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5 reasons to go skiing in Switzerland this winter
5 reasons to go skiing in Switzerland this winter
With high altitude resorts, iconic mountains, fairytale scenery and free skiing for kids, you'd be hard-pressed to find reasons NOT to ski in Switzerland this winter. Why?
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
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
Skiing into Spring
Skiing into Spring
While you don't usually identify a skiing holiday with sun loungers, beach parties, and Caribbean DJs, that's what you'll find in the French Alps this spring.
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.
Spotlight on: Mt Erciyes
Spotlight on: Mt Erciyes
Turkey may not be high on many people's list of ski destinations, but the resort of Mt Erciyes is already beginning to change this perception.
Spotlight on: Mount Parnassos
Spotlight on: Mount Parnassos
Greece may perhaps be best known as a summer holiday destination, but it also possesses some great ski areas, many within easy driving distance of Athens.
Spotlight on: Jasna
Spotlight on: Jasna
Jasna, located in the stunning Liptov region of Slovakia's Tatras mountains, is one of the fastest developing resorts in Europe and was recently voted 'Best Upcoming Resort' at the 2014/2015 World Snow Awards.
Spotlight on: Kranjska Gora
Spotlight on: Kranjska Gora
The Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora is perhaps one of the best known resorts in Eastern Europe amongst British snowsports fans. Although the ski area is small and the altitude relatively low, the stunning scenery and wealth of off-slope activities more than makes up for it.
Spotlight on: Spindleruv
Spotlight on: Spindleruv
The Czech Republic and the resort of Spindleruv might not be that well known to the UK market, but it is certainly worth visiting.
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: Bansko
Spotlight on: Bansko
Since the turn of the millennium, Bansko has been transformed, with millions invested in new infrastructure both in the town and on the hill.
What's new this season: the round-up
What's new this season: the round-up
It's been a busy summer throughout the northern hemisphere with major renovations and improvements happening at many resorts around the globe. From snowmaking facilities to new lifts and resort link-ups, here are the highlights.
What's new in North America this season?
What's new in North America this season?
It's been a busy summer in North America with major works happening at many resorts across the continent
What's new in Switzerland this season?
What's new in Switzerland this season?
In comparison to neighbouring Austria, it has been a relatively quiet summer of construction in the Swiss Alps. However there have been several notable exceptions...
What's new in Scotland this season?
What's new in Scotland this season?
£5.5 million pot of money from Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will help to significantly improve Scottish skiing over the next few years.
What's new in Italy this season?
What's new in Italy this season?
It has been a relatively quiet summer in the southern Alps and in particular Italy, with only a few new lifts going up in time for the upcoming winter. Here are the highlights
What's new in France this season?
What's new in France this season?
It has been a fairly busy summer in the French Alps, with new lifts going up at most of the biggest resorts. The largest changes are probably to be found in the Paradiski area, with major lifts ready to spin this winter in both Les Arcs and La Plagne
What's new in Austria this season?
What's new in Austria this season?
Austrian lift companies have arguably been the busiest over the summer, with a huge number of new lifts being built. Here are the highlights
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 après party scene.
Whistler Blackcomb moves to combat climate change
Whistler Blackcomb moves to combat climate change
In recent years several resorts have already implemented creative solutions to ward off the advance of climate change.
Spotlight on: Treble Cone
Spotlight on: Treble Cone
Treble Cone was voted the best ski area in New Zealand for the past two years running at the World Snow Awards, 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.
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
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
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: 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

Travel and holiday news

Ski yourself young again with Freshtracks' holidays for the over 50s
Ski yourself young again with Freshtracks' holidays for the over 50s
Everybody knows that at the Ski Club of Great Britain, we like the mountains, we get excited when it snows and we are obsessed with skiing. If you're reading this then it is likely that you feel the...
Six reasons we all love spring skiing
Six reasons we all love spring skiing
Believe it or not, spring skiing does exist in May and it's your final chance to get a cheeky slide in before season end.
Ski by Day, Spa by Night
Ski by Day, Spa by Night
The Swiss mountains have long given visitors a deep sense of health and wellbeing. And nowadays there are a multitude of Swiss holiday destinations that perfectly combine the luxuries of winter sports...
Get the whole family out to the slopes this season with Freshtracks' half term holidays!
Get the whole family out to the slopes this season with Freshtracks' half term holidays!
Half term is traditionally a time of bringing the family together. At the Ski Club, we don't like to break from tradition and in fact, we want to make it our mission to promote family time across...