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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.

Ski/Snowboard Shops in Cornwall

For anyone in or around the Cornwall 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.

Summer Activities in the Mountains

Ok, so it's nearly June, which in our books mean's that we should really move on from winter and spring and starting thinking about what to do in the summer months. For those of you determined to stay in the mountains rather than head to a beach, here's our guide.

European Summer Ski Scene

Unlike the USA, Europe is blessed with a number of countries and resorts that are geared up for summertime skiing. Check out our list of all the countries and all the resorts where you can carry on skiing despite the distant memory of winter.

Resorts with Summer Skiing

Here's our guide to which are the best countries to head for if you fancy some summer skiing, with full details of what's on offer and what the latest conditions are like.

Interlaken Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Interlaken and the surrounding area.

Other Ski/Snow Websites

Should we really have a section advertising the fact that there are other really good ski and snow-sport-related websites out there ? Well it's a bit late now, here's the link to the section, you're about to read it !

Summer Skiing

Right then, June is here, so hats off to any of the European resorts who still have their lifts going. Anyway, for details on which Arctic and glacier resorts can still provide you with a summer fix, head over to our summer skiing guide.

Annual Events for June

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

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.

UK Ski Shops List

Have a look at our list of ski shops to see what's available in your county and surrounding area.

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

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

Mammut Ski Gear

Get all the details on the hugely respected Swiss outdoor label Mammut. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

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...

End of Season Gear at Ski Shops

With the ski season all but over, now is a good time to get down to your nearest ski shop for some bargains on last season's stock. There are always good deals at this time of year as they try to shift out gear over the summer in readiness for the next batch of latest stuff in the Autumn. Have a look at our guide to ski and snowboarding shops.

Ski Shops in Kent

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

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...

Mountain Equipment Ski Gear

Get all the details on the solid British outdoor label Mountain Equipment. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Cheshire Ski Shops

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

Saas Fee Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Saas Fee and the surrounding area.

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.

Oxfordshire Ski Shops

For anyone in or around the Oxfordshire 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 May

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

Norwegian Webcams

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

The Best Names in Snowsports - Ever !

Roger Ruud. Kenton Cool. Theodore Badger. They might sound like they're straight out of Viz, but they're actually some of our favourite names from winter sports...

Slopespotting Update !

Who's been spotted on the ski slopes of Europe last month ? And what were they doing ?

Zermatt Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt and the surrounding area.

International Matteo Baumgarten Award

The International Matteo Baumgarten Award is given each year by the Baumgarten family to a young Alpine skier in honour of their son, Matteo, who was tragically killed in a car crash in 1996.

Marmot Ski Wear

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

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.

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

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

Engelberg Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Engelberg and the surrounding area.

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.

KJUS Skiwear

Get all the details on the stylish, contemporary, Swiss-based label KJUS. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Cambridgeshire Ski Shops

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

Featured Ski Shop - Snow Togs

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

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.

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.

Annual Events for April

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

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 !

Ski+Trek Ski Shop

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

Notts Ski Stores

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

Ski Racing Awards

The ski racing industry might not have the same number of awards as other sports such as football, but there are a few knocking around. Check out our guide to who's won what over the years.

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...

Featured Online Shop - Chelston Direct

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

Klosters Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Klosters and the surrounding area.

More Ski Racer Nicknames

We've compiled a good list of nicknames for you at Snow Kings for some of the top names in the world of ski racing.

Karbon Ski Wear

Get all the details on the modern Canadian ski-wear label Karbon. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Longines Rising Ski Star Award

The Longines Rising Ski Star award was created by the luxury Swiss watch company to encourage the discovery of young ski-racing talent. Marta Bassino of Italy and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway are this year's winners.

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...

St Moritz Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz and the surrounding area.

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

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

The World of Ski Racing - in Numbers

It's not all about what the timer-clock shows when a ski-racer crosses the finish line, there are some other numbers involved in the world of ski-racing. We've added another to our list...

Helly Hansen Ski Gear

Get all the details on the well known Norwegian outdoor label Helly Hansen. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Norwegian Ski Resorts

Guides to some Norwegian ski resorts and related aricles.

