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Travel Quiz: The Freshtracks Bucket List
Travel Quiz: The Freshtracks Bucket List
Have you ever skied champagne powder in Japan? Or perhaps in an Italian UNESCO World Hertiage Site? Freshtracks have put together their top ten bucket list trips for you to muse over and perhaps even add to your own...
Ski yourself young again with Freshtracks' holidays for the over 50s
Ski yourself young again with Freshtracks' holidays for the over 50s
Everybody knows that at the Ski Club of Great Britain, we like the mountains, we get excited when it snows and we are obsessed with skiing. If you're reading this then it is likely that you feel the same, in which case, welcome to the club! Age doesn't prevent us from doing what we enjoy and nor should it for you. That's why we've put together a great selection of our Freshtracks' Peak Experience holidays for over 50s to inspire you to keep doing what you love this winter season.
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 by Day, Spa by Night
Ski by Day, Spa by Night
The Swiss mountains have long given visitors a deep sense of health and wellbeing. And nowadays there are a multitude of Swiss holiday destinations that perfectly combine the luxuries of winter sports and wellness.
Get the whole family out to the slopes this season with Freshtracks' half term holidays!
Get the whole family out to the slopes this season with Freshtracks' half term holidays!
Half term is traditionally a time of bringing the family together. At the Ski Club, we don't like to break from tradition and in fact, we want to make it our mission to promote family time across Great Britain this half term.
5 tips for skiing in February
5 tips for skiing in February
February half-term doesn't have to get in the way of you making the most of what are often the winter's best snow conditions. With some careful planning you needn't pay sky high prices or spend your entire day in lift queues. Here are the Ski Club's top five tips to make this a reality.
Go the extra mile with Freshtracks
Go the extra mile with Freshtracks
With some amazing conditions across the Atlantic, now is the perfect time to book that trip to the USA or Canada that you've always dreamed of.
Seeking Adrenaline in the Jungfrau Region
Seeking Adrenaline in the Jungfrau Region
With its pronounced peaks, steep valleys, incredible waterfalls and snow covered landscapes, it's no surprise that Switzerland is a mecca for the outdoors enthusiasts. From BASE jumping to paragliding, speed-flying and bungee jumping, the adrenaline junkies will find an absolute paradise here.
New Year, New Freshtracks ski resolution
New Year, New Freshtracks ski resolution
Why not transform this year's resolutions into something positive to improve your level of skiing? With Freshtracks holidays, you can gain this sense of achievement by challenging your skiing ability.
Top Swiss resorts for non-skiers
Top Swiss resorts for non-skiers
Some skiers and snowboarders have one simple requirement for their winter holiday - snow, and preferably lots of it. For others, a winter trip to the mountains needs to have variety. So here are our favourite Swiss ski resorts that offer far more than just skiing.
24 hours in Geneva
24 hours in Geneva
If you're a fan of short city stopovers to accompany your skiing holidays, then why not take a night to explore Geneva?
Eager to jet off to the mountains this Christmas? Freshtracks has you covered.
Eager to jet off to the mountains this Christmas? Freshtracks has you covered.
With December almost upon us, Christmas plans are undoubtedly starting to come together. But you've been dying to get out to the mountains all year - and you probably have at least a week of paid holiday still rattling around - so you will be forgiven for turning down Aunt Josephine's Christmas party and praised for your wise choice of ski destination. After all, the festive family party will always be there next year...
Travel Quiz: The Ultimate Swiss Bucket List
Travel Quiz: The Ultimate Swiss Bucket List
From skiing in Saas Fee to Bavarian Curling in Gstaad; there's a wealth of world-class activities on offer in Switzerland that are a must for your travel bucket list. Here are the top picks from Swiss International Air Lines. How many have you managed to check off?
Freshtracks soliday season: 4 solo-skiing myths to debunk
Freshtracks soliday season: 4 solo-skiing myths to debunk
The apprehension of going on a ski holiday alone has played on the minds of more than one ski fanatic; and this is why the 'soliday' concept was finally born. An ever-increasingly popular choice of holiday, solo skiing trips are particularly great for those balancing a busy work life whilst still getting their snow fix.
So you've mastered the basics... now where?
So you've mastered the basics... now where?
Our guide to the best resorts for beginners and beyond
Is Norway really the best  family ski destination in Europe?
Is Norway really the best family ski destination in Europe?
Despite common misconceptions that skiing in Norway is too expensive, too dark, or too cold, Norway offers a great alternative to the Alps.
Skiing with friends is always better
Skiing with friends is always better
Top tips for planning a group ski holiday
The only way is up!
The only way is up!
There are many more exciting ways of getting up the mountain without using chair lifts! Here are our top 5 picks for different Freshtracks holidays where lifts are not the only way up
Eurostar ski train tickets on sale this week!
Eurostar ski train tickets on sale this week!
Eurostar train offers quick, easy and affordable routes to the Alps plus fantastic savings for Ski Club members
Ski the world with Freshtracks
Ski the world with Freshtracks
It might be the height of summer but the Ski Club Freshtracks team is busy preparing for next season. Next year's programme includes some epic holidays that are now open for booking. So if you're after a truly memorable adventure that's further afield than the usual European resorts, then look no further.
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
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
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

Ski Club news

The Ski Club Members Green Award
The Ski Club Members 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...
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.
Ski with the Club in France and win a summer holiday in Tignes
Ski with the Club in France and win a summer holiday in Tignes
Book our Instructor-led Guiding service in one of 11 French resorts this season, and you could win a week in a luxury chalet in Tignes next summer.