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Travel and holiday news

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 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 wanted to. But without a group of friends around to support me, cheer me on and laugh if I fall, I began to hesitate.
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. Here are five great Freshtracks holidays to help you banish those pesky January blues.
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
Social skiing under the spotlight again
Social skiing under the spotlight again
An update on Italy from Frank McCusker, Ski Club Chief Executive
Which airlines are best for ski carriage?
Which airlines are best for ski carriage?
With every airline setting different rules and fees for taking skis or snowboards in the hold, booking a flight can feel like a maths exam. Here's a handy table to help you out
Six reasons to get your skis on in December
Six reasons to get your skis on in December
If you're anything like us here at the Ski Club you'll be itching to get your skis back on as soon as possible - and here are six very good reasons why you should!
Freshtracks Staff Picks 2014-15
Freshtracks Staff Picks 2014-15
We've got a few new faces in the Freshtracks Team this season. Welcome to Helen, Lou, Louise and Owen. With 10 seasons between them, across 4 continents, they have lots of experience to help you pick your perfect trip, but which would they go for themselves?
SWISS move to Heathrow's new terminal
SWISS move to Heathrow's new terminal
Switzerland's national airline are about to move to Terminal 2 at Heathrow, for shorter distances, swanky lounges, and that 'new terminal' smell...
Early snow, parties, beards and the circus...
Early snow, parties, beards and the circus...
The snow is falling in the Northern Hemisphere, and people on mountains across Europe and North America are devising ways to celebrate. Join them for big name bands, ski film screenings, circus acts, ski tests, and a little bit of beard-trimming on the side
New and improved discounts with Crystal Ski Holidays, including Crystal Finest, this season
New and improved discounts with Crystal Ski Holidays, including Crystal Finest, this season
Get £100 off all Crystal holidays, booked before the end of October
America's Epic Pass just got even more epic
America's Epic Pass just got even more epic
Park City in Utah is bought by Vail Resorts, Inc, and added to the Epic Pass, bringing the total number of resorts to 22.
Infographic: Which countries are most popular with seasonaires?
Infographic: Which countries are most popular with seasonaires?
Thousands of seasonaires scatter far and wide across the globe each season - find out where they're going...
Rooms with a view... at Snow HQ
Rooms with a view... at Snow HQ
Rob Wyncherley enjoys the spoils of his 'Ski Club Ski Holiday for Life' competition in Les Arcs
Ski+board: Top 5 ski resorts for non-skiers
Ski+board: Top 5 ski resorts for non-skiers
Want to spend your time off the slopes instead? Here are Ben's suggestions for resorts to suit non-skiers
Iconic Mountains: The Eiger
Iconic Mountains: The Eiger
The imposing sight of the Eiger continues to captivate visitors 75 years after the first successful ascent of the Eiger's formidable north face

related videos

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.
Moguls - sideways power
Moguls - sideways power
In moguls one of your main areas of focus needs to be skidding. This clip helps you become more powerful in a sideways stance with flatter skis. From the Warren Smith Ski Academy Lesson Three DVD.

Snow and weather news

Good skiing expected until Easter
Good skiing expected until Easter
While we may see the first signs of spring this weekend across the UK, conditions across the world's ski resorts could not be more different. A very wintery spell of weather has dropped loads of snow...
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
The depth of the snowpack across the Alps is now back to average in time for the half term holidays, but sadly this has come at a price. Already 75 deaths from avalanches have been recorded in...
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
It has undoubtedly been a slow season so far for much of Europe, but how things have changed... The Pyrenees and the northern Alps have seen up to two metres of snow in the past ten days. This has...
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
Snow has been falling across Europe since our last update, the conditions are improving yet base depths in much of the Alps are still below average for this time of year. But meanwhile in Scotland...