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Winter is on its way

More resorts are opening this weekend on both sides of the Atlantic. It is though not a simple picture with varying conditions around the Alps. Check out our weekly snow report that comes direct from the Alps.

Ski Club GB ends current ties with ESF

The Ski Club of Great Britain is not using the ESF next season as the French ski school supports a prosecution of one of the Club leaders. The Club is urging others to turn their backs on the ESF.

Increase in skiing on slopes of England

There has been a rise of 12% as people head to the snowdomes and artificial slopes of England. It is due to improved facilities and marketing, plus the impact of the Sochi Winter Olympics effect.

Great ski deals for January

There are some huge savings off holidays after the festive season. One of our partners, Iglu, highlights what is on offer and we look at some other deals around.

Sign up for charity ski event

The Snow-Camp Alpine Challenge takes place next March in Morzine. Ride 150km over a weekend & raise money for a youth snowsports charity.

Huge snowstorms batter the US

It is the storm of a lifetime as all US states are battered. Its below freezing in parts of every state and in the east 1.5m of snow has fallen in a single day.

Airbags for racers get final go ahead

After much testing, delays and false starts it appears ski racers will be able to wear safety airbags next January in World Cup races.

More resorts open this weekend

Val Thorens and Vail open on schedule this weekend. Whistler opens early and other resorts in the Alps are taking advantage of the snow and doing the same. Should more open early?

Crystal on the catwalk

The largest tour operator in the UK has gone to the Italian catwalk to launch its new uniforms for next season. What do you think?

Fed up with carting your skis around?

If you make multiple trips to the Tarentaise area of the French Alps a new service allows you to store your skis. They are then taken to the next resort you visit.

New for France this winter

The resorts in France claim a spend of €300million this summer to improve their resorts. What is new and will it pay off?

Skiing secrets

It is back; the occasional blog that may or may not have something to do with snowsports. Here we look at the importance of waxing skis in the correct way.

The complex world of ski baggage charges

Some airlines offer it for free and others charge huge amounts. Check out a study from Skyscanners that looks at the variety of charges and who is the cheapest.

An alternative Swiss ski area
Partner News

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?

Easter Family skiing in the Tirol
Partner News

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.

Skiing in Norway
Partner News

The Scandinavian country has seen a steady increase in visitors in recent years; people who want an alternative to the Alps. PlanetSKI reports from the snowfields of Norway.

The Storm Chasers
Partner News

This is the trip of a lifetime; chasing snowstorms around British Columbia, Canada, in a luxury bus. It is on offer from Kicking Horse Powder Tours and PlanetSKI has already sampled its delights.

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last updated: 2014-11-21 06:30:20

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