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Skiing/Snowsports Media

Ok, we're officially into winter now, so compared to the summer months, there is at least some media media coverage of skiing going on, although not as much as we'd like. Check out where you can get a regular fix of snow-related stuff, be it on the magazine shelves, the web, or on TV.

Dutch Ski-Wear Brands

Being one of Europe's flattest countries, you probably wouldn't expect there to be any ski-wear companies from the Netherlands. But there are...

More #snowbands and #skibands

We've added a couple more #snowbands and #skibands to our definitive list. Get in touch if you can think of any more.

Shelley Rudman Profile

Read the story behind Britain's only medallist at the 2006 Turin Olympics, Skeleten Bob-er Shelley Rudman.

Ski Shops in Herefordshire

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

Ski Racing World Cup Guide

The FIS World Cup season is now well under way and with some of the big classic races coming up in the next few weeks. Check out our guide to the World Cup including information on all the previous winners, current standings, guides to the top races and venues, and some useful little nuggets of info.

New Phrases in the Snowsaurus

New to skiing or snowboarding ? Baffled by some of the terms being used ? We've just added some more entries to our list of common terms and phrases.

Plenty of Snow above Wengen in the Jungfrau

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Wengen and the surrounding area. The Lauberhorn races take place there this weekend, so keep checking to see what weather the racers will be facing.

Ski Gear - What to Buy Guide

Are you a newcomer to this great sport ? Are you baffled by the range of clothing out there ? Then check out our guide and handy tips of do's and don'ts.

Madonna di Campiglio Webcam

See what the live conditions are like in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio and the surrounding area.

We Love Ski Racing Lists

All Snow Kings's ski racing lists, from course names, to skier nicknames, to the funniest names, all on one luvverly page for you.

Campiglio Ski Region

We've updated our page on the Campiglio ski area up in the Italian Brenta Dolomites.

Know Your Slopes ! Updated !

Do you know your Streif from your Lauberhorn ? or your Hahnenkamm from your Kandahar ? Get the low-down on the greatest race and slope names on the FIS World Cup circuit with our list of the most famous ski racing tracks and courses in the sport.

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.

Snowsports Section Updated

It's not just ski racing that we love at Snow Kings Towers you know, we like any sports that are held in the white stuff. Well, almost. We draw the line at the World Ice-licking Championships.

Staffordshire Ski Shops

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

Start of the World Cup Super-G Competition

All the results and details for the FIS Ski Racing World Cup for the Super-G in the 2015-16 season.

Live Snowfall from Finland!!

See for yourself what the real-time conditions are like in the Finnish resorts with our list of live-streams and web cameras from Finland.

Adelboden Resort Guide

Review of the Swiss ski resort of Adelboden. With details of the town itself, livecams, and useful tips and links. This classically attractive Swiss alpine village often gets overlooked in favour of its more famous counterparts in the nearby Jungfrau region, but is a great resort in its own right.

Manchester's Chill Factor

We've got all the details on the Chill Factor (some people also call it the Chill Factory), the indoor slope based at Manchester. It's one of the most modern indoor ski slopes in the UK, and it's one of the widest slopes in the world with a whopping 100m at the bottom of the slope.

Annual Events for December

Check out the forthcoming events in the world of skiing, snowboarding and other mountain-based sports and activities.

Start of the World Cup Downhill Competition

All the results and details for the FIS Ski Racing World Cup for the Downhill in the 2015-16 season.

New Ski Racing Snippet Added

As the ski-racing season continues, we've got more snippets of trivia for you. So have a read of some strange tales, and rather interesting little facts from the world of ski racing, including details of which race victory sees you get a gondola named after you, and what happened when Lindsey Vonn won a French cow !

Scottish Ski Shops

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

Haglofs Ski Wear

Get all the details on the increasingly popular Swedish outdoor label Haglofs. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Profiles of the Winter Greats

Despite our lack of big mountains and snow, Great Britain and Ireland have still produced some fantastic winter sports men and women over the years. Check out our list of profiles for some of the best.

Snowsports Nicknames Updated

The Flying Tomato, the Austrian Astronaut, the Blitz from Pitz, and ...er 'the Cat' - just some of the nicknames from the wonderful world of winter sports...

Aviemore Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Scottish ski resort of Aviemore and the surrounding area.

