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Scotland: Fresh snow boosts opening plans for Dec. 19

Scottish ski areas have woken up to powder conditions.

Covid-19: where to ski and what to expect - ©extrememedia

Covid-19: where to ski and what to expect

If you manage to make it to a ski resort this winter, what can you expect to find when you get there?

The UK's indoor skiing centres are open! - ©Snow Factor

The UK's indoor skiing centres are open!

Indoor skiing centres are year-round, weather-reliable destinations growing in popularity and complexity.

Dec. 1 brings fresh snow to the French Alps - ©Chamonix Mont Blanc/Facebook

Dec. 1 brings fresh snow to the French Alps

Forget all the uncertainty, just for a minute, and check out the first snowfalls in the French Alps

Long-range weather forecast for 2020/21 - ©Avoriaz/Facebook

Long-range weather forecast for 2020/21

What kind of winter awaits those who can make it to the slopes this year?

Eight of the best resorts for skiing in April - ©TVB Paznaun-ischgl

Eight of the best resorts for skiing in April

UK skiers are daring to imagine returning to the slopes as early as March or April.

Covid-19: Canada's closed borders bring rewards for local skiers - ©Banff Sunshine Village/Facebook

Covid-19: Canada's closed borders bring rewards for local skiers

Ski resorts are opening with "some of the best early season conditions we've seen in years."

Scotland is a good bet for skiers this year - ©Cairngorm Mountain

Scotland is a good bet for skiers this year

A surge in UK skiers planning to book last-minute trips and drive rather than fly has got us looking north.

Covid-19: Nevis Range suspends sale of season tickets - ©Charne Hawkes

Covid-19: Nevis Range suspends sale of season tickets

Nevis Range closes while other Scottish ski areas plan to open in December as normal.

Covid-19 vaccine boosts holiday bookings - ©OT Val Thorens - C. Cattin

Covid-19 vaccine boosts holiday bookings

Travel agents have seen a surge in enquiries about spring skiing since vaccine announcement.

Four UK tour operators cancel December skiing - ©Val d'Isere/Facebook

Four UK tour operators cancel December skiing

Four UK tour operators have made the difficult decision to cancel all ski holidays this December.

Which ski resorts are already open in Europe?

Which ski resorts are already open in Europe?

Switzerland is the only country offering skiing to the general public right now.

Snow centres close as England locks down - ©The Snow Centre/Facebook

Snow centres close as England locks down

Indoor ski centres and dry snow centres across England will be forced to close again on Thursday as the country goes back into lockdown.

Which Ski Is Right for You? - ©Annie

Which Ski Is Right for You?

So many choices out there. Here's how to start making the right ski choices.

Where's the best early-season skiing in Europe? - ©Tignes Tourism

Where's the best early-season skiing in Europe?

At the start of autumn just six ski areas are almost guaranteed to be open for early-season skiing.

Funny isolation videos: No snow, snow worries! - ©Graham Bell

Funny isolation videos: No snow, snow worries!

Just because the ski resorts are closed doesn't mean you have to stop skiing . . . in your living room!

Snow report 10/3/20: Calm returns after heavy, widespread snowfall in the Alps - ©WDF-foto - Fotolia.com

Snow report 10/3/20: Calm returns after heavy, widespread snowfall in the Alps

The coronavirus sweeps across the globe, closing all ski resorts 6 weeks early.

Coronavirus update: Scottish resorts close for season - ©WDF-foto - Fotolia.com

Coronavirus update: Scottish resorts close for season

Scotland joins the Alps and Pyrenees in closing its doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scotland still open for skiing! - ©Glenshee/Facebook

Scotland still open for skiing!

Scottish ski resorts have said they'll stay open until told otherwise by the UK or Scottish Government.

Big snowfalls on the way to the Alps - ©Tignes/Facebook

Big snowfalls on the way to the Alps

Heavy, widespread snowfall for the Alps over the next 48 hours; heaviest snowfalls are forecast for French Alps.

Ready, set, go! Active winter holiday in Zillertal - ©Zillertal Tourismus GmbH/Tom Klocker

Ready, set, go! Active winter holiday in Zillertal

The Zillertal valley combines 500km of pistes, ice caves, cosy mountain huts, ice skating, tobogganing and much more!

Peak cuisine: Five of the best lunchtime views - ©Chamonix Tourism

Peak cuisine: Five of the best lunchtime views

Make time for a truly memorable lunch on the mountain.

Luxury hot tubs with mountain views - ©Septieme Ciel

Luxury hot tubs with mountain views

Few hot tubs can compare to the scenic beauty of these ones, located in the finest ski resorts spanning the globe.

The easiest route to the right ski course - ©CheckYeti/Roland Haschka

The easiest route to the right ski course

From the comfort of your own home you can select your chosen ski course, private ski instructor or tour guide

Luxury ski hotels: The ever increasing bling factor - ©Consenio

Luxury ski hotels: The ever increasing bling factor

What can you buy if money is no object or you've at least got very deep pockets?

Best music festivals above the clouds - ©Tomorrowland Winter/Alpe d'Huez

Best music festivals above the clouds

Liam Gallagher, The Streets and Rudimental are among headlining acts at alpine music festivals this winter.

10 of the best ski spa holidays - ©Cheval Blanc

10 of the best ski spa holidays

Those looking to recover from hardcore skiing and all-night parties need look no further.

The high life: Snow hotels at altitude - ©Riffelalp Resort

The high life: Snow hotels at altitude

Beat the lift queues, choose a high-altitude hotel with powder on your doorstep.

Sleeping on snow: Igloos & luxury pods - ©Whitepod

Sleeping on snow: Igloos & luxury pods

Sleep in an igloo, a hi-tech tent or simply dig a snow hole and bed down in there.

10 of the best ski-in/ski-out hotels - ©Chalet Dolomites

10 of the best ski-in/ski-out hotels

Forget lugging your skis through town, slide straight into these slopeside lodgings instead.

The best aprés-ski resorts in the Alps - ©St. Anton Tourism

The best aprés-ski resorts in the Alps

Apres-ski endurance is almost as impressive as your ability on the slopes.

Seven of the poshest après-ski bars - ©Greengo Club

Seven of the poshest après-ski bars

Find out where the global elite really let their hair down to get properly pissed on the piste.

10 of the best family ski hotels & chalets - ©Crystal Ski

10 of the best family ski hotels & chalets

Read up on how to find the perfect family ski accommodation and check out our top 10 picks.

How to find the right pair of ski boots - ©Tecnica

How to find the right pair of ski boots

What are the key factors to take into account when investing in a pair of ski boots? We ask an expert from Snow+Rock.

Tips up: Expert advice on how to buy skis - ©Liam Doran

Tips up: Expert advice on how to buy skis

We asked some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry to give you what you need to know when buying skis.

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Six ski resorts with cool ice rinks - ©Simon Garnier

Six ski resorts with cool ice rinks

Fancy an ice fix? Many ski resorts have indoor and outdoor ice-rinks but some just have a little something extra. Check out OnTheSnow’s favourite ice-rinks in the mountains

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Escape the crowds: Quietest ski resorts - ©Vierwaldstättersee Tourismus

Escape the crowds: Quietest ski resorts

Crowd-free skiing means less time queuing for lifts and more time on the slopes.

Levi, Finland: A fantasyland on and off the slopes - ©Levi/Facebook

Levi, Finland: A fantasyland on and off the slopes

Frozen trees, glowing mists, ice sculptures and the aurora borealis make for a stunning backdrop to ski holiday.

Top 10 most picturesque ski resorts - ©Markus Mitterer

Top 10 most picturesque ski resorts

Get your fix of chocolate-box villages and awesome scenery.

Five of the best ski holidays with childcare - ©Stephane Lerendu / OT d'Avoriaz

Five of the best ski holidays with childcare

These ski resorts offer some of the best childcare for 2-5 year olds, including miniclubs, skiing lessons, supervised meals and large play areas.

Car-free ski resorts: Greener, safer, quieter - ©Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme

Car-free ski resorts: Greener, safer, quieter

The demand for car-free winter resorts is on the rise.

Where to ski in the school holidays 2019/2020 - ©Val d'Isere

Where to ski in the school holidays 2019/2020

Check out our pick of family-friendly ski resorts with the most reliable snow cover at half term, Christmas and Easter.

10 of the best ski runs in Europe - ©Giuseppe Ghedina

10 of the best ski runs in Europe

Our favourite dramatic descents, awesome views and cross-border adventures on skis.

Ski Scotland: Five days in the Scottish Highlands - ©Cairngorm Mountain

Ski Scotland: Five days in the Scottish Highlands

How to spend the perfect day in each of Scotland's five ski areas.

Where to ski for New Year - ©Aspen Snowmass

Where to ski for New Year

We've scoured the mountains for the biggest and best celebrations on snow.

Hundreds of Skiers Celebrate Opening of Keystone, Arapahoe Basin - ©Keystone/Facebook

Hundreds of Skiers Celebrate Opening of Keystone, Arapahoe Basin

For skiers and riders of Keystone and A-Basin the long wait for winter is finally over!

Best resorts for skiing in May - ©Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Best resorts for skiing in May

To be on the ski slopes in May is to be one of the lucky few on the planet.

A perfect weekend in Avoriaz - ©Avoriaz/Facebook

A perfect weekend in Avoriaz

Experience the very best Avoriaz has to offer on and off the slopes in two days.

Snapshot: Five of the best French ski resorts - ©Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme

Snapshot: Five of the best French ski resorts

We've taken the top five most visited French ski resorts on our site and stripped them down to their bare essentials.

Best family ski resorts to suit all ages - ©Engelberg Tourism

Best family ski resorts to suit all ages

Whether your kids are pre-schoolers or teenagers, find the best all-round family resorts.

European Outdoor Film Tour 2019/2020 - ©European Outdoor Film Tour

European Outdoor Film Tour 2019/2020

It's that time again, the European Outdoor Film Tour will hit the UK in November.

Small ski resorts that pack a punch - ©Champery Tourist Office

Small ski resorts that pack a punch

Small ski resorts can come with big benefits. Here's our favourite five

The UK's favourite ski resorts - ©Beatrice Koumanov

The UK's favourite ski resorts

Lift-linked ski areas are what UK customers really like – lots and lots of available pistes

Which type of ski accommodation to choose? - ©Chalet Grand Mouflon

Which type of ski accommodation to choose?

The pros and cons of apartments, hotels, chalets, B&Bs and hostels for families.

Five of the best resorts for cheap ski holidays - ©Ellmau Wilder Kaiser/Facebook

Five of the best resorts for cheap ski holidays

If you're savvy with your booking you can make great savings this winter.

10 of the biggest ski areas in Europe - ©Südtirol Marketing/Alex Filz

10 of the biggest ski areas in Europe

You never need ski the same piste twice at one of these huge lift-linked ski areas.

Five of the best resorts for non-skiers - ©Avoriaz Tourisme

Five of the best resorts for non-skiers

Resort planners are turning their attention to the non-skiers in the family.

Guide to your first family ski holiday - ©Tirol Werbung

Guide to your first family ski holiday

Make your first ski break with the kids a successful one – read our guide to a happy, stress-free holiday.

Six of the best ski resorts to drive to - ©La Clusaz

Six of the best ski resorts to drive to

Ski resorts can be anywhere between 7 and 13 hours’ drive from Calais so choose carefully.

The highest ski resorts in Europe - ©Val Thorens

The highest ski resorts in Europe

Head high for the most snow-sure ski resorts with ski-in/ski-out lodging.

Five of the best intermediate ski resorts - ©Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental.

Five of the best intermediate ski resorts

Immaculately groomed pistes, top-notch ski schools, picturesque settings and joined-up mileage are all things that rank highly with intermediate skiers.

Five of the best ski resorts for beginners - ©Courchevel Officiel/Facebook

Five of the best ski resorts for beginners

Picking the right resort could lead to a lifetime passion for skiing, but picking the wrong resort might leave you wet, cold and frustrated.

Six of the best party ski resorts - ©Showarena

Six of the best party ski resorts

From sundown to sunrise – check out our top party ski resorts to pull an all-nighter.

Top 10 weekend ski breaks with easy airport access - ©Chamonix Tourism

Top 10 weekend ski breaks with easy airport access

Choose a ski resort close to the airport for more time on the slopes.

Luxury ski properties go kid-friendly in the USA - ©Dancing Bear

Luxury ski properties go kid-friendly in the USA

Families can now enjoy upscale mountain accommodation options that appeal to children and adults alike.

Ski and Snowboard Festival Oct. 24-27, 2019 - ©Ski & Snowboard Festival

Ski and Snowboard Festival Oct. 24-27, 2019

Packed with big air, big names and a big vintage Ferris wheel, it’s time to put away the flip flops and get reacquainted with your woolliest jumper.

Family freeriding: A growing trend - ©St. Anton am Arlberg

Family freeriding: A growing trend

Off-piste is now more accessible than ever, even for families.

The countdown is on! The first snow has arrived in the Alps - ©Saas-Fee

The countdown is on! The first snow has arrived in the Alps

Up to 22cm of snow has fallen in the Austrian Alps this weekend, making us hungry for more! And as luck would have it another 19cm is forecast for tomorrow!

One plank or two: To ski or snowboard? - ©James Young

One plank or two: To ski or snowboard?

Expert advice from James 'The Arrow' Young on the two different sports: skiing and snowboarding.

Five rules for the correct ski length

Five rules for the correct ski length

Wondering how long your skis should be? Pro skier, Kim Reichhelm shares her guide to proper ski length.

Best resorts for Christmas ski holidays - ©Office du Tourisme Val d'Isère

Best resorts for Christmas ski holidays

Find out what’s crackin’ at five of the best festive ski resorts.

The longest ski runs in the Alps - ©Laurent Salino

The longest ski runs in the Alps

Stretch your legs with some seriously long ski runs for all skill levels this winter.

DIY versus the tour op package - ©Mayrhofen Tourism

DIY versus the tour op package

Top tips on how to make your DIY ski holiday cost less than the package equivalent.

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French Alps opens for summer skiing!!! - ©Tignes/Facebook

French Alps opens for summer skiing!!!

Hit the glaciers of Tignes and Les 2 Alpes this summer.

The UK's dry ski slopes - ©Tignes/Facebook

The UK's dry ski slopes

Find your nearest dry ski slope in England, Scotland or Ireland.

The best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere - ©Andes Ski Tours

The best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere

Best resorts for freeriders, families, après-ski and snow-sure slopes on the other side of the world.

Top summer skiing in Europe & North America - ©Tignes

Top summer skiing in Europe & North America

Here's our guide to the coolest summer ski resorts in Europe and North America.

Best skiing in Australia & New Zealand - ©Treble Cone

Best skiing in Australia & New Zealand

Ski and ride the Southern Hemisphere this summer with these top ski resorts in Australia and New Zealand.

The casinos of the Alps - ©Kempinski Grand Hotel

The casinos of the Alps

Housed in big, plush hotels, casinos offer the ultimate in apres-ski entertainment for high rollers.

Eight of the deepest snow bases to ski this Easter - ©Courchevel Officiel/Facebook

Eight of the deepest snow bases to ski this Easter

Check out current snow depths, open terrain and ski pass prices at our favourite Easter ski resorts.

Best ski resorts for first-time freeriders - ©Destination Davos Klosters

Best ski resorts for first-time freeriders

Novice freeriders won't be intimidated by these easily accessible off-piste options.

Legendary Zermatt: A visit to the Matterhorn - ©Bergbahnen Zermatt

Legendary Zermatt: A visit to the Matterhorn

Zermatt is considered one of the most famous holiday resorts in Switzerland.

Six of the best eats on the peaks - ©Chez Vrony

Six of the best eats on the peaks

After racing down a piste and working up an appetite nothing beats eating copious amounts of food and guzzling local wine in a fantastic mountain-top restaurant.

How to ski, snowboard: Tips for first-timers

How to ski, snowboard: Tips for first-timers

Get a head start before your first ski or snowboard lesson with Snozone ski school manager, Aidan Harington.

Top 5 funny videos from the ski slopes - ©Red Bull Snow

Top 5 funny videos from the ski slopes

Check out five of our all-time favourite funny videos of skiers doing crazy things

Ski resort compare tool: Side-by-side stats - ©OnTheSnow

Ski resort compare tool: Side-by-side stats

Compare up to 10 ski resorts at a time to see lift ticket prices, resort reviews, mountain stats, latest snow report and historical snowfall for the last 30 days or total by season.

Snowiest French ski resort of the week - ©La Plagne facebook

Snowiest French ski resort of the week

Find out which French ski resort received the most snow over the last 7 days.

Day tripper: Three of the best ski safaris - ©Montgenevre/Facebook

Day tripper: Three of the best ski safaris

Our pick of day-long circular ski routes with lunch on the mountain.

Best resorts for cross-border skiing - ©Espace San Bernado

Best resorts for cross-border skiing

Experience the thrill of skiing from one country to another and lunching on the border.

Posh pistes: Top 10 most exclusive ski resorts - ©Betesh Group/Facebook

Posh pistes: Top 10 most exclusive ski resorts

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. Here's a run-down of the top 10 most exclusive ski resorts in the world.

Gallery: Powder piles up in French Alps (28.1.19) - ©Meribel/Facebook

Gallery: Powder piles up in French Alps (28.1.19)

Fresh snow in Meribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens, Megeve

Top 10 challenges for expert skiers - ©Freeride World Tour

Top 10 challenges for expert skiers

The ultimate bucket list chosen by pro skiers Jess McMillan and Chemmy Alcott.

The world's biggest lift-served verticals - ©Chamonix Tourist Office

The world's biggest lift-served verticals

If you like your drops huge, take a look at our steepest verticals

The best family ski resorts in France - ©bionnassay images

The best family ski resorts in France

Find a ski resort in France to fit your family profile so no one is left out in the cold.

Best resorts for non-skiing afternoons with kids - ©Chamonix/Facebook

Best resorts for non-skiing afternoons with kids

Find out which ski resorts have you covered for adventure-filled afternoons with the kids.

Ski or Ride for the Kids? Here's How to Decide - ©Big White Ski Resort

Ski or Ride for the Kids? Here's How to Decide

To ski or to ride? Adults can make the decision on their own, but what about the kids? Do you send them to ski or snowboard school? Experts weigh in.

Gallery: Big snowfalls in the Alps - ©Les Menuires/Facebook

Gallery: Big snowfalls in the Alps

Big powder dumps have been reported in Meribel, Megeve, Les Menuires, Val Tho, Val d'Isere, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Lech, St. Anton, Ischgl, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, Montgenevre, Courchevel and more. Drool over the latest pics . . .

Gallery: Fresh snow & ski openings 24.11.18 - ©Val Thorens/Facebook

Gallery: Fresh snow & ski openings 24.11.18

Up to 30cm of snow has fallen in the Alps; see latest powder pics from Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Sestriere, Montgenevre, Bardonecchia, Courchevel and more.

Scandinavia: Skiing, Santa & the northern lights

The scenery of Scandinavia is nothing like the big mountains of the Alps but it is beautiful in a different way.

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Gallery: First snow of the 2018/19 ski season! - ©Val Thorens/Facebook

Gallery: First snow of the 2018/19 ski season!

See the latest pics from Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Avoriaz, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Lech-Zuers, Grandvalira, Vallnord and more.

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Ski train: 10 of the best resorts by train - ©OT Meribel / J.M Gouedard

Ski train: 10 of the best resorts by train

Taking the Eurostar to the Alps is the more relaxing, scenic option and also cuts your carbon footprint by a huge 85%.

Next week's top powder pick: Hintertux Glacier - ©Baerums Skiklub Alpint

Next week's top powder pick: Hintertux Glacier

Read up on the resort predicted the most snow over the next 8 days.

Tignes postpones glacier ski opening - ©Webcam Roundshot / OT de Tignes

Tignes postpones glacier ski opening

The Grande Motte Glacier will not open on Sept. 29 as planned due to lack of snow.

Hot gear for this year: 3 trends for 18/19 - ©Liam Doran

Hot gear for this year: 3 trends for 18/19

Should I buy skis now or hold out for next season? Gear expert Krista Crabtree provides a sneak peek at the 18/19 season's biggest ski & boot trends.

Ski pass prices 2018/19: Find the best deals on big terrain - ©Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

Ski pass prices 2018/19: Find the best deals on big terrain

Which large interlinked ski areas are offering the best ski pass prices for 2018/19?

Best bets for early-season skiing in North America - ©VisitJacksonHole

Best bets for early-season skiing in North America

These seven North American ski resorts traditionally open in October and November.

Perisher extends ski season with best snow in 14 years

Perisher extends ski season with best snow in 14 years

Perisher extends its ski season thanks to more snow than its seen since 2004.

The Best Skis of the Season: 2017/2018 Editors' Choice  - ©Liam Doran

The Best Skis of the Season: 2017/2018 Editors' Choice

What are the best skis for 2017/2018? We've got the top-scoring All-Mountain, Frontside, Big Mountain & Technical picks for Editors' Choice right here! Editors' Choice selections come from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

Summer skiing in South America

Summer skiing in South America

For waist-deep powder and crowd-free slopes, embark on a South American adventure.

Ski destination ideas

Ski destination ideas

Get inspired with new ski destinations - from the biggest, highest, snowiest and steepest to the cheapest, car-free, family-friendly choices.

Ischgl ticks all the boxes: Family friendly, lively apres-ski and snowsure slopes - ©Henning Heilmann

Ischgl ticks all the boxes: Family friendly, lively apres-ski and snowsure slopes

Ischgl has more activities, restaurants and pistes than you can shake a stick at.

Gallery: Powder in the Alps 5/4/18 - ©Bardonecchia Ski Facebook

Gallery: Powder in the Alps 5/4/18

There's lots of fresh snow in the French and Italian Alps right now, check out the latest powder pics from Val Tho, Val d'Isere, Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Sauze d'Oulx, Bardonecchia and more.

Gallery: The Snow is back in the Alps 13/3/18 - ©Meribel/Facebook

Gallery: The Snow is back in the Alps 13/3/18

The start of the week brought up to 70cm of powder. Check out the latest pics from Avoriaz, Meribel, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, Serre Che, Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Tignes and more.

Michelin Star restaurants in the Alps - ©La Bouitte

Michelin Star restaurants in the Alps

A fine dining experience in the Alps makes for a truly memorable ski holiday.

Duty-free shopping on the mountain - ©Livigno Facebook

Duty-free shopping on the mountain

Combine skiing with duty-free shopping in Livigno, Samnaun, and Andorra.

Ski chalets: Get the most from your host - ©The Lodge

Ski chalets: Get the most from your host

Top tips from an industry insider and a look at six very different ski chalets.

Val Gardena: The elegant resort with a family feel - ©Monica Adorno

Val Gardena: The elegant resort with a family feel

Skiers come to Val Gardena for a proper workout and to enjoy gourmet food and wine.

2018/19 Ski softgood highlights & trends - ©James Robles

2018/19 Ski softgood highlights & trends

2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show recap for a look at the gear of next ski season.

What Does Piste Mean? - ©Banff Sunshine Village/Facebook

What Does Piste Mean?

"Piste" is the French word for groomed trail or slope.

Five of the best resorts for heli-skiing

Five of the best resorts for heli-skiing

Go higher and access more powder with OnTheSnow's favourite heli-skiing destinations.

10 of the best snowboarding resorts - ©Squaw Valley

10 of the best snowboarding resorts

How many of our top 10 snowboarding resorts can you tick off your list?

Ski tips for intermediates - ©Snow Centre

Ski tips for intermediates

We ask Head of Snow Sports at the Snow Centre for the best way to progress on the slopes if you're an intermediate skier or boarder.

Gallery: Huge powder dump in Tignes, Val d'Isere - ©OT de Tignes

Gallery: Huge powder dump in Tignes, Val d'Isere

More than a metre of fresh powder has piled up in France's Espace Killy ski area, check out the pics . . .

Top five volcanoes you can ski on - ©Christoph Schrahe

Top five volcanoes you can ski on

Think it's too dangerous to ski on a volcano? You're wrong. Here's the top five volcanoes to conquer on skis.

Gallery: Powder piles up in French Alps - ©Facebook Les Gets

Gallery: Powder piles up in French Alps

Check out the latest snow pics from the French Alps - Tignes, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Les Gets, Alpe d'Huez and more! Be prepared to drool!

Gallery: Snow blankets alpine resorts 1/12/17 - ©Courchevel/Facebook

Gallery: Snow blankets alpine resorts 1/12/17

Check out the latest powder pics from Courchevel, Avoriaz, La Plagne, Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Meribel, Zell am See, Lech Zuers, Ischgl and more.

Gallery: Snow for Scottish ski resorts - ©Peter Jolly

Gallery: Snow for Scottish ski resorts

Glencoe is the first Scottish ski resort to offer limited skiing thanks to the recent snowfall. Check out the latest pics from all four resorts.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps 26/11/17 - ©Montgenevre/Facebook

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps 26/11/17

The open ski resorts of Tignes, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens have had 15-20cm of powder in the last 24hrs; Fresh snow has also been reported in Avoriaz, Les Arcs, Alpe d'Huez, Meribel, Megeve, Les 2 Alpes and more.

Take a ski bus to the Alps - ©SkiBus

Take a ski bus to the Alps

Fares are low, there are various pick up points around the UK, and numerous companies offer at least a weekly service to more than 40 ski destinations.

Gallery: Powder piles up in the Alps - ©Facebook Val Thorens

Gallery: Powder piles up in the Alps

Powder alarms have sounded out across the French, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps - check out the latest snow pics.

Gallery: Powder blankets the Alps 6.11.17 - ©Val Thorens/Facebook

Gallery: Powder blankets the Alps 6.11.17

Widespread snowfall has arrived in the Alps - Courchevel, Meribel, La Plagne, Les Menuires, Avoriaz, Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Obergurgl and many more

Lapland: A tale of Arctic exploration - ©Patrick Thorne

Lapland: A tale of Arctic exploration

Skiing, dog sledding, reindeer safaris, ice climbing and of course meeting the real Santa Claus are just a few of the activities on offer.

2017/2018 Ski Gear Guide - ©Jim Kinney, courtesy of Masterfit Media

2017/2018 Ski Gear Guide

Wondering which new skis to buy for the 17/18 ski season? Look no further than our gear guide with reviews for men's and women's All-Mountain, Frontside, Big Mountain & Technical skis.

2017/2018 Ski Boot Gear Guide

2017/2018 Ski Boot Gear Guide

Like tire to car, ski boots are the most important component of a skier's gear setup. Check out reviews for men's and women's all-mountain, frontside, freeride & backcountry ski boots to streamline the boot-buying process.

The Best Women's Frontside Ski Boot for 2017/2018

The Best Women's Frontside Ski Boot for 2017/2018

The number one standout women's Frontside Ski Boot for the 2017/2018 ski season.

F.A.Q about snow tyres - ©A Bruno / Fotolia.com

F.A.Q about snow tyres

If you're driving to the Alps this year, get to grips with winter tyres through our Q&A.

Gallery: Snowfall in the Alps Oct. 23, 2017 - ©Avoriaz/Facebook

Gallery: Snowfall in the Alps Oct. 23, 2017

Early snow has fallen in Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Ischgl, La Plagne, Meribel, Avoriaz, St. Anton, Ischgl and more.

The Best Men's Backcountry Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Men's Backcountry Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The top 2 best men's Backcountry Ski Boots for the 2017/2018 ski season.

The Best Men's All-Mountain Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Men's All-Mountain Ski Boots for 2017/2018

Check out the highest scoring men's All-Mountain ski boots, dubbed Editors' Choice for the 2017/2018 ski season.

The Best Women's Freeride Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Women's Freeride Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The top 3 most impressive women's Freeride Ski Boots for the 2017/2018 ski season.

The Best Women's All-Mountain Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Women's All-Mountain Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The 2017/2018 ski season's top 9 women's All-Mountain ski boots.

The Best Women's Backcountry Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Women's Backcountry Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The top 3 best women's Backcountry Ski Boots for the 2017/2018 ski season.

2017/2018 Ski Boot Gear Guide

2017/2018 Ski Boot Gear Guide

Like tyres to a car, ski boots are the most important component of a skier's gear setup. Check out reviews for men's and women's all-mountain, frontside, freeride & backcountry ski boots to streamline the boot-buying process.

The Best Men's Freeride Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The Best Men's Freeride Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The top 6 men's Freeride ski boots for the 2017/2018 ski season.

Völkl RTM 86: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Völkl

Völkl RTM 86: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Völkl RTM 86 made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front skis. Read on for why it ranked so highly.

The Best Men's Frontside Ski Boots for 2017/2018 - ©Liam Doran

The Best Men's Frontside Ski Boots for 2017/2018

The top 4 standout men's Frontside Ski Boots for the 2017/2018 ski season.

Kästle MX74: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle MX74: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle MX74 made the list of favorite 2017/2018 men's Technical skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

The 3 Best Men's Technical Skis of 2017/2018

The 3 Best Men's Technical Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best men's Technical skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

Atomic Cloud 12: Women's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski - ©Atomic

Atomic Cloud 12: Women's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski

The Atomic Cloud 12 made the list of favorite 2017/2018 women's Technical skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

The 2 Best Women's Technical Skis of 2017/2018

The 2 Best Women's Technical Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best women's Technical skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

2017/2018 Women's Backcountry Ski Boots

2017/2018 Women's Backcountry Ski Boots

Women's Backcountry ski boots are some of the lightest boots on the market that can still drive a ski downhill after the up. Check out 17/18 reviews here.

2017/2018 Men's Backcountry Ski Boots

2017/2018 Men's Backcountry Ski Boots

While men's Backcountry ski boots are all about going uphill, modern models ski well enough to handle themselves inbounds. See 17/18 reviews here.

2017/2018 Women's Freeride Ski Boots

2017/2018 Women's Freeride Ski Boots

The women's Freeride Category of ski boots is all about options for fit, performance and mobility. Check out reviews for 17/18 women's Freeride ski boots here.

2017/2018 Men's Freeride Ski Boots

2017/2018 Men's Freeride Ski Boots

Skiers of all shapes & sizes can now find a men's Freeride ski boot to suit foot width & uphill/downhill performance needs. See 17/18 reviews here.

2017/2018 Women's Frontside Ski Boots - ©Dan Campbell, courtesy of Masterfit Media

2017/2018 Women's Frontside Ski Boots

Women's Frontside ski boots deliver race-level performance on piste for technical skiers looking for a low-volume fit. Check out 17/18 reviews here.

2017/2018 Men's Frontside Ski Boots - ©Dan Campbell, courtesy of Masterfit Media

2017/2018 Men's Frontside Ski Boots

For technically skilled, aggressive skiers on hard snow and at high speeds, the men's Frontside Category ski boots will deliver. See 17/18 reviews here.

2017/2018 Women's All-Mountain Ski Boots

2017/2018 Women's All-Mountain Ski Boots

All types of skiers can find a great fit & performance match in the women's All-Mountain Category. Check out reviews for 17/18 All-Mountain ski boots.

2017/2018 Men's All-Mountain Ski Boots

2017/2018 Men's All-Mountain Ski Boots

Men's All-Mountain boots are available in a spectrum of lasts and stiffnesses to suit skiers of any size or ability. See reviews for Men's 17/18 All-Mountain boots.

Head Supershape i.Magnum: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski - ©Head

Head Supershape i.Magnum: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski

The Head Supershape i.Magnum made the list of favorite 2017/2018 men's Technical skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Atomic Redster X9: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski - ©Atomic

Atomic Redster X9: Men's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski

The Atomic Redster X9 made the list of favorite 2017/2018 men's Technical skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Kästle LX73: Women's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle LX73: Women's 17/18 Technical Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle LX73 made the list of favorite 2017/2018 women's Technical skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Völkl V-Werks Katana: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski - ©Völkl

Völkl V-Werks Katana: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski

The Völkl V-Werks Katana made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Faction Dictator 3.0: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski - ©Faction

Faction Dictator 3.0: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski

The Faction Dictator 3.0 made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Salomon QST 106: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski - ©Salomon

Salomon QST 106: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski

The Salomon QST 106 made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Nordica Enforcer 110: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski - ©Nordica

Nordica Enforcer 110: Men's 17/18 Big Mountain Editors' Choice Ski

The Nordica Enforcer 110 made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain skis. Click here for why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

The 4 Best Men's Big Mountain Skis of 2017/2018

The 4 Best Men's Big Mountain Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best men's Big Mountain skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

Rossignol Temptation 84 HD: Women's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Rossignol

Rossignol Temptation 84 HD: Women's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Rossignol Temptation 84 HD made the list of best 2017/2018 women's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Völkl Yumi: Women's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Völkl

Völkl Yumi: Women's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Völkl Yumi made the list of best 2017/2018 women's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

The 2 Best Women's Frontside Skis of 2017/2018

The 2 Best Women's Frontside Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best women's Frontside skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out standout skis here.

