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NZ Summer Series Part 4: North Island Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 4: North Island Ski Itinerary
Our final itinerary takes in three very different ski areas on the iconic Mt Ruapehu - and as Ocean Belcher down in NZ tells us, skiing on a volcano makes for a very special trip!
NZ Summer Series Part 5: Club Fields
NZ Summer Series Part 5: Club Fields
As our Kiwi expert Ocean Belcher explains, these smaller club fields embrace what skiing used to be like - before hectic lifestyles and commercial interests took over!
An exciting preview of what's to come for Freshtracks in 2016/17!
An exciting preview of what's to come for Freshtracks in 2016/17!
We've been busy creating the biggest and most varied Freshtracks programme ever - in total we've got more than 190 holidays to choose from, including fantastic new additions in some seriously exciting locations.
NZ Summer Series Part 3: Christchurch Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 3: Christchurch Ski Itinerary
The beautiful Canterbury plains rise steeply to form the Southern Alps and one of New Zealand's most spectacular ski regions - as our Kiwi ski expert Ocean Belcher tells us in her latest summer series post.
NZ Summer Series Part 2: Wanaka Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 2: Wanaka Ski Itinerary
In part 2 of our New Zealand series, Ocean Belcher explains how a combination of stunning alpine views and azure lakes, makes Wanaka a magnet for those wanting a truly authentic Kiwi ski experience.
NZ Summer Series Part 1: Queenstown Ski Itinerary
NZ Summer Series Part 1: Queenstown Ski Itinerary
Known as New Zealand's 'Adventure Capital', Queenstown is the ideal location for a Southern Hemisphere skiing jaunt - as our roving writer in NZ, Ocean Belcher, tells us in the first of her five-part Kiwi skiing series.
A summer skiing safari in Africa!
A summer skiing safari in Africa!
Did you know that southern Africa is host to two permanent ski areas? Situated high in the Drakensberg Mountains, Tiffindell in South Africa and the aptly named Afriski in Lesotho offer by far some of the world's most exotic turns.
Summer skiing - Norwegian style!
Summer skiing - Norwegian style!
The Norwegian fjords are world-renowned for their stunning scenery and striking landscapes. But how would you fancy looking down on them when on a pair of skis, on top of a glacier, in the middle of the summer whilst lapping a world class park?
French sleeper trains under threat for next season
French sleeper trains under threat for next season
Under new proposals, the number of overnight sleeper trains in France could be slashed, limiting access to some of the top resorts in the French Alps.
Ski the best of Canada with Ski Club Freshtracks next winter!
Ski the best of Canada with Ski Club Freshtracks next winter!
Although many of you may be thinking of the beach and BBQs, here at Ski Club Freshtracks we're already looking forward to those powder days next season - and where else is better for powder than British Columbia in Canada?
Improve your skills this summer with Ski Club Freshtracks!
Improve your skills this summer with Ski Club Freshtracks!
Ski Club Freshtracks are returning to Les Deux Alpes this summer for a week of instruction on one of the Alps' best glaciers. Six mornings of on-snow instruction followed by afternoons packed with adventurous activities await - all for the great price of 850 pounds.
Scotland's Freeride Capital
Scotland's Freeride Capital
Scotland and big mountain freeride lines have until recently rarely been put together in the same sentence. However the resort of Nevis Range has been at the forefront of changing these outdated perceptions, and as the Ski Club TV team found out this week the snow can be exceptional and the truly epic off-piste terrain can rival anything the Alps have to offer.
Let rip in Europe's unlikely freeride capital
Let rip in Europe's unlikely freeride capital
With patrolled freeride areas and sunny slopes, Andorra is fast becoming a hotspot for skiers seeking world class skiing and tasty tapas.
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
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

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.