Tyne and Wear Ski Shops

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

Napapijri Ski Wear

Get all the details on the iconic Italian label Napapijri. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Winter Season starting at Alpes Vaudoises Ski Area

For those looking for somewhere a bit less frequented by British and foreign skiers, have a look at the Alpes Vaudoises ski area in Switzerland. With a decent number of resort choices, including Villars, Les Diablerets and Gryon, it's a popular area amongst the Swiss and has a great sunshine record and a truly family-friendly atmposhere.

Check out those Webcams !

For those of you out there addicted to webcams and live camera feeds of what's happening out in the mountains (and yes, stuck behind an office desk we feel your pain !) here's a whole host of decent links to areas that we enjoy viewing.

Milton Keynes Snozone

Part of the UK's only chain of indoor slopes (Snozone), the slope at Milton Keynes is the 2nd oldest in the UK after the SnowDome at Tamworth. You may also hear it referred to as Xscape which is the main name of the leisure centre that the Snozone is based at (Xscape also includes rock climbing and a host of other leisure activities).

Previous World Cup Winners

The FIS World Cup season is now under way, and whilst it will be about 3 months before any titles are won, have a look at the previous winners of the categories and remind yourself of some of the sport's greatest names.

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

A few more celebrities added to our list of famous people who like to ski or snowboard.

Price Ranges of Ski Gear Brands

Just won the lottery and got a spare grand to spend on a new outfit? Or completely skint and after something for peanuts? Check out our guide to the price bands of ski clothing brands.

Latest Top Tips for Skiers/Boarders

You'll be pleased to hear that a new top tip has been added to the list, which you may (or may not) find useful...

Turners Ski Shop

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

Ski Shops in Wales

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

Top 10 Resorts for Early Snow

Ok, so Christmas is rapidly approaching, and so is the new ski season. For those wanting to get away to the slopes before the majority of skiers have even had time to wonder where on earth they stored their goggles over summer, check out our list of the top 10 resorts for early season snow.

Finnish Ski Resort Guides

What Finland's mountains lack in size and height they make up for in reliable snow and length of season. Check out our guide to the main Finnish ski resorts.

Ski Racing Guide

Ok, so the season has started already, but it's only now that it's really about to kick into gear with the races starting to come thick and fast. Check out our guide to this great winter sport.

Castleford Snozone Update

Part of the UK's only chain of indoor slopes (Snozone), the slope at Castleford was built in 2003 and is 170m long. You may also hear it referred to as Xscape which is the main name of the leisure centre that the Snozone is based at (Xscape also includes rock climbing and a host of other leisure activities).

Winternational - Designer Ski-Wear Online

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

emmegi

Get all the details on the high-fashion, luxury Austrian ski-wear label Emmegi. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Fusalp Ski Wear

Get all the details on the iconic French ski-wear label Fusalp. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

New Entries to 'Best Names in Ski Racing. Ever !'

When we say "Best", we actually mean funniest. Don't expect a list of Klammer, Sailer, Zurbriggen, Vonn et al. But do expect a list of smutty-sounding names that would probably amuse young children. And us.

Tamworth Snowdome

We've got all the details on the Snow Dome, the indoor ski slope based at Tamworth in Staffordshire. The UK's first indoor slope when it was opened back in 1994, the Snow Dome has one main slope that's 170m long by 30m wide, and a couple of smaller slopes for complete beginners.

Club 5 Ski Classics

Club5 Alpine Ski Classics features the classic alpine skiing World Cup venues from Europe and North America.

Moncler Outlet Store

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

Dutch Ski-Wear Brands

Being one of Europe's flattest countries, you probably wouldn't expect there to be any ski-wear companies from the Netherlands. But there are...

Ski Holiday Cost Factors

Thinking of booking a ski holiday ? There are ways and means to make your annual trip to the slopes cost less. SnowKings looks at the factors that determine why certain holiday bookings are more expensive than others.

Goldbergh Luxury Ski-Wear

Get all the details on the luxury Dutch ski-wear label Goldbergh. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Gloucestershire Ski Shops

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

More #snowbands and #skibands

We've added a couple more #snowbands and #skibands to our definitive list. Get in touch if you can think of any more.

Sportalm Kitzb├╝hel

Get all the details on the luxury Austrian ski-wear label Sportalm. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Ski Racing World Cup Guide

The FIS World Cup season is now well under way and with some of the big classic races coming up in the next few weeks. Check out our guide to the World Cup including information on all the previous winners, current standings, guides to the top races and venues, and some useful little nuggets of info.

