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Off Piste Section

Cheer yourself up with a look at the off piste section, with plenty of stuff to raise a wry smile or possibly make you genuinely lol, if you like that sort of stuff.

Rivington Alpine Ski Shop

We've updated our page on the Lancashire-based snow-sports store Rivington Alpine, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Ski Shops in Essex

For anyone in or around the Essex area, here's our list of your local ski and snowboarding shops.

Snow Factor at Glasgow-Braehead

All the details on the Snow Factor indoor ski slope at Braehead near Glasgow. With its 200m long slope, the Snow Factor is the UK's longest indoor ski slope.

Skiing During the School Holidays

Any skiers or snowboarders with kids will know how incredibly expensive winter-sports holidays can be during the school holidays, so have a look at our guide on the factors to be aware of when booking a trip during the different school holiday periods.

Indoor Skiing Comparison Update

We've updated our price comparison section for all of the UK's indoor ski slopes and the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are currently cheapest for adults, whilst the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are also currently the cheapest for kids.

Indoor Skiing

Autumn is a great time to hit some of the UK's indoor slopes, to get yourself back in the swing of things for the upcoming season. Check out our guide for more info.

Lockwoods Ski Shop

We've updated our page on the Warwickshire-based snow-sports store Lockwoods, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Ski-phrase of the week...

Corduroy... Not the material that your dad's flares were made of in the 1970's, but the appearance of the pistes after they've been groomed by the piste-bashers into lovely parallel lines. A great feeling to be the first to ski over them !

Resort of the week...

Wengen... Grand old Swiss resort nestling on a ledge in the Jungfrau.

Brand of the week...

Colmar... Italian brand with a great ski-racing pedigree.

Ski-shop of the week...

Rivington Alpine... Lancashire-based shop specialising in ski-boot fitting.




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Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival

Chateau d'Oex Switzerland

The Alpine capital of ballooning celebrates it's main festival in the heart of winter, making it worth a visit during a ski or boarding holiday.

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Lauberhorn Races

Wengen Switzerland

It's the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit, and the one with the most dramatic backdrop. It's the Lauberhorn.

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White Turf Races

St Moritz Switzerland

The resort's image as a millionaire's playground is enhanced further when the frozen lake is turned into a horse racing circuit over 3 weekends in February.

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Snow Factor Braehead

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Snozone Castleford

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The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

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Chill Factor Manchester

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Snozone Milton Keynes

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SnowDome Tamworth

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Wengen It'll blow your mind.

Home to one of the world's most famous and spectacular ski races, Wengen is situated in one of Switzerland's most beautiful locations, with incredible views everywhere you turn.

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Grindelwald Unbeatable views of the Eiger.

Grindelwald is one of the classic Swiss resorts, with a view of the Eiger that simply cannot be beaten.

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Murren Peaceful. Unspoilt. Beautiful.

Perched high above one of Europe's most famous valleys, Murren is a beautiful, traditional Swiss resort that oozes character and history.

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