Its Showtime

Thousands of people are at Earl's Court this weekend for the London Ski & Snowboard Show. We see what is new for the season, catch up with friends and enjoy the experience and get in the mood for winter. But does it live up to expectations?

The snow settles

Conditions are still good up on the glaciers with a few more ski areas planning to open soon. After the huge snowfalls of last week some resorts are already out grooming the slopes and more are opening this weekend.

BASI appoints new boss

Andrew Lockerbie has been appointed the new CEO of the British Association of Snowsports Instructors. He takes over at an important time for the Association.

The gongs are handed out

Saturday night sees the thrid annual World Snow Awards. Who will walk away with the title of the most improved resort, best tour operator and lifetime achievement award?

Ski travel agent reveals booking trends

Interest in Austria is growing sharply, the Swiss market has collapsed and more people are taking short breaks to the mountains. That is according to The UKs largest snowsport travel agent, Iglu Ski.

Xmas bargains

The tour operators are offering serious discounts off Christmas ski holidays. Sales are down around 10% across the board so prices are tumbling.

Vail Resorts eyes up women

Women are out numbered by men in ski resorts and Vail Resorts is aiming to do something about it. It is launching an initiative to encourage more women to ski.

Skiing secrets

It is back; the occasional blog that may or may not have something to do with snowsports. We see a PR video from the ESF ahead of the London Ski Show and blow our own trumpet.

Six best resorts for families

A family ski holiday is usually heaven, but it can be hell. Especially if you choose the wrong resort. We hear the six best as advised by the family specialist, Esprit Ski.

An alternative Swiss ski area
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Every skier and snowboarder has heard of Zermatt and Verbier. Many are familiar with Davos, Klosters and St Moritz. But what about the linked resorts of Flims and Laax? If you want an alternative Swiss resort then read on...

Easter Family skiing in the Tirol
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Next half term will be busy and much has already sold out. But with an early Easter next year the clever families are looking at an Easter getaway. But is it better to book now or hang on?

Esprit Ski launches 3 new initiatives
Partner News

The family ski specialist is to introduce baby and toddler weeks, extra offerings in certain chalet and holidays to Whistler. Winter is coming!

Fancy a ski holiday near Morzine
Partner News

AliKats Mountain Holidays is offering two new properties in Montriond near Morzine. They offer quick access to the slopes in a quieter setting.

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