Head Supershape i.Rally: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Head

Head Supershape i.Rally: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Head Supershape i.Rally made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Nordica GT 84 Ti EVO: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Nordica

Nordica GT 84 Ti EVO: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Nordica GT 84 Ti EVO made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Nordica Navigator 80: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Nordica

Nordica Navigator 80: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Nordica Navigator 80 made the list of best 2017/2018 men's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

Kästle MX84: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle MX84: Men's 17/18 Frontside Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle MX84 tops the list of best 2017/2018 men's Frontside skis. Check out why it's an Editor's Choice winner.

The 4 Best Men's Frontside Skis of 2017/2018

The 4 Best Men's Frontside Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best men's Frontside skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

K2 FulLUVit 95: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©K2

K2 FulLUVit 95: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The K2 FulLUVit 95 made the cut of best 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why this ski tops the charts.

Blizzard Black Pearl 98: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Blizzard

Blizzard Black Pearl 98: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Blizzard Black Pearl 98 made the cut of best 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why this ski tops the charts.

The 2 Best Women's All-Mountain Back Skis of 2017/2018

The 2 Best Women's All-Mountain Back Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best women's All-Mountain Back skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

Dynastar Legend X 96: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Dynastar

Dynastar Legend X 96: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Dynastar Legend X 96 made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why it ranked so highly.

Kästle FX95 HP: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle FX95 HP: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle FX95 HP made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why it ranked so highly.

Atomic Vantage 100 CTi: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Atomic

Atomic Vantage 100 CTi: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Atomic Vantage 100 CTi made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why it ranked so highly.

Rossignol Experience 100 HD: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Rossignol

Rossignol Experience 100 HD: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Rossignol Experience 100 HD made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why it ranked so highly.

The 5 Best Men's All-Mountain Back Skis of 2017/2018

The 5 Best Men's All-Mountain Back Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best men's All-Mountain Back skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

Blizzard Bonafide: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski - ©Blizzard

Blizzard Bonafide: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Back Editors' Choice Ski

The Blizzard Bonafide made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back skis. Check out why it ranked so highly.

Völkl Kenja: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Völkl

Völkl Kenja: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

Völkl's Kenja is one of the best women's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2017/2018 season. See why ski testers ranked it so highly.

Blizzard Black Pearl 88: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Blizzard

Blizzard Black Pearl 88: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is one of the best women's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2017/2018 season. See why ski testers ranked it so highly.

Nordica Santa Ana 93: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Nordica

Nordica Santa Ana 93: Women's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Nordica Santa Ana 93 is one of the best women's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2017/2018 season. See why ski testers ranked it so highly.

The 3 Best Women's All-Mountain Front Skis of 2017/2018

The 3 Best Women's All-Mountain Front Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best women's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice ski picks here.

Kästle MX89: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle MX89: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle's MX89 made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front skis. Read on for why it ranked so highly.

Völkl Kendo: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Völkl

Völkl Kendo: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Völkl Kendo made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front skis. Read on for why it ranked so highly.

Kästle FX85 HP: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Kästle

Kästle FX85 HP: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Kästle FX85 HP made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front skis. Read on for why it ranked so highly.

Blizzard Brahma: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski - ©Blizzard

Blizzard Brahma: Men's 17/18 All-Mountain Front Editors' Choice Ski

The Blizzard Brahma made the short list of best 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front skis. Read on for why it ranked so highly.

The 5 Best Men's All-Mountain Front Skis of 2017/2018

The 5 Best Men's All-Mountain Front Skis of 2017/2018

What are the best men's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2017/2018 ski season? Check out our Editors' Choice winners here.

Les 2 Alpes opens skiing for October half term - ©Les 2 Alpes

Les 2 Alpes opens skiing for October half term

Grab your skis or snowboard and get your fix of glacier skiing in Les 2 Alpes this October half term.

Tignes now open for glacier skiing - ©Andy Parant Photographie

Tignes now open for glacier skiing

Enjoy autumn skiing at one of the world's top resorts for €32 a day.

Men's Big Mountain Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Men's Big Mountain Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Turns out, Big Mountain skis also make for excellent, more versatile powder skis. Check out reviews for men's 17/18 Big Mountain skis here.

Women's Big Mountain Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Women's Big Mountain Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Reviews for women's 2017/2018 Big Mountain skis.

Women's Technical Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18 - ©Dan Campbell, courtesy of Masterfit Media

Women's Technical Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Technical skis are meant for talented skiers who know how to engage and maintain a high edge angle. Find reviews for 17/18 women's Technical skis here.

Men's Technical Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18 - ©Dan Campbell, courtesy of Masterfit Media

Men's Technical Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Are you a Power skier searching for the perfect carve? Look no further than these reviews for the 17/18 crop of men's Technical skis.

Can't wait until winter? Find out which ski resorts are open now

Can't wait until winter? Find out which ski resorts are open now

Get an early ski fix at one of 10 glacial resorts across Europe.

Women's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18 - ©Jim Kinney, courtesy of Masterfit Media

Women's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

The women’s Frontside field of skis runs the ability gamut from never ever to supremely skilled. Check out 17/18 women's Fronside ski reviews here.

Gallery: First snow for the Alps Sept. 20, 2017 - ©Facebook Schladming-Dachstein

Gallery: First snow for the Alps Sept. 20, 2017

Half a metre of powder for Austrian glaciers this week, where skiing is already underway, and the first snow flakes were reported in Val Thorens, Alpe d'Huez and Lech-Zuers.

London's Ski & Snowboard Show at Battersea Park Oct. 26-29 - ©Ski & Snowboard Show

London's Ski & Snowboard Show at Battersea Park Oct. 26-29

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there's something for everyone at this year's festival.

Women's All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18 - ©Jim Kinney, courtesy of Masterfit Media

Women's All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

For advanced skiers venturing off trail, women's All-Mountain Back skis often serve as a strictly soft snow ski. See reviews for 17/18 women's AMB skis.

Women's All-Mountain Front Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Women's All-Mountain Front Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

2018 women’s All-Mountain Front skis welcome several notable new arrivals alongside a well-rounded cast of veterans. Find women's 17/18 AMF skis here.

Men's All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

Men's All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

For experienced skiers savoring all snow conditions, All-Mountain Back skis are the quiver cornerstone. Find men's 17/18 AMB ski reviews here.

Men's All-Mountain Front Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18 - ©Jim Kinney, courtesy of Masterfit Media

Men's All-Mountain Front Ski Buyers' Guide 17/18

The All-Mountain Front category is the best place to find that one-ski quiver. Compare comprehensive men's AMF ski reviews for the 17/18 ski season.

50cm of snow forecast for Austria - ©Tomasz Wojciechowski / Skiinfo

50cm of snow forecast for Austria

Half a metre of end-of-season snow is winging its way to Austrian ski resorts - Kitzbuehel, Zell am See, Mayrhofen, St Anton, Lech-Zuers and more

Year-round ski guide - ©Tignes

Year-round ski guide

OnTheSnow's year-round ski guide brings you the top spots for skiing in spring, summer and autumn.

Gallery: 50cm of powder in the Alps 26/3/17 - ©Val Thorens/Facebook

Gallery: 50cm of powder in the Alps 26/3/17

Half a metre of fresh snow has fallen in the Alps - Val Thorens, La Plagne, Tignes, Bardonecchia, Serre Che and more

How to stay safe off-piste - ©Northwest Avalanche Center

How to stay safe off-piste

Skiing backcountry terrain is an exhilarating activity but it’s a risky one, learn how to be vigilant and stay safe.

Gallery: Powder in French Alps March 6, 2017 - ©Avoriaz/Facebook

Gallery: Powder in French Alps March 6, 2017

Another 40cm+ for Meribel, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Avoriaz and more.

Snow forecast: 50cm on way to French Alps - ©Meribel / facebook

Snow forecast: 50cm on way to French Alps

Half a metre of snow expected March 6/7th for the big-name resorts of Tignes, Chamonix, Megeve, Val d'Isere, Les Gets, Val Thorens, Les Arcs, La Rosiere and more.

Gallery: 50cm of powder for French Alps Feb. 6, 2017 - ©Alpe d'Huez/Facebook

Gallery: 50cm of powder for French Alps Feb. 6, 2017

The snow hasn't stopped falling in the French Alps all weekend, with up to 50cm of powder for Alpe d'Huez, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Montgenevre, Val Tho, Serre Che and more, see our pics

Gallery: Great conditions in Andorra Jan. 31, 2017 - ©Grandvalira/Facebook

Gallery: Great conditions in Andorra Jan. 31, 2017

Grandvalira and Vallnord are in great shape after more fresh snowfall, bringing the base up to nearly two metres. Check out the latest pics.

Best resorts for snowboarders in France - ©www.freerideworldtour.com

Best resorts for snowboarders in France

Snowboarders heading to France on holiday will want to check out the country's top boarder-friendly resorts before booking a stay.

Gallery: Powder, powder everywhere for Andorra! - ©Grandvalira/Facebook

Gallery: Powder, powder everywhere for Andorra!

Andorra's Grandvalira and Vallnord ski areas have received nearly a metre of snow in the last three days! Check out the latest powder pics here

Popular ski resorts for off-piste powder fiends - ©Henrik Windstedt

Popular ski resorts for off-piste powder fiends

It's never been easier to throw caution to the wind and get stuck into off-piste.

Gallery: Big powder dumps in the Alps 14.1.17 - ©Avoriaz/Facebook

Gallery: Big powder dumps in the Alps 14.1.17

BIG powder dumps have hit the Alps - see the latest pics from Avoriaz, Zuers, Val Thorens, Meribel, Les 2 Alpes, Tignes, Val d'Isere, Serre Che, St. Anton and more.

Ski hire or schlep your own skis to the slopes? - ©James Young

Ski hire or schlep your own skis to the slopes?

Seasonaire James Young offers advice on taking your own skis or hiring equipment on the slopes.

Gallery: Powder arrives in the Alps 5.1.17 - ©Lech-Zuers/Facebook

Gallery: Powder arrives in the Alps 5.1.17

60cm of fresh snow has fallen in the Austrian Alps and around 10-15cm for the Northern French Alps. See the latest snow pics here

How to become a ski instructor - ©James Young

How to become a ski instructor

Take a ski instructor course and spend all day every day on the mountain.

Paragliding: Flying through the air like a bird - ©Gesa Temmen

Paragliding: Flying through the air like a bird

Enjoy breathtaking views of Mayrhofen and the silence of nature with a tandem paragliding trip.

Alternative high-altitude snow sports - ©South Tyrol

Alternative high-altitude snow sports

How about taking flight on a kite, shredding the steeps on teleskis or paragliding off a summit?

Holidays in Zillertal: Winter sports meets summer sports - ©Zillertal

Holidays in Zillertal: Winter sports meets summer sports

In Mayrhofen, in the Ziller Valley, there’s plenty of sports on offer whatever the season.

Four lesser-known ski resorts for freeriders - ©Rowan Brandreth

Four lesser-known ski resorts for freeriders

Four of the best lesser-known resorts gaining a big reputation with freeriders.

Money saving tips on the mountain - ©Giacometti

Money saving tips on the mountain

With a bit of smart preparation and some savvy budgeting skills, skiing needn’t be prohibitively expensive.

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy 20.12.16 - ©Bardonecchia webcam

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy 20.12.16

30cm of snow has fallen in the Italian Alps in the last 24 hours. See the latest powder pics from Bardonecchia, Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Cervinia and more

Cortina d’Ampezzo: Where to Stay, Eat & Drink - ©Shauna Farnell

Cortina d’Ampezzo: Where to Stay, Eat & Drink

Bellissima! Of all picturesque World Cup venues, Cortina d’Ampezzo is most striking.

Gentle ski tours in the Ziller Valley - ©Mayrhofen

Gentle ski tours in the Ziller Valley

There are so many amazing ski tours around Mayrhofen-Hippach, for beginners to experienced tourers.

Learning to snowboard: the highs and lows - ©Snow Centre

Learning to snowboard: the highs and lows

How do you move beyond the initial fear and become cool riders with serious skills? Get expert advice from Snow Centre's snowboard instructor.

Gallery: Open ski resorts Dec. 4, 2016 - ©Zell am see-Kaprun

Gallery: Open ski resorts Dec. 4, 2016

Check out this weekend's pics from St. Anton, Ischgl, Zell am See, Kitzbuehel, Lech-Zuers, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Val Thorens, Tignes, Montgenevre and more.

Where is the best Kaiserschmarrn? - ©Roth

Where is the best Kaiserschmarrn?

We go on the search for the best Austrian pancake in Mayrhofen.

Skiing in the tracks of the rich & famous

Skiing in the tracks of the rich & famous

Where to find Hollywood A-listers on the ski slopes.

Gallery: Ski openings in French Alps Nov. 26, 2016 - ©Val d'Isere

Gallery: Ski openings in French Alps Nov. 26, 2016

Beautiful skiing conditions in Val d'Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, Montgenevre, Chamonix and Alpe d'huez.

Our first day's skiing on the Ahorn in Mayrhofen - ©Mayrhofen Bergbahnen

Our first day's skiing on the Ahorn in Mayrhofen

After a hearty breakfast we're fully motivated for a great day's skiing.

Gallery: Powder in the Italian Alps - ©Facebook Bardonecchia Ski

Gallery: Powder in the Italian Alps

Powder alarms have been triggered across the Italian Alps - Sestriere, Bardonecchia, Cervinia, Monterosa and more. Check out the latest pics

Expert skiers' guide - ©Photo by Liam Doran

Expert skiers' guide

Steep verticals, big jumps, deep powder - whatever your fix, we can help you find it.

Budget ski - ©Agence Zoom - Sindy THOMAS

Budget ski

Cheap and skiing don’t often go hand in hand but it’s certainly possible to make great savings if you’re savvy with your booking.

Best mountain restaurants in France - ©La Bouitte

Best mountain restaurants in France

Refined cuisine or rustic mountain dishes, find the tastiest spots to chow down on the slopes.

Skiing in Mayrhofen - ©Silvretta Montafon

Skiing in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen in the Zillertal is a diverse ski area. Whether you're a freerider, beginner, party-goer, or even spa enthusiast - the resort has something to offer all. Read some articles and offers from the ski resort . . .

Mayrhofen's Harakiri: More like a ski jumping hill than a downhill - ©Laurin Moser

Mayrhofen's Harakiri: More like a ski jumping hill than a downhill

If you dare to descend the almost-vertical slope, you need to be brimming with courage and self-confidence.

Ski airlines: Avoid the fees when flying with skis - ©SWISS

Ski airlines: Avoid the fees when flying with skis

Get clued up on airline ski fees and weight restrictions before booking your ski holiday.

Global jetsetters

Global jetsetters

Love skiing so much you're ready to cross continents to get your powder fix? Well then our global jetsetters guide is for you.

Gallery: Snow, snow everywhere in French Alps Nov. 13, 2016 - ©La Plagne

Gallery: Snow, snow everywhere in French Alps Nov. 13, 2016

The French Alps has been blanketed in powder, see latest pics from Les Arcs, La Plagne, Serre Che, Val Tho, Meribel, Les Menuires, Tignes and many more.

Markus Kroll: Training in the Zillertal - ©TVB Mayrhofen

Markus Kroll: Training in the Zillertal

"If I could choose my favourite training area, I would choose Mayrhofen every time."

Half a metre of snow forecast for the Alps - ©Facebook Livigno

Half a metre of snow forecast for the Alps

Big snowfalls are expected across the Alps this weekend, with the biggest dumps of around 50cm for Tignes, Chamonix, Val Thorens and Engadin St. Moritz.

A night in an igloo on Ahorn Mountain - ©TVB Mayrhofen

A night in an igloo on Ahorn Mountain

"The igloo is a place where the clock stands still - you can immerse yourself in a completely different world"

OTS Interview with pro rider Tom Burt

OTS Interview with pro rider Tom Burt

Tom has been riding big mountains for more than 30 years at a level that most of us can only dream about.

Why ski in Mayrhofen? We ask the visitors - ©TVB Mayrhofen

Why ski in Mayrhofen? We ask the visitors

If you chat to visitors of Mayrhofen, it soon becomes clear that the slopes here are some of their all-time favourites.

Gallery: Ski resort openings Oct. 22, 2016 - ©Kitzbuehel-Tirol/Facebook

Gallery: Ski resort openings Oct. 22, 2016

Check out the opening day pics from Les 2 Alpes, Kitzbuehel and Cervinia.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps 13.10.16 - ©Facebook Vars

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps 13.10.16

The first snow has fallen in many big-name alpine ski resorts, including Val Thorens, Tignes, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Ischgl, Lech Zuers, St. Anton and more.

Gallery: Tignes kicks off the ski season Oct. 1, 2016 - ©Andy Parant Photographie

Gallery: Tignes kicks off the ski season Oct. 1, 2016

Tignes' glacier is now officially open for the winter season! Check out these pics from Saturday . . .

How to purchase the perfect pair of ski goggles - ©Ski amade

How to purchase the perfect pair of ski goggles

We spoke to a specialist ski retailer to help us navigate the foggy world of ski goggles.

What to look for in a ski helmet - ©Edge & Wax

What to look for in a ski helmet

Expert tips from Edge & Wax on how to buy the safest, most comfortable ski helmet.

Where to ski in October - ©Aurélien Gonthier / Les 2 Alpes

Where to ski in October

Can't wait for winter? You don't have to - find out where to ski in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland this October.

Gallery: Paws to the rescue - ©Copper Mountain Resort

Gallery: Paws to the rescue

Check out our latest super-cute gallery highlighting avalanche dogs on the job.

Gallery: First snow arrives in France - ©Facebook Tignes

Gallery: First snow arrives in France

Tignes, Val d'Isere, Meribel and more have received their first dusting of snow for the 2016/17 winter season.

Editors' choice: Best powder skis for 2016/2017 - ©Fischer

Editors' choice: Best powder skis for 2016/2017

Skis in the powder category are designed to perform in soft snow, check out our favourites for this winter.

Editors' choice: Best all-mountain back skis 2016/2017 - ©Rossignol

Editors' choice: Best all-mountain back skis 2016/2017

All-mountain back skis allow you mix it up on and off the piste. Check out our favourites for 2016/2017.

Editors' choice: Best all-mountain front skis 2016/2017 - ©Salomon

Editors' choice: Best all-mountain front skis 2016/2017

All-mountain front skis favour groomed snow while not shying away from powder and bumps. Check out our favourites for 2016/2017

Editors' choice: Best carving skis for 2016/2017 - ©Head

Editors' choice: Best carving skis for 2016/2017

Nine fast skis rose to the top for precision and grip while carving up the corduroy or icy hardpack.

Men's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide 2016/2017 - ©Liam Doran

Men's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide 2016/2017

If your quiver is in need of a carver, then compare reviews for the latest men's Frontside skis for the 2016/2017 ski season.

Top UK university snowsports clubs - ©GUSSC

Top UK university snowsports clubs

Join a university snowsports club and you'll never look back.

Gallery: Glacier skiing in Europe June 2016 - ©Arnaud Guerrand

Gallery: Glacier skiing in Europe June 2016

Beautiful sunshine and glacier skiing this week in Tignes, Les 2 Alpes, Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn, and more.

The UK's indoor skiing centres - ©SnowWorld

The UK's indoor skiing centres

Continue improving your ski skills throughout summer with regular visits to one of the UK's indoor skiing centres.

Ski Exercises: Band Walks - ©Tim Shisler

Ski Exercises: Band Walks

U.S. Ski Team athlete Grete Eliassen shows you one of her favorite preseason exercises and ski workouts to prepare you for ski season.

Ski season jobs: The highs and lows - ©Jack Affleck

Ski season jobs: The highs and lows

If you are a free agent and really want to improve your skiing, and you don't mind roughing it a bit, the world is very much your oyster.

OnTheSnow survey: Tell us about yourself - ©Cody Downard Photography

OnTheSnow survey: Tell us about yourself

We want to know more about you, our awesome readers. Take the survey and help us make OnTheSnow even better!

How to find the right ski school - ©BASS

How to find the right ski school

We tracked down a couple of industry experts to get their view on what separates great ski schools from average ones.

Snow report: Excellent conditions across the Alps - ©James Young

Snow report: Excellent conditions across the Alps

Heavy snow has been widespread across the Alps this week, great conditions are being reported both on and off the slopes.

The shining lights of the Dolomites - ©Matthias Fredriksson

The shining lights of the Dolomites

Where else could you dine on Michelin-star food while still wearing your ski boots? Consider skiing in the Dolomites.

Guide: Skiing the Austrian Tyrol - ©Ischgl Tourism

Guide: Skiing the Austrian Tyrol

If you've never visited the Tyrol, check out our top 10 reasons to go and read about the most popular ski resorts in the region.

Innsbruck: From the city to the slopes in 20 mins - ©® Innsbruck Info

Innsbruck: From the city to the slopes in 20 mins

The lively Olympic city is surrounded by small ski resorts, each with its own character.

Kitzbühel: Fashionable town ideal for intermediates - ©Corinna Heim

Kitzbühel: Fashionable town ideal for intermediates

This vast and snow-reliable ski resort boasts an above-average number of family runs.

Sölden: High-altitude skiing & breath-taking views - ©Solden Tourism

Sölden: High-altitude skiing & breath-taking views

It's “Think big, think Sölden” slogan is applicable to both its terrain and nightlife.

St. Anton: Top resort for serious skiers - ©St. Anton Tourismus

St. Anton: Top resort for serious skiers

St. Anton is is well deserving of its cult status among the world’s advanced skiers thanks to its extensive, varied ski area, consistent snow record and challenging off-piste.

Top 10 reasons to visit the Austrian Tyrol - ©Kitzbühel Tourism

Top 10 reasons to visit the Austrian Tyrol

This spectacular mountain region is home to some of the best skiing in Europe, not to mention the legendary apres-ski, delicious local dishes, and pretty chocolate-box villages.

Boost your energy on the mountain with good nutrition - ©Sophie Jane

Boost your energy on the mountain with good nutrition

Healthy eating has definitely become a 'thing'. But it’s still hard to make smart choices and never more so than when you’re on the mountain!

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps Feb. 11

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps Feb. 11

Powder alarms have gone off in Meribel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Courchevel, Let Gets, La Clusaz, Tignes and more. Check out our snow gallery.

Snow report: Widespread snowfall on the way - ©La Plagne Paradiski

Snow report: Widespread snowfall on the way

The Northern French Alps and Austria's Arlberg region have the best snow at present, but powder is in the forecast for many resorts.

Snow report: Half a metre forecast for Alps - ©Tim Bode

Snow report: Half a metre forecast for Alps

It’s been spring-like across the Alps recently, but it’s all change this weekend with more than half a metre of powder on the way.

Take a roadtrip along Canada's Powder Highway - ©Panorama Mountain Village.

Take a roadtrip along Canada's Powder Highway

Patrick Thorne takes his family on a 1000-mile round trip of the Canadian Rockies.

Hot gear for next year: 2 top ski trends for 2017 - ©Krista Crabtree

Hot gear for next year: 2 top ski trends for 2017

OnTheSnow Ski Test Director and industry expert, Krista Crabtree, peers into skiing's future to deliver two hot ski trends you need to know about now.

Gallery: 2016 Val Gardena Ski Instructors Calendar - ©Scuola Sci Selva http://www.scuolasciselva.com - Robert Perathoner ski instructor & photographer - www.foto-prodigit.com

Gallery: 2016 Val Gardena Ski Instructors Calendar

This year's ski instructor calendar is more than just eye candy for your wall.

Snow report: Snow, snow everywhere! - ©Alpe d'Huez/Facebook

Snow report: Snow, snow everywhere!

Snow has been widespread over the last week and skiing conditions have dramatically improved both on and off the piste

Gallery: Snow keeps falling in French Alps - ©Val d'Isere

Gallery: Snow keeps falling in French Alps

There's no end to the snowfall in the French Alps - see latest powder pics from Val d'Isere, Val Tho, La Plagne, Les Menuires, Les 2 Alpes, Megeve and more.

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria & Switzerland Jan. 4, 2016 - ©Lech-Zuers/Facebook

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria & Switzerland Jan. 4, 2016

Widespread powder conditions for many big-name resorts including Mayrhofen, Ischgl, Zell am See, St. Anton and more.

3-Day Snow Forecast: A metre of powder for French Alps - ©Avoriaz

3-Day Snow Forecast: A metre of powder for French Alps

Up to a metre of snow is forecast for big-name French ski resorts this weekend, including La Plagne, Les Arcs, Meribel, Chamonix, Les 2 Alpes, Courchevel, Alpe d'Huez, Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Tignes and more.

Family ski guide - ©Office de Tousrisme de Val d'Allos

Family ski guide

Find the best ski resorts and accommodation to fit your family profile.

Snow report: Where’s the best snow between Christmas and New Year? - ©Val Thorens

Snow report: Where’s the best snow between Christmas and New Year?

There's good skiing to be found in Europe right now, you just need to know where to look!

Ski accommodation - ©Whitepod

Ski accommodation

From family chalets to mountaintop hotels and igloos, get inspiration and practical info for your next ski holiday.

Transportation

Transportation

Expert tips on the cheapest and most stress-free ways to travel to the Alps.

Luxury ski resorts - ©Lodge at Jackson Hole

Luxury ski resorts

Our guide to the chicest ski spots, most elegant lodging and sophisticated apres-ski.

Aprés-ski resorts

Aprés-ski resorts

Dancing on tables in ski boots or a more laid-back shopping, dining and spa experience?

Snow report: Head high for the best skiing - ©Val d'Isere

Snow report: Head high for the best skiing

The warm conditions have melted the snow that fell back in November but there's still good skiing to be had, you just need to know where to look!

3-day snow forecast: Widespread powder!

3-day snow forecast: Widespread powder!

Snowfall is expected across the Alps this week with the heaviest dumps forecast for the Austrian Alps.

Top five Olympic downhill ski runs - ©Gunnsteinlye

Top five Olympic downhill ski runs

Follow in the footsteps of skiing giants on the greatest Olympic downhill runs.

Videos: World's scariest ski runs - ©Chamonix Tourism

Videos: World's scariest ski runs

Watch experts tackle seriously challenging runs; how many can you tick off your list?

Snow report: Northern French Alps has best skiing - ©Tignes

Snow report: Northern French Alps has best skiing

Pre-Christmas skiers can get their fix at a good choice of resorts across the Alps, although much of the snow is still artificial.

Andorra: Imagine your ideal skiing holiday - ©visitandorra.com

Andorra: Imagine your ideal skiing holiday

With two major areas, Grandvalira and Vallnord, Andorra has become a paradise for ski lovers.

Royal ski resorts: Share a chair with royalty - ©Walserhof hotel

Royal ski resorts: Share a chair with royalty

Find out where to 'accidentally' bump into William and Harry this winter.

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Nov. 26, 2015 - ©Val Thorens

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Nov. 26, 2015

The snow has been piling up in the French Alps this week - Val Thorens, Tignes, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Meribel, Serre Che and more - see all the latest pics here

Snow forecast: More than a metre for French Alps - ©Avoriaz

Snow forecast: More than a metre for French Alps

Huge snow dumps are forecast for the French Alps this weekend, with more than a metre of powder expected in Tignes, Meribel, Val Thorens and Avoriaz.

2016 Calendar: Sexy Ski Instructors of Val Gardena - ©Scuola Sci Selva http://www.scuolasciselva.com - Robert Perathoner ski instructor & photographer - www.foto-prodigit.com

2016 Calendar: Sexy Ski Instructors of Val Gardena

Thinking of learning to ski this winter? Check out these sexy Italian ski instructors

Ski essentials: What to wear - ©EpicMix/Beaver Creek

Ski essentials: What to wear

What should your skiing wardrobe consist of? How to find quality clothes and, once bought, how do you make sure that your clobber stays in tip-top condition?

GORE® C-KNIT™ backer : New Level of Comfort for freeriders - ©GORE-TEX®

GORE® C-KNIT™ backer : New Level of Comfort for freeriders

New 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric with GORE® C-KNITTM Backer Technology available for retail distribution in autumn/winter 2015/16

2015/2016 Ski Buyers' Guide - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Buyers' Guide

In the market for a new pair of skis? Take reviews and specs with you on the go with our in-app Buyers' Guide.

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Oct. 29, 2015 - ©Serre Chevalier Domaine Skiable

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Oct. 29, 2015

A snowstorm moved in across the French Alps last night bringing powder to the resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Chamonix, Serre Che and more.

Gallery: Snow blankets Austrian Alps 15.10.2015 - ©Kitzsteinhorn

Gallery: Snow blankets Austrian Alps 15.10.2015

Fresh snow has fallen in the Austrian Alps - Ischgl, Zell am See-Kaprun, Lech-Zuers, Kitzbuehel, Zillertal and more

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy 17.10.2015 - ©Vialattea

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy 17.10.2015

Fresh snow has fallen across Italian ski resorts - Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Claviere, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio, Cervinia and many more

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps 16.10.2015

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps 16.10.2015

Early snow has fallen across the French Alps - see the latest powder pics from Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Courchevel, Meribel and many more.

2015/2016 Men's Ski Jackets Buyers' Guide

2015/2016 Men's Ski Jackets Buyers' Guide

Reviews for the latest men's ski jackets for the 2015/2016 ski season that includes pricing, fit, available colors and features.

2015/2016 Women's Ski Jackets Buyers' Guide

2015/2016 Women's Ski Jackets Buyers' Guide

Reviews for the latest women's ski jackets for the 2015/2016 ski season that includes pricing, fit, available colors and features.

2015/2016 Women's Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

2015/2016 Women's Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

Reviews for the latest women's ski pants for the 2015/2016 ski season that includes pricing, fit, available colors and features.

2015/2016 Men's Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

2015/2016 Men's Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

Reviews for the latest Men's ski pants for the 2015/2016 ski season that includes pricing, fit, available colors and features.

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy Oct. 2, 2015 - ©Vialattea webcam

Gallery: Fresh snow in Italy Oct. 2, 2015

Early snow has fallen in big-name Italian resorts including Sestriere and Sauze d'Oulx.

Tignes kicks off ski season this weekend! - ©OT de Tignes

Tignes kicks off ski season this weekend!

October 3 is the start of winter in Tignes! 20km of high-altitude slopes of all levels and a half pipe will open.

Gallery: First snow arrives in the Alps - ©Pirovano Passo Stelvio Facebook

Gallery: First snow arrives in the Alps

Autumn has brought snowfall to many top ski resorts in the Alps. Checkout our gallery.

Best Value Skis for 15/16: Top 8 Pairs for the Price - © Liam Doran

Best Value Skis for 15/16: Top 8 Pairs for the Price

What are the best skis for the cheese? Here's who ranked high but hung low on the cost spectrum for the 2015/2016 ski season.

Non-skiers' guide - ©S. Lerendu / Avoriaz Tourisme

Non-skiers' guide

If you don't want to thrash up and down the slopes all day, there's plenty of other things to enjoy in the mountains.

Live, breathe, ski apps: The five hottest ski apps for 2015 - ©Fatmap

Live, breathe, ski apps: The five hottest ski apps for 2015

Here's our pick of the hottest apps to download this winter.

Autumn deals at UK indoor skiing centres - ©Snow Centre

Autumn deals at UK indoor skiing centres

The UK's indoor skiing centres are great places to learn or to brush up on your ski skills before your winter holiday.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's All-Mountain Back Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's All-Mountain Back Skis

Reviews of men's All-Mountain Back skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's All-Mountain Back Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's All-Mountain Back Skis

Reviews of women's All-Mountain Back skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's All-Mountain Front Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's All-Mountain Front Skis

Reviews of women's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's All-Mountain Front Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's All-Mountain Front Skis

Reviews of men's All-Mountain Front skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's Powder Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's Powder Skis

Reviews of women's Powder skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's Powder Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's Powder Skis

Reviews of men's Powder skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's Frontside Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Women's Frontside Skis

Reviews of women's Frontside skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's Frontside Skis - ©Liam Doran

Ski Buyers' Guide: 2015/2016 Men's Frontside Skis

Reviews of men's Frontside skis for the 2015/2016 ski season from the OnTheSnow Ski Test.

