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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.
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.
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...
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
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.

Kit and instruction news

Scott Superguide Carbon free-tour boot - full test
Scott Superguide Carbon free-tour boot - full test
There's a new kid in town; the Scott Superguide carbon. Think about is as the renowned Scott Cosmos touring boot but on a heavy dose of performance enhancing drugs. The Ski Club's resident Kit &...
SIGB Ski Test Week - what is it, and what goes on?
SIGB Ski Test Week - what is it, and what goes on?
This February around 50 ski brands headed out to the mountains to showcase next season's gear. Welcome to ski test week. An intensive - yet productive - four and half days, attended by retailers,...
Ryft Falcon Goggles - Full Test
Ryft Falcon Goggles - Full Test
A new kid on the block in the world of ski goggles, Ryft only came into the market last winter, but with a bold look and a great value product their future looks as bright as their colourful designs.
Learn how to get the best shots with your GoPro this winter!
Learn how to get the best shots with your GoPro this winter!
Tom Ewbank, the Ski Club's video producer, talks us through a few hot tips that will make a BIG difference to your GoPro footage this winter.