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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.
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
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
Austria's new ski powerhouse?
Austria's new ski powerhouse?
One of Austria's most famous and most visited resorts, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, has joined forces with neighbour Fieberbrunn to create a vast new ski area for the 2015/16 winter season.
Utah to host the USA's biggest ski area
Utah to host the USA's biggest ski area
By far the biggest lift infrastructure project of the summer has been to link two of Utah's biggest resorts - Park City and Canyons. The new ski area "Park City Mountain Resort" will be the USA's largest, covering a huge 7,300 acres and incorporating over 300 marked trails.
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
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.
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: 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

Ski Club news

Ski Club Vacancy: Seasonal Sales & Operations Consultant
Ski Club Vacancy: Seasonal Sales & Operations Consultant
The Ski Club of Great Britain is the UK's largest snowsports membership organisation. Ski Club Freshtracks, the ski holiday specialist for Ski Club of Great Britain members, is seeking a Seasonal...
Ever wanted to be a Ski Club Leader?
Ever wanted to be a Ski Club Leader?
Now's you chance. We are now taking applications for the 2015/16 Ski Club Leaders Course.
Job vacancy: Member Services Executive
Job vacancy: Member Services Executive
We're recruiting a dynamic, personable and professional individual to join the Ski Club Member Services department.
Job Vacancy: Digital Communications Intern
Job Vacancy: Digital Communications Intern
We're looking for a Digital Communications Intern to join the Ski Club's communications team at our Wimbledon office.