Help shape the future of biking in the Alps - ©Robert Boesch

Help shape the future of biking in the Alps

Take a survey to help optimize biking infrastructure in the Alps.

Now is the time to buy 2015 ski boots - ©Skiinfo

Now is the time to buy 2015 ski boots

The end of the season is a great time to purchase some new ski gear at discounted prices. Check out our favourite 2015 ski boots.

Snow report: Spring is in full swing - ©Ivan Obreykov

Snow report: Spring is in full swing

If you’re planning a last-minute spring ski trip, consider a glacial resort or Bulgaria which is experiencing some excellent late-season snow.

Snow report: Powder & sunshine for Easter skiers - ©St. Anton am Arlberg

Snow report: Powder & sunshine for Easter skiers

Around a metre of fresh snow has been recorded in Austria, France and Switzerland this week and more is on the way for Easter weekend.

Gallery: Freeride World Tour Final in Verbier - ©J. Bernard | Freeride World Tour

Gallery: Freeride World Tour Final in Verbier

The world's best freeriders battled it out in Verbier for title of the Freeride World Tour Champion.

Skiing in Norway: Powder conditions, empty slopes - ©Kalle Hägglund

Skiing in Norway: Powder conditions, empty slopes

Miles of untamed wilderness with lakes and mountains as far as the eyes can see.

Snow report: Spring powder on the way this weekend - ©Alpe d'Huez Officiel

Snow report: Spring powder on the way this weekend

Around half a metre of snow is expected in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland this weekend.

Gallery: Best photos of winter 2015

Gallery: Best photos of winter 2015

Checkout the best pics of winter 2015 from the Whitehearts freeriding crew.

Snow report: Best skiing at high altitude - ©ViaLattea

Snow report: Best skiing at high altitude

The high-altitude resorts of Val Thorens, Avoriaz, Val d'Isere, Tignes and Obergurgl have the best skiing at present.

A day in the life of a ski patroller - ©Steve Ruskay

A day in the life of a ski patroller

Hiking in icy winds and poor visibility at 5am is all part of the job.

Snow report: Winter is making a comeback! - ©Montgenevre Tourism

Snow report: Winter is making a comeback!

After a sunny week, the snow clouds are moving in again bringing more than a metre of powder to the Alps this weekend.

Stay in the city, ski the surroundings - ©Untersberg Mountain

Stay in the city, ski the surroundings

Stay in one of Europe's alpine cities, just a stone's throw from the ski slopes.

Ski lessons: Group or private? - ©Avoriaz

Ski lessons: Group or private?

The decision: Do you go for a group lesson or a private one? This veteran professional ski instructor has some advice for you.

Photo Gallery: All of Next Season's Best Skis in 3 Days - ©Liam Doran

Photo Gallery: All of Next Season's Best Skis in 3 Days

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2015/2016 took Snowbird by storm the first week of March, and in turn, Snowbird struck back with a storm of its own: 26" of pure Utah powder.

2015/2016 Ski Test Overview: Why We're Psyched for Next Season - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Test Overview: Why We're Psyched for Next Season

OnTheSnow's annual Ski Test went down the first week of March, and we've got the play by play from three powderful days in Snowbird.

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 3: All-Mountain Front & All-Mountain Back Skis - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 3: All-Mountain Front & All-Mountain Back Skis

Day three was devoted to the All-Mountain Front and All-Mountain Back skis that proved as versatile as they are fun.

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 2: Powder & All-Mountain Back Skis  - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 2: Powder & All-Mountain Back Skis

The powder has never been better for testing skis than it was on day two of Ski Test 2015/2016.

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 1: Frontside & All-Mountain Front Skis - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Test Recap Day 1: Frontside & All-Mountain Front Skis

Ski Test 2015/2016 kicked off with Frontside and All-Mountain Front categories.

What Happens in Snowbird: 3 Days, 100s of Skis, Feet of Powder - ©Liam Doran

What Happens in Snowbird: 3 Days, 100s of Skis, Feet of Powder

Here's what went down in Snowbird the first week of March that will help shape the fate of next season's skis. Otherwise known as the OnTheSnow Ski Test 2015/2016.

Infographic: What it Takes to Pull Off Ski Test - ©Liam Doran

Infographic: What it Takes to Pull Off Ski Test

Ski Test 2015/2016 by the numbers.

The most effective powder diet: Japanuary - ©Caroline Van T Hoff

The most effective powder diet: Japanuary

If you are under the impression that you can only ski mellow lines in Japan, you are wrong! Caroline and Julie explored the untouched powder of Hakuba in January.

2015/2016 All-Mountain Front & All-Mountain Back Skis - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 All-Mountain Front & All-Mountain Back Skis

Day three was devoted to the All-Mountain Front and All-Mountain Back skis that proved as versatile as they are fun.

Snow report: Fresh snow & spring sunshine - ©Val Thorens

Snow report: Fresh snow & spring sunshine

Powder alarms have sounded off at numerous big-name alpine resorts this week; gloriously sunny skies this weekend.

2015/2016 Powder & All-Mountain Back Skis  - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Powder & All-Mountain Back Skis

The powder has never been better for testing skis than it was on day two of Ski Test 2015/2016.

2015/2016 Frontside & All-Mountain Front Skis - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Frontside & All-Mountain Front Skis

Ski Test 2015/2016 kicked off with Frontside and All-Mountain Front categories.

2015/2016 Ski Test Overview: Why We're Psyched for Next Season - ©Liam Doran

2015/2016 Ski Test Overview: Why We're Psyched for Next Season

OnTheSnow's annual Ski Test took place the first week of March, and we've got the play by play from three powderful days in Snowbird.

Ski Test 2015/2016 in Action Via the Socialsphere - ©Liam Doran

Ski Test 2015/2016 in Action Via the Socialsphere

The scene from Snowbird during Ski Test 2015/2016 as told by the editors and testers themselves.

Inspirational skiers and boarders, past and present - ©Taylor and Africa

Inspirational skiers and boarders, past and present

Their stories and achievements continue to push boundaries

Five reasons to ski Laax: Food - ©Laax Tourismus

Five reasons to ski Laax: Food

We found that there are great lunch and dining options that have their price, but match this with great quality.

Five reasons to ski Laax: Infrastructure - ©gaudenzdanuser.com

Five reasons to ski Laax: Infrastructure

Rocksresort is a major real estate development consisting of eight massive stone structures that house apartments, shops, bars and restaurants.

Five reasons to ski Laax: Freestyle Academy - ©Graubünden

Five reasons to ski Laax: Freestyle Academy

The Freestyle Academy is an indoor training facility that essentially feels like a massive playground for snowboarders, freeskiers, skaters, climbers and bikers.

Five reasons to ski Laax: Parks & pipes - ©Marcel Lämmerhirt | Red Bull Content Pool

Five reasons to ski Laax: Parks & pipes

Whether you are into big air tricks, the halfpipe or just a beginner wanting to learn the trade, this is where Laax really excels above and beyond.

Five reasons to ski Laax: Slopes & terrain - ©Laax Tourist Office

Five reasons to ski Laax: Slopes & terrain

With 235km of slopes, Laax is one of the larger ski resorts in the Alps and it covers a massive 100sqkm – 70% of which is above 2,000m.

Five reasons to ski Laax

Five reasons to ski Laax

Laax in Switzerland is a major ski resort and has recently received the award for Best Swiss Ski Resort for the second time.

Snow report: Widespread powder for the Alps - ©Val Gardena

Snow report: Widespread powder for the Alps

Skiing conditions are great thanks to the heavy snowfall earlier in the week; more powder is forecast this weekend.

Easter skiing gets boost from sliding ski costs & heavy snowfall - ©Val d'Isere

Easter skiing gets boost from sliding ski costs & heavy snowfall

The euro's falling value means ski resorts are 22 percent cheaper and the biggest falls are in world-class French resorts.

Five reasons to ski Livigno - ©Livigno

Five reasons to ski Livigno

Here are five things you may not know about the Italian ski resort of Livingo.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Feb. 24, 2015 - ©Avoriaz

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Feb. 24, 2015

Check out the beautiful powder conditions in Avoriaz, Chamonix, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Alpe d'Huez, Serre Che and Val d'Isere

Snow report: The snow returns this weekend - ©James Young

Snow report: The snow returns this weekend

Snow will replace the sunshine again this weekend, with the heaviest powder dumps forecast for the French Pyrenees and French Alps.

An insider's guide to freeriding in Chamonix - ©Chamonix Tourism

An insider's guide to freeriding in Chamonix

Yan Raulet, a mountain guide for 25 years, tells you everything you need to know about the best off-piste in Chamonix.

Livigno is getting fatter – on the bike! - ©Livigno

Livigno is getting fatter – on the bike!

Every year more bikers travel to the Italian resort for a winter shred

Corsica: A bit of adventure with your skiing - ©Montagnes de Corse.

Corsica: A bit of adventure with your skiing

Ski in Corsica? Yes it really is possible. You can hit the snow and sea in the same day.

Ski New York: Bright lights and snowy slopes - ©Smugglers' Notch

Ski New York: Bright lights and snowy slopes

Combine the very best of the Big Apple with its surrounding ski slopes.

Espace Killy: One ski area, two very different resorts - ©OT Val d`Isère

Espace Killy: One ski area, two very different resorts

The ski area links the two famous resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere. Which one suits you best?

Photo gallery: Why we can't wait for next season's skis - © Ashleigh Miller Photography

Photo gallery: Why we can't wait for next season's skis

Light as a feather, stiff as two boards. Skis for 2016 introduce innovative materials, new shapes and more versatility and fun than ever before.

Snow report: Fantastic skiing conditions - ©Vialattea

Snow report: Fantastic skiing conditions

Skiers are enjoying the widespread powder conditions across the Alps and Pyrenees.

2016 Ski Gear: Ski jackets & pants of the future - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

2016 Ski Gear: Ski jackets & pants of the future

Ski outerwear for 2016 increases function without compromising fashion.

Film Trailer: SNOWMAN - ©Snowman Film/Salomon Freeski

Film Trailer: SNOWMAN

A feature-length documentary film about avalanche controller, Kevin Fogolin's, terrifying helicopter crash and how it changed his life. Watch the official trailer here

Video: Freeride World Tour 2015 in Chamonix - ©freerideworldtour.com/TREPO

Video: Freeride World Tour 2015 in Chamonix

Watch contenders battle it out in the first leg of the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 in Chamonix.

2016 Ski Gear: Next season's helmets & goggles - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

2016 Ski Gear: Next season's helmets & goggles

Throwback graphics to modern collabs, convenient change/fit systems, safety innovations to straightup strap preference, here's the heads up on 2016 helmets & goggles.

Snow report: Powder alarms ring out across the Alps - ©Avoriaz

Snow report: Powder alarms ring out across the Alps

It’s been a bumper week of snowfall for the Alps, and it’s still falling!

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Jan. 29-30, 2015 - ©Cyrille Quintard

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Jan. 29-30, 2015

60cm of snow has fallen in the French Alps and it's still snowing. Check out our gallery of the latest pics from Alpe d'Huez, Avoriaz, La Plagne and Les Arcs.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Austrian Alps Jan. 28, 2015 - ©Kitzbuehel Bergbahn

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Austrian Alps Jan. 28, 2015

Powder conditions in Mayrhofen, Kitzbuehel, Lech-Zuers, Zell am See, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and more. Check out our gallery.

3-Day snow forecast: Huge powder dumps on way to French Alps - ©Avoriaz

3-Day snow forecast: Huge powder dumps on way to French Alps

130-204cm of snow is on way to Alpe d'Huez, Avoriaz, Morzine, Chamonix, Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Megeve, 3 Valleys, Val d'Isere & Tignes. See full forecast

Snow report: Good skiing across the Alps - ©Vialattea Facebook

Snow report: Good skiing across the Alps

Substantial snowfalls over the last week have greatly improved conditions across the Alps.

Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 - ©freerideworldtour.com /DCarlier

Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015

Watch the world's best freeriders push their skills to the absolute limits on five awesome mountains around the world.

Video: Ski through the eyes of a pro - ©Pierre Augier

Video: Ski through the eyes of a pro

Watch French pro skier, Candide Thovex, hit the slopes through the eyes of his helmet cam.

Gallery: Powder blankets Italian ski resorts - ©Bormio Ski

Gallery: Powder blankets Italian ski resorts

Up to 80cm of powder has fallen in Italy over the last three days. See fresh snow pics from Bormio, Livigno, Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Val Gardena and many more.

Ski Switzerland despite the Franc - ©Mürren Lover

Ski Switzerland despite the Franc

Tips from experts in the industry on how to make Swiss ski holidays more affordable.

Gallery: Powder in French Alps Jan. 17, 2015 - ©Avoriaz

Gallery: Powder in French Alps Jan. 17, 2015

Powder alarms have sounded off across the French Alps - Avoriaz, Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, Megeve, Morzine, Val Thorens and more. Check out our gallery.

Gallery: The cutest avalanche puppies in training - ©Park City Mountain Resort

Gallery: The cutest avalanche puppies in training

We're giving a bark out to some of the best (and cutest) avalanche dogs in the US.

Gallery: Snowfall in Italy Jan. 16, 2015 - ©Bardonecchia Ski

Gallery: Snowfall in Italy Jan. 16, 2015

Italian ski resorts are the first to be hit by the heavy snowfalls - 30cm for Bardonecchia today (so far!) - and it's still snowing! Click to see pics.

Three perfect days' skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado - ©Breckenridge

Three perfect days' skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado

Where to ski, eat and drink on your trip to Breck.

Snow report: Serious snow dumps this weekend - ©Nendaz Tourisme

Snow report: Serious snow dumps this weekend

Huge, widespread snow dumps are forecast this weekend, particularly for the Southern Alps.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Jan. 14, 2015 - ©Alpe d'Huez/Cyrille Quintard

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Jan. 14, 2015

Plenty of big-name ski resorts received a healthy layer of snow this morning, check out the gallery here.

Salomon Freeski TV: Lost Village - ©Salomon Freeski TV

Salomon Freeski TV: Lost Village

The Salomon Freeski team learn to enjoy the simple things in life in the French alpine village of Val de la Claree, where time stands still.

Powder alarms for French Alps on Wed. Jan. 14 - ©Morzine Avoriaz

Powder alarms for French Alps on Wed. Jan. 14

Up to 47cm of snow is forecast for big-name resorts such as La Clusaz, Avoriaz, La Rosiere, Morzine, Chamonix, Megeve, Les Arcs & Alpe d'Huez. See 3-day forecast here.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Austrian Alps Jan. 12, 2015 - ©Zell am See-Kaprun

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Austrian Alps Jan. 12, 2015

55cm of snow fell in the Austrian Alps over 3 days, check out our gallery here

Snow report: Snow will replace the sunshine - ©Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Snow report: Snow will replace the sunshine

40-50cm of snow is expected in France and Austria this weekend; Austria currently has the best skiing in the Alps.

3 Ski trends for the 2015/2016 season - ©Liam Doran

3 Ski trends for the 2015/2016 season

A little taste of where skis from your favourite brands are headed for the 2015/2016 ski season.

Snow report: Great skiing conditions across the Alps - ©Avoriaz

Snow report: Great skiing conditions across the Alps

More than a metre of snow has been reported in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland in the last 7 days.

3 Ski Trends for the 2015/2016 Season - ©Liam Doran

3 Ski Trends for the 2015/2016 Season

A little taste of where skis from your favorite brands are headed for the 2015/2016 ski season.

Snow Report: The much-needed snow has arrived! - ©Val d'Isere

Snow Report: The much-needed snow has arrived!

Widespread snow has blanketed the Alps this weekend, with the heaviest dumps of more than a metre reported in France.

Gallery: Powder in French Alps Dec. 28, 2014 - ©Tignes

Gallery: Powder in French Alps Dec. 28, 2014

Plenty of powder for Meribel, Serre Che, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Alpe d'Huez and many more. See our gallery

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria Dec. 27, 2014 - ©FB Sankt Anton am Arlberg

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria Dec. 27, 2014

Powder has blanketed Austrian resorts of St. Anton, Mayrhofen, Kitzbuehel, Zell am See, Lech and more. See our gallery

3-Day Snow Forecast: Metre of powder for French Alps - ©OT Alpe d'Huez

3-Day Snow Forecast: Metre of powder for French Alps

More than 100cm of powder this weekend for Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Chamonix, Courchevel, Avoriaz, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Tho and Megeve. See full forecast here

Skiing the Milky Way: A resort for everyone - ©Sestriere Vialattea

Skiing the Milky Way: A resort for everyone

Six very different ski resorts with 400 kilometres of linked terrain.

Snow report: The forecast is white for the weekend - ©Val d'Isere

Snow report: The forecast is white for the weekend

After a week of warmer temperatures, the snow is set to return to the the Alps this weekend.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps Dec. 18, 2014 - ©Cyrille Quintard/Alpe d'Huez

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps Dec. 18, 2014

Snow has fallen in many big-name resorts, including La Plagne, Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Courchevel, Chamonix, Sestriere, Ischgl and more.

Salomon Freeski TV: War Story - ©Matthias Fredriksson

Salomon Freeski TV: War Story

The Salomon team ski the mountains above Cortina d'Ampezzo where Italian and Austrian troops clashed in World War I.

Sölden: Snow-sure party central - ©Bergbahnen Sölden

Sölden: Snow-sure party central

The “Think big, think Sölden” slogan is applicable to both its terrain and nightlife.

Bulgaria wins hands down for affordable skiing - ©Bansko Winter Resort

Bulgaria wins hands down for affordable skiing

Whether skiing as a family or for those just finding their feet on the slopes, The Post Office’s annual ski report names Bansko, Bulgaria best value for money.

Gallery: Scotland opens for skiing Dec. 13, 2014 - ©Peter Jolly

Gallery: Scotland opens for skiing Dec. 13, 2014

Cairngorm and Glenshee kicked off the winter season at the weekend and Glencoe will open this Friday.

Gallery: Open for skiing Dec. 13, 2014 - ©Avoriaz

Gallery: Open for skiing Dec. 13, 2014

Latest pictures from open ski resorts across the Alps: La Plagne, Avoriaz, Serre Che, Courchevel, Alpe d'Huez, Val Thorens, Espace Killy, Kitzbuehel, Zell am See and more

Snow report: Ski resorts welcome drop in temperatures - ©Grandvalira

Snow report: Ski resorts welcome drop in temperatures

Substantial snow dumps have been recorded in Andorra while a drop in temperatures in the Alps has enabled snow machines to work around the clock.

Gallery: Ski resorts across Europe Dec. 10, 2014

Gallery: Ski resorts across Europe Dec. 10, 2014

Check out the current snow conditions in big-name resorts, including Avoriaz, Ischgl, Saalbach, Zell am See, Wengen, Alpbach and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser.

59TH CRITERIUM DE LA PREMIERE NEIGE : LADIES WORLD CUP RACES IN VAL D’ISÈRE

59TH CRITERIUM DE LA PREMIERE NEIGE : LADIES WORLD CUP RACES IN VAL D’ISÈRE

Come and applaud the cream of international alpine skiing during the ladies Critérium de la Première Neige. Val d’Isère swings into action to offer the absolute best in terms of competition.

Andorra: The best skiing in the Pyrenees - ©Grandvalira

Andorra: The best skiing in the Pyrenees

This winter there's even more reason to visit Andorra with a massive 23% drop in prices.

Post Office Report 2014: Prices plunge at leading ski resorts this winter - ©Les 2 Alpes

Post Office Report 2014: Prices plunge at leading ski resorts this winter

Bulgaria remains cheapest but Austria and Slovenia are closing the gap.

Snow report: Andorra kicks off ski season today! - ©Vallnord

Snow report: Andorra kicks off ski season today!

Grandvalira opens 35km of pistes today while many alpine resorts are forced to postpone season start.

Gallery: Ischgl opens with James Blunt - ©TVB Paznaun - Ischgl

Gallery: Ischgl opens with James Blunt

Ischgl kicks off the ski season with James Blunt at legendary Top of the Mountain concert.

Salomon Freeski: The Controller - ©Salomon

Salomon Freeski: The Controller

Watch an excerpt from the feature-length documentary film "Snowman"

Gallery: Resorts open for skiing Nov. 29-30 - ©Val d'Isere

Gallery: Resorts open for skiing Nov. 29-30

Check out pics of the first lucky skiers in Val d'Isere, Les 2 Alpes, Serre Chevalier and Val Thorens.

Snow report: Winter is set to return! - ©Ischgl

Snow report: Winter is set to return!

A metre of powder is forecast for Italy's Milky Way and half a metre is expected in France, Austria and Switzerland.

Snow alerts for your favourite ski resorts - ©OT Alpe d'Huez

Snow alerts for your favourite ski resorts

Sign up for snow reports, powder alarms & snow forecasts straight to your inbox!

3-day snow forecast: 48cm for the Alps - ©OT Val Thorens

3-day snow forecast: 48cm for the Alps

Snow is set to return to the Alps this week; almost half a metre is expected over the next three days.

Gallery: Ski openings Nov. 22, 2014 - ©Alpe d'Huez/Facebook

Gallery: Ski openings Nov. 22, 2014

Val Thorens, Montgenevre, Alpe d'Huez and La Clusaz all opened with powder conditions and blue skies.

Snow report: Five French resorts open today - ©Val Thorens

Snow report: Five French resorts open today

Recent bumper snowfalls bring great conditions to high resorts and prompt early ski openings.

Salomon Freeski TV: Late - ©Salomon Freeski TV

Salomon Freeski TV: Late

Every new ski season starts with the optimism that this will be the best season ever. When the snow doesn't show up, skiers will go to ridiculous lengths to make it happen.

5 Reasons to get OnTheSnow’s new app, stat

5 Reasons to get OnTheSnow’s new app, stat

Whether you’re an Android powder hound, an iOS weekend warrior or any combo in between, the latest OnTheSnow app is worth the quick update.

Bumper snowfalls in French Alps - ©Facebook | www.valthorens.com

Bumper snowfalls in French Alps

See the latest powder pics from Val Thorens, Serre Che, Avoriaz, Alpe d'Huez, La Plagne, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les 2 Alpes and many more.

2015 Helmet Buyers' Guide

2015 Helmet Buyers' Guide

Reviews for 10 shiny new ski helmets that epitomize skier safety for the 2014/15 ski season.

Snow report: A metre of snow forecast for the Alps - ©Avoriaz

Snow report: A metre of snow forecast for the Alps

Bumper snowfalls are expected in the Alps this weekend.

Ski Boots Buyers' Guide: 20 Top Pairs for '15

Ski Boots Buyers' Guide: 20 Top Pairs for '15

Ski boots are one of the most important pieces of equipment. Read up and choose wisely.

2015 Goggle Buyers' Guide

2015 Goggle Buyers' Guide

This year's manufacturers achieved goggle greatness, and we've got reviews for the latest from all the top brands.

Salomon Freeski TV: Rusutsu Supernatural - ©De 4 japanske pudderninjaer

Salomon Freeski TV: Rusutsu Supernatural

The Salomon crew ski waist-deep powder in Japan.

Gallery: Snow is piling up in the Alps

Gallery: Snow is piling up in the Alps

It's been dumping down across the Alps, see all the latest powder pics here.

Half a metre of snow forecast for the Alps

Half a metre of snow forecast for the Alps

Check out the long list of ski resorts expecting snow tomorrow.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport: Direct flights and easy access to the Alps - ©Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport: Direct flights and easy access to the Alps

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is the perfect spot for quick and easy access to the Northern Alps, the largest skiable area in the world !

Hop on a ski train to the Alps from £149 return - ©Slimmer Jimmer

Hop on a ski train to the Alps from £149 return

Take the Eurostar from London direct to the French or Swiss Alps this winter.

Salomon Freeski TV: CMH Dreamland

Salomon Freeski TV: CMH Dreamland

CMH Monashees, Canada claims to have the world's greatest heliskiing, so naturally the boys go find out if it's true

Save on skiing in November - ©C.Cattin/Val Thorens

Save on skiing in November

Kick-off your ski season in November with pre-season savings on lift tickets and accommodation, free 2015 gear testing, and cool opening parties.

2015 Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

2015 Ski Pants Buyers' Guide

The bottom line in 2015 ski pants, with reviews, pricing, specs, materials and more for these 26 pairs.

Gallery: Warren Miller Film Tour 2014/15 - ©Warren MIller Film Tour

Gallery: Warren Miller Film Tour 2014/15

Check out snaps from Warren Miller's latest film 'No Turning Back'

Gallery: Snow blankets the Alps - ©Avoriaz

Gallery: Snow blankets the Alps

The first snows have fallen in many big-name resorts across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

Gallery: Les 2 Alpes snowpark - ©Les 2 Alpes Tourism

Gallery: Les 2 Alpes snowpark

Putting the finishing touches on Les 2 Alpes' snowpark ahead of the opening this Saturday.

2015 Gloves & Mittens Buyers' Guide

2015 Gloves & Mittens Buyers' Guide

The latest gloves and mittens for 2015 and what we thought of these 15 pairs in particular.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps - ©Les 2 Alpes

Gallery: Fresh snow in the Alps

The first snow has fallen in the Alps and the countdown to winter has officially begun!

2015 Male Ski Instructor Calendar - ©Gitta Saxx | www.skilehrerinnen.at

2015 Male Ski Instructor Calendar

Ladies, these guys are waiting for you in the mountains this winter.

2015 Female Ski Instructor Calendar - ©Gitta Saxx | www.skilehrerinnen.at

2015 Female Ski Instructor Calendar

If this doesn't make you want to go skiing this year, not sure what will!

2015 Ski Jacket Buyers' Guide

2015 Ski Jacket Buyers' Guide

Comprehensive reviews of men's and women's ski jackets for 2015 from today's top brands.

More Powder? Yes Please! 12 Pairs to Get You There - ©Cody Downard Photography

More Powder? Yes Please! 12 Pairs to Get You There

OnTheSnow Ski Testers reviewed these 12 pairs of new-for-2015 women's Powder Skis so that those deep days are even more epic.

Which of These 17 Pairs Will Be Your New Friend on a Powder Day?  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Which of These 17 Pairs Will Be Your New Friend on a Powder Day?

Check out the latest and fatest men's skis for 2015 with reviews for 17 Powder skis, plus the full OnTheSnow 2015 Ski Buyers' Guide.

11 Women's Skis for Unconditional Charging  - ©Cody Downard Photography

11 Women's Skis for Unconditional Charging

With waists wide enough to float in soft snow yet enough edge grip to hold skiing the hardpack, one of these women's All-Mountain Back skis will your next complete quiver.

17 Men's All-Mountain Back Skis for Easy Exploration - ©Cody Downard Photography

17 Men's All-Mountain Back Skis for Easy Exploration

Check out the latest ski reviews for these 17 pairs of new-for-2015 men's All-Mountain Back skis that equal adventure no matter where you’re skiing.

October skiing in Tignes & Les 2 Alpes - ©Les 2 Alpes

October skiing in Tignes & Les 2 Alpes

Warm up your ski legs in October before the official opening of the ski season.

Editors' Choice: Best men's skis for 2015 - ©Heather B. Fried

Editors' Choice: Best men's skis for 2015

We have picked our favourite frontside, all-mountain and powder skis for the fellas.

Editors' Choice: Best women's skis for 2015 - ©Cody Downard Photography

Editors' Choice: Best women's skis for 2015

Here's our favourite Frontside, All-Mountain and Powder skis for the ladies.

Video: Salomon Freeski Season 8 Teaser

Video: Salomon Freeski Season 8 Teaser

Salomon Freeski returns 7th October, but until then here's a taste of what's to come.

Videos: 2015 Ski Reviews - ©Cody Downard Photography

Videos: 2015 Ski Reviews

OnTheSnow hits the mountain in next winter's skis and delivers the verdicts. Watch our testers review the latest models from leading brands.

15 Skis to Suit the All-Mountain Front Females - ©Cody Downard Photography

15 Skis to Suit the All-Mountain Front Females

For the ladies who favor the frontside but can't be confined there, these 15 pairs of new-for-2015 skis will knock your ski socks off.

Where Speed Meets Versatility: 16 Men's All-Mountain Front Skis - ©Cody Downard Photography

Where Speed Meets Versatility: 16 Men's All-Mountain Front Skis

For the guys who like to get after the groomers and explore in between, these 16 All-Mountain Front skis are what you need.

Ski resort opening dates for 2014/15

Ski resort opening dates for 2014/15

Don't miss the first tracks of the year! Make sure you know when your favourite ski resort(s) will be kicking off the winter season.

2014 Ski and Snowboard Show in London, Manchester - ©Ski and Snowboard Show

2014 Ski and Snowboard Show in London, Manchester

The show returns to London and Manchester next month with demos, fashion shows, lessons, music, top brands and plenty more.

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Völkl Yumi - ©Völkl

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Völkl Yumi

The 2015 Völkl Yumi is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the women's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Head Super JOY - ©Head

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Head Super JOY

The 2015 Head Super JOY is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the women's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Dynastar Elite Light - ©Dynastar

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Dynastar Elite Light

The 2015 Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the women's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ - ©Blizzard

2015 Women's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ

The 2015 Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the women's Frontside Category. Here's why.

4 Top 2015 Women's Frontside Skis

4 Top 2015 Women's Frontside Skis

For the chicks who rip, these four pairs of 2015 Editors' Choice Frontside carving skis will only steer you right this season.

The 7 Best Men's Frontside Skis for 2015

The 7 Best Men's Frontside Skis for 2015

These seven pairs of men's Frontside carvers topped our list for 2015. Read on to find out why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Völkl RTM 84 - ©Völkl

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Völkl RTM 84

The 2015 Rossignol Experience 84 is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Nordica Fire Arrow 76 TI - ©Nordica

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Nordica Fire Arrow 76 TI

The 2015 Nordica Fire Arrow 76 Ti is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Rossignol Experience 84 - ©Rossignol

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Rossignol Experience 84

The 2015 Rossignol Experience 84 is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Head i.Supershape Titan - ©Head

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Head i.Supershape Titan

The 2015 Head i.Supershape Titan is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Elan Amphibio 88 XTI - ©Elan

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Elan Amphibio 88 XTI

The 2015 Elan Amphibio 88 XTI is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Blizzard X-Power 810 TI IQ - ©Blizzard

2015 Men's Frontside Editors' Choice Ski: Blizzard X-Power 810 TI IQ

The 2015 Blizzard X-Power 810 TI IQ is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice ski in the men's Frontside Category. Here's why.

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide

Whether looking to add a new pair of Frontside, All-Mountain or Powder skis to your quiver, OnTheSnow's 2015 Buyers' Guide has everything you need to make that decision.

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide

Find your next pair of skis with the OnTheSnow 2015 Buyers' Guide, with comprehensive men's and women's ski reviews for the latest Frontside, All-Mountain Front, All-Mountain Back and Powder skis.

Infographic: Ski Test by the Numbers - ©Cody Downard Photography

Infographic: Ski Test by the Numbers

Mind-blowing stats and our sponsors from OnTheSnow's latest Ski Test.

Far-Flung Ski Destinations: The Southern Hemisphere - ©Michelle Parker

Far-Flung Ski Destinations: The Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere offers the opportunity to ski when it's summer at home, an experience diehards will love.

Photo Gallery: 22 OnTheSnow Ski Testers & How They Got That Way - ©Cody Downard Photography

Photo Gallery: 22 OnTheSnow Ski Testers & How They Got That Way

When they're not in the crosshairs of a serious snowball fight, OnTheSnow Ski Testers mean business. Here's who they are and why they get to determine the fate of next season's skis.

2015 Buyers' Guide: Women's Powder Skis - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Buyers' Guide: Women's Powder Skis

OnTheSnow Ski Testers reviewed these 12 pairs of new-for-2015 women's Powder Skis so that those deep days are even more epic.

2015 Men's Powder Ski Buyers' Guide - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Men's Powder Ski Buyers' Guide

Check out the latest and fatest men's skis for 2015 with reviews for 17 Powder Skis, plus the full OnTheSnow 2015 Ski Buyers' Guide.