Laax Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Laax and the surrounding area.

Featured Ski Shop - Snow Trax

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

Andermatt Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Andermatt and the surrounding area.

Ski Resort Guide to Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide is another great Swiss resort that often goes under the radar of British skiers, with a great network of blues and reds that is ideally suited to families, beginners and intermediates.

Altimus Online Ski Store

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

Malbun Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Liechtenstein ski resort of Malbun and the surrounding area.

Snowboxx Festival

The Snowboxx Festival is an annual music and snow-sports event set in the French resort of Avoriaz. It runs from 18-25 March 2017

What are we Watching this Month...

Here's what we've had on the Snowkings gogglebox recently or seen at the cinema...

Halti Skiwear

Get all the details on the well-regarded Finnish ski-wear label Halti. 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.

Kandersteg Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Kandersteg and the surrounding area.

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.

Flims Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Flims and the surrounding area.

What's on our minds this Month...

What's been taking our interest in the last month at SnowKings...

Slopespotting Update !

Who's been spotted on the ski slopes of Europe last month ? And what were they doing ?

Lecht Snow Watch

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

Berkshire Ski Shops

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

Villars Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Villars and the surrounding area.

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.

Nevis Range Snow Watch

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

Ski Shops in Yorkshire

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

Skiing Clubs

A list of ski clubs in the UK.

Crans Montana Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Crans Montana and the surrounding area.

What's on the SnowKings Wishlist

See what lovely ski and snow-related goodies we couldn't afford but made it onto the SnowKings wish-list for last month...

ATB Shop

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

Italian Webcams

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

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.

Goldwin Skiwear

Get all the details on the well-respected Japanese ski-wear label Goldwin. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Grindelwald Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald and the surrounding area.

Worcestershire Ski Shops

For anyone in or around the Worcestershire 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.

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.

Anzere Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Anzere and the surrounding area.

Annual Events for March

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

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 World Champs - Next Host

The St Moritz Alpine Skiing World Championships were fantastic. Now have a look at where they're heading for next, with our look at the list of hosts for this feast of Alpine skiing.

Glencoe Webcams

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

Live Conditions from Winterberg

See what the live conditions are like in the German ski resort of Winterberg and the surrounding area.

Northumberland Ski Shops

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

Skiwear at Amazon

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

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 !

Eider Ski Gear

Get all the details on the fashionable French label Eider. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Glenshee Webcams

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

More Ski Racer Nicknames

We've compiled a good list of nicknames for you at Snow Kings for some of the top names in the world of ski racing.

Derbyshire Ski Shops

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

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

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

The World of Ski Racing - in Numbers

It's not all about what the timer-clock shows when a ski-racer crosses the finish line, there are some other numbers involved in the world of ski-racing. We've added another to our list...

Reit im Winkl

See what the live conditions are like in the German ski resort of Reit im Winkl and the surrounding area.

Ski Gear Brands of Different World Regions...

Guide to which regions around the world are associated with which ski-wear and snowboard clothing brands.

Ski Shops in Hampshire

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

Descente Ski Gear

Get all the details on the superbly technical Japanese ski-wear label Descente. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

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...

Leysin Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Leysin and the surrounding area.

Ski Racing Top Tens

All Snow Kings's ski racing top tens, from the best events and races to the best skiers, all listed on one page for your ski-race enjoyment !

Ski Shops in Devon

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

World Champs - Men's Super-G

Canadian skier Erik Guay became the oldest winner of a World Championship ski-race when he won gold in the Super-G event at St Moritz.

Hertfordshire Ski Shops

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

Colombia Ski Wear

Get all the details on the giant American sportswear label Columbia. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

St Anton

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

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.

Ski Clothing of Finland

We're probably more aware of some of the Swedish brand such as Peak Performance and SOS, but their neighbours over in Finland have some decent winter-clothing brands as well, and given their extreme winters that's no great surprise.

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.

St Moritz White Turf Races

The "White Turf" horse races have been held on the frozen lake at the Swiss resort of St Moritz since 1907. The races are held on 3 weekends in February, when the resort's image as a millionaire's playground is enhanced further by mega-rich visitors sipping champagne, wolfing-down caviar and handing over giant rolls of Swiss Francs in betting money.

