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Resort news

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
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
Ski+board: Skied Untersberg recently?
Ski+board: Skied Untersberg recently?
You haven't? Nick Dalton, our little-known resorts enthusiast (little-known resorts that is) explains what you're missing!
Spotlight on: Morzine
Spotlight on: Morzine
Olivia Stuart-Taylor delves into the heart of the Portes du Soleil
Ski+board: Andiamo a sciare!
Ski+board: Andiamo a sciare!
The sweetest ways to earn your dolce vita stripes are located around the timeless winter retreat of Cortina d'Ampezzo, says Leslie Woit
Spotlight on: Obergurgl
Spotlight on: Obergurgl
One of Austria's best bets for an end of season blast

related videos

Freeride - Lateral Stability
Freeride - Lateral Stability
When freeriding it is essential to have lateral control to keep your skiing consistent when the surface is inconsistent. Technique tip courtesy of the Warren Smith Ski Academy.
Moguls - keeping in contact
Moguls - keeping in contact
Technique advice on maintaining contact with the snow through the troughs of the moguls to help absorb the bumps and control your speed. From the Warren Smith Ski Academy.
Moguls - pole-plant imbalance
Moguls - pole-plant imbalance
Just like with the legs, all skiers have a pole-plant that's weaker on one side. This tip focuses on identifying and improving the weaker side. Courtesey of the Warren Smith Ski Academy.
Moguls - punching hands
Moguls - punching hands
This tip from the Warren Smith Ski Academy helps improve pole-planting technique in the bumps by encouraging you to punch forward when you plant.

Travel and holiday news

Spend Easter in the Mountains
Spend Easter in the Mountains
Easter might be the time that the UK starts to revel in the spring sunshine, as we all look forward to the summer ahead, but in the mountains the ski season will still be going strong.
Ski Like a Girl and Mean It!
Ski Like a Girl and Mean It!
Standing at the top of a fresh corduroy run with my headphones in and music blasting, I feel almost invincible. I could put on a coat of bravado and straight-line my way back to the village if I...
Five Freshtracks holidays to beat the January blues
Five Freshtracks holidays to beat the January blues
January can be a tricky month. As the festivities of Christmas and New Year fade into the distance, the return to work can be a bit of a shock, so it's important to have something to look forward to....
Best of Graubünden
Best of Graubünden
Packed with many of Switzerland's premier resorts, we've picked out the best spots in Graubünden... to suit all tastes