2015 Buyers' Guide: Women's All-Mountain Back Skis - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Buyers' Guide: Women's All-Mountain Back Skis

Get reviews for these 11 pairs of new-for-2015 women's All-Mountain Back skis, and don't miss the entire OnTheSnow Ski Buyers' Guide.

Men's 2015 All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Men's 2015 All-Mountain Back Ski Buyers' Guide

See the latest ski reviews for these 17 pairs of new-for-2015 men's All-Mountain Back skis, along with the entire OnTheSnow Ski Buyers' Guide.

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide: Women's All-Mountain Front  - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Ski Buyers' Guide: Women's All-Mountain Front

We reviewed the latest women's All-Mountain Front Skis from 15 of the top brands for this comprehensive 2015 Ski Buyers' Guide.

6 South American Cocktails & Culinary Favourites - ©Photo Courtesy Ski Portillo

6 South American Cocktails & Culinary Favourites

These six culinary and cocktail masterpieces are not to be missed during a summer ski trip to Chile and Argentina.

Buyers' Guide: Men's All-Mountain Front Skis for 2015  - ©Cody Downard Photography

Buyers' Guide: Men's All-Mountain Front Skis for 2015

Check out the latest All-Mountain Front men's skis with our reviews of these 16 pairs for 2014/2015, along with the entire Ski Buyer's Guide to find your next pair.

2015 Women's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Women's Frontside Ski Buyers' Guide

Read reviews of these 12 pairs of women's 2015 Frontside Skis, along with OnTheSnow's full 2015 Ski Buyers' Guide.

2015 Buyers' Guide: Men's Frontside Skis - ©Cody Downard Photography

2015 Buyers' Guide: Men's Frontside Skis

OnTheSnow tested these 13 pairs of men's 2015 Frontside Skis. Check out the reviews along with the full 2015 Ski Buyers' Guide.

You're just 8 clicks from your next ski fix - ©Liam Doran

You're just 8 clicks from your next ski fix

OnTheSnow takes you to the mountains and back again, with everything in between.

Heli-Yeah: Finding Fresh Tracks, Portillo Style - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Heli-Yeah: Finding Fresh Tracks, Portillo Style

Chasing winter? Here's why Portillo heliskiing should top your to-do list.

Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc - ©Matthieu Lienart

Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc

Take the 10-day hike around the base of the highest mountain in Europe.

Summer deals at indoor ski slopes - ©Snow Factor

Summer deals at indoor ski slopes

Scoop up a summer ski deal on lift passes or ski lessons at a UK indoor ski centre.

Walk The Way to Santiago de Compostela - ©Alexander Schimmeck

Walk The Way to Santiago de Compostela

Tourists and pilgrims alike walk The Way of St. James through the Midi-Pyrénées to face their own personal challenge.

Get on your bike in the Rhone Alps - ©Savoie-Mont-Blanc

Get on your bike in the Rhone Alps

Three of the best mountain biking routes in the Rhone Alps.

Come to Andorra and enjoy open air activities, adrenalin and strong emotions - ©visitandorra.com

Come to Andorra and enjoy open air activities, adrenalin and strong emotions

Andorra is the perfect scene to play sports surrounded by nature, for people with an adventurous spirit as much as for the ones looking for strong emotions.

Explore the great outdoors of Andorra - ©visitandorra.com

Explore the great outdoors of Andorra

Our pick of the best Andorran adventures to be had this summer, for families, mountain bikers and hikers.

Summer Ski Safaris in the Southern Hemisphere

Summer Ski Safaris in the Southern Hemisphere

Always wanted to explore Chile, Argentina or New Zealand on skis? Here are some of the best options

Heli-Yeah: Finding Fresh Tracks, Portillo Style - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Heli-Yeah: Finding Fresh Tracks, Portillo Style

Chasing winter? Here's why Portillo heli skiing should top your to-do list.

Snow report: Powder for Easter weekend - ©Chamonix Tourism

Snow report: Powder for Easter weekend

The snow ain't over yet! Widespread snowfall is forecast across the Alps this weekend.

Snow report: Sunny skies and light snowfalls - ©Tignes

Snow report: Sunny skies and light snowfalls

There's still great skiing to be had, you just need to know where to look.

UK snowsports - ©Snow Factor

UK snowsports

The UK is home to a number of year-round ski centres.

Guide to snowboarding - ©Grandvalira/Facebook

Guide to snowboarding

Whether you're just starting out on the board or searching for your next powder hit, our guide has it all.

Beginners & Intermediates - ©James Young

Beginners & Intermediates

Get expert techniques and tips to help you progress faster on the slopes.

Snow report: Snow clouds are moving in again - ©Val Thorens

Snow report: Snow clouds are moving in again

Powder alarms are expected to sound off in France this weekend.

Gallery: 2014 Freeride World Tour Finals - ©Freeride World Tour

Gallery: 2014 Freeride World Tour Finals

Checkout these snaps at FWT finals Xtreme Verbier over the weekend.

Snow report: Good skiing conditions across the Alps

Snow report: Good skiing conditions across the Alps

The sun will come out this weekend for some beautiful spring skiing.

It's dumping down in the Alps

It's dumping down in the Alps

Powder is piling up across the Alps, see today's pictures.

Video: 2014 FWT Verbier teaser - ©freerideworldtour.com / Jeremy Bernard

Video: 2014 FWT Verbier teaser

The 2014 Freeride World Tour finals in Verbier have been postponed today, but this video should whet your appetite.

Ski Testing, Testing, Day 1... 2... 3... - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Testing, Testing, Day 1... 2... 3...

Check out the scene from the OnTheSnow Ski Test for three days in the (rough) life of a ski tester in terrain heaven... otherwise known as Snowbird, Utah.

Snow report: Winter is making a comeback!

Snow report: Winter is making a comeback!

Just when you thought it was spring, more than a metre of snow is expected by Tuesday.

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 3: All-Mountain, All the Way - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 3: All-Mountain, All the Way

The final day of Ski Test 2014 was a pure bluebird beauty; all the better to explore the all-mountain category.

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 2: Powder Plank Playground - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 2: Powder Plank Playground

While praying for feet, 5" fresh would do for our resourceful ski testers.

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 1: Freakishly Fast on the Frontside - ©Cody Downard Photograhy

Ski Test 2014/2015 Day 1: Freakishly Fast on the Frontside

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2014/2015 day one presented variable conditions for our frontside friends.

Ski Test 2014/2015: Sneak a Peek at Next Season's Skis - ©Cody Downard Photography

Ski Test 2014/2015: Sneak a Peek at Next Season's Skis

It doesn't suck to be an OnTheSnow ski tester. Check out the lowdown from our three days at Snowbird, Utah.

Snow report: Beautiful spring skiing

Snow report: Beautiful spring skiing

It's been a beautiful sunny week in the Alps and there's still great skiing to be had.

Video highlights: 2014 Freeride World Tour so far - ©D. Carlier | www.freerideworldtour.com/

Video highlights: 2014 Freeride World Tour so far

Highlights of the 2014 tour in Snowbird, Kappl, Chamonix and Courmayeur

Snow report: Good slope conditions & sunny skies

Snow report: Good slope conditions & sunny skies

180cm of fresh snow in the Pyrenees and 50cm in the Alps.

Snow report: Fresh snow & spring sunshine - ©Courchevel Tourism

Snow report: Fresh snow & spring sunshine

Sunny skies across the Alps with more snow on the way.

Salomon Freeski TV: Moment's Notice

Salomon Freeski TV: Moment's Notice

If you got the call, would you drop everything and go to Japan?

Snow report: Perfect skiing conditions for half-term week

Snow report: Perfect skiing conditions for half-term week

Skiers have been enjoying good snow conditions and sunny skies this week.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Feb. 17, 2014

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps Feb. 17, 2014

Powder conditions are currently reported in many of the big-name French ski resorts.

Snow report: Plenty of fresh snow and more on the way

Snow report: Plenty of fresh snow and more on the way

Powder alarms will be sounding off again this weekend.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps

Snow blanketed the French Alps over the weekend.

Gear gallery: 2015 Ski boots - ©Skiinfo

Gear gallery: 2015 Ski boots

Checkout next year's ski boots from all the top brands

Gear gallery: 2015 Skis - ©Skiinfo

Gear gallery: 2015 Skis

Checkout next year's skis from all the top brands.

Gear gallery: 2015 Snowboards - ©Stefan Drexl

Gear gallery: 2015 Snowboards

Checkout next year's snowboards from the top brands.

Snow report: Huge snowfalls forecast for France

Snow report: Huge snowfalls forecast for France

Most big-name French ski resorts are expecting a metre of snow this weekend.

Gear gallery: 2015 Snowboard boots - ©Stefan Drexl

Gear gallery: 2015 Snowboard boots

Take a sneak peak at next season's snowboard boots from the top brands.

Three trends for 2015 ski boots - ©Skiinfo

Three trends for 2015 ski boots

Get the inside info on next year's ski boots from the ISPO trade show in Munich.

Five trends for 2015 skis - ©Skiinfo

Five trends for 2015 skis

Get the inside info on next year's skis from the ISPO trade show in Munich.

Gallery: Huge snow dumps in Italy

Gallery: Huge snow dumps in Italy

Up to 1.5 metres of snow has been reported in Italy.

Snow report: A metre forecast for the Alps

Snow report: A metre forecast for the Alps

Substantial snowfalls across the Alps today and over the weekend.

Three of the scariest viewing platforms in the Alps - ©Chamonix Tourism

Three of the scariest viewing platforms in the Alps

Step into the void with 1,000m of nothingness beneath your feet.

Gallery: Hot snowboarding girls - ©Olav Stubberud

Gallery: Hot snowboarding girls

Checkout the coolest and sexiest female pro boarders.

Snow report: A metre of snow forecast this weekend

Snow report: A metre of snow forecast this weekend

Temperatures are plummeting and huge snowfalls are on the way.

Be the first to know about fresh snow

Be the first to know about fresh snow

Download our snow app or sign up for daily ski updates and powder alerts.

Gallery: Powder in the Alps Jan. 17, 2014

Gallery: Powder in the Alps Jan. 17, 2014

Half a metre of fresh powder has fallen in the French and Italian Alps.

Snow report: 80cm forecast for the Alps

Snow report: 80cm forecast for the Alps

Huge snow dumps on the way to France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

Snow report: Winter to make a comeback

Snow report: Winter to make a comeback

Spring conditions on the slopes but temperatures set to plummet.

Snow report: Bumper snowfalls this weekend

Snow report: Bumper snowfalls this weekend

40-87cm is forecast for France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps

Gallery: Fresh snow in the French Alps

Powder conditions in the French Alps and another 40cm forecast for tomorrow.

7 Ski Helmets That'll Keep Your Head in the Game in 2014 - ©Julia Vandenoever

7 Ski Helmets That'll Keep Your Head in the Game in 2014

It's now uncool not to rock a helmet on the hill, so be safe in style with this guide.

Snow report: Santa brought lots of snow!

Snow report: Santa brought lots of snow!

More than a metre of snow has been reported with more on the way.

Great skiing in the French Alps Dec. 23, 2013

Great skiing in the French Alps Dec. 23, 2013

Great skiing conditions in the big-name French ski resorts.

2014 OnTheSnow Ski Softgoods Buyers' Guide - ©Liam Doran

2014 OnTheSnow Ski Softgoods Buyers' Guide

From ski jackets and pants to goggles, gloves and everything in between, find the latest ski gear and accessories from your favorite brands to keep you feeling warm and looking great on the mountain all season.

The Best Skis of 2014: OnTheSnow Top Picks

The Best Skis of 2014: OnTheSnow Top Picks

From hundreds of 2014 all-mountain, powder and frontside skis down to these chosen few, our OnTheSnow ski testers and editors reveal their favorite planks for your perusing pleasure.

Andorra: A snowy paradise with 300km of pistes

Andorra: A snowy paradise with 300km of pistes

Plenty to do both on and off the ski slopes.

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Dec. 20, 2013

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Dec. 20, 2013

Up to 40cm in Alpe d'Huez, Tignes, Meribel, Serre Chevalier, Avoriaz and Les Gets.

Snow report: Snow is on its way!

Snow report: Snow is on its way!

Up to 40cm is forecast for the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and more next week.

Put Your (Warm) Hands Together for the 11 Best Ski Gloves & Mittens

Put Your (Warm) Hands Together for the 11 Best Ski Gloves & Mittens

High fives are in order all around for these 11 ski glove and mitten styles that will have you getting creative for alternative hand-warmer uses.

Snow report: All we want for Christmas is snow!

Snow report: All we want for Christmas is snow!

Many alpine resorts have seen no new snow in over two weeks now.

Salomon Freeski TV Makes Lemonade  - ©Salomon Freeski TV

Salomon Freeski TV Makes Lemonade

Despite some major setbacks, the Salomon Freeski TV team managed to make lemonade, ski powder and produce yet another epic episode.

K2 Skis hosts International Women’s Ski Day - ©Weston Walker

K2 Skis hosts International Women’s Ski Day

Female participation in snowsports has dropped and K2 is out to change that.

Snow report: Blue skies and plenty of snow

Snow report: Blue skies and plenty of snow

After the heavy November snowfalls, the sun is back in the Alps.

3 Ski Packs that have Your Back this Season

3 Ski Packs that have Your Back this Season

These three 2014 ski backpacks from Atomic, Salomon and Marmot pack simple functionality to have you safe and fully equipped in bounds to backcountry.

If you build it they will come: Best Snowparks in Europe - ©Livino.eu

If you build it they will come: Best Snowparks in Europe

Our top 10 banging snowparks in Europe.

Snow report: November powder boosts resort openings

Snow report: November powder boosts resort openings

Numerous ski resorts across the Alps and Pyrenees announce openings this weekend.

Snow report: Powder in the Alps & Pyrenees

Snow report: Powder in the Alps & Pyrenees

More ski resorts are opening in the big four this week: France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland.

Gallery: Plenty of powder for French ski resorts Nov. 20, 2013

Gallery: Plenty of powder for French ski resorts Nov. 20, 2013

More big snowfalls for French ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees this week.

Mt. Baker to OPEN Thursday November 21st

Mt. Baker Ski Area will begin 7-day-a-week operation Thursday November 21st at 9:00 a.m., with over 43 inches of snow at the upper elevations of the ski area and 37 inches of base mid-mountain. We will be operating BOTH THE WHITE SALMON AND HEATHER MEADOWS BASE AREAS with all 3 day lodges and all 8 chair lifts open and MAIN RUNS ONLY open. Lift ticket rates will be discounted Thursday and Friday.

2014 Ski & Snowboard Goggles: Improve Your Outlook This Season

2014 Ski & Snowboard Goggles: Improve Your Outlook This Season

Gain an optical edge on the ski slopes this season with the latest goggle technology from top brands.

Gallery: Snow is piling up in the French Alps

Gallery: Snow is piling up in the French Alps

Powder in Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Alpe d'Huez, Montegenevre, Les Menuires, Courchevel and Meribel.

Snow report: Winter is here to stay

Snow report: Winter is here to stay

Substantial snowfalls across the Alps and plenty more forecast for the coming week.

Graubünden's high five - ©Andrea Badrutt/Chur

Graubünden's high five

The Swiss canton of Graubünden is home to five big-name ski resorts.

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Nov. 11-12, 2013 - ©Chalet de la Marine (Val Thorens)

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Nov. 11-12, 2013

Yet more big snow dumps for big-name French ski resorts.

2014 Men's & Women's Ski Pants: The Bottom Line in Outerwear

2014 Men's & Women's Ski Pants: The Bottom Line in Outerwear

Only Chuck Norris can get away with jeans while skiing. Check out these 11 standout pairs of ski pants for 2014 as a better option for your slope style.

Scottish ski season kicks off this weekend - ©Cairngorm Mountain

Scottish ski season kicks off this weekend

Cairngorm plans to open its Coire Na Ciste fairway this weekend.

Where is the snow Nov. 7, 2013? - ©Alpe d'Huez

Where is the snow Nov. 7, 2013?

Find open ski resorts with the deepest pow in Europe.

More snow for French ski resorts

More snow for French ski resorts

Fresh snow has fallen on big-name French resorts today: Val Thorens, Les Arcs, Val d'Isere, Les 2 Alpes, Meribel Alpe d'Huez, La Rosiere

Gallery: Snow in the French Alps

Gallery: Snow in the French Alps

Snow has arrived in many big-name French ski resorts today

Ski fashion: What's wacky, what's hot and what's definitely not

Ski fashion: What's wacky, what's hot and what's definitely not

From the silliest ski fashions to the latest trends.

8 Ski Base Layers at the Top of Their Class

8 Ski Base Layers at the Top of Their Class

For the 2013/2014 ski season, these eight base layers boast breathable, condition-chameleon capabilities for the ultimate garment that has your back all day.

Where is the snow Oct. 31, 2013? - ©Kitzsteinhorn

Where is the snow Oct. 31, 2013?

Get the latest snow depths, open ski resorts and a look ahead at the weather.

Why the 2014 Olympics might make Sochi your next ski destination - ©Brian Pinelli

Why the 2014 Olympics might make Sochi your next ski destination

What does a $2.1-billion miracle mountain look like? Enter 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Buying the right pair of ski boots - ©OnTheSnow

Buying the right pair of ski boots

An ill-fitting pair can not only restrict control, but it also increases the risk of falls and injuries.

What to look for in a pair of ski goggles

What to look for in a pair of ski goggles

A good pair of ski goggles can turn a good powder day into a great day to remember forever.

Video: Skiing without clothes! - ©Sweetgrass Productions

Video: Skiing without clothes!

Well what can we say except Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Where is the snow Oct. 24, 2013? - ©Cervino Spa

Where is the snow Oct. 24, 2013?

Get the latest snow depths, open ski resorts and a look ahead at the weather.

2014 Midlayers: The 1st Choice for Your 2nd Line of Defense

2014 Midlayers: The 1st Choice for Your 2nd Line of Defense

Are you down with insulation? Keep warm and look cool with the latest mighty, multitasking midlayers.

Norway Fjord: The Only way to See it is to Ski it

Norway Fjord: The Only way to See it is to Ski it

The Salomon Freeski Team brings you their perspective on skiing where steep peaks meet water's edge—reserved only for the adventurous.

How to Ski in Style: 14 New Ski Jackets for 2014

How to Ski in Style: 14 New Ski Jackets for 2014

Check out these 14 men’s and women’s ski jacket styles for the upcoming ski season from some of our favorite brands.

2014 Rossignol Ski Previews: Soul 7, Saffron 7 and Experience 88

2014 Rossignol Ski Previews: Soul 7, Saffron 7 and Experience 88

OnTheSnow met up with Rossignol Skis rep Thor Verdonk to get the inside scoop on the Rossignol Experience 88, Saffron 7 and Soul 7 for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Male Ski Instructor Calendar - ©Hubertus Hohenlohe/www.skiinstructors.at

2014 Male Ski Instructor Calendar

Oh ladies! In case you needed another reason to book that ski holiday.

2014 Female Ski Instructor Calendar - ©Hubertus Hohenlohe/www.skiinstructors.at

2014 Female Ski Instructor Calendar

If you're at the office, you'll need to loosen your tie for this one. Check out these steamy girls on the slopes.

Fresh snow falls in the Alps

Fresh snow falls in the Alps

First signs of winter! Up to 70cm of powder has fallen in the Alps.

Salomon Freeski TV Makes Magic in Mica, BC - ©Salomon

Salomon Freeski TV Makes Magic in Mica, BC

Salomon Freeski TV kicks off Season 7 with an epic return trip to Mica, British Columbia for some heli skiing and hilarious footage as we inch toward the season's start. Don't miss it!

Be Front of the Pack, Frontside With These 5 Women's Skis

Be Front of the Pack, Frontside With These 5 Women's Skis

Give your groomer days some love with these five pairs of skis that top our list, earning their spot as 2014 Editors' Choice for the women's Frontside category.

2014 Women's Editors' Choice: Frontside Skis

2014 Women's Editors' Choice: Frontside Skis

Give your groomer days some love and click through these five pairs of skis that top our women's Frontside list, earning their spot among the 2014 Editors' Choice.

2014 Women's Frontside Ski Editors' Choice: HEAD MYA 8

2014 Women's Frontside Ski Editors' Choice: HEAD MYA 8

As well-rounded as they come, HEAD's MYA 8 is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 women’s Frontside skis.

Find On-Piste Bliss with Five Fave Frontside Men's Skis

Find On-Piste Bliss with Five Fave Frontside Men's Skis

Fat skis might be all the rage, but don't discount a good pair of frontside skis—there's plenty of fun to be had on piste.

2014 Men's Editors' Choice: Frontside Skis

2014 Men's Editors' Choice: Frontside Skis

Check out these five pairs of fast frontside skis that stood out to our testers, earning them a coveted spot on our OnTheSnow Editors' Choice list for 2014 men’s Frontside skis.

Women's Powder Skis: 6 Floatation Favourites for 2014

Women's Powder Skis: 6 Floatation Favourites for 2014

Have a look at which six women's Powder skis made our Editors' Choice list for 2014 and be on your way to your best powder day.

2014 Women's Ski Editors' Choice: Powder

2014 Women's Ski Editors' Choice: Powder

Have a look at which six women's Powder skis made our Editors' Choice list for 2014 and be on your way to your best powder day.

And the editors' choice for best men's powder ski goes to...

And the editors' choice for best men's powder ski goes to...

These 9 best-of-2014 editors' picks for powder take things to a whole new level. Drool away.

2014 Men's Ski Editors' Choice: Powder

2014 Men's Ski Editors' Choice: Powder

It wasn't long ago when 100 underfoot was considered fat, but today's powder skis, especially these 9 best-of-2014 editors' picks, take things to a whole new level. Drool away.

5 Best Women's All-Mountain Skis for 2014

5 Best Women's All-Mountain Skis for 2014

These five pairs of women's All-Mountain skis stood out to testers, earning them a spot on our OnTheSnow Editors' Choice list.

9 Best 2014 All-Mountain Skis for the Fellas

9 Best 2014 All-Mountain Skis for the Fellas

Our OnTheSnow testers dubbed these 9 skis worthy of the Editors' Choice for the men's All-Mountain category. See which skis made the list and find the perfect pair for you!

Top Men's 2014 All-Mountain Skis

Top Men's 2014 All-Mountain Skis

Our OnTheSnow testers dubbed these nine skis worthy of the Editors' Choice for the men's All-Mountain category. See which skis made the list and find the perfect pair for you!

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Nordica Hell & Back

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Nordica Hell & Back

With high scores for carving, stability and float, testers awarded the Nordica Hell & Back an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Kästle FX 94

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Kästle FX 94

Testers gave high marks for “exceptional stability” to the Kästle FX 94, an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Rossignol Experience 88

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Rossignol Experience 88

Quick and responsive in short turns and bumps, the Rossignol Experience 88 is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Dynastar Cham 97

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Dynastar Cham 97

The Cham 97 won a bounty of ski test booty last year, and it didn’t disappoint in 2013/2014 either, landing it on the list of 2014 OnTheSnow Editors' Choice men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Blizzard Brahma

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Blizzard Brahma

New for 2013/2014, the Blizzard Brahma is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 in the men's All-Mountain ski category.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Blizzard Bonafide

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Blizzard Bonafide

Just under 100 millimeters underfoot, the Blizzard Bonafide is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: K2 Annex 98

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: K2 Annex 98

One of the most versatile skis in the category, the K2 Annex 98 is an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Elan Amphibio 88 XTI

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Elan Amphibio 88 XTI

Multiple testers noted their surprise by the performance of the Elan Amphibio 88 XTI, an OnTheSnow Editors' Choice for 2014 men's All-Mountain skis.

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Atomic Alibi

2014 Men's All-Mountain Ski Editors' Choice: Atomic Alibi

The Atomic Alibi men's All-Mountain ski is a 2014 OnTheSnow Editors' Choice and “Total funville.”

Ski resort opening dates for the 2013/14 season - ©Skeikampen Resort

Ski resort opening dates for the 2013/14 season

The waiting is over - Checkout the schedule of opening dates for the 2013/14 ski season!

Coming soon: Five ski films worth lining up for - ©Sverre Hjornevik

Coming soon: Five ski films worth lining up for

Here’s the scoop and a sneak peak at trailers for the five ski and snowboard flicks not to miss this year.

Top 10 biggest winter events in the Alps - ©Dom Daher/Freeride World Tour

Top 10 biggest winter events in the Alps

Plan your ski holiday to coincide with some of the biggest winter events in the Alps.

7 best new ski bindings for 2014

7 best new ski bindings for 2014

Freeride touring continues to gain popularity, and the predominant trend in ski bindings is lighter, safer, more functional ski bindings. Meanwhile, on the traditional alpine binding side, advances are still being made. Read on to learn about some of the best new bindings for 2014.

15 favourite snowboard bindings for 2014

15 favourite snowboard bindings for 2014

Snowboard bindings quit being just a way to connect boots to boards years ago. We've picked 15 of our favourite new bindings for 2014 that are sure to deliver high performance, whether hitting rails, carving corduroy or surfing backcountry powder.

Buckle into the 2014 season with 20 new pairs of ski boots

Buckle into the 2014 season with 20 new pairs of ski boots

Customisation tops the ski boot trend this season, and we've got 20 pairs of 2014's best ski boot offerings featuring top technologies.

2014 Snowboard boots: 12 new pairs kicking it up a notch

2014 Snowboard boots: 12 new pairs kicking it up a notch

We've got 12 new-for-2014 snowboard boots loaded with the latest tech features that are lighter-weight and higher-performance than ever before. It's a great time to be a snowboarder.

UK snowsports

UK snowsports

You don't have to go to the Alps to break out your skis - the UK is home to a number of year-round indoor and dry ski centres as well as five Scottish ski resorts.

2014 Ski buyers' guide - ©Liam Doran

2014 Ski buyers' guide

Whether you're in the market for a new pair of 2014 skis or just interested in this season's newest ski technology, our comprehensive Buyers' Guide has you covered.

Ski technology explainer  - ©Peter Freiberger

Ski technology explainer

Rocker, Camber, Sidecut & other terms every skier should know

2014 Ski test powder skis - ©Liam Doran

2014 Ski test powder skis

2014 Powder Ski Test

2014 Ski test frontside skis - ©Liam Doran

2014 Ski test frontside skis

2014 Frontside Ski Test

2014 Ski test all mountain skis - ©Snowbird

2014 Ski test all mountain skis

Ski test for 2014 All Mountain Skis

Top 4 Ski Resorts in New Zealand - ©Jordan Sim

Top 4 Ski Resorts in New Zealand

While Australia might get more love from summer skiers and riders, New Zealand is a Southern Hemisphere gem. Check out OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in New Zealand.

Top 4 Ski Resorts in New Zealand - ©Jordan Sim

Top 4 Ski Resorts in New Zealand

While Australia might get more love from summer skiers and riders, New Zealand is a Southern Hemisphere gem. Check out OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in New Zealand.

Top 4 Ski Resorts in Australia

Top 4 Ski Resorts in Australia

Need to get some summer skiing in? Head Down Under. Read OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in Australia.

Top 4 Ski Resorts in Australia

Top 4 Ski Resorts in Australia

Need to get some summer skiing in? Head Down Under. Read OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in Australia.

The Best Ski Resorts in New Zealand

The Best Ski Resorts in New Zealand

The ski season is well underway in New Zealand and there's plenty of snow to go around. Read OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in New Zealand.

The Best Ski Resorts in Australia

The Best Ski Resorts in Australia

Need to get some summer skiing in? Head Down Under. Read OnTheSnow's guide to the best skiing in Australia.

Craigieburn Valley, NZ: Exciting & Challenging - ©Flickr/electro8

Craigieburn Valley, NZ: Exciting & Challenging

Craigieburn Valley is internationally famous for its steep terrain.

Treble Cone, NZ: Ideal For Freeriders

Treble Cone, NZ: Ideal For Freeriders

Treble Cone has some of the best freeriding in New Zealand.

The Remarkables, NZ: First for Families - ©Jordan Sim

The Remarkables, NZ: First for Families

The Remarkables is one of the top family ski resorts in Australasia.

Coronet Peak, NZ: Long-lasting Snow - ©Adrian Pua

Coronet Peak, NZ: Long-lasting Snow

Open until mid-October, Coronet is one of the last ski fields to lose its snow.

Perisher, AU:  Lively Resort - ©Perisher.au

Perisher, AU: Lively Resort

This family-favorite ski resort delivers both on and off the mountain.

Thredbo, AU: Good All-Rounder - ©Thredbo

Thredbo, AU: Good All-Rounder

Australia's best-known ski resort has varied terrain for all levels.

Mt. Buller, AU: Easily Accessible - ©Andrew Rail

Mt. Buller, AU: Easily Accessible

Mt. Buller is Australia's most convenient ski resort.

Mt Hotham, AU: Abundant Snowfall

Mt Hotham, AU: Abundant Snowfall

Hotham boasts plenty of steep and deep terrain.

Take a summer ski camp at Treble Cone, NZ

Take a summer ski camp at Treble Cone, NZ

The five-day all-inclusive ski training package is priced at $989 NZD.

Mt Hutt, NZ celebrates first major snowfall

Mt Hutt, NZ celebrates first major snowfall

20cm of snow at base of Mt Hutt two months before official ski opening!

Create your virtual dream holiday in Graubünden, Switzerland

Create your virtual dream holiday in Graubünden, Switzerland

Pick your personalised travel itinerary from a selection of more than 90,000 choices.

Direct flights to Mt. Hotham from Sydney, AUS

Direct flights to Mt. Hotham from Sydney, AUS

The first snow has already fallen at Hotham Alpine Resort; direct flights from Sydney.

Ski resorts in focus - ©Office du Tourisme Val d'Isère

Ski resorts in focus

Need help choosing a winter destination? OnTheSnow has travelled to numerous ski resorts and we want to tell you about some of our favourites.

Ski resorts in focus - ©Montgenevre/Facebook

Ski resorts in focus

Read our Ski Resorts in Focus guide to get inspiration for your next winter getaway.

Finding rhythm at Portillo in Chile - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Finding rhythm at Portillo in Chile

Ski Portillo in Chile is one of the best Southern Hemisphere skiing options, with tons of steep terrain, nightlife, culinary options and more.

Arlberg's White Thrill: Strong legs and nerves required - ©TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Fotograf Josef Mallaun

Arlberg's White Thrill: Strong legs and nerves required

A ski race that everyone can participate in, the White Thrill in Arlberg is one of the most exciting closing events of any ski resort in the world.

Tignes opens 20km of summer pistes July 6 - ©Tignes

Tignes opens 20km of summer pistes July 6

Ski 20km of pistes, practise tricks in the snowpark, or work on your tan.

Summer skiing at Les 2 Alpes kicks off June 22 - ©Les 2 Alpes Tourisme

Summer skiing at Les 2 Alpes kicks off June 22

Take the funicular up to the glacier's eight runs and snowpark for €28.80.

Where is the snow at the start of April? - ©Avoriaz

Where is the snow at the start of April?

Heavy snowfalls across the Alps over the weekend. See all the latest powder pics here

Dakine Split Roller 100L - ©Dakine

Dakine Split Roller 100L

The Dakine Split Roller 100L can easily hold ski and snowboard boots and enough gear for over a week's worth of skiing or riding.

Thule Crossover 87L Rolling Duffle - ©Thule

Thule Crossover 87L Rolling Duffle

The Crossover 87L is your best bet for a week-long ski or snowboard vacation. A lightweight, but sturdy frame, smooth-rolling wheels and multiple compartments make it an excellent choice for ski travel.

Patagonia Freewheeler Gear Bag - ©Patagonia

Patagonia Freewheeler Gear Bag

The Patagonia Freewheeler is the perfect bag for carrying all of your ski gear, boots and street clothes for a long weekend ski trip.

Best luggage for ski & snowboard travel - ©Dakine

Best luggage for ski & snowboard travel

This ski and snowboard luggage will get you to and from the slopes efficiently and in style.

High Sierra Wheeled Carry-On Boot Bag - ©High Sierra

High Sierra Wheeled Carry-On Boot Bag

Skip the checked bag line with the High Sierra Wheeled Carry-On Ski and Snowboard Boot Bag.

Dakine Boot Pack 41L - ©Dakine

Dakine Boot Pack 41L

The 41L Boot Pack from Dakine comes complete with a tarp-lined main compartment to carry wet ski & snowboard boots, as well as plenty of room for other equipment.