Ski&Snowboard Show London

The Ski and Snowboard Show London is the UK's largest ski show, and this year takes place at Battersea Evolution in London from Thursday the 5th November to Sunday the 8th.

Ski Gear Reviews

Check out Snowkings gear review section for our thoughts on some products that may, or may not, appeal to you.

Levi - Finland's Top Resort

Levi is Finland's premier ski resort, and whilst it doesn't have the verticals of the Alpine resorts it does have an extremely reliable and long season. And the snow's already been falling there in recent weeks.

Know Your Slopes ! Updated !

Do you know your Streif from your Lauberhorn ? or your Hahnenkamm from your Kandahar ? Get the low-down on the greatest race and slope names on the FIS World Cup circuit with our list of the most famous ski racing tracks and courses in the sport.

New Phrases in the Snowsaurus

New to skiing or snowboarding ? Baffled by some of the terms being used ? We've just added some more entries to our list of common terms and phrases.

New Ski Racing Snippet Added

As the ski-racing season continues, we've got more snippets of trivia for you. So have a read of some strange tales, and rather interesting little facts from the world of ski racing, including details of which race victory sees you get a gondola named after you, and what happened when Lindsey Vonn won a French cow !

Surrey Ski Shops

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

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.

Annual Events for November

Check out the forthcoming events in the world of skiing, snowboarding and other mountain-based sports and activities.

Ski&Snowboard Show Manchester

The 3rd Ski and Snowboard Show Manchester will take place at Media City from Friday the 30th October 2015 to Sunday the 1st November.

Canada Goose Outdoor Wear

Get all the details on the fashionable Canadian brand, famous for their expensive fur-lined parka-style jackets, Canada Goose. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Ski Shops on Merseyside

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

Ski Resorts Top Tens

We all love top tens. And we all love ski resorts. So here's our section for both...

Ski Gear at Harrods

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

Snowsports Nicknames Updated

The Flying Tomato, the Austrian Astronaut, the Blitz from Pitz, and ...er 'the Cat' - just some of the nicknames from the wonderful world of winter sports...

Ski Shops in Essex

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

The Stars of Wintersports

With all the main snow sports now gearing up for the start of their seasons, it's a good time to check out some information on a few of the top names in winter sports.

Get ready to see some Finnish Snow

See what the live conditions are like in the Finnish ski resort of Levi and the surrounding area.

Middlesex Ski Shops

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

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.

Back Country UK Ski Shop

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

Ligety Wins World Cup GS Opener at Solden

The FIS World Cup season opener is always an exciting time for fans of the sport. Giant slalom races take place over the weekend, so check out the winners, as well as the history, of the race up on the Rettenbach Glacier above Solden.

Ski Shops in London

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

Start of the World Cup Giant Slalom Competition

All the results and details for the FIS Ski Racing World Cup for the Giant Slalom in the 2015-16 season.

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.

Suffolk Ski Shops

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

Annual FIS Season Opener at Solden

The Austrian resort of Solden has been the home of the World Cup curtain-raiser for a number of years now, with giant slaloms for men and women on the resort's Rettenbach Glacier kicking off the FIS season in a suitably dramatic setting.

Hirscher/Fenninger win Skieur d'Or Award

Marcel Hirscher, the 27 year old Austrian, have been awarded the 2016 Skieur d'Or Award (also known as the Serge Lang Trophy) at the annual presentation before the opening race of the World Cup season at Solden. It's the ski-racing industry's premier award, with the winner chosen by the journalists who follow the sport.

The Snow Centre - Hemel Hempstead

All the details on The Snow Centre indoor ski slope at Hemel Hempstead. The UK's newest indoor ski slope, it features a 160m long main-slope and the UK's longest 'lesson' slope.

Ski Gear Guides

We've got a mountainous amount of information on ski gear for you to check out, with every winter-sport label imaginable in our list of ski clothing and equipment.

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

A few more celebrities added to our list of famous people who like to ski or snowboard.

Scandinavian Ski-Wear & Snowboard Clothing

Snowkings has updated its list of ski-wear labels and snowboard clothing brands from the Scandinavian countries.

Lancashire Ski Shops

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

Hintertux Looking Good

See what the live conditions are like in the Austrian ski resort of Hintertux and the surrounding area.

LD Mountain Centre Online

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store LD Mountain Centre, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Latest Top Tips for Skiers/Boarders

You'll be pleased to hear that a new top tip has been added to the list, which you may (or may not) find useful...

