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The 15 Best Places to Get Some Snow in the UK
The 15 Best Places to Get Some Snow in the UK
Can't steal time away from the desk this winter? Or struggling to pull together the pennies for a trip to the Alps? Well fear not - because great skiing can be found in Scotland and the North of England if you know where to look.
Catching up with Katie Ormerod
Catching up with Katie Ormerod
At the tender age of 16, Katie Ormerod became the first women ever to nail a double-cork 1080. Ever since she's been taking the snowboarding world by storm.
Ten things you didn't know about Norway, the land of the ski
Ten things you didn't know about Norway, the land of the ski
Norway is, as you might expect, the 'way to the north'' - a long, skinny country that stretches across 15 lines of latitude. Almost a third of the country lies above the Arctic Circle, and so, unsurprisingly, Norway has a long winter season, with guaranteed snow and heaps of winter pastimes.
Winter activities in the Jungfrau
Winter activities in the Jungfrau
Ever wanted to glide on ice like a Disney princess, learn to curl like Team GB in Sochi, or gorge yourself in endless offers of Swiss fondue? Well look no further. The Jungfrau region is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adrenaline junkies combined - and not just those with skis and boards under foot.
Chemmy Alcott and the Arctic V Set New World Record
Chemmy Alcott and the Arctic V Set New World Record
What do you get if you combine a female Olympian with four male skiing counterparts, tie them all together and put them on roller skis in Hyde Park?
What sort of skier or snowboarder are you?
What sort of skier or snowboarder are you?
Use our lighthearted matrix to figure it out!
Adventure Film Festival coming up
Adventure Film Festival coming up
The 10th annual Adventure Film Festival is about to start, touring around the cinemas of the UK. What better way to wake yourself up after Christmas, and kick start some adventurous New Years' resolutions?
WIN tickets to the Lauberhorn ski races
WIN tickets to the Lauberhorn ski races
The 85th Lauberhorn ski race - one of the biggest and most exciting in the world - is almost upon us. Fancy winning tickets?
Frank Gardner assailant given death penalty
Frank Gardner assailant given death penalty
At the news that his last surviving assailant is sentenced, we hope it will be the end of a grim decade for Frank Gardner OBE, and celebrate his ongoing and inspiring Ski Club presidency.
Add your ski mileage and help Ski 2 the Moon
Add your ski mileage and help Ski 2 the Moon
In a creative new charity challenge, skiers and snowboarders are invited to track their on-snow mileage to see if collectively we can ski the number of miles it is to the moon.
Want the Winter Olympics? Anyone?
Want the Winter Olympics? Anyone?
The International Olympic Committee seems to be getting the message that not many countries are keen to stage the Winter Olympics. Will their new proposals help?
The flying snowmobile
The flying snowmobile
What do you get when you cross paragliding and snowmobiling? A 200kg flying machine that looks a little unlikely, that's what...
Crabapple schnapps and a pompom hat - what five things would you have in your ski backpack?
Crabapple schnapps and a pompom hat - what five things would you have in your ski backpack?
We asked the question and the winner got an Ortovox backpack. Read on to see what her excellent selection was
Get intimate with avalanches
Get intimate with avalanches
The North Face Avalanche Tour is back again, taking mountain craft, snow wisdom, real-life experience and prizes on tour around the UK. We'd love to see you there
Chemmy aims for a world record, in a shopping centre!
Chemmy aims for a world record, in a shopping centre!
Head to Canary Wharf on Monday to see Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott take on her next challenge - 24 hours of cross country skiing

related videos

Falling safely
Falling safely
A short clip from the In Deeper instructional movie explaining the safest way to fall when skiing.
Proper kit
Proper kit
Having the right skis off-piste will make more of a difference to your performance than anything else, as explained in this clip from the In Deep DVD.
Testing the snowpack
Testing the snowpack
Canadian mountain guide Gary Carruthers checks the stability of the snowpack, essential preparation before heading into the backcountry.
The mountain exposed
The mountain exposed
The mountain environment is dangerous and unpredictable. Mark Jones and Peter Hart meet up with the Lake Louise patrol team to find out what the main dangers are and how they go about controlling...

Snow and weather news

Severe Avalanche Risk in the Pyrenees
Severe Avalanche Risk in the Pyrenees
For the second time this season, the Pyrenees have seen such an intense period of snowfall that very rare Level 5 avalanche warnings have been raised across the mountain range. Up to two metres of...
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
The depth of the snowpack across the Alps is now back to average in time for the half term holidays, but sadly this has come at a price. Already 75 deaths from avalanches have been recorded in...
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
It has undoubtedly been a slow season so far for much of Europe, but how things have changed... The Pyrenees and the northern Alps have seen up to two metres of snow in the past ten days. This has...
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
Snow has been falling across Europe since our last update, the conditions are improving yet base depths in much of the Alps are still below average for this time of year. But meanwhile in Scotland...