SkBoot Bag - Large - ©SkBoot

SkBoot Bag - Large

The Large SkBoot Bag can carry a pair of ski boots, a helmet, goggles, laptop and more, making travel with your ski or snowboard boots easy.

Best travel bags for ski & snowboard boots - ©Dakine

Best travel bags for ski & snowboard boots

Travelling with ski and snowboard boots can be challenging, but the right ski or snowboard boot bag can make or break your trip.

Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag - ©Dakine

Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag

Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag is a burly, heavy-duty ski bag that can carry two pairs of skis, poles, ski boots and clothing.

SporTube Series 2 Ski Case - ©SporTube

SporTube Series 2 Ski Case

The SporTube Series 2 Ski Case can be utilised as a checked bag, a roof rack storage box or as a package to be shipped, making it one of the most versatile ski cases out there.

Best carrying equipment for ski & snowboard travel - ©Dakine

Best carrying equipment for ski & snowboard travel

Ski & snowboard travel isn't always easy. OnTheSnow put together a guide to the best travel equipment and luggage to carry skis & snowboards.

Where is the snow now that spring is here? - ©Meribel

Where is the snow now that spring is here?

Find the best powder conditions in Europe and North America this week.

Powder blankets the Alps in time for Spring - ©La Plagne

Powder blankets the Alps in time for Spring

Checkout great snow conditions in Meribel, Les 2 Alpes, La Plagne, Courchevel, Chamonix, Val Thorens, Sauze d'Oulx and Ischgl,

Guide to winter events in the Alps - ©X Games

Guide to winter events in the Alps

The biggest and best winter events in the Alps tied up in one handy guide.

Videos: 2014 ski previews

Videos: 2014 ski previews

We get the inside scoop on the best 2014 skis due out this autumn.

2014 Kästle Ski Previews: FX 84, FX 94 and FX 104

2014 Kästle Ski Previews: FX 84, FX 94 and FX 104

OnTheSnow met up with Andrew Gardner at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Kästle FX Series for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 K2 Ski Previews: Shreditor 112, Annex 108 and Remedy 102

2014 K2 Ski Previews: Shreditor 112, Annex 108 and Remedy 102

OnTheSnow met up with K2 Skis rep Chris McCullough at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the K2 Skis Shreditor 112, Annex 108 and Remedy 102 for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this Fall

2014 Salomon Ski Previews: Quest Series and Lumen

2014 Salomon Ski Previews: Quest Series and Lumen

OnTheSnow met up with Salomon reps Jenny Naftulin and Travis Tomczak at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Salomon Quest Series and Lumen for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Atomic Ski Previews: Automatic

2014 Atomic Ski Previews: Automatic

OnTheSnow met up with Atomic Skis rep Jake Strassburger to get the inside scoop on the 2014 Atomic Automatic at the 2013/14 Ski Test from Snowbird, UT.

Xtreme Verbier rescheduled due to storm - ©freerideworldtour.com / Jeremy Bernard

Xtreme Verbier rescheduled due to storm

The Freeride World Tour finale has moved forward a day, to Friday March 22.

Gallery: Huge snow dumps in the French Alps

Gallery: Huge snow dumps in the French Alps

Checkout some great powder shots from today in the French Alps.

2014 HEAD Ski Previews: Collective, Venturi and Mya 9

2014 HEAD Ski Previews: Collective, Venturi and Mya 9

OnTheSnow met up with Head Skis rep Ben Drummond at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Head Collective, Mya 9 and Venturi for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Scott Ski Previews: Punisher, Scrapper and 'The Ski'

2014 Scott Ski Previews: Punisher, Scrapper and 'The Ski'

OnTheSnow met up with Scott Skis rep Topher Plimpton at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Scott Scrapper and Punisher for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Völkl Ski Previews: Kendo and Mantra

2014 Völkl Ski Previews: Kendo and Mantra

OnTheSnow met up with Völkl rep Chris Smith at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Völkl Mantra and Kendo for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Nordica Ski Previews: El Capo, Hell's Belles and La Niña

2014 Nordica Ski Previews: El Capo, Hell's Belles and La Niña

OnTheSnow met up with Nordica rep Sam Beck at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Nordica El Capo, La Niña and Hell's Belles for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Fischer Ski Previews: Big Stix 122 and Motive 86

2014 Fischer Ski Previews: Big Stix 122 and Motive 86

OnTheSnow met up with Fischer Skis rep Chris Smith at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Fischer Big Stix 122 for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Faction Ski Previews: Candide 3.0

2014 Faction Ski Previews: Candide 3.0

OnTheSnow met up with Faction Skis rep Gabe Glosband at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Faction Candide 3.0 for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Dynastar Ski Previews: Cham 107

2014 Dynastar Ski Previews: Cham 107

OnTheSnow met up with Dynastar rep Thor Verdonk to get the inside scoop on a couple of Dynastar's skis for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Blizzard Ski Previews: Bonafide, Brahma and Black Pearl

2014 Blizzard Ski Previews: Bonafide, Brahma and Black Pearl

OnTheSnow met up with Blizzard rep Jed Dukes to get the inside scoop on a couple of Blizzard's skis for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

2014 Black Diamond Ski Previews: Verdict, Amperage and Element

2014 Black Diamond Ski Previews: Verdict, Amperage and Element

OnTheSnow met up with Black Diamond rep Curtis Graves at Snowbird, UT to get the inside scoop on the Black Diamond Amperage and Element for the 2013/2014 ski season, due out this autumn.

Andorra reinvented: Has the investment paid off? - ©Grandvalira Tourism

Andorra reinvented: Has the investment paid off?

Andorra has spent a lot of money escaping its 'bargain basement' image.

Huge snow dumps in the Alps Photo Gallery

Huge snow dumps in the Alps Photo Gallery

The temperatures have dropped and the snow clouds are back.

X Games: Interview with UK freeskier James 'Woodsy' Woods - ©BBC

X Games: Interview with UK freeskier James 'Woodsy' Woods

Woodsy: "I’m just loving what I do, I always have."

OTS interview with UK freeskier James 'Woodsy' Woods - ©BBC

OTS interview with UK freeskier James 'Woodsy' Woods

Woodsy: "I’m just loving what I do, I always have."

Arlberg: A winter sports myth for more than 100 years - ©TVB St. Anton am Arlberg

Arlberg: A winter sports myth for more than 100 years

St. Anton am Arlberg has one of the richest skiing histories of any ski resort in the world.

Short spring ski & stay breaks in Chamonix - ©Chamonix

Short spring ski & stay breaks in Chamonix

Book a ski and stay break for three or five nights and enjoy special spring rates.

2013/2014 OnTheSnow Ski Test from Snowbird, UT - ©Liam Doran

2013/2014 OnTheSnow Ski Test from Snowbird, UT

A recap from the 2013/2014 OnTheSnow Ski Test Snowbird to test the best Big Mountain/Powder, All-Mountain and Frontside skis for next season.

Gallery: March snowfall in Europe - ©Kitzbuehel

Gallery: March snowfall in Europe

Checkout our March snowfall pictures from Kitzbuehel, Courchevel, Les Gets and Montgenevre.

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2013/2014 from Snowbird, UT: Day 2 Recap - ©Liam Doran

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2013/2014 from Snowbird, UT: Day 2 Recap

The annual OnTheSnow Ski Test (presented by Cadillac, Leki, Casio and anon. Optics) continued from Snowbird, UT yesterday, and ski ski manufacturers from all over the country on hand with their selection of All-Mountain skis ready to be put to the test.

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2013/2014 from Snowbird, UT: Day 1 Recap - ©Liam Doran

OnTheSnow Ski Test 2013/2014 from Snowbird, UT: Day 1 Recap

The annual OnTheSnow Ski Test invaded Snowbird, UT yesterday, with ski manufacturers from all over the country on hand.

Gallery: Recent snowfall in Europe - ©Formigal

Gallery: Recent snowfall in Europe

There's plenty of snow in Italy and the Pyrenees at the moment.

Gallery: Recent snowfall in Europe - ©Crans Montana

Gallery: Recent snowfall in Europe

The big snow dumps have slowed, but there's still plenty of white stuff around.

Year-round ski guide - ©Tignes

Year-round ski guide

OnTheSnow's year-round ski guide brings you the best spots for skiing in spring, summer and autumn in Europe, North America and the Southern Hemisphere.

Guide to winter events in the Alps

Guide to winter events in the Alps

We've picked the biggest and best gatherings on the mountain, from ski and snowboard contests to music, comedy and food festivals, and tied them all up in one handy guide.

Guide: Stories from ski industry experts - ©Robin Siggers

Guide: Stories from ski industry experts

Our favourite OTS interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Guide: Stories from ski industry experts

Guide: Stories from ski industry experts

Get to know some of the experts in the ski industry, from pro riders and mountain guides to event organisers and ski company MDs.

The BRITS [part 1]: Interview with UK freeskier James Machon - ©Will Bremridge/BRITS

The BRITS [part 1]: Interview with UK freeskier James Machon

James talks about training schedules, competing at the BRITS and future aspirations.

OTS interview with UK freeskier James Machon - ©Will Bremridge/BRITS

OTS interview with UK freeskier James Machon

James Machon talks about training schedules, competing at the BRITS and future aspirations.

The BRITS [part 2]: Behind the scenes with Spencer Claridge

The BRITS [part 2]: Behind the scenes with Spencer Claridge

We tracked down the man in charge of putting on this epic show.

Behind the scenes at The Brits with Spencer Claridge

Behind the scenes at The Brits with Spencer Claridge

We tracked down the man in charge of putting on this epic show.

UK indoor skiing guide

UK indoor skiing guide

Indoor ski centres are year-round, weather-reliable destinations. They are growing in popularity and complexity, with the larger centres now resembling full mountain resorts rather than just straight slopes.

Snow pictures: A metre of new snow in the Alps - ©La Plagne

Snow pictures: A metre of new snow in the Alps

It's been a white week in Europe, with up to a metre of fresh pow on the slopes.

Photo Gallery: Women of SIA 2013 - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Photo Gallery: Women of SIA 2013

The women of the SIA Trade Show can sometimes steal the show away from the actual gear on display, we put together a photo gallery of our favourite shots.

Team Europe Wins Swatch Skiers Cup from Zermatt, Switzerland - ©J.Bernard/swatchskierscup.com

Team Europe Wins Swatch Skiers Cup from Zermatt, Switzerland

Team Europe took the third Swatch Skiers Cup in commanding fashion in the Big Mountain and Backcountry Slopestyle venues.

Winter Storm Nemo in Vermont: Storm Gallery - ©Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto

Winter Storm Nemo in Vermont: Storm Gallery

We take you from pre-storm to post-storm this past weekend as Vermont enjoyed some of the snow from winter storm Nemo.

Recap: Winter Storm Nemo Hits the East Coast - ©Ragged Mountain/Facebook

Recap: Winter Storm Nemo Hits the East Coast

Winter Storm Nemo hit the East Coast this weekend and ski resorts welcomed massive amounts of new snowfall and powder days were had by all.

ISPO Munich: Low weight, high performance is the trend for 2014 ski gear - ©Skiinfo

ISPO Munich: Low weight, high performance is the trend for 2014 ski gear

OnTheSnow talks to major ski brands at ISPO Munich about gear highlights for 2013/14.

Women of Skiing - 15 Reasons We Love Amie Engerbretson

Women of Skiing - 15 Reasons We Love Amie Engerbretson

Don't worry they're all photos . . .

Morzine launches end-of-season savings on the slopes

Morzine launches end-of-season savings on the slopes

Morzine is tempting spring skiers to the slopes with its range of end-of-season ski deals.

ISPO 2013: Low Weight, High Performance is the Trend for 2014 Ski Gear - ©Skiinfo

ISPO 2013: Low Weight, High Performance is the Trend for 2014 Ski Gear

OnTheSnow talks to major ski brands at ISPO Munich about highlights for 2013/14.

Highlights from ISPO Munich 2013 - ©Skiinfo

Highlights from ISPO Munich 2013

Our photographers have been busy snapping pics of 2013/14 ski and snowboard gear.

The most spectacular Ski Race of the year: Those were the 73rd Hahnenkamm Races - ©HEAD

The most spectacular Ski Race of the year: Those were the 73rd Hahnenkamm Races

Fog, sun and triumphant winners. That’s how you could briefly summarise the race week in Kitzbühel 2013 ...

The White Ring in Lech Zürs - ©© LZTG

The White Ring in Lech Zürs

OnTheSnow is in Lech Zürs following the 1,000 skiers competing in the legendary race.

Fresh powder pictures from the Alps - ©Val Gardena-Gröden Marketing

Fresh powder pictures from the Alps

Fresh powder has dumped on the French and Italian Alps.

Gearhead: The evolution of Columbia Sportswear - ©Columbia Sportswear

Gearhead: The evolution of Columbia Sportswear

We track the evolution of Columbia Sportswear from its beginning as a hat company in 1938 to their worldwide success in the outdoor apparel industry of the 1980s and 1990s to their recent reinvention as a technical outerwear leader.

OnTheSnow catches up with legend-in-the-making Seb Toots - ©O'Neill Europe

OnTheSnow catches up with legend-in-the-making Seb Toots

Canadian rider Seb Toots is taking the world of snowboarding by storm.

O'Neill Evolution 2013 closes with Big Air Finals - ©2013 O'Neill Evolution

O'Neill Evolution 2013 closes with Big Air Finals

The competition in Davos reached its climax with eight riders battling it out in the 6 Star World Snowboard Tour Big Air.

Cote d'Azur Montagne: Skiing with sea views - ©R Palomba - Stations du Mercantour

Cote d'Azur Montagne: Skiing with sea views

On a fine day, you can actually see the sea from the slopes.

Canadian lands first Triple Cork at O'Neill Evolution 2013 - ©O'Neill Evolution 2013

Canadian lands first Triple Cork at O'Neill Evolution 2013

Canadian contestants dominate at the O'Neill Evolution 2013 in Davos, Switzerland.

The snow is back in the Alps - ©APT Abetone

The snow is back in the Alps

See the latest snowfall pictures from across the Alps.

Ski boot fitting guide

Ski boot fitting guide

Tips from a master boot-fitter on how to make your ski boots work for you.

Rossignol updates award winning 7 Series with New Soul 7 Ski - ©Rossignol

Rossignol updates award winning 7 Series with New Soul 7 Ski

The new Soul 7 from Rossignol is sure to be a game changer in the all-mountain freeride sector of the ski industry.

Ski boot 101: Why ski socks matter

Ski boot 101: Why ski socks matter

So much attention is paid to the ski boot when trying to dial a perfect fit. Houchen tells us not to overlook the importance of your ski socks.

Ski boot 101: How to buy ski boots

Ski boot 101: How to buy ski boots

Make sure your local ski shop follows these steps when fitting you into a new pair of ski boots. If you do, you should get a set of boots with a great fit for you.

Ski destination ideas

Ski destination ideas

Get inspired with new ski destinations - from the biggest, highest, snowiest and steepest to the cheapest, car-free, family-friendly choices.

Seven-night ski & activity stays in La Rosiere from €241

Seven-night ski & activity stays in La Rosiere from €241

Go off-pisting, Nording walking or snowshoeing as part of your ski holiday in La Rosiere this January.

Snowfall gallery: This week in pictures

Snowfall gallery: This week in pictures

Find out where the snow is piling up by checking out our snowfall gallery.

Destination of the week: Les Gets - ©D.Bouchet / OT Les Gets

Destination of the week: Les Gets

There's plenty to do in Les Gets this winter, both on and off the ski slopes.

Powder in the French Alps: 80cm of snow in 24 hours

Powder in the French Alps: 80cm of snow in 24 hours

Serre Chevalier, Les Orres and Praloup among the ski resorts to be inundated with powder.

Ski regions in focus - ©Matthias Fredriksson

Ski regions in focus

Want to be inspired by a different destination this winter? Whether you're looking for a big-name ski area or want something completely different, our guide has it all.

Ski regions in focus - ©Matthias Fredriksson

Ski regions in focus

Get inspired with new ideas on where to ski this winter.

Opening day powder pictures from Saturday - ©Meribel

Opening day powder pictures from Saturday

Chamonix, Courchevel, Meribel and Serre Che opened Saturday with excellent conditions.

Destination of the week: La Clusaz - ©OT La Clusaz / Massif des Aravis

Destination of the week: La Clusaz

Charming mountain village known both for its snowsports and spas.

The Three Valleys opens with savings on ski passes - ©OT des Menuires

The Three Valleys opens with savings on ski passes

The Three Valleys is opening Dec. 8 with big savings on the slopes.

Ischgl: Powder, parties and love on the piste - ©Ischgl Tourism

Ischgl: Powder, parties and love on the piste

Monica Adorno finds good snow, lively apres-ski and much more in Narnia-esque Ischgl.

2013 Editors' choice: Ski essentials

2013 Editors' choice: Ski essentials

Find out what makes it into our 2013 ski essentials guide.

Big snowfalls in Artesina-Mondolè, Italy ahead of Friday's opening - ©Andrea Belmonte - Artesina SpA

Big snowfalls in Artesina-Mondolè, Italy ahead of Friday's opening

Huge snowfalls in Piemonte, Italy right before season start!

Destination of the week: Lake Annecy ski resorts - ©Lake Annecy Ski Resorts

Destination of the week: Lake Annecy ski resorts

At the foot of the Aravis range, these four ski villages ooze alpine charm.

Transportation

Transportation

Expert tips on the cheapest and most stress-free ways to travel to the Alps.

Snow gallery: It's snowing in the Alps and Pyrenees - ©Arch. Fotografico Monterosa Ski

Snow gallery: It's snowing in the Alps and Pyrenees

Alpine ski resorts are recording more than a metre of powder in the last 24 hours.

St. Anton forced to postpone ski opening; Schladming opens as planned - ©Schladming

St. Anton forced to postpone ski opening; Schladming opens as planned

St. Anton has postponed its Dec. 1 opening, but Schladming opens as planned this weekend.

Post Office Report names Italy as best value ski country - ©Vialattea

Post Office Report names Italy as best value ski country

Italy has three ski resorts in the 'best value' top 10 list this year and Austria is just behind with two.

Ski boot 101: Ski boot composition - ©OnTheSnow

Ski boot 101: Ski boot composition

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen breaks down the five major components of any ski boot. Learn what your boots are made of to get the most out of them.

Ski boot 101: Maintaining a good fit through the day - ©Liam Doran

Ski boot 101: Maintaining a good fit through the day

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen has pointers to avoid shin bang and other discomfort from your ski boots during your ski day.

Ski boot 101: How to buckle your ski boots - ©Lang Boots

Ski boot 101: How to buckle your ski boots

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen gives tips on the best way to buckle your ski boots. Following these simple steps will help you to get the most out of your ski boots comfortably.

Ski boot 101: How ski boots should fit

Ski boot 101: How ski boots should fit

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen debunks some of the myths of ski bootfitting. He explains how your foot should fit in a ski boot and details how your bootfitter can help to get you into the perfect ski boots for you.

Ski boot 101: New ski boot technology for 2013 - ©Tecnica

Ski boot 101: New ski boot technology for 2013

Master Bootfitter Larry Houchen breaks down the latest ski boot technology on the market this ski season.

Val Thorens ski opening day photos - ©C.Cattin/Val Thorens

Val Thorens ski opening day photos

All the latest pictures from Val Thorens' open ski slopes.

Destination of the week: Les Menuires - ©Les Menuires

Destination of the week: Les Menuires

This major alpine resort combines modern infrastructure with extensive skiing and guaranteed snow

Val Thorens gives skiers a sneak preview ahead of tomorrow's opening - ©Val Thorens

Val Thorens gives skiers a sneak preview ahead of tomorrow's opening

Val Thorens is opening 12km runs today ahead of tomorrow's official season start.

Ski New York: Stowe Mountain Resort, VT

Ski New York: Stowe Mountain Resort, VT

Renowned for its impeccably maintained groomer-cruisers and also, increasingly, for its reliable snow quality.

Ski New York: Killington, VT

Ski New York: Killington, VT

Killington offers decent skiing and riding on extensive and varied terrain

Ski New York: Mount Snow, VT

Ski New York: Mount Snow, VT

Snow surpasses all other resorts when it comes to park terrain.

Ski New York: Sugarbush Resort, VT

Ski New York: Sugarbush Resort, VT

The resort has ample terrain (more than nearby Stowe and just as good) spread across six interconnecting peaks.

Ski New York: Smugglers' Notch, VT

Ski New York: Smugglers' Notch, VT

Smuggs isn’t just family-friendly, it’s people-friendly – heck, it’s freaking Disney Land on a big beautiful white mountain.

Ski New York: Gore Mountain, NY

Ski New York: Gore Mountain, NY

Gore is famous for its 2,100-foot vertical drop and for its varied terrain.

Ski New York: Whiteface Mountain, NY

Ski New York: Whiteface Mountain, NY

Whiteface offers the chance to ski down unremittingly steep Olympic courses.

Open ski resorts in November - ©Ischgl

Open ski resorts in November

Some of the most well known alpine ski resorts are opening this week and next.

2013 Editors' choice: Ski essentials

2013 Editors' choice: Ski essentials

Our pick of the best baselayers, midlayers, jackets, gloves, goggles and helmets.

Snow report: Latest photos from the French Alps - ©Les 2 Alpes

Snow report: Latest photos from the French Alps

Drool over the early snow pictures in the French Alps - not long now!

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Spyder Conduct Overweb

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Spyder Conduct Overweb

The Spyder Conduct Overweb utilizes GORE-TEX® for waterproof breathability as well as TouchTec technology for easy operation of handheld devices while skiing and snowboarding.

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding this Season: Outdoor Research Ambit Glove (Women's)

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding this Season: Outdoor Research Ambit Glove (Women's)

The Ambit Women's Glove from Outdoor Research is waterproof and warm and also features TouchTec technology for easy operation of electronics while skiing and snowboarding.

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Dakine Odyssey (Women's)

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Dakine Odyssey (Women's)

The Dakine Odyssey women's ski and snowboard glove features a breathable GORE-TEX® insert and a narrower fit for high-end functionality, warmth and waterproofing in a women's glove.

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Helly Hansen Odin Insulator

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Helly Hansen Odin Insulator

The Helly Hansen Odin Insulator is so warm for skiing and snowboarding that it may be too warm for lift-served skiing and a hot buy for backcountry adventure travelers.

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Cloudveil Ranger

The Cloudveil Ranger ski and snowboard glove protects you from the elements and is great for ski guides, ski instructors and ski lift operators.

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Arc'teryx Beta AR

The Best Gloves for Skiing and Snowboarding This Season: Arc'teryx Beta AR

The Arc'teryx Beta AR ski and snowboard glove features GORE-TEX® Pro in order to reject precipitation and wind yet get rid of your sweat vapor.

The best gloves for skiing and snowboarding this season

The best gloves for skiing and snowboarding this season

Gloves are one of the most essential pieces of ski and snowboard gear and need to be warm, dry and provide mobility.

Destination of the week: Whistler - ©Paul Morrison/Whistler Blackcomb

Destination of the week: Whistler

Whistler is Canada’s leading ski resort and it is easy to see why.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Uvex Funride 2 Lady

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Uvex Funride 2 Lady

The Uvex Funride 2 Lady is a fully functional ski and snowboard helmet for women that is tough yet stylish for ladies who want to shred big mountain lines, look good doing it and remain protected.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Smith Vantage

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Smith Vantage

The Smith Vantage ski and snowboard helmet provides the ultimate technology in climate control for personal preference on the hill.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Pro-Tec Commander

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Pro-Tec Commander

The Pro-Tec Commander strikes a balance between comfort, airflow and adjustability, thanks to its Active Venting System. The Helmet also features RECCO avalanche rescue reflectors to help skiers and snowboarders stay safer both in and out of bounds.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: POC Fornix

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: POC Fornix

The POC Fornix absorbs and disperses impacts from skiing and snowboarding and has an incredible venting system to keep you cool and prevent google fogging.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Giro Edition

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Giro Edition

The Giro Edition ski and snowboard helmet is plush and luxurious yet practical and tough.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Boeri Kameleon

Boeri's Kameleon helmet is ski and snowboard specific and its minimalistic yet practical design is a favourite from backcountry skiers and rides to park rats.

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Bern G2

The Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets to Protect your Head this Winter: Bern G2

The Bern G2 ski and snowboard helmet's features include a removable brim visor, adjustable slider vent system and comfortable fleece liner.

The best ski and snowboard helmets to protect your head this winter

The best ski and snowboard helmets to protect your head this winter

Helmets are essential when skiing and riding in order to protect athletes from serious injury. Here are our picks for the best ski and snowboard helmets for 2013.

Winter driving tips: Get to the ski resort safely

Winter driving tips: Get to the ski resort safely

Do your homework before setting out so you arrive at the ski resort without a glitch.

Snow report: Verbier opens for skiing this weekend - ©Verbier St. Bernard

Snow report: Verbier opens for skiing this weekend

Due to the exceptional early snowfall, the Swiss ski resort of Verbier is opening ahead of schedule.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: DAKINE Sequence 33L Photo Pack - ©DAKINE

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: DAKINE Sequence 33L Photo Pack

The DAKINE Sequence 33L Photo Pack is the most comfortable photo pack for ski and snowboard photographers. It's solid construction is meant to last multiple seasons.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Glidecam HD 4000 - ©Glidecam

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Glidecam HD 4000

The Glidecam HD 4000 can help you make a killer ski film thanks to its ability to keep the camera level when you're moving.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: GoPro HERO3 - ©GoPro

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: GoPro HERO3

The GoPro HERO3 features 4k resolution, 1080p, is WIFI compatible and boasts a 12 megapixel camera with 30 fps burst mode.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Capture Camera Clip System

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Capture Camera Clip System

The Capture camera clip system was designed to give active photographers an easy and convenient way to carry their DSLR.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Canon 6D - ©CANON

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers: Canon 6D

The 6D is Canon's first full frame camera for under £2,000.

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers - ©DAKINE

The best photo gear for budding ski & snowboard photographers

Want to break into the ski & snowboard film or photo industry? Take a look at this gear that will take your game to the next level.

Travel swiftly into the Valais by TGV this winter - ©Zermatt-Matterhorn

Travel swiftly into the Valais by TGV this winter

This winter the TGV Lyria will travel from Lille directly and swiftly to the Swiss ski region of Valais.

Get more for your money in the Alps this year - ©Chamonix Tourism

Get more for your money in the Alps this year

Skiing in the Alps is more affordable this year than last due to the weak euro.

Powder alert in Austria: October snow storm moves in - ©Otztal

Powder alert in Austria: October snow storm moves in

Obergurgl had more than half a metre of powder in just 24 hours.

OTS Interview with pro rider Tom Burt

OTS Interview with pro rider Tom Burt

Tom has been riding big mountains for more than 30 years at a level that most of us can only dream about.

Guide to snowboarding - ©Grandvalira/Facebook

Guide to snowboarding

Whether you're just starting out on the board or searching for your next powder hit, our guide has it all.

Top snowboarding resort: Snowbird

Top snowboarding resort: Snowbird

Go to the bird for loads of diverse and easily accessible terrain. Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is great for both skiing and boarding and boasts over 4700 acres of skiable slopes. It also has the most vertical terrain in Utah so you can seriously charge the steeps. The snow at Snowbird is famed for its incredible lightness. Two years ago, the bird was blessed with more than two metres of light dry Utah powder, although, on average, annual snowfall is still an impressive 1,270cm. For the best fall-line riding, hit Mach Schnell off the Snowbird tram which has up to 45-degree steeps through open glades and bowls. Snowbird also offers a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck every morning at 9.30am and 10.30am.

Top snowboarding resort: Cervinia - ©Credit Breuil-Cervinia

Top snowboarding resort: Cervinia

Another one that has extensive terrain for beginners and is a little closer to home is Cervinia.

Top snowboarding resort: Telluride - ©Telluride Resort

Top snowboarding resort: Telluride

Quiet slopes, non-existent queues and a vast open space waiting to be conquered.

Top snowboarding resort: Verbier

Top snowboarding resort: Verbier

The freeriding at Verbier can be summed up in one word: Superior.

Top snowboarding resort: Chamonix - ©Chamonix Tourism

Top snowboarding resort: Chamonix

Ploughing the snow against the incredible backdrop that is Mont Blanc on steep and rugged terrain, Chamonix is not for the faint-hearted.

Top snowboarding resort: Mammoth Mountain

Top snowboarding resort: Mammoth Mountain

Voted the No.1 ‘Family Friendly Resort” by OnTheSnow visitors, Mammoth Mountain delivers epic skiing and riding as well as a plethora of other activities.

Top snowboarding resort: Squaw Valley - ©Hank deVre

Top snowboarding resort: Squaw Valley

Over the hill from Alpine Meadows is Squaw Valley which like its neighbour offers freeriders steep lines to blaze down.

Top snowboarding resort: Alpine Meadows - ©Credit Robyn Scarton

Top snowboarding resort: Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows has a chilled-out vibe, a snowboard-friendly set-up and awe-inspiring views of the beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Top snowboarding resort: Whistler Blackcomb

Top snowboarding resort: Whistler Blackcomb

With such an abundance of choice this place easily takes the crown for the Glastonbury of ski resorts.

Top snowboarding resort: Mt. Baker

Top snowboarding resort: Mt. Baker

If you want to ride hard, Mt Baker is quite simply epic, but après-ski heaven it is not.

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Full Zip

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Full Zip

Pure merino wool helps to protect you in the Smartwool PhD SmartLoft Divide Full Zip ski and snowboard midlayer.

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Icebreaker Kodiak Long Sleeve Hood

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Icebreaker Kodiak Long Sleeve Hood

The Icebreaker Kodiak Long Sleeve Hood benefits from the wool of the ancient merino sheep breed of New Zealand's Southern Alps, to provide water resistant warmth in a ski and snowboard midlayer.

The Most Versatile Midlayers for this Winter: Bergans Vier Jacket

The Most Versatile Midlayers for this Winter: Bergans Vier Jacket

Bergans of Norway creates clothing to combat the cold of the Arctic Circle and that is reflected in the Bergans Vier Jacket midlayer option for skiing and snowboarding.

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Patagonia men's Nano Puff Hybrid Jacket

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Patagonia men's Nano Puff Hybrid Jacket

The Nano Puff Hybrid Jacket from Patagonia blends fabrics to create insulation without compromising mobility in a ski and snowboard midlayer.

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Grid Jacket

The most versatile midlayers for this winter: Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Grid Jacket

The Mountain Hardwear Monkey Woman Grid Jacket utilizes "Monkey Phur" to optimize warmth and mobility in a ski and snowboard midlayer.

The most versatile ski and snowboard midlayers for this winter - ©Mountain Hardwear

The most versatile ski and snowboard midlayers for this winter

The OnTheSnow guide to ski and snowboard midlayers showcases a few options that offer breathability, warmth, mobility and more for your winter adventures this season.

Car winterising and snow driving tips - ©Bridgestone Driving School

Car winterising and snow driving tips

Taking the proper precautions before and while driving into the mountains is key to a perfect powder day.

The world's first Porsche ski lift opens in Laax - ©Graubunden

The world's first Porsche ski lift opens in Laax

A Porsche-designed, solar-powered ski-lift opens in Laax.

Ride for free in Davos Klosters - ©Destination Davos / Klosters

Ride for free in Davos Klosters

Book your ski holiday in Davos Klosters and benefit from a free ski pass before Christmas.

Quiksilver presents Candide Thovex's film 'Few Words' - ©Quicksilver-Connexia

Quiksilver presents Candide Thovex's film 'Few Words'

Quiksilver is presenting Candide Thovex's first feature-length film in London next month.

Invest in a ski jacket that protects you from Mother Nature

Invest in a ski jacket that protects you from Mother Nature

Protect yourself from the elements this winter, check out the newest ski and snowboard jacket options to keep you dry and comfortable on the slopes.

The most innovative ski & snowboard goggles for 2013

The most innovative ski & snowboard goggles for 2013

2012 has brought huge innovations in ski & snowboard goggle technology. Here's a look at this year's most progressive new goggles.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Bottoms

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Bottoms

The Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Bottoms keep you warm and dry with the added flexibility of Spandex.

