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Austria's hidden gem: Kals-Matrei
Austria's hidden gem: Kals-Matrei
The resorts of Osttirol might not be the most well known in Austria, but they definitely shouldn't be overlooked
Large ski area with a small resort vibe - try Vaujany
Large ski area with a small resort vibe - try Vaujany
When researching our ski holidays, many of us are looking for common factors: a large ski area, fast lifts, a lack of crowds, and plenty to do in the evenings. And recently Guy Cobbold had the good fortune of discovering a gem - Vaujany, in the Alpe D'Huez Grand Domaine Ski.
La Plagne - the other side of the mountain
La Plagne - the other side of the mountain
If you're looking to expand your 'off-piste' horizons, La Plagne has plenty to offer skiers and snowboarders looking to try something new.
Spotlight on: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Spotlight on: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
A vast destination resort in the Austrian Tirol little known amongst British skiers and riders
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.
Verbier businesses battle the strong Swiss franc
Verbier businesses battle the strong Swiss franc
Local organisations are implementing discounts up to 15% to combat the high prices caused by the exchange rate
Spotlight on: Engelberg
Spotlight on: Engelberg
Switzerland's 'Angel Mountain' is one of our most popular Freshtracks destinations for a reason... find out why
Spotlight on: Davos-Klosters
Spotlight on: Davos-Klosters
A wintersports pioneer, Davos-Klosters is one of Switzerland's premier resorts, and a popular choice for royals, powderhounds and families
Spotlight on: Verbier
Spotlight on: Verbier
One of Switzerland's big-hitters, Verbier is popular with Brits for a reason - idyllic chalets, swanky restaurants, buzzing nightlife, and seemingly endless challenging terrain
The 4 Vallees stay together
The 4 Vallees stay together
The ski area in Switzerland has reached an agreement to stay together as a linked area, to the relief of many.
Spotlight on: Grandvalira
Spotlight on: Grandvalira
Extensive pistes, potential powder and all night parties in the Pyrenees... could Andorra be the perfect destination for you next winter adventure?
Ski+board: Link or sink?
Ski+board: Link or sink?
Is tourism the price to pay for economic survival? Adam Ruck looks at the pros and cons of linking two of Switzerland's most traditional and picturesque resorts with a huge new cable car
Spotlight on: Banff
Spotlight on: Banff
A buzzing social scene, family friendly pistes and big mountain riding ensure Banff's place amongst the world's leading ski resorts
Spotlight on: Tignes
Spotlight on: Tignes
Open 10 months of the year, Tignes allows you to ski before and after everybody else
Spotlight on: Val Thorens
Spotlight on: Val Thorens
Europe's highest resort makes for a particularly appealing destination in the spring
Resort feature: Les Sybelles... a big ski domain with a local heart
Resort feature: Les Sybelles... a big ski domain with a local heart
Tom Dixon visits a hidden gem in the heart of the Beaufort region
Spotlight on: Champoluc
Spotlight on: Champoluc
Charming Champoluc sits at one end of the vast Monterosa ski area, making a perfect base for exploring one of Italy's best-kept secrets

Kit and instruction news

Ortovox precautionary recall of S1+ transceivers
Ortovox precautionary recall of S1+ transceivers
Ortovox have announced a precautionary recall of Ortovox S1+ avalanche transceivers due to a rare but possible failure of a component.
How to Take Better Snow Photos
How to Take Better Snow Photos
Ski+board's picture editor John Norris explains how you can improve the quality of shots taken on a compact camera or even just your mobile - including the notorious selfie.
Off-piste training - it's all about having even more fun!
Off-piste training - it's all about having even more fun!
Perhaps you like the idea but lack the courage to ski away from the piste? Or maybe you do ski off-piste but suspect you could be safer? Or you know the essentials but are ready to take it to the next...
Fitness tips for injury prevention and extra comfort in your ski boots!
Fitness tips for injury prevention and extra comfort in your ski boots!
It's time to get fit for the snow... here's Dr Craig McLean with same valuable and timely advice