Let the skiing begin

The huge storms of last week have passed leaving up to 1m of fresh powder snow. There is only one place to be this weekend: The Alps. And preferable one of the dozen or so glacier resorts now open.

Manchester Ski & Snowboard Show underway

1,000 people headed through the door on Friday with many more expected over the weekend. So what is on offer and do the shows still have relevance in the digital age? PlanetSKI reports from Manchester.

The World Cup kicks off

There has been a tie for first place in the womens giant slalom on Saturday. The first alpine ski races of the season are taking place in the Austrian resort of Solden this weekend.

Money back if no snow

A British tour operator is making the offer for its holidays to Meribel in the run up to Christmas. No catches and no small print.

How does Austria compare to France?

France is the No1 destination for British skiers, but Austria is creeping ever closer. Austria has just produced a fun infographic to dispel what it sees as some of the myths about the Austrian Alps.

The flakes are falling

Millions of them as a huge storm batters the Alps. It is the first major snowstorm of the autumn and 1 metre fell in parts of Austria.

The line up is ready

The GB snowboarder Jamie Nicholls completes the set of GO SKI GO BOARD ambassadors. It is an initiative that aims to build on the success of GB freestyle athletes to encourage more people into snowsports.

Skiing secrets

It is back; the occasional blog that may or may not have something to do with snowsports. See an interesting blog - not ours, but one from someone else.

Calls for term-time holidays to return

The Local Government Association says the ban on parents taking their children out of school for a holiday should be ended. It calls for common-sense to be re-introduced.

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
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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
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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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