How to drive in snow - ©Subaru

How to drive in snow

Learn these winter driving tips to ensure that you get to the mountain safely to ski the deepest snow.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck

Patagonia's Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric helps to make the Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck warm and breathable.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Helly Hansen Warm Pant

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Helly Hansen Warm Pant

The Helly Hansen Warm Pant utilizes merino wool and Lifa T3 hollow fiber technology for soft, warm comfortability in your baselayer.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Helly Hansen Warm Ice Crew

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Helly Hansen Warm Ice Crew

The Helly Hansen Warm Ice Crew's Merino Wool keeps you warm and dry, all while remaining stylish.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Icebreaker Sprint Boxer

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Icebreaker Sprint Boxer

The Icebreaker Sprint Boxer provides warmth and comfort where it counts in a baselayer.

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Icebreaker Sprint Short Sleeve Crewe

The Best Baselayers to Keep You Warm and Dry This Winter: Icebreaker Sprint Short Sleeve Crewe

The Icebreaker Sprint Short Sleeve Crewe is quick-drying and odor resistant with an athletic, mobile fit.

The best baselayers to keep you warm and dry this winter

The best baselayers to keep you warm and dry this winter

Baselayers are essential for keeping skiers and riders warm and dry on the hill. Here are some of the best options you can buy.

Val Thorens opens with Ski Force Winter Tour package

Val Thorens opens with Ski Force Winter Tour package

Test the new ski models for free and benefit from professional advice.

The UK's indoor snow centres - ©Snow Factor

The UK's indoor snow centres

Learn to ski or brush up on your skills at snow centres around the UK. .

Ski St. Moritz for just CHF25 a day - ©EXPA Pictures

Ski St. Moritz for just CHF25 a day

St. Moritz slashes ski passes prices as part of Hotel Ski Pass package.

Bruce Willis donates Idaho ski resort to charity

Bruce Willis donates Idaho ski resort to charity

Die Hard actor hands over the Soldier Mountain Ski Resort to non-profit group.

Four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive? - ©Subaru

Four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive?

When choosing a vehicle to get you to the ski hill in winter, your particular needs come into play when deciding between four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.

Obergurgl celebrates winter opening Nov. 15. - ©Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Obergurgl celebrates winter opening Nov. 15.

Obergurgl opens with live music, family fun and reduced ski passes.

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Patagonia Women's Powder Bowl Jacket

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Patagonia Women's Powder Bowl Jacket

The Women's Powder Bowl Jacket from Patagonia is designed for skiing and snowboarding anywhere and in all conditions.

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 North Face Destiny Down Jacket

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 North Face Destiny Down Jacket

The Destiny Down Jacket from The North Face is stylish and practical, offering warmth from the cold for skiing and snowboarding at high alpine elevations.

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Mammut Shana Jacket

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Mammut Shana Jacket

The Mammut Shana Jacket is for the female big mountain skier or rider who charges hard and wants to look great doing so.

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Helly Hansen W Enigma Jacket

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Helly Hansen W Enigma Jacket

The women's Enigma Jacket from Helly Hansen enables dynamic movements while thwarting harsh winter conditions while you are out there skiing or snowboarding.

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Arc'teryx Keibo

Invest in a Ski Jacket that Protects You from Mother Nature: 2013 Arc'teryx Keibo

The Arc'teryx Keibo Jacket offers protection for the big mountain, steep skier or rider that counts on their gear for safety.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Smith Optics I/O Recon

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Smith Optics I/O Recon

The Smith Optics I/O Recon features direct-to-eye digital data delivered via a MOD Live display pre-integrated into the ski and snowboard goggle.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Zeal Optics iON

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Zeal Optics iON

The 2012 Zeal Optics iON is a first of its kind ski and snowboard goggle, featuring a built in HD camera.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Scott NAV-R-2

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Scott NAV-R-2

The 2013 Scott NAV-R-2 ski and snowboard goggle is equipped to fit a Micro Optics Display (MOD) and MOD Live displays that provide direct-to-eye, real-time data while you're on the mountain.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Salomon X-Tend

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Salomon X-Tend

Salomon's new X-Tend line of ski and snowboard goggles feature double-frame construction, 20 percent greater field of vision, Thermo Control System and Perfect Fit technology.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Oakley Seth Morrison Signature Series Airbrake Snow

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: Oakley Seth Morrison Signature Series Airbrake Snow

Oakley gave these ski goggles SwitchLock easy lens change technology, polar fleece foam and a super-durable frame. If Seth Morrison approved them, you know they're good.

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: K2 PhotoKinetic

The Most Innovative Ski & Snowboard Goggles for 2013: K2 PhotoKinetic

K2's PhotoKinetic ski & snowboard goggles feature lenses made by Carl Zeiss Vision, a world-class lens manufacturer.

Jeremy Jones unveils second installment of snowboard film  - ©Photo by Josh Knox.

Jeremy Jones unveils second installment of snowboard film

The Further European Tour will be hitting London's Freeze Festival Oct. 26.

The benefits of winter tyres for ski travel - ©Michelin

The benefits of winter tyres for ski travel

Getting to the mountain safely is vital, winter tyres can help ensure that you do.

OTS interview with Kästle CEO Siegfried Rumpfhuber - ©Kästle

OTS interview with Kästle CEO Siegfried Rumpfhuber

OnTheSnow talks to Kästle about their 2013 ski line.

LISTEX Ski Show Coming to London Next Month

LISTEX Ski Show Coming to London Next Month

LISTEX – the London International Ski Travel Exchange – takes place for the first time this October at the London Rowing Club in Putney on October 29 and 30.

UK ski shows coming to London, Glasgow, Birmingham

UK ski shows coming to London, Glasgow, Birmingham

UK ski shows hit London, Birmingham and Glasgow in October.

Keep your mobile phone warm on the slopes - ©Nokia/Burton

Keep your mobile phone warm on the slopes

Nokia and Burton release mobile phone insulator case for the slopes.

Colorado Snowfall Photo Gallery - ©Tripp Fay

Colorado Snowfall Photo Gallery

Photos from today's snowfall across the state of Colorado.

OTS interview with Manager of Salomon GB Eric Davies

OTS interview with Manager of Salomon GB Eric Davies

OnTheSnow talks to Salomon about their 2013 ski and snowboard line.

Avoriaz opens with Snowsports Celebration weekend - ©DR/Avoriaz

Avoriaz opens with Snowsports Celebration weekend

Avoriaz kicks off the winter season with gear testing, music, freestyle fun, and ski deals.

OTS interview with K2 Ski Design Team - ©K2 Skis

OTS interview with K2 Ski Design Team

OnTheSnow gets the low-down on K2's 2013 ski line.

Fanatical Scottish skier breaks record for continuous months of skiing

Fanatical Scottish skier breaks record for continuous months of skiing

A woman breaks record by clocking up 35 consecutive months of skiing at CairnGorm Mountain.

The British Indoor Championships lands in Sno!Zone Castleford - ©Soul Sports

The British Indoor Championships lands in Sno!Zone Castleford

The new format is simple; throw down or you’re out!

OTS interview with Armada President Hans Smith - ©Chris OConnell/Armada Skis

OTS interview with Armada President Hans Smith

OnTheSnow talks to Armada about their 2013 ski line.

Heavy snowfall in the Alps - ©Kitzsteinhorn

Heavy snowfall in the Alps

Over the weekend snow has been falling as low as 1,800 metres in the Alps.

2013 Editors' Choice Skis: The Best Skis for You

2013 Editors' Choice Skis: The Best Skis for You

The cream of the crop for the 2012/2013 ski season.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's Powder Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's Powder Skis

The best women's powder skis on the market for 2013.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's Powder Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's Powder Skis

The best men's powder skis on the market for 2013.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's Frontside Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's Frontside Skis

The best women's frontside skis on the market for 2013.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's Frontside Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's Frontside Skis

The best men's frontside skis on the market for 2013.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's All Mountain Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Women's All Mountain Skis

The best women's all mountain skis on the market for 2013.

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's All Mountain Skis

2013 Editors' Choice: The Best Men's All Mountain Skis

The best men's all mountain skis on the market for 2013.

How OnTheSnow Tested Skis

How OnTheSnow Tested Skis

The job of a ski tester can be busy, stressful and complex. More than anything though... it's a ton of fun.

Video: OTS invades Aspen for Ski Test

Video: OTS invades Aspen for Ski Test

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it went down at the OTS Ski Test in Aspen.

The Gear, Grub & Gadgets of the OTS 2012/2013 Aspen Ski Test

The Gear, Grub & Gadgets of the OTS 2012/2013 Aspen Ski Test

Check out what the OTS ski testers were wearing, using, eating and drinking in Aspen.

Meet the Testers: Men of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test Part II

Meet the Testers: Men of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test Part II

What do you get when you assemble a group that includes Aspen natives, patrollers, instructors and a mountaineer that skied Everest? The male testers of the 2012/2013 OTS Ski Test.

Meet the Testers: Men of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test Part I

Meet the Testers: Men of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test Part I

What do you get when you assemble a group that includes Aspen natives, patrollers, instructors and a mountaineer that skied Everest? The male testers of the 2012/2013 OTS Ski Test.

Mayrhofen to open with mega mountain relay race

Mayrhofen to open with mega mountain relay race

Daring athletes will race down the mountain combining ski touring, paragliding, mountain biking and skiing or snowboarding skills.

Meet the Testers: Women of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test

Meet the Testers: Women of the OTS 2012/2013 Ski Test

These Aspen women are defined by their skiing prowess... not their furry boots.

Video: SASS Global Travel Shows Off South American Skiing

Video: SASS Global Travel Shows Off South American Skiing

The SGT crew shows off the snow and terrain in Cerro Catedral, Argentina in this POV edit.

Jet2.com announces new ski routes and winter sale

Budget airline will fly to four ski destinations starting this winter.

2012/13 Ski & Snowboard Gear: Interview with Ellis Brigham - ©Ellis Brigham

2012/13 Ski & Snowboard Gear: Interview with Ellis Brigham

Ellis Brigham gives us the inside track on next winter's coolest equipment.

2012/13 Ski & Snowboard Gear: Interview with Snow+Rock

2012/13 Ski & Snowboard Gear: Interview with Snow+Rock

What are the new trends, best sellers, and when can you get your hands on it?

Monarch adds four new ski routes

Monarch celebrates new routes with £10 off return flights.

UK Ski demos: Try before you buy on real snow

Visit an Ellis Brigham store at SnowDome or SNO!zone and test the latest ski gear.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel to Marry at Exclusive Ski Resort

The Hollywood pair plan to wed at private Montana ski resort this month.

Video: SASS Global Travel Ready To Start South American Season

This year the snow at Cerro Catedral is falling at biblical levels and our friends at SASS Global Travel are about to kick off an epic season in Argentina.

A Ski Camp that Teaches Steeps to Expert Skiers in the Alps

Miles and Liz Smart Continue Doug Coomb's Tradition of Steep Skiing Camps in the French Alps and beyond.

St. Anton Takes Steps to Stop Drunken Behaviour

Resort introduces 8 p.m. curfew for drinkers in ski gear.

South America to Open with Four New Ski Lifts

Opening dates and new developments for all the ski resorts in South America.

New Zealand Prepares to Open With More Than a Metre of Snow

NZ has up to a metre of pre-season powder already; resort openings start Saturday.

Australia Kicks Off Ski Season; Perisher Opens a Week Early

Australia's ski resorts open this Saturday with up to 35cm of natural snow.

Round-up of the 2011-12 ski season in the Alps

As winter draws to a close, we look back at the biggest snowfalls, events and parties.

The SAMMY Awards Go to Some of the Best & Brightest in the Industy

The SAMMY Awards were handed out to the best and brightest in ski area management.

Ski.com's Joint Venture to Increase US Skier Visits from Latin America

A new partnership between three of the biggest ski tour operators in the Americas should bring more Latin American skiers and riders to the U.S. and Europe.

2012 Visitors' Choice Award Overall Winners Announced

2012 Visitors' Choice Award Overall Winners Announced

OnTheSnow Visitors pick North America's best resorts in five categories.

Looking Back on This Season's Weather

Joel Gratz breaks down why for most of the continent this season never really took off.

Video Travel Series: The Good Life Episode 3, Big Sky Resort

Follow the crew as they explore Big Sky Resort, home to the biggest skiing in America.

Les Portes du Soleil: A network of traditional villages - ©Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme

Les Portes du Soleil: A network of traditional villages

Straddling France and Switzerland, Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Ski property: Buying a second home in the Alps

Ski property: Buying a second home in the Alps

Snow reliability, year-round appeal and rental value are a few key considerations.

Val Tho installs free WiFi in ski lifts

Val Tho skiers can stay connected on the mountain for free.

Videos: Best of the Freeride World Tour [part two]

Watch the 'best of' videos for the second half of the Freeride World Tour.

Spring skiing in Chamonix, Meribel, Morzine

Springtime in the Alps means sunshine, empty slopes and longer lift opening times.

Sneak peek at 2012/13 ski gear

OnTheSnow has inside information on what's going to hit the shops this autumn.

X Games to expand to six events in 2013

The X Games is to double in size with three new events.

Wills and Kate take romantic ski break in Verbier

After six weeks apart, Wills whisks Kate off to Switzerland for the weekend.

Meribel: Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals 2015

The Savoyard resort is making a big come back on the international skiing scene.

Meribel: Home of world champions

Méribel has produced several champions who have excelled in international competitions.

Meribel: Skiing for all abilities

Meribel's varied terrain is keeps all abilities happy, but if you want to crank up the mileage invest in a Three Valleys Pass (600km).

Meribel: Little England in the Alps

Meribel's extensive skiing and lively apres-ski have made it package-deal central.

Photo Gallery: Bluebird Powder at Alta, Utah

On the best day of the year at Alta, Utah, Senior Photographer Liam Doran was there with his camera and two ripping skiers.

2012/2013 OTS Ski Test: It's a wrap

After a long week of testing, it's time to compile the results.

Banff-Lake Louise is Breaking Snowfall Records

Over 7 feet of dry, light Canadian Rockies powder has fallen in Banff-Lake Louise since March.

Big Weekend Snow Totals Across The West

72 hour snow totals were over 90 inches for some resorts this weekend in Northern California.

Kronplatz ends season with Puddle Party April 22

This soaking wet spectacle sees participants sliding down the slope and attempting to cross the pond.

Video Travel Series: The Good Life Episode One, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A new video series featuring multiple destinations all connected by one distinct region.

Freeriding for the whole family

Could your kids be natural born freeriders? Embark on a family off-piste adventure.

TripAdvisor names Europe's best value ski resorts

After a cost comparison of ski destinations in Europe, TripAdvisor announces the cheapest and most expensive.

Sunny skies and plenty of skis at the OTS 2012/2013 ski test

Aspen has proven to be the perfect destination for testing skis and playing in their historic downtown.

Staying hydrated on the mountain - ©Liam Doran

Staying hydrated on the mountain

Odds are you're not drinking enough water on the slopes.

Forbes' advantages to custom-fit ski boots

Boots can make or break your ski experience, yet the vast majority of recreational skiers make the wrong choice.

OTS 2012-13 ski test is underway in Aspen

Aspen will play host to the OnTheSnow Ski Test this week. We have a group of carefully selected testers putting each ski through the ringer.

UK Sport invests in British athletes for Sochi 2014 success

UK Sport awards £348,450 to British Ski and Snowboarding to be invested in their athletes' preparations for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

Record Snowstorm at Sunshine Village, Powder in Lake Louise

Sunshine Village just received their biggest snowstorm in 40 years.

Avalanche wipes out chairlift in St. Francois Longchamps

Skier films 500-metre-long avalanche on mobile phone.

Freeride safety: Airbags save lives - have you got one?

Avalanche accidents continue to kill. If you freeride without an airbag you are taking an unnecessary risk. When there is a high avalanche alert you are playing Russian roulette.

MD of Peak Retreats sold his house to finance business start-up

MD of Peak Retreats sold his house to finance business start-up

Xavier Schouller: "When you really believe in something you have to pursue your dream"

Founder of Scott Dunn started out as cash-strapped student

Founder of Scott Dunn started out as cash-strapped student

Andrew Dunn: "I drove an entire season's worth of bacon over from the UK"

Skiing legend Emile Allais celebrates 100th birthday

OnTheSnow was invited to Emile's 100th birthday party in his home town of Megeve.

From beach bum to MD of Neilson Holidays

Self-proclaimed 'beach bum' Pete Tyler went from teaching windsurfing to MD of a leading ski company.

Pippa Middleton to compete in cross-country ski race

Sweden's Vasaloppet is the oldest, the longest and the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.

Forbes' tips for a hassle-free ski trip - ©Innsbruck Tourism

Forbes' tips for a hassle-free ski trip

Simple travel tactics to help you save money and get to the slopes faster.

Videos: Best of the Freeride World Tour [part one]

Watch highlights from the FWT 2012 so far in Revelstoke, Chamonix and Courmayeur.

Salomon Guardian 16 awarded for innovation

Fans of untracked snow should take a look at the Salomon Guardian binding when it becomes available in September.

Video: Snow Science episode 6: Radar

Meterologist Joel Gratz explains, without radar... finding snow would be a bit tougher.

Retro Rentals is rocking the slopes

Retro one-piece and two-piece ski suits are available to rent.

Salomon Freeski TV season 5 episode 14: Kashmir dreams

In this week's episode the Freeski TV team heads to the war torn mountain ranges of Kashmir, India.

Vail Co-President Blaise Carrig Talks About Kirkwood Purchase

Blaise Carrig discusses Kirkwood season passes, the evolving Tahoe ski and ride landscape and plans for Vail's latest acquisition.

Video: Snow Science episode 5: Understanding SNOTEL

SNOTEL stations are a valuable tool for meteorologists, but what do they do?

Ski service: At home or in the shop?

Snow+Rock's Phil Gordon advises on how to get the most out of your skis or snowboard.

School half-term ski holiday ends in fatal coach crash

One teacher has been killed and a further 27 are injured, many of which are children.

Soak in Steamboat's Heart of The Community

Indians used to camp along the Yampa River, next to this relaxing hot spot in the heart of Steamboat. You can visit it too after your day on the slopes.

World's first ski-thru Starbucks opens in Squaw Valley

Grab a coffee at 2,400 metres without taking your skis off.

Praise to the pole: Innovative designs for ski poles

Skis and boots get all the glory but poles are also essential and new technology makes them more versatile than ever.

ISPO Munich awards most innovative winter sports gear

A jury from all over the world voted on the best new gear.

Shaun White Achieves X Games Perfection: Tales From The Road

Shaun White's crew gives an insider's perspective of his record-shattering performance at X Games 2012.

Grand-Ski: Where the French mountains meet the world

The two-day Grand-Ski event unites travel professionals from across the world.

Video: Salomon Freeski TV season 5 episode 12: Finland

Watch AJ Kemppainen as he gives us a glimpse into his world.

Winter X Games Photo Roundup

The best photos from this year's Winter X Games.

Video: Salomon Freeski TV Season 5 Episode 12: Finland

Watch AJ Kemppainen as he gives us a glimpse into his world.

Recap: Shaun White's Perfection and More From Day Four of the X Games

White scores a perfect 100, Frisby executes first-ever snowmobile front flip and Gjefsen and Del Bosco take Skier X Gold to close out the 2012 Winter X Games.

Recap: Day Three from Winter X Games 2012

Wise and Groenewoud win first SuperPipe Golds; Brown wins Ski Big Air on Day Three from Aspen.

Recap: Day Two from Winter X Games 2012

Day Two of Winter X Games sent some skiers to Saturday's finals and others packing.

Recap: Day One from Winter X Games 2012

Sarah Burke candlelight vigil lights up Aspen's night sky and Tom Wallisch and Kaya Turski set records in Men's and Women's Slopestyle Finals.

Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies Gain Prime Conditions For February Skiing

Late January snowstorms have returned snow conditions to normal in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies.

Eating up a storm at the Sundance Film Festival

The festival brings the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the quaint snow-lined streets of Old Town.

Gear test: Next season's Salomon Guardian binding & Rocker2 skis

Salomon's new sidecountry setup brings hike-and-ride functionality to the one ski quiver.

Salomon Freeski TV season 5 episode 11: Selkirks touring

Freeski TV heads deep into the Selkirk Mountains to test the new Salomon Guardian binding.

OnTheSnow to Acquire Skiinfo, Europe's Most Visited Ski and Snowboard Website

OnTheSnow and Skiinfo Merger to Create the Largest Global Media Snow Sports Platform

Barcelona to build indoor ski centre

SnowWorld is to build a carbon-neutral ski centre in Barcelona by 2015.

Swiss ski resorts make skiing more affordable

The strong franc has been highlighted as a major concern by the Swiss tourism industry this winter.

Snow Science episode 4: Long-range forecasting

You can't always trust long-range forecasts. Here's why...

Dean Cummings Introduces His Own Line of Skis

After years of working with major ski manufacturers, pro skier launches his own line.

Record-breaking snowfall for Austria

Powder conditions on the slopes of western Austria, but it's chaos on the roads.

Gear that keeps you warm on the slopes

Manufacturers are sticking heating technology into ski and snowboard gear.

Cortina d'Ampezzo raided by tax inspectors

Evidence of tax evasion was found in Cortina's restaurants and shops.

Austria on high avalanche alert, roads closed

More than a metre of snow has blanketed Austria in 48 hours; roads are closed the the avalanche risk is high.

Zermatt reopens after avalanche

Zermatt's slopes and transport links are now open again following last week's avalanche.

Salomon Freeski TV: The Glacier Express

Follow Kaj Zackrisson and Mike Douglas as they ski Switzerland by train.

Western Canada Greets New Year With Abundant Snow

Western Canada enjoys a winter of abundant snowfall.

Speed riding: The ultimate high

Speed riding: The ultimate high

This extreme snowsport is gaining momentum across the world - the buzz is huge!

Four-star hotel opens above Mooserwirt bar in St. Anton

Party until 8 p.m at the Mooserwirt, then head upstairs for a pampering massage and three-course dinner.

Andorra: Grandvalira versus Vallnord

Andorra: Grandvalira versus Vallnord

Which Andorran ski area is best in terms of size of terrain, freeriding, freestyle and family facilities.

Three perfect days of skiing in Morzine - ©Morzine Tourism

Three perfect days of skiing in Morzine

Morzine is in the heart of one of the world's biggest skiing areas - Les Portes du Soleil.

Best Videos From 2011

Avalanches, urban edits, big air and stories that will make you cry are all included in our list of 2011's best videos.

Best photos from 2011

A selection of our favourite photos from 2011

Heli skiing & cat skiing in North America

Heli skiing & cat skiing in North America

It's either on your bucket list or you're looking for your next fix.

Best Photos From 2011

A selection of our favorite photos from 2011

OnTheSnow Mobile Apps: Snow Reports and Gear

OnTheSnow apps help you find the best gear, never miss a powder day and keep track of what's happening on the mountain.

The Gift of Snow Comes to East Coast, Pacific Northwest & Northern Rockies

After a bleak Christmas weekend across North America, snow returns to the forecast.

Cervinia opens high-tech cable car

The new state-of-the-art cable car tansports skiers from 2,816m to 3,458m.

The new Chamonix Luge Alpine Coaster opens

Glide down the 1,300-metre luge track which winds its way through the forest.

Montgenevre builds new hotel, lifts, snow garden

Montgenvre makes improvements both on and off the slopes for the 2011-12 season.

Learn to ski in Alpbach

Learn to ski in Alpbach

Alpbach ticks plenty of boxes for beginners and families.

Three days of skiing in Engelberg - ©Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG

Three days of skiing in Engelberg

Ski the 12-km downhill, explore the glacier cave and dine at 3,020m.

Four mountains, four powder days in Utah [part two]

Pounding the Pow in Utah's Cottonwood Canyons.

Four mountains, four powder days in Utah [part one]

Pounding the Pow in Utah's Cottonwood Canyons.

Salomon Freeski TV: The style issue

Learn how style is created and performed on the slopes.

Always Know Where You Are at Ski Apache

GPS tracking device costs $12 a day.

Christmas snow report

Top five ski resorts with the deepest powder in Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.

Fitness Videos: Balance, Stability and Leg Strength for Skiing & Riding

Fitness experts Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle provide effective exercises for skiers and riders before hitting the slopes.

Ski properties grow in popularity

Alpine properties now account for nine percent of the UK holiday home market overseas.

Keeping it green on the slopes

Soda bottles are transformed into comfy clothing and coconuts into breathable technical fabrics

Three days of skiing in Sierra Nevada

Three days of skiing in Sierra Nevada

Work on your sun tan while skiing Spain's southernmost ski resort.

Photo Gallery: Best of Utah

Utah never looked so good. Deep powder, big lines and tight chutes all captured by Utah-based photographer Will Wissman.

Five reasons to ski Davos

Five reasons to ski Davos

The long runs and awesome off-piste are just a couple of reasons to ski Davos.

Scottish skiing opens, but storms restrict terrain

Scotland opened for skiing on Saturday; Cairngorm has most terrain open at present.

Three days of skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg - ©St. Anton Tourism

Three days of skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg

Steep powder and hardcore nightlife are just a couple of reasons to visit St. Anton.

Round-up of snow conditions in Europe

Powder alarms have been going off all week, so where is the best snow right now?

Five reasons to ski Val Thorens - ©Val Thorens Tourism

Five reasons to ski Val Thorens

If you've never skied Val Thorens, here are five reasons why you should.

Three Valleys opens in full this weekend

The world's largest lift-linked ski area opens Saturday.

Sierra Nevada first to open in Pyrenees

Sierra Nevada currently has 35 kilometres of open terrain and 100cm of snow on the upper slopes.

Italy's Milky Way ski area now open

Sestriere held an opening ceremony yesterday to mark the first day of winter.

A metre of powder falls on The Alps

100cm of snow has fallen in the Swiss and Austrian Alps over the last two days.

Webcam update: Snowiest ski resorts

Check out the latest webcam pics of the recent snowfalls in The Alps.

Jordan Manley Interview: A Skier's Journey Video Series

Jordan Manley makes the transition from photographer to videographer.

Meribel to open new snowpark

Plans have been released for a DC Area 43 Snowpark in Meribel this winter.

Breakfast is the most important meal

Don't head up the mountain without breakfast; find out why.

Five dinner recipes for complete nutrition

Nothing's more important than a good, nutritious meal the night before a full day of skiing or boarding. Here are some recipes to try.

Protect your knees with strong hamstrings

Knee injuries are really prevalent for skiers and snowboarders. Strong hamstrings are your best protection, so check out these exercises.

Breaking in new boots

Most new gear is relatively easy and painless to break in. Not so with boots. Here's a way to ease into them and be ready for the season.

Get ski specific: three leg exercises

Getting in shape to ski in the gym really works, but here are some tips to mimic the movements of skiing and riding so you are ready to rip that first big snow day.

Salomon Freeski TV: Generation Alta

Alta, Utah has almost a cult-like following of devoted powder skiers

Snow science episode 3: How mountains make snow

We all know it snows in the mountains, but why?

Tack heli-skiing onto a Whistler holiday

Whistler heli-skiing offers even more terrain for Whistler Blackcomb skiers and riders.

Salomon Freeski TV: Northwest road trip part 2

The team continues their northwest road trip and hits up Stevens Pass, Washington, on one of the deepest days of record.

Canyons Earns More Safety Awards for Beginner Chairlift

Sit on the Spot program earns national recognition in Canyons Resort.

Gitschberg Jochtal ski areas merge

The merger of the two areas will create the largest ski area in South Tyrol, Italy.

Silvretta Montafon benefits from €30M investment

An interview with Georg Hoblik, the man responsible for the investment.

Top 10 ski deals for 2011-12

Here's our pick of ski and stay deals to tempt you to the slopes this winter.

Ready, set, ski: preparation tips for the slopes

Save valuable time on the slopes, prepare for your ski holiday with our top tips.

St. Moritz wins a British Travel Award

St. Moritz wins "Best European Ski Resort" ahead of Val d'Isere and Chamonix.

Ski resort openings this weekend

A handful of ski resorts are opening across The Alps this weekend.

Pre-Thanksgiving Powder Alert Across the Northeast

Stowe opens today. More resorts opening for holiday skiers and riders.

Opening Day at Sugarloaf, More Snow Coming

Sugarloaf is the fifth mountain to open on the East Coast for the 2011/2012 season.

Five reasons to ski Cortina d'Ampezzo

Five reasons to ski Cortina d'Ampezzo

Delicious Dolomiti cuisine and slope-side spas are just a couple of reasons to pick Cortina.

Bag a December ski deal

Here's our pick of the best ski deals in December.

Burton Snowboards and Lucasfilm bring the Force to the mountain

May the Force be with your grom this season.

British woman starts solo ski across Antarctica

British explorer Felicity Aston begins her journey to become first woman to cross the Antarctic alone.

Whistler Opens with a Powder Day; Blackcomb Opens Nov. 24

Whistler Blackcomb launched the season with powder, and more is in the forecast.

Ski touring at Skoki Lodge

Just a short skate from Lake Louise Ski Area, Skoki Lodge feels like a world away.

Explore Sun Valley--America's first major ski resort

A trip to Sun Valley offers world-class skiing and a chance to explore the roots of North American skiing.

Explore the slopes of Terry Peak & the history of the Badlands & Mt. Rushmore

Big Mountain skiing, old west charm and American history are waiting in South Dakota.

Explore the backcountry at the Trapp Family Lodge

Venture into the secluded backcountry on the von Trapp's majestic property in Stowe, Vt.

Go cat skiing at Sugarbush with John Egan

Learn to huck cliffs, ski trees and hit the backcountry with Pro John Egan of Warren Miller fame.

Snow science episode 2: How steep is steep?

Think you skied a 50-degree slope? Think again. Here's why...

Sixteen must-do adventures in North America

Ski steep powder, stay in world-class luxury and take in the Northern lights. Sixteen must-do adventures this season.

Heavenly to Open on Nov. 18 with New Snow Expected

Heavenly is set to open Nov. 18 with a significant base and more snow in the forecast. They will also be debuting Vail Resorts' updated ski and snowboard application, EpicMix.

Sun Peaks Starts Up Lifts for Skiing and Riding Nov. 19

Sun Peaks launches its 50th anniversary season Saturday, Nov. 19, with top-to-bottom skiing and riding.

What is snow and why does it fall?

It's great to ski on, but how many of us know what it actually is? The Met Office explains

Will it be a white Christmas in the UK?

What is the likelihood of a white Christmas this year? The Met Office explains

Whistler Opens Six Days Early for Skiing on Nov. 18

Whistler Mountain plans to open six days early on Nov. 18 while Blackcomb Mountain will open Nov. 24.

Salomon Freeski TV: Northwest road trip part 1

Cody Townsend, Elyse Saugstad & Leo Ahrens indulge themselves in the snowiest month of the snowiest year in a decade.

Davos postpones start of season until Nov. 25

Lack of snow in Davos has pushed the winter opening back by a week.

Transformation of Andermatt is 'on target'

Last week Andermatt celebrated a milestone in the $1 billion project to turn the town into an exclusive ski and golf resort

Snow+Rock opens huge store in Croydon

The new store located on Purley Way is on two floors and stretches 14,000 square metres.

Gear blog: Baselayers grow up

Technical features, bulk-free construction, facelifts to natural fibres and fashionable prints bring yesterday's long johns into the new millennium.

Where to find snow in December

Read our guide to the top 10 ski resorts with the best snow conditions in December.

A Dutch Alp: Could it be possible?

Dutch engineering groups have met to discuss the details of building a 2000-metre mountain in the Netherlands.

Driving to the Alps: Just pack up the car and go

Driving to the Alps: Just pack up the car and go

Cash-strapped Brits are heading for the mountains by car.

New website offers ski property swaps

By arranging a ski home swap, you can experience a new resort anywhere in the world.

Explore Sun Valley--America's First Major Ski Resort

A trip to Sun Valley offers world-class skiing and a chance to explore the roots of North American skiing.

Snow science episode 1: finding perfect powder

Learn the secret of perfect powder and how to find it in the first episode of Snow Science.

Photo Gallery: East Coast Bliss

Justin Cash captures some of the sweetest shots of East Coast skiers tearing up the slopes.

Salomon Freeski TV: The freedom chair

Josh Dueck awoke from a ski crash paralyzed from the waist down. This is his story.

Salomon Freeski TV: Six seconds of Jib Academy

Freeski TV films just 6 seconds of the entire week at 1000 frames per second

Salomon Freeski TV: This is Norway

Follow the Freeski TV team as they head to Norway and explore the country's history and storied terrain.

