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Top 5 Resorts for Early Season Snow
Top 5 Resorts for Early Season Snow
There's nothing better than getting in your first day on skis - so why not get out as soon as possible? And here are our top recommendations for that snowsure, high altitude resort that is bound to come up with the goods before Christmas.
Top Lift Passes for 2016/17
Top Lift Passes for 2016/17
If you're heading to the mountains on multiple trips or for the whole season and want to visit different ski resorts, then look no further than these mega season passes for the 2016/17 season.
Top 5 Ski Road Trips
Top 5 Ski Road Trips
Travelling by road is an amazing way to explore multiple ski resorts, so here are our top-5 suggestions for that ultimate ski roadtrip.
Les 2 Alpes - summer skiing on a grand scale
Les 2 Alpes - summer skiing on a grand scale
The Mont-de-Lans and Girose Glaciers high above Les 2 Alpes combine to create Europe's largest summer ski area for two months every year, but as the Ski Club's Content Editor Chris Madoc-Jones found recently, keeping up the high standards is a mammoth task:
Fonna - the making of a world-class summer ski area
Fonna - the making of a world-class summer ski area
Running a summer ski centre in a region that sees more than 15m of snow fall each winter might seem relatively easy, but as the Ski Club's content editor Chris Madoc-Jones found out on his recent visit to Fonna in Norway it is anything but simple...
A summer of Spotlight on: features
A summer of Spotlight on: features
The Southern Hemisphere ski season is in full swing, with some incredible conditions currently on offer from across Australia and South America. If you've booked already or are thinking of making a trip to enjoy a summer skiing adventure down south, then look no further than our revamped Spotlight on: summer series.
Spotlight on: Mt Ruapehu
Spotlight on: Mt Ruapehu
The largest vertical drop and the most lifts in New Zealand await at the spectucular resorts on the Mt Ruapehu Volcano - Whakapapa and Turoa.
What to look forward to in the Southern Hemisphere this season
What to look forward to in the Southern Hemisphere this season
As the snow melts away from the Alps and the Rocky Mountains, our attentions here at the Ski Club are turning firmly towards the summer skiing season, and in particular down to the Southern Hemisphere.
Spotlight on: Portillo
Spotlight on: Portillo
Despite the variety of groomed intermediate slopes, most of the visitors to Portillo come for its incredible off piste terrain and powder.
Spotlight on: Hokkaido
Spotlight on: Hokkaido
Japan is known to many as the home of karate, sushi platters and innovative technology. But for us here at the Ski Club, Japan holds the key to a dreamland of powder skiing - arguably second to none.
Seven wonders of the Ski(Welt)
Seven wonders of the Ski(Welt)
Austria's largest resort is a wonderland for families, intermediates, and foodies
The Completely Unofficial Guide to Getting Off Piste in North America
The Completely Unofficial Guide to Getting Off Piste in North America
Results based on an unofficial survey of Ski Club staff, ex seasonnaires and die hard fanatics.
The Completely Unofficial Guide to Getting Off Piste in Europe
The Completely Unofficial Guide to Getting Off Piste in Europe
Results based on an unofficial survey of Ski Club staff, ex seasonnaires and die hard fanatics.
Welcome to Europe's newest skiing nation...
Welcome to Europe's newest skiing nation...
Azerbaijan is building two new ski resorts where everything sparkles, but will former soviet republic attract visitors? Andreas Hofer reports...
Spotlight on: Las Lenas
Spotlight on: Las Lenas
Las Lenas is arguably Argentina's top ski destination and is renowned across the world for its incredible off piste terrain.
Spotlight on:  Chile's Tres Valles
Spotlight on: Chile's Tres Valles
Nestled high in the Andes Mountains, these three linked resorts offer over 7000 acres of skiing, around 7m of annual snowfall and a legendary apres party scene.
Spotlight on: Treble Cone
Spotlight on: Treble Cone
Treble Cone has been voted the best ski area in New Zealand at the World Snow Awards twice in recent, and a quick look at the piste map explains why.
Spotlight on: Mt Buller
Spotlight on: Mt Buller
Mt Buller is the closest resort to Melbourne, just a three hour drive away from one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
Spotlight on: Thredbo
Spotlight on: Thredbo
Nearby Perisher might lay claim to being Australia's biggest resort, but Thredbo blows it out of the water when it comes to ski vertical.
Spotlight on: Cardrona
Spotlight on: Cardrona
Cardrona is New Zealand's top freestyle destination, and a training haven for many of the world's best snowsports athletes.
Spotlight on: Perisher
Spotlight on: Perisher
The purchase of Perisher by Vail Resorts in March 2015, their first overseas acquisition, signalled how seriously Australian skiing is now being taken.

General news

Two fantastic events coming to London this autumn
Two fantastic events coming to London this autumn
Our friends at Holmlands Events are putting on two fantastic events this autumn and are offering all Ski Club Members a 10% discount off tickets booked online!
Meet the man who designs ski resorts
Meet the man who designs ski resorts
No fewer than 370 ski areas have been developed with the help of Ecosign, the company founded by Paul Mathews, the architect of Sochi. Ben Clatworthy spoke to the Canadian to find out how to create a...
Dancing on Ice in the Portes du Soleil
Dancing on Ice in the Portes du Soleil
When two great entities combine, often the results are calamitous... think chips and gravy. And I was quick to put music festivals and ski holidays into the same category, says Ben Clatworthy. After...
Winter camping - how, and more importantly, why?
Winter camping - how, and more importantly, why?
Just because the temperature drops, that's no need to hibernate. The great outdoors is waiting for you, albeit possibly under a layer of snow - Hannah Engelkamp tries to work up the courage to go...