Annual Events for February

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

Ski Shops of Bedfordshire

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

Fiesch Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Fiesch and the surrounding area.

St Moritz Guide

The White Turf races are about to start there, so it's a good time to check out our resort guide for glitzy St Moritz.

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.

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.

German Ski Resort Webcams

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

Northamptonshire Ski Shops

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

Degre 7 Ski Gear

Get all the details on the desirable French ski-wear label Degre 7. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Leysin Resort Guide

All the info on this fantastic little Swiss resort in the Alpes Vaudoises, with views right down to Lake Geneva from some spots on the slopes.

Sussex Ski Shops

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

French Resorts Webcams

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

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 !

Monthly News and Views

Find out what's Snowkings have been enjoying (or not, as the case may be) away from the mountains and the snow.

Interlaken Resort Guide

Whilst Interlaken can be an option as a cheaper base for the Jungfrau Ski region in winter, it's around now when it comes into it's own a fully fledged summer destination, with two-thirds of it's visitors staying between May and October.

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...

Liechtenstein Webcams

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

Online Ski Shops

A lot of the UK's best ski shops now have a decent online presence, and whilst you can't beat going into the shop if you're interested in having boots and ski's fitted properly, if you know exactly what you're after then buying online can save you some decent money, especially on jackets and other ski clothing.

Skiing in the UK

People might might mock and claim this is the smallest section on the site, but there a surprising number of options despite our low-lying geography and unpredictable, often mild, winters.

Soll

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

Schladming Night Slalom

All the details of the classic Night-Slalom race, which takes place on the slopes above the medieval town of Schladming, in Austria. For anyone who's not seen it before, this is the most atmospheric ski-race in the world, and has to be seen to be believed.

Saalbach

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

Winter Sports Stars Lists

SnowKings favourite winter sports men and women lists, such as the funniest names and lists of the top nicknames.

The Wengen-Kitzbuhel Double

Due to the fact that the Lauberhorn downhill got cancelled last week, no-one can join the elite list of ski-racers who've done the Wengen-Kitzbuhel double in the same season, but it's still worth looking at who's achieved this incredible feat anyway...

Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival

January sees the Alpine capital of ballooning celebrate its main festival in the heart of winter, making it well worth a visit during a ski or boarding holiday if you're near that part of Switzerland.

News

This is the place to find all of our news and articles from over the years.

More Ski Racer Nicknames

We've compiled a good list of nicknames for you at Snow Kings for some of the top names in the world of ski racing.

Lauterbrunnen Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Lauterbrunnen and the surrounding area. The Inferno Race finishes down in the Lauterbrunnen Valley so it's always good to see if the racers can expect decent conditions right down to that level.

The Legendary Kitzbuhel Downhill

The downhill at Kitzbuhel is one of the most exciting events on the race calendar for fans of the sport. Check out the history and details of the Hahnenkamm race - the most brutal race slope in skiing .

The Inferno Race - Murren

Whilst the neighbouring resort of Wengen hosts the professionals in the Lauberhorn race, Murren has it's own classics with one of the world's greatest amateur races - the infamous Inferno Race.

Ski Shops in Buckinghamshire

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

Murren Review

Murren is a classic, traditional Swiss resort in the world-famous Jungfrau region. It can be a quieter alternative to it's neighbours Wengen and Grindelwald.

Murren Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Murren and the surrounding area.

Kitzbuhel Resort Guide

It's Austria's most famous ski resort, and the next few weeks will be hosting the world's most famous ski race, so what better time to read our guide to the Tyrolean resort of Kitzbuhel than now ?

More Celebs that Ski & Snowboard...

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

Kitzbuhel Webcams

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

Lenggries

See what the live conditions are like in the German ski resort of Lenggries and the surrounding area.

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...

Davos - Resort Guide

Well it's currently in the news because it's hosting all the world's top leaders at the annual economy meeting, but we're not going to lecture you about interest rates, currencies, stock markets and pork bellies. We're going to tell you about Davos as a great ski destination.