Salomon Freeski TV: The GoPro edit

Freeski TV spends an entire season shooting the ultimate GoPro edit.

20 Questions with Pro Skier Jen Hudak [Part Two]

Get to know pro skier and two-time X-Games Gold Medalist Jen Hudak in her interview with OnTheSnow.

Lake Louise Opens to Cheers from Skiers & Riders

The Banff ski season is officially underway with the opening of Lake Louise and Norquay this past weekend.

2012 Ski Gear Guide now live

Check out the 2012 OnTheSnow Ski Gear Guide to find your new sticks.

Video tutorial: Tricks in the pipe

Learn snowboarding tricks by watching videos. Today: tricks in the half-pipe.

Video tutorial: Basic air, grabs, ollies, 50-50s

Learn snowboarding tricks by watching videos. Today: basic air, grabs, ollies, 50-50

Video tutorial: Frontside/Backside 360 & 180

Learn snowboarding tricks by watching videos. Today: the frontside/backside 360 & 180.

Early Storm Drops Eight Inches on Tahoe Mountains

An early November storm drops six to eight inches on Tahoe Mountains, with another foot expected over the weekend.

Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort Open in Colorado

Two more resorts opened in Colorado today, increasing the number to five.

The Ski Season is Underway in the Midwest

The Midwest ski season is underway. Wild Mountain, near the Twin Cities, has opened, and Ski Brule, in Michigan's UP is making snow.

Lake Louise & Norquay Open Saturday, Nov. 5

Lake Louise becomes the first ski area in Canada to open on a daily basis, and Norquay opens for weekends.

The best technology for skiing & riding

Latest and greatest technology to help you get the most out of your day on the slopes.

Canadian Rockies Ski Resorts Fire Up Snow Guns; Nakiska Opened

Canadian Rockies resorts in Alberta amp up snowmaking while Nakiska opens on weekends and Lake Louise aims to open Nov. 5.

Trick or Treat: East Coast Storm Brings Record Snow in October

A Pre-Halloween snow storm delivers it's share of tricks and treats to the East Coast.

Photo Gallery: Epic Powder by Mattias Fredriksson

Mattias Fredriksson shares 14 epic powder shots from around the world.

Photo Gallery: Vermont Ski Resorts See First Snow of Season

Snow has begun to blanket Vermont for the 2011/2012 season.

Avoriaz opens new floodlit ice rink

From December, winter visitors in Avoriaz can swap their skis for skates.

Snow Blankets Colorado Overnight with More to Come

Snow, snow and more snow to come for the state that dubs itself "Ski Country, USA."

Gear blog: top technical jackets for dry days on the slopes

The performance of your shell is vital to enjoying your day on the mountain. Find the latest and greatest technical jackets here.

Big Snow Forecasted for Colorado

A major storm is expected to drop significant snow in Colorado's Front Range and Summit County.

The best kids' ski & snowboarding clothing

This year's ski gear that will keep kids warm and looking stylish on the slopes.

British Ski & Board Show hits Birmingham Oct. 28-30

Try out the latest equipment and watch demos from the pros in Birmingham this weekend.

Head east for cheapest ski deals

The 2011 Ski Resort Report names Bulgaria as this winter's bargain ski destination.

Photo Gallery: Best of British Columbia

Jordan Manley's epic photography showcases the skier's Shangri La known as British Columbia.

Videos: Avalanche dogs to the rescue - ©Copper/CO

Videos: Avalanche dogs to the rescue

If you're caught in an avalanche and not wearing a transceiver, your only hope of survival is the search and rescue dog.

Scottish dry ski centre saved from closure

Hillend dry ski centre in Scotland is to build new lifts and slopes with its half a million.

Editors' picks: The best women's park & pipe skis

The best women's park & pipe skis on the market for 2012.

Five reasons to ski Verbier - ©freerideworldtour.com / Christoffer Sjöström

Five reasons to ski Verbier

Verbier is a world-renowned swiss ski resort and for good reason.

Loveland Ski Area Now Open

Loveland opened on Oct. 14, making it the third ski area in Colorado to crank up the lifts.

Arapahoe Basin Opens

A Basin kicked off their 2011/2012 season on Oct. 13-merely 100 days since they closed last season.

Forbes announces 10 best family ski resorts in the USA - ©Tom Green

Forbes announces 10 best family ski resorts in the USA

Forbes Magazine announces their Top 10 list of family ski destinations.

First big snow blankets The Alps

More than 70cm of snow has fallen in Austria and Switzerland over the weekend.

Photo Gallery: Wolf Creek Opening Day

Skiers and boarders packed Wolf Creek as the first resort in Colorado officially opened.

Early-Season Snow Hits the US

Snow across the country has provided some beautiful images from Resorts in Cali to West Virginia.

Rockies get first big storm

Colorado is skipping over fall and moving straight to winter, as snow blankets the state's ski areas.

First Snowfall for Mammoth and Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes were hit with the first snow of the season. The winter is right around the corner, so start practicing your snow dance.

Sun Valley Adds Glades, Adventure Trails and Park Features

Sun Valley Resort has added new glades, adventure trails for kids and more features for the Dollar Mountain terrain park.

Photo Gallery: Harris Hill Ski Jump

Once a year ski jumpers from around the United States come to Brattleboro, Vt. and compete on the East Coast's only 90 meter jump.

Prospects of a La Nina

The prospects of another La Niña winter look good according to our resident meteorologist.

Lake Louise Preps for November Opening and World Cup

Lake Louise is already prepping for the World Cup and opening the slopes in November.

K2 to Launch Rolling Stones Skis

The ski company and the band will both celebrate their 50th anniversaries in 2012 with four Stones-inspired skis.

Val Thorens opens Nov. 19 with Ski Force Winter Tour

Val Thorens' opening weekend allows you to test the latest equipment from 16 of the biggest brands.

Europe's highest brewery opens at 1763m

Celebrate the opening of Leogang's brewery with a beer festival Dec. 17.

Argentina Video Report: SASS Global Travel Sessions 5 & 6

Our friends at SGT provided some amazing video edit of their most-recent sessions in Bariloche.

Videos: Recap of SGT's 2011 Argentinian season

2011 featured plentiful powder, huge hucks and legendary lines in Bariloche.

Deals Abound on Season Passes at Sundance

Sundance has season pass deals for nearly everyone.

Sunrise Park Resort Offers Free Kids' Season Passes on Oct. 8-9

Kids can ski and ride for free all season at Sunrise Park.

New Zipline to Debut at Crested Butte

Crested Butte keeps upgrading its mountain and services for 2011/2012 season.

Proposed Wolf Creek Village a Hot Topic Again

Long-planned development at Wolf Creek Ski Area needs federal OK for access.

Marquette Mountain Season Pass Sale Ending Soon

Marquette Mountain, one of the Heartland's larger ski areas, is winding down its season pass sale. Prices will be going up, but lift ticket deals are still available.

Boyne's Season Passes About to Go Up

Boyne's season pass sale for its two Michigan locations is winding down. The pass offers more than just skiing at the two Midwest locations.

Vancouver Skiers Have Pick of Season Passes at Five Areas

Skiers and riders around greater Vancouver can choose between five areas for buying season passes.

Southern Hemisphere skiing update

While some resorts are closing for the season others are reporting powder conditions.

Stratton, Okemo and Sunapee College Pass On Sale Now

For as little as $279, gain access to Stratton, Okemo and Sunapee with no blackout dates.

Killington Announces Plan to Replace Collapsed K-1 Pub

The new Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar will be built where the Superstar Pub used to stand.

Photo Gallery: Birthplace of modern skiing-- Arlberg region

Elite photographer Mattias Fredriksson captures the iconic beauty and rugged terrain of the Arlberg Region

Bridger Bowl Expands Snowmaking On New Bridger Lift

Increased snowmaking along Bridger Bowl's new lift will help early season openings and ski races.

Sunday River Offers Lowest Ski and Stay Prices Until Mid October

Guests can score the absolute lowest price of the season when they book before October 15.

School's Out: Anthony Lakes Kids Get Extra Ski Day

Kids at Anthony Lakes will be able to ski on Fridays, thanks to a new four-day school week and a new ski program.

Ski New Hampshire Anywhere, Anytime Lift Ticket Deal

Buy 12 or more lift tickets, get one free. Valid for purchase through Oct. 11.

UK ski shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham

Try the latest equipment, browse resort jobs or chillout and watch live ski demos.

Business of Snow: David Perry

Aspen's Senior Vice President discusses the environment, money and how many days he really skis.

Snowparks: Behind the scenes - ©Stubai

Snowparks: Behind the scenes

Building snowparks has quietly evolved into a highly skilled craft.

First Skiing at Silverton Mountain in Colorado

The first documented ski turns at a Colorado ski area were made at Silverton this week-proving that skiing is just around the corner.

Editors' picks: The best women's all mountain skis

The best women's all mountain skis on the market for 2012.

Editors' picks: The best men's powder skis

The best men's powder skis on the market for 2012.

Editors' picks: The best women's powder skis

The best women's powder skis on the market.

Editors' picks: The best men's frontside skis

The best men's frontside skis on the market for 2012.

Editors' picks: The best men's park & pipe skis

The best men's park & pipe skis on the market for 2012.

Editors' picks: The best men's all mountain skis

The best men's all mountain skis on the market for 2012.

Editors' picks: The best women's frontside skis

The best women's frontside skis on the market for 2012.

OnTheSnow Acquires SkiReport.com

OnTheSnow's snow reporting is about to go from daily media to social media.

Photographer showcase: Jeff Cricco black and white

Professional ski photographer Jeff Cricco selects his favorite black and white images from around the world.

Loch Lomond's Season Pass Sale Winds Down

Early bird pricing on Loch Lomond season passes ends after September 18.

How Do You Get Into Ski Area Management?

Have you ever thought about getting into management at ski resort? Surprisingly one of the top college programs is located in Michigan's little populated Upper Pinensula.

College Students Ski/Ride Five Mountains for Under $350

Higher Education Pass offers huge discount on east coast skiing and riding - deadline December 12.

More Bang For Your Buck at Echo Mountain

Echo virtually triples the value of their season pass this season with added benefits.

Liberty Mountain Expands and Renovates to Become Four Season Resort

What's new at Liberty Mountain for 2011-12? A whole lot.

Hunter Mountain Offers Season Pass Discounts Until October 15

Discounts on 2011-12 season passes at Hunter Mountain end October 15.

Swiss Valley Has Great Deal For First Time Skiers

Swiss Valley, along the Michigan/Indiana border, is offering a $43 season pass to parents purchasing a season pass for their child who have never had an area pass before.

Ski photography guide, part 2: composition

Take better photos with these composition trips from pro photographer Liam Doran.

Snow Park Technologies to Build Squaw Valley's New Terrain Park

Snow Park Technologies will oversee all facets of Squaw Valley's terrain parks from this season forward. SPT will focus on design collaboration, recruitment and development and will also work with the resort to develop new park and pipe-related events for future.

Insure Your Season Pass Investment at Purgatory at Durango

A U.S. insurance company offers up to $600 if you can't use your season pass at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort and others.

Whitefish Chairlift Tower Repair Demands Intricate Work

Whitefish Mountain Resort had to engineer a lift tower replacement after a slope slump moved the tower.

Crystal Mountain's Gondola Revolutionizes Ski Season; Passes On Sale Until Sept. 30

Crystal Mountain Resort readies for their gondola's second year and offers season pass sale.

Sun Valley Hosts Gathering Film and Music Fest, Sept. 22-24

Sun Valley preps to host their expanded Gathering to kick off the ski season with music and films.

Grand Targhee Wraps Up Pass Sale With Suds And Deals, Sept. 9-11

Grand Targhee throws a weekend of suds, spuds, and deals to wrap up the early bird season pass sale.

U.S. Skiers Save Money By Flying Domestic To Whistler

Flying from U.S. cities to Seattle rather than Vancouver can get you to Whistler Blackcomb cheaper.

Fernie Goes Higher With New Polar Peak Lift

Fernie is adding the new Polar Peak chair.

Brain Farm to Debut The Art of FLIGHT in New York

Jackson's Brain Farm Cinema debuts their new snowboarding flick "The Art of FLIGHT" with Travis Rice and Hollywood-style cinematography.

Sierra Announces Mini Park, Snowcat Tours, 3-Pak Tickets

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort looks to capitalize on the 2011-12 mountain experience by introducing the new Burton Riglet Park, Huckleberry Cat Tours and the 3-Pak lift tickets.

There's A New Ride This Winter At Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain guests this winter will be able to enjoy new downhill thrills. The new alpine coaster Ridge Runner travels at speeds up to 26 mph down the Niagara Escarpment.

Gretchen Bleiler Named To Protect Our Winters Board Of Directors

Protect Our Winters announces four new board members, including professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler

Exclusive Interview: Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz on the New EpicMix

Vail Unveils New Photo-Enabled Epic Mix Program

Breckenridge Prepares for 50th Anniversary Season

One of Colorado's iconic ski areas turns 50 this year. Here's a sneak peak at the event schedule.

Hurricane Irene pounds Northeast Ski Resorts

As Hurricane Irene spins north out of the United States, residents across New England are now starting to take stock of just how much damage Irene wrought to homes, roads and some of the region's legendary ski areas.

Ski Utah Searches For New Park Rat

Looking for a way to showcase your creativity and break into the ski industry? How about an opportunity to ride rails and huck kickers all day? Better yet, too broke to buy a pass but still need a way up the mountain this winter?

Park City Adds Dedicated Beginner Learning Area

Park City Mountain Resort invests over $7 million in improvements for the 2011-2012 winter season with a continued commitment to creating unsurpassed and environmentally friendly on-mountain experiences.

Goggle review 2012: goggle groupies

Everyone who's anyone has a pro model goggle. Maybe you should too.

Sugarbush to Sell Discounted Passes for College Grads

The horrendous state of the job market for college kids gets a lot of press these days, but all is not lost for those newly minted grads.

Lights, Camera, Shred. The Fall Ski Movie Tour Schedule

Ski and snowboard movie season is upon us. Here's a list of the best film tours coming to your town this fall.

Ski photography guide, part 1: the basics

Pro Photog Liam Doran's 7 Tips to Ski Photography

Photographer Portfolio: Jeff Cricco in Champery, Switzerland

Pro Photographer Jeff Cricco heads to Champery with athletes Wiley Miller and Tanner Rainville.

Ski technology explainer

Rocker, Camber, Sidecut & other terms every skier should know

Olympic Snowboard Star Shaun White Partners With Vail Resorts

Olympic snowboard champ partners with Vail Resorts and will base at Northstar.

Business of Snow Interview: Tim Petrick

Rossignol North America's President talks rocker, Olympic freeskiing and social media.

Multi-Resort Season Passes Rundown

If you didn't buy a season pass during last spring's "early discount season," act now before prices start rising, snow starts falling, and you're stuck paying ticket window prices.

Don't Drink And Fly: Ski Teamer Ousted

Sandy Vietze dumped from U.S. Ski Team after reportedly urinating on a 12-year-old girl on a flight.

Snowball effect: Europe's resorts expand for 2012

Find out which ski resorts are getting bigger and better this coming winter.

'Suspicious' Fire Destroys Lodge At Old Vermont Ski Area

The still-standing base lodge at long-closed Snow Valley Ski Area in Winhall, Vt. was destroyed by fire. Arson suspected.

Powderhorn Resort Acquired By Colorado Big Names

Three big names in the Colorado ski industry combine to buy Powderhorn resort near Grand Junction at auction.

Squaw Valley's New Owners Pump $50 Million In Improvements Into Resort

New owners of Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe, Calif. are pumping $50 million into resort improvements. You'll see $15 million worth this winter.

Try before you buy: Autumn ski testing

Try before you buy with short ski testing packages in the Alps this autumn.

Top alpine resorts for pre-season skiers

Kick off the winter season as early as mid-November at a handful of high-altitude Alpine resorts.

Freestyle Silver Medalist Peterson In Reported Suicide

Freestyle skiing champion Speedy Peterson found dead in Utah of an apparent suicide.

Ski a different resort each day; multi-resort pass deals

Access numerous resorts and endless terrain with a multi-resort ski pass in North America or Europe.

Ski Industry Sets All Time Record: Tops 60 Million

Bad economy? Well, yeah, but skiers and snowboarders still set record attendance mark.

Eight Resorts Take Trade Association's Climate Challenge

Eight mountain resorts take National Ski Areas Association climate challenge.

How To Make The Most Of A Ski Season

If you want to improve your skiing, and you don't mind roughing it a bit, the world is very much your oyster.

Oz gets best of early-season snow

Southern Hemisphere snow-seekers should head for Australia; Charlotte Pass, Perisher, and Thredbo are open with 72cm.

Las Conchas Fire In New Mexico Threatens Pajarito Ski Area

The huge Las Conchas fire in Northern New Mexico is licking at the heels of Pajarito Ski Areas and the national nuclear facility at Los Alamos.

It's a go for summer snow in North America, Europe

Hone your ski skills this summer: hit one of the high-altitude ski resorts in North America or Europe.

Chile postpones ski season due to lack of snow

Valle Nevado has postponed the start of the ski season by two weeks; Portillo offers full refund for opening weekend.

Shaky start for Southern Hemisphere's skiers

Australia's ski season is underway, but New Zealand and South America are forced to postpone due to lack of snow.

Expansion To Peak 6 Moves Along At Breckenridge

Plans to develop Peak 6 for skiing and snowboarding move along at Breckenridge.

Top Ski Industry Honors Given For Eco Efforts: Golden Eagle Awards

Three ski resorts in the Rockies win top honors for environmental stewardship from the National Ski Areas Association.

Study Shows Majority Of Skiers, Riders Wear Helmets

Helmet use increases to 60 percent for America's skiers and snowboarders.

2010/11 Season Wins 'Silver' - Second Best On Record

Ski season comes out second best ever. Resort operators celebrate at annual convention.

Valle Nevado Steps Closer To Becoming A Mountain Town

Valle Nevado expands with parking area, apartments, ski school, shops, restaurant, and bathrooms.

Portillo Offers Promos For Week-Long Skiers

Skiers staying seven nights in Portillo can take advantage of themed promotions, including wine tasting and kids ski free.

Night-Time Riding And Dining In Cerro Catedral

Combine night-time quad biking and snowmobile tours with a traditional Patagonian dinner in the mountains of Cerro Catedral.

Take A Guided Tour Of The Andes

Ski the top resorts in Chile and Argentina with a range of themed packages, all including ski passes, lodging, meals, and equipment rental.

LIFESTYLE Colorado Spring Road Trip From The Heartland

April makes an excellent month for a Colorado road trip to ski country as the Heartland winter season winds down. Midwest editor Mike Terrell heads west.

Canyons Resort Banks $54.4 Million In Lawsuit Over Lost Revenues

A jury in Salt Lake City awarded Canyons resort a hefty $54.4 million for delays in building a golf course.

Record Snows Mean High Sierra Skiers, Riders Keep On Sliding Into May, Beyond

Forget about hanging 'em up just yet as record snowfall allows ski resorts to stay open into May and beyond.

Peak Resorts Files For IPO Stock Offer Related To Mount Snow Improvements

Peak Resorts looks to stock IPO to cover major improvements at its Mount Snow, Vt. resort.

12 Ski Areas Recognized With National Safety Awards

National Safety Awards were handed out this month by the National Ski Areas Association to 12 resorts.

It's Going To Be Another Star-Spangled Fourth Of July At Mammoth

Ski or ride at Mammoth Mountain in the California High Sierra until the Fourth of July. Once again.

Mt. Bachelor Has Favorite Terrain Parks In Pacific Northwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Mt. Bachelor's terrain parks are tops in Pacific Northwest say OnTheSnow visitors.

Timberline Resort Has Favorite Downhill Terrain Of OnTheSnow Visitors

OnTheSnow visitors choose Timberline for best downhill terrain in region.

Big White Has Favorite Pacific Northwest Downhill Terrain Of OnTheSnow Visitors

Big White in BC has the top downhill terrain in the Pacific Northwest, say OnTheSnow visitors.

Appalachian Ski Mountain Is Favorite Family-Friendly Resort In Mid Atlantic For OnTheSnow Visitors

Appalachian is most family-friendly in Mid Atlantic, say OnTheSnow visitors.

Lookout Pass Is Favorite Family-Friendly Resort In Pacific Northwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Lookout Pass is the favorite Pacific Northwest resort for families say OnTheSnow visitors.

Canaan Valley Resort Is Favorite Mid Atlantic Resort Of OnTheSnow Visitors

Canaan Valley, W.Va., is the overall favorite of OnTheSnow visitors in the Mid Atlantic region.

Aspen/Snowmass Is Favorite Rocky Mountain Resort Of OnTheSnow Visitors

Aspen/Snowmass has been chosen the favorite overall resort in the Rocky Mountains by OnTheSnow visitors.

Heavenly Repeats As Having 2011 Favorite Nightlife In Far West For OnTheSnow.com Visitors

The best nightlife in the Far West? Head for Heavenly, say OnTheSnow's visitors.

Killington Has Favorite Nightlife In Northeast For OnTheSnow Visitors

The best nightlife in the Northeast is at Killington says OnTheSnow visitors.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Repeats As Favorite Terrain Parks In Far West For OnTheSnow Visitors

Who has the best terrain parks in the Far West. OnTheSnow visitors give the nod to Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Mount Snow Has Favorite Terrain Parks In Northeast For OnTheSnow Visitors

Looking for the best terrain parks? OnTheSnow visitors say Mount Snow tops them all in Northeast.

Squaw Valley USA Repeats As Having Favorite Downhill Terrain In Far West For OnTheSnow Visitors

Where's the best Far West resort for terrain? OnTheSnow's visitors chose Squaw Valley USA.

Sugarbush Has Favorite Downhill Terrain In Northeast For OnTheSnow.com Visitors

Sugarbush terrain is tops in Northeast say OnTheSnow visitors.

Mammoth Mountain Is Favorite Family-Friendly Resort In Far West For OnTheSnow.com Visitors

Visitors to OnTheSnow rate Mammoth Mountain as their favorite for families.

Peek'n Peak Is Favorite Family-Friendly Resort In Northeast For OnTheSnow Visitors

Peek'n Peak is the top family-friendly resort in Northeast say OnTheSnow visitors.

Kirkwood Repeats As 2011 Favorite Far West Resort Of OnTheSnow Visitors

Kirkwood is favorite Far West resort of OnTheSnow visitors.

Jay Peak Repeats As Favorite Northeast Resort Of OnTheSnow Visitors

Jay Peak is Northeast overall favorite of OnTheSnow visitors again.

Breckenridge Nightlife Ranked As North America's 2011 Favorite By OnTheSnow Visitors

The best nightlife in North America is at Breckenridge say OnTheSnow visitors.

Boston Mills Has Favorite Nightlife In Midwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Looking for great nightlife after skiing or riding? OnTheSnow visitors tab Boston Mills as tops in Midwest.

Park City Mountain Resort Terrain Parks Ranked As North America's 2011 Favorite By OnTheSnow.com Visitors

The best terrain parks in North America are at Park City Mountain Resort say OnTheSnow visitors.

Mad River Repeats As Having Favorite Terrain Parks In Midwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Mad River, Ohio, has top terrain parks in Midwest according to OnTheSnow visitors.

Jackson Hole's Downhill Terrain Ranked As North America's 2011 Favorite By OnTheSnow Visitors

Looking for what OnTheSnow visitors called the "best downhill terrain" in North America? Look no farther than Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Boyne Highlands Has Favorite Downhill Terrain In Midwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

OnTheSnow visitors say Boyne Highlands is their favorite for downhill terrain.

Winter Park Is 2011's 'Most Family-Friendly' Resort In North America, Say OnTheSnow Visitors

Long a Colorado favorite, Winter Park has been named tops in North America for families by OnTheSnow visitors.

Whistler Blackcomb Named 2011 Favorite North American Resort By OnTheSnow Visitors; Jackson Hole, Winter Park, Park City, Breckenridge Also Cited For Honors

Whistler Blackcomb topped the list of favorite resorts selected by visitors to OnTheSnow.com for 2010-11.

Ski Brule Repeats As Favorite Midwest Resort Of OnTheSnow.com Visitors

OnTheSnow visitors have picked Ski Brule once again as their favorite ski area in the Midwest.

Snowshoe Repeats As Having Best Nightlife In Mid Atlantic For OnTheSnow Visitors

Snowshoe tabbed by OnTheSnow visitors as having favorite nightlife in region.

Sun Valley Repeats As Having Favorite Nightlife In Pacific Northwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Looking for the best nightlife in the Pacific Northwest? OnTheSnow visitors say it's at Sun Valley.

Blue Mountain Has Favorite Terrain Park In Mid Atlantic For OnTheSnow Visitors

Blue Mountain picked as having best terrain park in Mid Atlantic by OnTheSnow visitors.

Indianhead Mountain Is Favorite Family-Friendly Resort In Midwest For OnTheSnow Visitors

Indianhead is the most family-friendly in the Midwest, say OnTheSnow visitors.

Snowboarder Tumbles In Well Upside Down At Mt. Shasta; Rescued, Rides Off

A snowboarder was rescued virtually unharmed after falling into tree well at Mt. Shasta.

New Six-Pack Bubble Chair Project Gets Under Way At Mount Snow

The old Summit Local is coming down in the first stage of an $8.5-million plan.

Vikings Descend On Homewood Saturday, April 2

Look like a Viking at Homewood April 2 and you'll save money on your lift ticket. It's Viking Day sponsored by Homewood and Granlibakken Resort.

Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl Take Another Shot At Snowmaking

Two Mountain Southwest resorts take another crack at putting snowmaking this summer.

Offseason Grading Projects Set For Taos Ski Valley

Bulldozers and backhoes will regrade the base of Taos Ski Valley this summer to streamline traffic around the lifts and base lodge.

Travel News: You Can't Make This Stuff Up

OnTheSnow's Pat Turner Kavanaugh offers some nuggets of information that could make your next flight interesting.

Park City Prepares For Summer of Debates, Decisions On Future Development

Summer in Park City will see two large, in-town development proposals furiously debated.

Villa Olivia Ski Area Now Owned By Park District

Villa Olivia Ski Area has been taken over by an Illinois Park District, and you can look for future improvements in the operation.

Enjoy A Multitude Of Activities With Alpe d'Huez's VisAlp Pass

VisAlp cards are good for three- to eight-night stays and give cardholders access to nearly 40 different activities.

Climb The Mont Blanc, Even If You Are A Beginner

Yan Raulet, certified guide, organises climbing excursions on the legendary Mont Blanc for all levels, even beginners.

Calabogie Peaks Plans To Stay Open Well Into April

Calabogie Peaks has plenty of snow and plans on remaining open well into April much to the delight of eastern Ontario skiers and riders.

Sugar Mountain Posts A Solid Season; 130 Inches Of Snow

North Carolina resort packs it in with end-of-winter celebration.

Ski, Splash At Boyne Mountain Well Into April

Undecided if you want to splash in the water or go skiing for spring break? Check out Boyne Mountain with Avalanche Bay Water Park; named one of top 10 in nation.

Rising Oil Prices Haven't Dented Ski Season

Prices at the gas pumps have not slowed down spring skiers and riders, but summer visitors could be another story.

Tuckerman Ravine Is A Rite Of Spring

When the snow melts off the resort trails, skiers and riders head for Mt. Washington.

Beat The SoCal Summer Heat At Snow Summit, Baldy

Snow Summit and Mt. Baldy offer summer outdoor fun with cooler temperatures than the SoCal lowlands.

Maintaining Momentum Is The Challenge Of Spring

Great enthusiasm for skiing and riding runs into bikes, lawns, and golf.

Prep Your Ski, Board At Season's End

Dry them thoroughly, wax them well, store them off the ground.

Winter 2010-11 Seen As 'Good, If Not Great'

March and April will determine where the season lands.

Experience Four Seasons In One Day On The Hintertux Glacier

Hit the 18 kilometres of summer ski slopes in the morning and go hiking or biking in the afternoon.

SNOTEL Sites Confirm The La Nina Of 2010-2011

SNOTEL recordings tell the tale of a good and bad snowfall season in the Rocky Mountains.

Stowe Will Replace FourRunner On Mt. Mansfield With New High-Speed Quad

Project will cost $6 million, and will be completed for next season.

Whistler Blackcomb Repeats As 2011 Favorite North American Resort By OnTheSnow Visitors

Visitors to OnTheSnow.com have picked their favorites resorts and Whistler/Blackcomb has repeated as their top choice for the second straight year.

More Snow Hits California's Sierra, Setting Records

Snowstorms send many of California's Sierra resorts into a season for the record books, and more snow is on the way.

Snowbird Keeps Deals Coming Into May

Snowbird plans to stay open into May, so lodging deals have been extended.

Brian Head Discounts Rooms, Lift Tickets For Season's End

Lodging specials offered to entice late-season skiers and riders to Brian Head.

Travel News: When Carry-On Bags Are Gate-Checked, Cha-Ching

Skiers and riders face new hassles with fully-compliant carry-on luggage.

Russia's Winter Olympics: Three mascots chosen, security pledges made

Preparations for the Soch 2014 Winter Olympics are ticking along with preparations on schedule.

Family Fun Varied At Aspen, Snowmass

Families are flocking to Aspen for spring break, and will find plenty for the kids to do.

Disabled skiers, equipment excels but facilities lag behind

Since 1950 skiing has opened up to disabled people. Whatever the disability, the equipment exists to make the snow experience possible.

Les Gets Launches New Website With Interactive Features

Visit the new and improved lesgets.com to get all the information you need for winter and summer holidays.

Mountains Of Distinction Share Passholder Benefits

Passholders from one resort receive lift ticket discouns at others.

Travel News: Discover Andorra With A Winter Bus Tour

Book a winter bus tour in Andorra and take in winter landscapes, historic villages, museums, and architecture.

Illinois Legislature Considering Helmet Law For Skiers, Boarders

Illinois is considering a proposed bill that would require skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets.

Park City Fires Up For Final Spring Lessons

Learn-to-ski and ladies-only lessons run to season's end at Park City Mountain Resort.

Overnight Deals In Sandy To Last Through Long Spring Season

Sandy (Utah) hotels kick in with some deals for diehard skiers and snowboarders.

The beer is too dear say UK skiers - ©Albin Niederstrasser/Hinterglemm

The beer is too dear say UK skiers

Do your research before heading to the Alps as a pint can cost anywhere between €3.20 and €14.

Seven Springs Has Spring Fling Getaways Starting At $85

Packages start at $85 and are available until the end of ski season.

Brian Head Offers Three Days For $100

Three-day lift ticket discount begins at Brian Head Resort.

Arizona Snowbowl Wins Another Round In Snowmaking Pursuit

A federal judge permits Arizona Snowbowl to continue to work on snowmaking while an appeal is pending.

Taos Ski Valley Recycles Uniforms For Afghanistan Families

A program to bring modern winter wear to rural Afghanistan prompted Taos Ski Valley to join in.

Newbies Can Don Free Helmets At Brighton

Beginners who sign up for a lesson at Brighton Resort get a free helmet in the bargain.

Film Your Freestyle Skills At Saint Lary's Snowpark - ©Stacja Narciarska Małe Ciche

Film Your Freestyle Skills At Saint Lary's Snowpark

Thanks to a chip-embedded sticker on your helmet, snowpark riders can film themselves for free then download their clips, and even create their own film.

Val d'Isere's La Becca Restaurant Wins Its First Michelin Star

Thanks to lots of hard work, discipline, and culinary creativity, 30-year-old chef Antony Tempesta has joined the ranks of France's best chefs.

Travel News: Injured On Your Snowy Vacation? The Airline May Add To Your Pain

Riders and skiers sometimes encounter "snow snakes" which trip them up, resulting in injuries. We look into what you should know before you go, and what to do for the flight back home.

Renowned Colorado Medical Facility Gets Athletes On The Mend

Some say Dr. Richard Steadman is the best in the business. The orthopaedic surgeon is legendary, with a long list of famous athletes, and equally impressive fellow surgeons.

It's The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

Spring means great snow, good weather, and an end in sight.

Kids Ski With Extreme Ski Champ Chris Anthony At Vail

Chris Anthony is turning into a legend in the ski world, and recently shared his love for skiing with a special group of kids from Denver.

Mount Snow's Future Rides On A Six-Pack Bubble Chair

Vermont resort accepts bid to replace the aging Summit Local triple chair.

