part 2
With the number of interlinked Austrian resorts growing by the season, Colin Nicholson visited one of the newest of these ski areas, the Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn, to see these impressive changes for himself.
Links, links...links, rechts, links - Part 1
Links, links...links, rechts, links - Part 1
With the number of interlinked Austrian resorts growing by the season, Colin Nicholson visited one of the newest of these ski areas, the Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn, to see these impressive changes for himself.
Engelberg Freeride Paradise - free of charge safety days
Engelberg Freeride Paradise - free of charge safety days
Haven't you always dreamed of leaving your own tracks in the pure powder snow off the beaten piste?
Skiing in Val di Sole, Dolomites
Skiing in Val di Sole, Dolomites
South of the Italian Alps, in the Brenta Dolomites, there's a special skiing and freeriding paradise. Where? Val di Sole of course, with 3 ski areas, 270 kilometers of slopes from a height of 3000 m and guaranteed snow from December to April.
Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Area: here you can make your dreams come true!
Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Area: here you can make your dreams come true!
In the Italian Alps, surrounded by the Dolomites-UNESCO World Heritage, Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Area makes your dreams come true! 150 km of interconnected ski slopes, 60 lifts, night skiing, 4 snowparks, the paradise of skiing is here and it's 100% made in Italy.
Hotel Maiensee - Far Away From Everyday
Hotel Maiensee - Far Away From Everyday
Located in the heart of the Arlberg, the largest Ski Area in Austria and the fifth largest Ski Area in the world...
With 20 holiday villages to choose from, head to the Kitzbuheler Alps this season
With 20 holiday villages to choose from, head to the Kitzbuheler Alps this season
From well-known ski towns such as Hopfgarten, Westendorf and Fieberbrunn to picturesque villages such as Waidring and St Johann in Tirol, the Kitzbuheler Alps have something for everyone - especially families.
Take advantage of these top-value breaks in France,  with Madame Vacances
Take advantage of these top-value breaks in France, with Madame Vacances
This year, Madame Vacances (ski accommodation provider in France) is celebrating its 25th birthday. Always keen to offer friends and families ideal accommodation at the best rate, Madame Vacances has a number of options available to save money during Christmas, New Year, and for the rest of the ski season. Plus, guests can make the most of the flexible changeover days throughout the year.
Live the Dolomites!
Live the Dolomites!
The Hotel Col Alto is one of the most traditional hotels in Corvara, one of the most prestigious ski destinations in the Dolomites. This family run Hotel has been recently renovated merging local materials and Alpine-style warmth with a new linear design. The public areas like the large lobby with fireplace, the hotel bar, the cigar lounge and the Iceberg lounge bar all feature warm Alpine-style furnishings.
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 1)
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 1)
In the first of our new women in skiing features, written by Hannah Engelkamp, we speak with the incredible Beanie De Le Rue.
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 2)
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 2)
How did it all begin for one of the UK's finest freeskiers? Hannah Engelkamp continues her chat with Beanie De Le Rue by looking back to the early days and competing all around the world.
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 3)
Women in Skiing - Beanie De Le Rue (Part 3)
The third part of Hannah Engelkamp's interview with Beanie, we talk about her life with snowboarder husband Xavier and asks a few probing questions about her thoughts on where the snowsports industry is at the moment.
First lift, last call: Stubai Glacier
First lift, last call: Stubai Glacier
24 hours in Stubai... from the first fresh corduroy on the Daunferner to the final 'Pfiff'
Make the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental your ski destination this season
Make the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental your ski destination this season
The Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental brought you the world's fastest chairlift last winter and this season yet another 27 million Euros has been spent to further improve one of the Tirol's top ski destinations.
The Dolomites - an undiscovered winter wonderland
The Dolomites - an undiscovered winter wonderland
Sun, snow and the dolce vita on the slopes of South Tyrol.
The back of beyond: Off piste in Kaunertal
The back of beyond: Off piste in Kaunertal
The Kaunertal glacier, tucked away in the southwestern corner of the Austrian Tirol, is the gateway to one of the Alps' most varied and untamed ski touring regions
Visit St Anton am Arlberg this winter - now Austria's largest ski area
Visit St Anton am Arlberg this winter - now Austria's largest ski area
The Arlberg region is the cradle of alpine skiing and the vibrant resort of St Anton sits at the heart of the action. Famed already for some of the world's best apres and off piste terrain, the new Flexenbahn link looks set to take things to the next level for 2016/17 by creating the largest lift-linked ski area in Austria.
A Ski Highlight in two valleys!
A Ski Highlight in two valleys!
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau is one of the Tirol's Top 10 largest ski resorts. The area scores points with its varied skiing, its snow security, the great prices and excellent accessibility - it sits just under an hour's drive from the heart of Innsbruck. It's no wonder therefore that it has twice been voted winner of the schneehoehen.de award for the best ski resort!
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.
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?
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.
'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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?

Kit and instruction news

Bern Weston Helmet - Kit Review
Bern Weston Helmet - Kit Review
If you feel you're always the one falling on your head while skiing, or you're a keen park rider, or simply want good value for money, Alf's review on the Weston is sure to help you out.
Bern Rollins Helmet - Kit Review
Bern Rollins Helmet - Kit Review
Take a look at Alf's review of the Rollins helmet, with Zipmold technology - good value for money? You decide.
Oakley MOD 5 Helmet - Kit Review
Oakley MOD 5 Helmet - Kit Review
The helmet designed to work with any goggle type - what's not to love? Alf gives us the full break down on all features of the helmet.
Salice Xtreme Helmet - Kit Review
Salice Xtreme Helmet - Kit Review
Wanting to make a statement on the slopes this winter? The Salice Xtreme has it covered, according to our latest review from Alf