Pas de la Casa

See what the live conditions are like in the Andorran ski resort of Pas de la Casa and the surrounding area.

The World of Ski Racing - in Numbers

It's not all about what the timer-clock shows when a ski-racer crosses the finish line, there are some other numbers involved in the world of ski-racing. We've added another to our list...

Gstaad Resort Guide

Review of the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad. With details of the town itself, livecams, and useful tips and links.

Cheer yourself up !

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.

Colmar Ski Clothing

Get all the details on the fashionable Italian ski-wear label, which is a favourite amongst the fashionable resorts of Italy and a big sponsor on the World Cup circuit Colmar. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Ski Shops in Wiltshire

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

Ischgl

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

Andorra Webcams

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

Lauterbrunnen Review

Given it's location at the bottom of the valley away from the slopes, Lauterbrunnen can be a cheaper base for those looking to explore the Jungfrau region.

Wengen Downhill Classic

All the details of the classic Lauberhorn race on the slopes below the Eiger, including all the winners from one of the world's most stunning sporting events.

French Ski Gear

France produces some of our favourite ski-wear - check out the brands.

Coming Up - Lauberhorn Races

The weekend of one of Switzerland's biggest sporting occasions is upon us, as Wengen hosts one of the world's most spectacular sporting events in the shadow of the Eiger. It's the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit, and the one with the most dramatic backdrop. It's the Lauberhorn.

Wengen Resort Guide

World famous ski resort in one of the most fantastic locations in the world, check out our guide to this fantastic Jungfrau resort.

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.

Austrian Webcams

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

Gstaad Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad and the surrounding area.

Tips for First Time Skiers

Ok, so it's that time of year, you've decided to freshen things up and try something new, and you've chosen.... skiing. Now you realise you haven't got a clue about this alien sport and want some tips, well follow our guide for the first-time skier.

Garmisch Partenkirchen Guide

All the details and information for Germany's largest ski resort, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which has a decent vertical and some challenging slopes for more advanced skiers.

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.

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.

Ski Shops in Bristol

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

Rougemont Resort Guide

Set in the Pays-d'Enhaut area of Vaud, the small village of Rougemont lies between glitzy Gstaad and Chateau d'Oex (world famous for it's hot-air ballooning) and has a direct connection to the ski area of Gstaad via the Videmanette gondola.

Bormio Webcams

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

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.

Devon Ski Centre

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

Four Hills Tournament Winner

Kamil Stoch became the first Polish ski-jumper since Adam Malysz to win the world's most famous ski jumping competition after he claimed victory in the final jump at Bischofshofen in Austria.

Dorset Ski Shops

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

Dixon and Nash Profile

Read the story behind two of Britain's greatest winter sportsmen, the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympic bobsleigh champions Robin Dixon and Tony Nash

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.

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.

Bogner Ski Gear

Get all the details on the stylish, uber-chic German ski-wear label Bogner. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Adelboden Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Adelboden and the surrounding area. And get an idea of what the conditions are like for the upcoming World Cup races...

The Adelboden Classic GS

Giant slalom races are often overlooked in favour of their more glamorous downhill and slalom counterparts, but the Adelboden race is an exception to the rule, a classic race with an iconic finish as the skiers sweep round to face the final section - a seemingly vertically wall of snow and ice overlooking the finish area in the village, complete with 20,000 fans screaming the racers on.

Zagreb's Snow King

The men's 'Snow King Trophy' slalom is taking place on the slopes of Sljeme at Zagreb. It's the only race to take place so close to a major city. All the details here. ...

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.

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.

Davos Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and the surrounding area.

Annual Events for January

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

West Midlands Ski Shops

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

Canadian Ski Gear

Do the Candians produce any decent winter gear ? Well let's think about that for a second... Erm... Arc'teryx. Canada Goose. Karbon. Do we need to say anymore ?

Attwoolls Online Ski Shop

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

3Tre Slalom Race

Pre-Christmas treat today for ski-racing fans with the 3-Tre night slalom at Madonna di Campiglio. Good luck to Dave Ryding who wears bib #20. Click through for details of this classic Italian race.

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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