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Ski Club news

The summer skiing season is upon us!
The summer skiing season is upon us!
Although we're only a couple of days from the summer solstice and the Wimbledon tennis buzz has returned to the streets around the Ski Club's offices, our attention is still firmly fixed on the snow.
The Ski Club is to sell its current premises in Wimbledon
The Ski Club is to sell its current premises in Wimbledon
The White House has been home to the Ski Club since 1997. In that time much of the operational needs of the Club have changed significantly.
And the winner of the Evie Pinching emerging talent award is... Menna Fitzpatrick
And the winner of the Evie Pinching emerging talent award is... Menna Fitzpatrick
The winner of the Ski Club of Great Britain Evie Pinching Award 2016, which celebrates the next generation of young, up-and-coming snow sports athletes, has been won by Menna Fitzpatrick, the 18 year old visually impaired alpine skier, who hails from Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Leader Appeal Hearing Outcome
Leader Appeal Hearing Outcome
Ski Club of Great Britain Leader unsuccessful at initial appeal hearing in Chambery.
Update on the appeal hearing in Chambery
Update on the appeal hearing in Chambery
The appeal hearing of the Ski Club of Great Britain leader, Ken Piddlesden took place on 30 March in Chambery.
7-in-7 Part 2
7-in-7 Part 2
Returning for a second season, off the back of last year's epic trip through the Austrian Tirol, the Ski Club TV team return to the Tirol for another week-long adventure. This year we're visiting some lesser-known gems including Austria's two largest linked ski areas and the set of the latest James Bond film SPECTRE.
The Ski Club Green Award
The Ski Club Green Award
If you're involved in a snowsports-based environmental project, our new Members Green Award is perfect for you.
Ski Club Inspire Awards
Ski Club Inspire Awards
The Ski Club's original inspiration came from just a few skiers back in 1903. These snowsports pioneers wanted to encourage 'people to learn to ski, improve and take more enjoyment from their skiing while bringing together people interested in the sport'.
Leaders stay the course in new Zermatt home
Leaders stay the course in new Zermatt home
The Ski Club Leaders' Course moved to its new home in Zermatt this year. Bruce Pope reports from this fantastic resort, in the shadow of the Matterhorn.
Inside Austria's secret ski lift testing workshop
Inside Austria's secret ski lift testing workshop
A solar-powered chairlift is the latest innovation to come out of the little known Montafon valley in Austria, where the family behind Doppelmayr ski lifts has been operating since the 1890s. Martin Symington reports.
The Amplid Story: Episode 6
The Amplid Story: Episode 6
Amplid's founder Peter Bauer visits the UK for the first time in 10 years to meet with some key UK retailers and enjoy a proper pint of Ale.
The Amplid Story: Episode 5
The Amplid Story: Episode 5
In this episode we follow Peter and the team to Fiss in Austria where Amplid are holding their annual sales meeting. It's a chance for all of the team to ride the brand new product for the first time.
The Amplid Story: Episode 4
The Amplid Story: Episode 4
In this episode we discover how Amplid are using their team of professional athletes and limited resources to generate media exposure.
The Amplid Story: Episode 3
The Amplid Story: Episode 3
Ever wondered how skis and snowboards are manufactured? In this episode we head to Amplid's factory in Austria to see how Amplid manufacture their products in a sustainable way.
The Amplid Story: Episode 2
The Amplid Story: Episode 2
Amplid are one of the most innovative ski and snowboard brands on the planet thanks to Peter's 30 years of experience in R&D. In this episode we see how Amplid turn an idea into a functioning ski or snowboard.
The Amplid Story: Episode 1
The Amplid Story: Episode 1
Snowboard legend Peter Bauer talks to the Ski Club about why he decided to start ski and snowboard brand Amplid and what makes Amplid different to the competition.
7 in 7 - Our guide to the Zillertal Arena
7 in 7 - Our guide to the Zillertal Arena
Seven resorts in seven days
7 in 7 - Our guide to Axamer Lizum
7 in 7 - Our guide to Axamer Lizum
Seven resorts in seven days
7 in 7 - Our guide to Obergurgl
7 in 7 - Our guide to Obergurgl
Seven ski resorts in seven days
7 in 7 - Our guide to Ischgl
7 in 7 - Our guide to Ischgl
Seven ski resorts in seven days.
7 in 7 - Our guide to St Anton
7 in 7 - Our guide to St Anton
Seven ski resorts in seven days.
Top 10 activities in the Tirol
Top 10 activities in the Tirol
With so many world-class ski resorts in close proximity it's easy to see why the Tirol region of Austria is so popular with UK skiers and boarders. But it isn't just the skiing that makes this area so special; the region has a whole host of activities and cultural attractions that will ensure tourists never get bored.
Ski Club Leader Appeal Hearing Deferred
Ski Club Leader Appeal Hearing Deferred
The appeal hearing due to take place in Chambery on 21 October has been deferred until 30 March 2016.
5 family-friendly tips when buying winter sports travel insurance
5 family-friendly tips when buying winter sports travel insurance
Booking your ski holiday is a major decision for anyone, particularly a family. Is the chalet really close enough to the ski lifts? Should you buy your own skis this year? Will your son reject the purple 'unisex' jacket from his sister? And then there's the travel insurance...
Ski Club launches new programme in France but vows to continue legal battle
Ski Club launches new programme in France but vows to continue legal battle
The Ski Club has announced a revamped Leading service in France for the 2015-16 winter, but has said it will continue to fight its legal battle with the French authorities.
Members' letter: Ski Club launches instructor-led guiding in France
Members' letter: Ski Club launches instructor-led guiding in France
Frank McCusker's letter to members regarding the new instructor-led guiding service in France
Winter through the lens of our Leaders and Guides
Winter through the lens of our Leaders and Guides
We've loved getting emails from our Leaders and Guides throughout the season and their pictures have made us green with envy as we've sat at our desks in Wimbledon. Here's our pick of the best.
Ski Club Leader 'High Fives' with John Bennett
Ski Club Leader 'High Fives' with John Bennett
For the latest in our 'High Fives' series, we caught up with John Bennett, who became a Ski Club Leader in December 2003.
Katie Ormerod wins a Ski Club award
Katie Ormerod wins a Ski Club award
The first woman to nail a double-cork 1080, at the tender age of just 16, has been chosen to receive a new award from the Ski Club. See her in action below, from tears to glory

Resort news

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...
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.