The World's Most Unlikely Ski Resorts

One thing that snow-lovers love, is a bit of unexpected snow, particularly in places where you're not expecting it. So here's our top ten list of unlikely ski areas and unusual ski resorts from around the world.

Glide and Slide

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

Altimus Ski Shop in London

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

Arcteryx Ski Clothing

Get all the details on the top-notch Canadian outdoor label, Arc'teryx. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Ski Clothing Guide

All the information on the world's biggest, best and most stylish ski clothing.

Absolute Snow Online-Ski Store

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Absolute-Snow, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

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.

American Brands of Ski Wear

As you'd probably expect, the USA is home to some of the biggest names in winter sports gear, with the likes of The North Face, Columbia and Patagonia all being as popular off the slopes as they are on it. Add in a seriously top notch ski brand like Spyder as well, and there's some decent kit to choose from over the pond.

New Entries to 'Best Names in Ski Racing. Ever !'

When we say "Best", we actually mean funniest. Don't expect a list of Klammer, Sailer, Zurbriggen, Vonn et al. But do expect a list of smutty-sounding names that would probably amuse young children. And us.

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 Clothing Brands

All the information on all of the world's top ski clothing brands.

Ski and Snow Media Snippets

Some interesting snippets and stories from the media world of ski and snow sports.

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.

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.

Peak Perfomance Gear

Get all the details on the stylish Swedish snow-sports label, Peak Performance. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Edge and Wax Online-Ski Store

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Edge and Wax, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

New Phrases in the Snowsaurus

New to skiing or snowboarding ? Baffled by some of the terms being used ? We've just added some more entries to our list of common terms and phrases.

More #snowbands and #skibands

We've added a couple more #snowbands and #skibands to our definitive list. Get in touch if you can think of any more.

White Stone Luxury Online-Ski Store

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store White Stone, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Turners75 Online Ski Shop

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Turners 75, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

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.

Annual Events for October

Check out the forthcoming events in the world of skiing, snowboarding and other mountain-based sports and activities.

Rinskis Ski Shop

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

Annual Ski and Snow Events in Switzerland

For anyone thinking of heading to any of the Swiss resorts it's worth having a look at some of the country's major winter and mountain events, in case you fancy arranging your trip around them.

Europa Ski Lodge Online

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Europa Ski Lodge, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Annual Ski and Snow Events in Austria

For anyone thinking of heading to any of the Austrian resorts next winter it's worth having a look at some of the country's main winter-sports and mountain events, in case you fancy arranging your trip around any of them.

New Entries to 'Best Names in Ski Racing. EVER !'

When we say "Best", we actually mean funniest. Don't expect a list of Klammer, Sailer, Zurbriggen, Vonn et al. But do expect a list of smutty-sounding names that would probably amuse young children. And us.

Snow and Rock Online

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Snow and Rock, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

New Phrases in the Snowsaurus

New to skiing or snowboarding ? Baffled by some of the terms being used ? We've just added some more entries to our list of common terms and phrases.

More #snowbands and #skibands

We've added a couple more #snowbands and #skibands to our definitive list. Get in touch if you can think of any more.

UK Ski Gear

It always seems to surprise our European counterparts when they discover that the UK has a number of half-decent outdoor and winter sports clothing companies. They shouldn't be surprised, given some of the weather that batters these shores of ours. Anyway, here's the details of some of the UK's top brands.

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.

Rallye Mont-Blanc Morzine

Ok, so it's not a skiing event, but the Rallye Mont-Blanc Morzine is spectacular enough to warrant a mention on these pages as Morzine transforms from its status as a summer paradise for walking and hiking to petrol-head heaven.

The North Face Ski Gear

Get all the details on the giant, ever-popular American outdoor label The North Face. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Annual Events for September

Check out the forthcoming events in the world of skiing, snowboarding and other mountain-based sports and activities.

Swiss Ski Areas and Regions

Switzerland is home to some of Europe's most scenic ski areas. We've updated the stats and links for the areas we cover, so check out our guide on what this beautiful country has to offer.

Spyder Ski Wear

Get all the details on the seriously good American ski-wear label Spyder. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Europe's Ski Areas and Regions

Ski areas and regions can be rather confusing, so here's our handy guide on many of Europe's top areas.

Latest Top Tips for Skiers/Boarders

You'll be pleased to hear that a new top tip has been added to the list, which you may (or may not) find useful...




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