Durango Mountain Resort Welcomes Spring With Package Deals From $65

Durango Mountain Resort has had an incredible snow year, which means spring skiing will be at its finest. Check out the spring lift and loding specials they are offering.

Montana Snowbowl Seeks Expansion; Wants To Double Size, Capacity

Montana Snowbowl is seeking to double its acreage and lifts to service beginners and intermediates better.

Visit Slopes, Spas Of The Austrian Alps

Check out Austria's new brochure featuring top spa hotels in the Alps, if you're looking for a ski and spa holiday.

Learn To Freeride In Safety On The Stubai Glacier

Learn how to ski in deep snow and what to do in dangerous situations like avalanches, crevasses, and accidents.

Wounded Warriors Find Joy On Snow At Whitetail

Snowsports - and other sports - are a path to the recovery of the body and spirit.

Spring Holds Sway At West Virginia Ski Areas

Resorts head into the home stretch in great shape.

Kelly Clark, Kazuhiro Kokubo Win U.S. Open Halfpipe

Clark also wins Burton Global Open Series championship and $50,000.

When Do Ski Areas Decide To Close?

When the snow melts, or when skiers and snowboarders stop coming.

Storm Hammers Northeast With Rain, Snow, Bitter Cold

Mixed precipitation, widely varied temperatures hit the Northeast.

Resort Industry Applauds Utah's 'Sane' Immigration Legislation

Legislation in Utah takes a moderate approach to the problem of illegal immigration.

Lindsey Vonn Clinches Three World Cup Titles

American racer is closing on No. 1 Maria Riesch in tense World Cup finish.

Whitefish Installs Cross Course For Public, March Competitions

Whitefish Mountain Resort opened up the cross course to the public weeks before events plan to use the course in competitions.

Try A Segway On The Snow Of Alpe d'Huez

Take a novel approach to slope time with an all-terrain Segway. You can even roll around the pistes at night thanks to the machines' powerful headlights.

Blue Mountain Is Offering Spring Ski Packages

Blue Mountain is offering late season lift and lodging packages good through the end of the month just in time for spring skiing and snowboarding.

Loveland Offers Late Season Lift/Lodging Packages

Loveland Ski Area is offering reduced lift tickets and lift and lodging packages for March and through late season. It's one of the longest seasons in the Lower 48.

Google Street View Moves To The Pistes Starting In Zermatt

More than 30,000 people took part in a competition to select which Swiss resort should be featured in Google Piste Views.

Cross-Country Skiing Generates CHF100 Million In Davos

A recent survey showed that 75 percent of skiers to Davos make use of the cross-country facilities.

Sugar Mountain Poster Contest Teaches Safety To 3rd, 4th Graders

Seven-point program is offered in conjunction with National Ski Areas Association.

Sugarloaf Expansion Adds Brackett Basin Terrain

The new area is the first part of a three-phase, 655-acre expansion onto Burnt Mountain.

Critterland At Copper Is Crawling With 'Kiddos'

The littlest kids have a place to play while the big kids hit Copper's tubing hill.

Greek Peak Plans $20 Million Adventure Center, Conference Venue

N.Y. State area will offer ropes course, zip lines, mountain bike park, and more.

Nonprofit SkiBusColorado Eases Traffic Woes For Weekend Travelers

Keep it simple and hop on a bus to get to the slopes from the Front Range.

Blue Mountain Selling 2011-12 Season Passes

Early Bird Special means savings on next year.

March Looks To Be Busy At Sipapu

Recent snow heartens the hopes of skiers, riders and resort owners in New Mexico and Arizona.

Small Arizona, New Mexico Areas Take La Nina's Brunt

Town hills, like Pajarito Mountain, haven't turned on their lifts much this winter, thanks to La Nina weather pattern.

Early Evenings The Time To Ski, Ride At Arizona Snowbowl

Spring approaches, so skiers and riders at Arizona Snowbowl can stay later.

Travel News: Skiers, Riders Want Their Slopes Green And White

An environmental fair in New Jersey claims mountain resorts are bad for the environment, and challenges riders and skiers to find those with the best "green" records. OnTheSnow.com recommends a way to do this easily.

Snowbird All-Nighter Yields $25K For Avalanche Center

Skiing for 24 hours raised funds for Utah's avalanche forecasting and training center.

Dew Tour Wraps Up Season At Snowbasin

The world's top freestylers put on a show in front of packed houses at Snowbasin.

Four Weekends Remain To Test Drive BMW, Get Lessons, Party

BOW offers skiers and snowboarders a chance to take onsite test drives of new vehicles, lessons, gear, and parties. Four weekends left.

Karschberg To Complete Lift Upgrade By Next Winter

Katschberg will complete its investment in lift systems this summer, in time for the 2011-12 winter season.

How Do You Store Skis Until Next Winter?

Dry them thoroughly, wax them well, store them off the ground.

Follow On The News: Ryan Hawks Is Missed

Tribute video shows the Vermont native at Mad River Glen two weeks ago.

OnTheSnow Analysts Rank College, Family Spring Break Destinations; Western Resorts Sweep

Analysts at OnTheSnow.com have used what they term "a sophisticated algorithm" to pick top ten destinations for family and college spring breakers. The West won out.

Friends Hit Five Areas In Five Days Of Intense Skiing

Annual outing samples resorts in Quebec's Eastern Townships and Jay, Vt.

Opinion: How green can skiing be? - ©Andermatt Swiss Alps

Opinion: How green can skiing be?

Most of a ski resort's carbon footprint is created by a visitor's mode of transport.

Top Freeskier Ryan Hawks Dies After Fall At Kirkwood

Vermont native earned the nickname Flyin' Ryan.

How Do You Store A Snowboard Until Next Winter?

Prep your board for its off-season with a good cleaning and a coat of wax.

Telluride Has Spring Break Family Packages

Telluride has some great winter sports conditions and some attractive lift and lodging packages just in time for spring break.

Calabogie Peaks Is Offering March Lift And Lodging Specials

Calabogie Peaks is offering some attractive late season lift and lodging specials just in time for Ontario's school break.

Travel News: SWISS Named Best Short-Haul Carrier

SWISS beat more than 51 rival airlines to scoop the award for "best short-haul carrier" voted for by the Swiss public.

Boyne To Host Brew-Ski Festival, Krazy Days, Mardi Gras In March

Boyne Mountain and Highlands host a couple of fun events in March that will draw big crowds for the weekend craziness. Lift and lodging packages are available.

Former Racing Star, Coach Tyler Palmer Fights Diseases; Friends Reach Out To Help

Friends of the first U.S. male skier to win a World Cup race reach out to help Tyler Palmer cope with a combination of diabetes and Addison's Disease.

Perfect North To Host Spring Carnival, Travel Channel, Pink Flamingos

The winter season is winding down, but Perfect North Slopes has some fun events scheduled for March and conditions are near perfect on the slopes.

Avoid Keystone's Ticket Window And Get A Deal

Everyone wants a deal on lift tickets, and we know how to get it at some of Summit County's favorites.

Photographers Vie For Cash, Fame In Ski Salt Lake Contest

Seven photographers worked with skiers and snowboarders to get the best shots in the Wasatch Mountains.

Colorado Residents Get A Deal At Beaver Creek's Westin Riverfront

The Westin Riverfront in Avon offers a central place to stay for those skiing Vail or Beaver Creek.

Solitude Resort Spa Deals Lead To Pampering Sessions

A hard day on the slopes ends softly, and inexpensively, with deals at Solitude Mountain Spa.

Hogadon Takes Steps To Improve Safety In Wake Of Tragedy

Hogadon Ski Area implements new safety programs in the wake of a Christmas tragedy that killed two.

Helmet Giveaway At Snowbird Promotes National Safety Campaign

Free helmet giveaway at Snowbird helped the effort to reduce head injuries on slopes and trails.

Canyons Resort Winds Up Saturdays With Dancin' Tunes

Park City-area bands set up at the base of Canyons Resort at the end of the each Saturday in March.

Travel News: 15 Hours, And They Sell Us Crackers And Cheese?

Skiers and riders bound for the mountains on airlines have to use some creativity and do their research, or face some unappetizing choices when it comes to food.

Brian Head Expands Terrain Parks For All Abilities

More jumps and jibs can be found after expansion of the terrain parks at Brian Head.

Sugar Mountain Battles 'Snow In The Backyard' Syndrome

North Carolina resort - like others in the Mid Atlantic - has tons of snow.

Pre-Paid Chip Card Makes School Break Easy At Le Massif

Quebec resort installs automated readers at all lifts.

Formigal Expands On And Off The Slopes

Formigal has built a new boardercross slope, expanded the terrain park, as well as opened a new restaurant, bar, and nightclub.

Waterville Valley Turns Waste Cooking Oil Into Fuel

Resort recycles waste cooking oil into boiler fuel.

Travel News: New Flight Routes Open Up Swedish Ski Resorts

New winter flights from easyJet, British Airways, and Scandinavian Airlines bring the UK closer to the ski resorts of Sweden.

Berkshire East Wind Turbine Covers 100 Percent Of Its Electricity Needs

Turbine makes the Berkshires resort first in the nation to make all of its own power.

OTS Special Report: How Safe Are Chairlifts? 'Safer Than Cars, Escalators, Or Elevators'

Chairlifts are mechanical devices, built by people, with many moving parts prone to wear and tear.

Mount Snow Envisions New High-Speed Chair To Summit

New lift would become the resort's main access to the mountaintop.

'Industry Icon' Larry Lichliter Dies; Led Vail To Premier Status

Larry Lichliter, who led the way in bringing Vail and Beaver Creek to premier status resorts, died Feb. 18 after a lengthy illness.

Good Conditions Across Europe; Oslo Hosts Nordic World Ski Championships

Hit the powder in the Alps this weekend or watch world-class skiers tackle the 134-metre-high Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo.

Sugarloaf Will Replace Spillway Chairs With New Fixed-Grip Quad

Construction set to begin after the lifts stop spinning in May.

Power plant ski resort will be built in Denmark in 2016

Tourists visiting Denmark no longer have to choose between a city location and winter sports. The new power plant with a year-round ski resort on its roof will be built in Copenhagen by 2016.

OTS Special Report Part 2: When Will The Future Come In Utah's Wasatch?

How the Great Recession shakes out at Utah winter resorts remains to be seen, but everyone is poised for another period of growth.

Russia Halts Tourism At Mount Elbrus After Terrorist Attack on Ski Lift, Minibus

A terrorist attack on a ski lift and minibus at Mount Elbrus was the first attack on tourists in Russia.

Snow Returns To Europe In Time For Half-Term Holidays

The snow has returned to the Alps at the perfect time - as hundreds of British families are flocking to the slopes during half-term week.

OTS Special Report: Utah Resorts Absorb Olympic Bounce, Recession Hits; Consumers Win

The competition gets tougher as Wasatch Mountain resorts enter the 'new realities' created by the Great Recession.

Spring Skiing Looms Up And Down Eastern Seaboard

Days lengthen, sun warms, snow evolves into soft corn.

Wachusett Mt. Videos Take Never-Evers Through The First Time Step-By-Step

Films try to make that very first visit less daunting.

Sugar Mountain Moves Toward March Madness With Deep Discounts

Rates for lift tickets, rental gear, and lessons drop 25 percent.

Backyard Terrain Park Means Hours Of Fun In Massachusetts

Three friends build their own jumps on a wooded road.

Ski Apache, Casino Cash In With Stay And Ski Deal

One-night stay at nearby casino hotel includes lift ticket and transportation to Ski Apache.

Traveling To Altitude Can Be Sickening, Says Taos Medic

Altitude sickness can be severe if travelers venture too high too quickly.

Travel News: Airlines Announce Offers, Price Hikes Affecting Spring Vacationers

Skiers and riders considering flying to reach spring skiing opportunities have some new options, and some new fees to consider.

Goode Skis Manufacturing Comes Home From China To Ogden

Utah ski manufacturer brings all operations under one roof in Ogden.

Peace, Quiet, Free Tickets Offered At Utah's Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort will give away two lift tickets for every night stayed at the resort lodging.

Fire Destroys Finland's Oldest On-Piste Restaurant In Ruka, Finland

A fire has destroyed Ruka's on-piste restaurant at the worst possible time - in the middle of the season and just before the half-term holidays.

Coffee Mill Ski Area South Of Red Wing Offers Best 'Coulee' Skiing

Coffee Mill is simple and cheap. It's a real bargain in today's high-speed, high-priced market.

Welch Village Brings Families Together On The Slopes

Welch Village is hosting a couple of Family Days over the next three weeks. Get out and enjoy some family time on the slopes.

Les Orres Launches Its Own Smartphone Application

Use this free application to find the nearest restaurant, toilets, or just to know which lift has the shortest queues to better manage your precious piste time.

South Lake Tahoe Eco-Hotel Offers Heavenly Package With Lift Ticket Discounts

The 968 Park Hotel in South Lake Tahoe is offering a ski and stay package for Heavenly.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. Launches Terrain Park Website

It's just one of the ways the ski area keeps up interest in its parks.

Some Connecticut Schools Cut Or Cancel February Vacation

Severe snowstorms led to lost school days, which are being made up this week.

Peak cuisine: Fine dining in South Tyrol

Peak cuisine: Fine dining in South Tyrol

Get for a taste for fine dining on the slopes of Alta Badia: crispy brisket in pücia crust sauerkraut, pumpkin spätzle with porcini mushrooms, smoked ricotta cheese, and more.

Follow On The News: Colorado Ski Industry Trade Group Relieved Immigration Bill Dies

A bill that Ski Colorado Country USA feared might scare off visitors failed in a committee vote.

Winter Is Back On The West Coast; Sets Up Resorts For Holiday Weekend

Winter barreled back into the West Coast mountains this week, bring much needed snow after January doldrums.

Sochi Olympic Games Overshadowed By Security, Construction Worries

The preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi in Russia have been overshadowed by threats to security and a change at the head of the construction company.

What Are Ski Poles For?

Ski poles help propel skiers across the flats, help them get back up after falling, and help with the rhythm of turns.

Americans Sparse, Mountains Magnificent In Mayrhofen, Austria

Austria's Mayrhofen has plenty of lifts, slopes, majestic mountains, wonderful restaurants, cozy lodging, good shopping, and off-piste activities. It doesn't have very many Americans.

Les Arcs' Hotel Club MMV Altitude Gets A Facelift

The MMV group has entirely renovated this 195-room hotel, adding business and relaxation facilities, as well as updating the look of the whole establishment.

Save On Skiing In Orelle-Val Thorens With The OréOlé Card

Purchase an OréOlé Card for €20 and get up to 20 percent off ski passes all season long at Orelle-Val Thorens and the Three Valleys ski area.

Maurienne Launches A Passport To The Pistes; €18 Per Day

Choose five of La Maurienne's 18 resorts with this veritable piste passport that offers, on average, €8 off regular lift pass prices.

Travel News: Train It To Resorts In France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria

Travel from London to ski resorts in France, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland; Rail Europe specialises in tickets and passes for rail travel around Europe.

Travel News: Quirky Deals Await Mountain Travelers Abroad, At Home

One airline's boarding pass gets you discounts at museums and restaurants and a hotel chain says it won't "nickle and dime" us.

Project 'Andermatt Swiss Alps' Is On Target

Andermatt's "Project Swiss Alps" involves the expansion of the ski area, new accommodation, an 18-hole golf course, and a state-of-the-art sports centre.

Europe's Highest Wind Farm Is Built Above Andermatt

Europe's highest wind farm has been built at 2332 metres above the ski resort of Andermatt.

Dine In Style At Hidden Valley Resort

Resort increases options for hungry skiers and riders.

Resorts Skirt Natural Gas Outages In Northern N.M.

Natural gas lines shut down Thursday, Feb. 3, across New Mexico, but all resorts use propane.

O Park Is Paying Off For Otsego Club

Otsego Club, Gaylord, Mich, is making a name for itself with its O Park and Olympic halfpipe that are drawing in snowboard teams from around the world, including the U.S. Team.

Solitude Deals Discounts For Two-Night Stays

Two lodging packages at Solitude deeply discount tickets and equipment rentals.

Snowbird Upgrades iPhone App

Latest iPhone app from Snowbird consolidates information with interaction.

Spirit Mountain Midweek Specials, Lift/Lodging Deals

Spirit Mountain offers several weekly daily lift ticket specials, and nearby Duluth motels offer lift and lodging packages for out-of-town guests; some less than a mile from the slopes.

Utah Set To Further Ease Liquor Laws

Latest round of liquor reform in Utah should free up more permits for resorts, restaurants, and bars.

Copper Mountain Gives A Big High Four

Grab your buddies and do some damage at Copper with the High Four deal.

Romanian Resorts Vulcan, Sinaia Invest In Ski Lifts

Romania's Tourism Ministry has invested in new lifts for two ski resorts as part of a larger development project.

Ultimate Four Lesson Gives Special Treatment For Kids At Vail Resorts

Kids get closer attention in the Ultimate Four lesson at Vail.

Northeast Has Seen A Flurry Of Ski Area Comings And Goings This Winter

MIttersill, Campton, and North Creek have reopened; Big Squaw, Tenney, and Ascutney have closed.

OTS Special Report: Sunshine Battles Social Media Pressure And Labor Lawsuit

Sunshine Village faces a labor lawsuit and an onslaught of social media commentary on its labor relations.

Power Outage Bursts Pipes In Brian Head

Extended power outage bursts pipes, floods rooms in condos at Brian Head Resort.

Wendell Cram Recalls Early Days Of Skiing In Vermont

He set the first one-day vertical record at Suicide Six.

How Do You Tune Downhill Skis?

The short answer is, meticulously.

Pay As You Ski In The Three Valleys

The 3 Liberté Pass allows you to ski without having to choose what type of pass you want in advance, you can act on a whim.

New Mexico Discount Card Adds Savings In Land Of Enchantment

Statewide discount card reduces the cost of a visit to New Mexico's ski resorts.

Gore Mountain Opens North Creek Connector Via Hudson Chair

Hudson Chair spins skiers and riders on the area's Interconnect between the two areas at Gore Mt.

Weekday Warriors Get Deals At Sunrise

Sunrise Park Resort offers a handful of discounts to midweek skiers and riders.

GeoSaison Lists Two Zermatt Hotels In Europe's Top 100

Zermatt boasts two hotels in Europe's top 100: book a stay at a contemporary hunting lodge or the "mountain hut of the future".

Snowfall In Vail Could Break Records

Snow, snow, and more snow is keeping everyone happy in Vail.

Terrain Parks Add To Mountain Experience At Copper Mt., Steamboat

Copper Mountain and Steamboat resort officials believe terrain parks add to the mountain experience.

Explore Saas Valley With Guided Snowshoe Tours From €15

Snowshoeing means no ski passes and no queueing for lifts; the Saas Valley offers various snowshoeing packages this winter.

Make 'Fresh Tracks' In Avoriaz, Verbier, Livigno, Formigal

Nissan's Fresh Tracks experience offers the chance to hit the slopes before anyone else.

Book Your Boulder Ski Escape Package Now

Boulder is getting into the ski town business with a promotion starting at $67.50 per night.

La Tania Discounts Saturday Ski Passes For Online Customers

Purchase your pass through La Tania's or Les 3 Vallées' website and save 20 percent, if you plan to ski on a Saturday.

Unique Sustainable Development Goes On Market At Red Mountain

The new Elevate development at Red Mountain Resort in B.C. offers energy efficient, sustainable housing with a lower price tag.

Snowball Pass Saves £140 In Many French Resorts

The Snowball pass will help save money in a dozen different resorts; buy before Feb. 10 and get two passes for the price of one.

Two Parks Are Better Than One At Sipapu

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort has beefed up its terrain park.

Get Discounted Lift Tickets For Mountain High, Mt. Baldy

Two SoCal resorts offer a way to purchase discounted lift tickets- even for peak weekend skiing.

Wisp Has $29 Monday Special That's Great For Valentine's Day

Package includes lift ticket, rental, and lesson.

Ski Brule's Nick Baumgartner Captures X Games Gold

Heartland pro snowboarder Nick Baumgartner won gold at the Winter X Games in the men's snowboard cross finals. Ski Brule is his hometown hill.

Sugar Mountain Gives Props To Snowmakers, Groomers

Success of the first half is rooted in the labor of many workers.

Sugar Bowl Offers New Free Lesson Programs

Sugar Bowl is offering two free lesson programs and for cost clinics for more intensive instruction.

Crystal Mountain Patrollers Testify For Senate Bill To Fine Skiers Going Into Closed Areas

Crystal Mountain ski patrollers push for legislation in Washington State to fine skiers for entering closed areas.

Valais Ski Resorts Open Three New Chairlifts

The ski resorts of Crans Montana, Fiesch, and Bettermeralp, in Switzerland's Valais region, have opened new chairlifts this winter.

Nordic Mountain Is A Nice Mid-Wisconsin Surprise

Nordic Mountain is one of those smaller ski hills that makes skiing and snowboarding fun and affordable for area residents. It offers a lot of terrain in a small package.

Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Panorama, Moonlight Basin Add Satski Maps

Four more North American ski resorts have added Satski interactive GPS trail maps.

Vermont Ski Museum Preserves State's Skiing Heritage

Mission is to collect, preserve, and celebrate Vermont's skiing history.

Arizona Snowbowl Sets Visitor Record In The High Desert Without Snowmaking

More people came to Arizona Snowbowl during January than ever before, despite virtually no snowfall at all.

SnowBomb Buys Discounted Lift Ticket Purchasing Website, Adds California Options

Snowbomb.com, which just purchased LiftTickets.com, is expanding the number of resorts offering discounted lift tickets online.

BEARPAW Boots Cater To Après-Ski Footwear Fashion

BEARPAW boots bring out the best in comfort and fashion for après-ski footwear. Their extensive line appeals to all ages and style tastes. The kids' model offerings have tripled in the last year alone.

Europe's Mid-Season Update: Sunny Skies Replace The Snow Clouds

Sunny skies have dried up the snow clouds, but there's still powder to be found on high ground or north-facing ski areas.

What Is Spring Skiing?

The sun is higher and warmer, and snow has evolved into the soft corn snow that makes every turn a work of art.

Liftopia Scores Super Bowl Sunday Lift Ticket Discounts

Ticket broker has lined up more than 65 resorts across the country.

Nielsen Audit Shows OnTheSnow Is World's Most Visited Snow Sports Website

OnTheSnow.com has once again topped the world's snow sports websites as the most visited across the globe.

Visit To Mount Snow Found Excellent Skiing And Riding

Conditions are excellent almost everywhere across the country, with a few exceptions.

OTS Special Report: Immigration Bills Concern Colorado Wintersports Promoters

Immigration legislation has surfaced in Colorado, which worries the state's ski and snowboard industry.

How To Build A Terrain Park

Think snow shovels and dad's plastic trash can, a sheet of plywood, an old bench, maybe mom's bridge table (only don't tell her).

Huge Storm Is Bringing A One-Two Punch To Central New England

"It's getting to the point of, 'Where are you going to put it?' "

GoPro To Launch 3D Sports Camera For Fast-Action POV Footage

GoPro is about ready to unleash a 3D version of its HERO camera, letting you grab high quality, fast action footage.

Goode Remain Strongest, Lightest Skis Available

Goode is the only pure carbon-fiber ski on the market. That's important as carbon fiber measures nearly six times stronger than fiberglass, and is 40 percent lighter.

Stockli Adds Freeride Line To Race-Ski Dominant Quiver

Stockli has entered the world of Rockers with its Freeride ski series. You can ski exactly the same models as the World Cup racers use.

Winter X Games Recap: Rookie Tops Podium, Spectacular Crashes

Here's OnTheSnow's wrap-up of ESPN's Winter X Games 15 from Aspen by Tess Weaver on the scene.

Lifties Will Like New Work Gloves, While Moms Will Love L-Bow For Kids

An old Swedish glove maker called Hestra is back showing a new line of work gloves lifties and other workers will like. Moms are loving kids' gloves from LBow.

Boarding Pass Becomes Same Day Lift Ticket At All Park City-Area Lifts

Airline boarding pass becomes same-day lift ticket at all Park City-area resorts.

Whistler Blackcomb Opens New Global Pipe

Whistler Blackcomb opened their new Global Pipe to the public in mid-January.

Fight For Your Feet Is Trend For 2012

Point6 and SmartWool are battling it out to keep your feet warm and comfortable with new sock lines for 2012.

Ski Three Resorts In One Pass: Villard, Chamrousse, Les Sept Laux

Get more resorts for your money with this 10-day inter-resort pass valid at Chamrousse, Villard/Corrençon, and Les Sept Laux.

Stratton Makes Sunday Afternoons Family More Affordable

Sunday Four Pack offers skiing or riding for four, and a pizza, for $99.

Osbe Helmets Bring Visor Guard To North America

Osbe helmets from Italy are the first visor guard helmets to enter the U.S. market.

Serre Chevalier Cultivates Its Gourmet Side With Themed Daily Dishes

The restaurants of Serre Chevalier serve up local cuisine and creative cooking with several themed dishes.

Travel News: Ryanair Is Second Busiest Airline At Turin Airport

Ryanair has risen to second most popular airline serving Turin Airport, with passenger numbers up 91-percent in 2010.

Gourette Invests In Ski Area; New Gondola, Welcome Centre

Gourette in the Pyrenees has invested nearly €11 million this season in improvements on and off the slopes.

Flow Snowboards Introduce Drifter, Three Kid's Boards

Look for three boards from Flow Snowboarding that are ideal for learning.

New Products Will Keep Kids Happy, Warm On The Slopes

Keeping kids and parents happy on the ski slopes can be tricky. The Snow Show offered several new products that can help.

Extreme Lessons For Aspiring Young Freestylers In Verbier

Kids will learn how to tackle off-piste, bumps, freestyle, carving, and steep runs in Verbier's Altitude Extreme Kids courses.

Burton's Nug And Freebird Already In High Demand

The Nug is the latest from Burton. Signs are already out there reading, "Get Your Nug Here."

Shimmering, Shiny Fabrics Meet High Tech With Obermeyer, Patagonia

It's glitter, glam and high tech for fashions with Obermeyer and Patagonia as perfect examples.

Snowshoe Resort Has A Variety Of Lodging Packages

Choices are wide at West Virginia ski mecca.

Deep Snow, Busy Holidays Increase Colorado Visits

Early season snowfall built up early bases at resorts, and visitors started skiing and riding.

Scarpa Invents Even Lighter, More Powerful Alpine Touring Boots

New Scarpa alpine touring boots are lighter for climbing and have more power for freeriding.

Faux Fur Fun Catches The Eye, Doesn't Ruffle Feathers

Faux fur is a trend catching on for 2012. BeardSki facewarmers and Omeez boot toppers are two product examples of this trend.

Elk Mountain Helps Women Master The Mountain

Resort is running women's programs Feb. 6, March 5.

Guests Learn New Gate System At Aspen/Snowmass

Growing pains are dissipating at Aspen's base area entry lifts, as guests and locals figure out how to use the new system.

Armada, Ski Logik Catch Attention In Freeride Skis

The rocker helps the ski plane early and makes it very good for powder skiing.

Ski Banff, Jasper-Canada's Most Famous National Parks

A winter vacation in Banff and Jasper National Parks can get you skiing at four resorts.

SoCal Skiers Must Drive Longer To Get To Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Snow Valley

The long-term closure of Highway 330 requires that skiers and snowboarders take alternate routes to ski resorts in the San Bernardino Mountains, but the snow is good and holding up well for February.

International Freeskiing Championships At Jackson Hole; Jesse Bryan Wins

International freeskiing competition came to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. OnTheSnow's Rachael Hodson was on hand to report.

Leki Launches First Women's Specific Backcountry Ski Pole

Leki is showing off a backcountry ski pole aimed at powder goddesses.

'Boomers Get Schussin' Deal At Arizona Snowbowl

Over-50 skiers and riders get deals to come to Arizona Snowbowl on Thursdays.

Arbor Snowboards Brings On Women's Swoon, Cadence Boards

Arbors boards for women are all made of certified, sustainable wood, just as name implies.

Backcountry Access Introduces Airbag Avalanche Backpack

The Float airbag backpack by Backcounty Access (BCA) provides the latest in avalanche safety.

Wolf Mountain Keeps Plugging Away; Court Hearing Nears

Utah's Wolf Mountain area has plenty of posh homes for rent after 2010 bankruptcy filing.

Liberty Turns Out Women's Powder, All-Mountain Skis

The Envy Powder and the Envy All-Mtn. are all new women-specific skis from Liberty for 2011/12.

Midwest Snowboarders Vito, Aguirre 'Dewing' Well On Dew Tour

Two Midwest snowboarders are doing well in this season's Winter Dew Tour halfpipe competition. Ohio's Louie Vito is leading the pack after the second competition.

June Mountain Turns 50, Adds New Shuttle From Mammoth

June Mountain celebrates its 50th year and added a shuttle from Mammoth Lakes.

Rossignol Launches All-Mountain Men's, Women's Lines

Rossignol is showing a men's and women's all-mountain line of skis for 2011-12. Here are some details.

Mount Kato Is A Boon To Southern Minnesota Skiers

Mount Kato, the closest ski area for snow sports enthusiasts along the Minnesota-Iowa border, offers a variety of weekly specials to keep it affordable for area residents.

Look Brings Back The Pivot Binding

The Look Pivot Binding is back for 2011/12 and it's returning with a vengeance.

Glove Liners, GPS Goggles Push New Technology

Recon GPS Goggles and Chaos gloves are going high tech in a big way.

Snow Is A Complex, Changing Medium For A Simple Sport

Snow changes constantly, sometimes in very complex ways.

Women's Skis Wield Wider Waists, More Options

Women's skis continue to hold a viable place in the market as manufacturers introduce new technology and improve established models.

Boyne Resorts Is Serious About Protecting Our Environment

Boyne Resorts is serious about protecting the environment, which is one of the company's greatest assests.

Wintergreen Programs Focus On Women In February

Ski & Ride Clinics, HEAD Weekend, aim to help improve skills.

'Sidecountry' Becomes Newest Apparel Category

Whether you call it freeride, backcountry, or even slackcountry, this popular trend has created a need for new high-tech apparel.

Summertime 'Coaster May Zip Down Snowbird

Proposed mountain coaster should bring high-speed thrills to Snowbird in the summer.

Travel News: VIA Rail Is Easy Way To Enjoy Winter Sports In Canada

VIA rail, the Canadian rail system, can take you skiing or riding for the day, for a week, or for a special 11-day "safari" to Whistler.

Snowball Shields To Knives To Croakies - All Caught Our Eye

Lots of accessories caught our eye at the Snow Show. Look for snowball shields, knives that ski patrollers will love, and even those famous Croakies, updated for 2012.

Blue Mountain Offers Teaching Programs for Tots; Has Tips

Check out Blue Mountain If you're wondering how early to start your little snow bunny on skis. Ontario's largest winter resort has a Tot Program for age two.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is In Heavenly's New 'Ante Up' Park

Heavenly added the new Ante Up Terrain Park with many features made from recycled materials.

Nike Snowboarding Boots Stick To Company Tradition

Nike has entered the snowboard boot world with four models for the 2011/12 season.

Winter X Games 15: Video Awards, Superpipe, Slopestyle, Jam-Packed Aspen

Tess Weaver is reporting live from Aspen at Winter X Games 15. Powder Awards went to ski film stars, lots of action in the superpipe and slopestyle.

Intrawest Will Move From Vancouver To Denver

Corporate HQ will relocate by the end of 2011.

Bon Soo Is Ontario's Largest Winter Festival Feb. 4-13

It's Ontario's largest winter festival with activities scheduled all week long. Check out the lift and lodging specials for downhill entusiasts at Searchmont Resort, or cross country skiing packages.

Appalachian Ski Mountain Passes Drop In Price

Late purchase means 20 percent savings.

Cross Country Skiing Is Excellent Across The Northeast

Areas have snow on their trails, after a slow start.

Deep Snow Hits Big Colorado Resorts Like Aspen, Vail, Copper, Steamboat

Colorado resorts react positively to plenty of snow, and guests react as well.

Snowshoeing Offers A Quiet Interlude

Snowshoeing can be a solitary or social sport.

Kids Keep Busy At Beaver Creek

Families have fun seven nights a week at Beaver Creek.

Travel News: Skiers, Riders Have A Choice of Deals East And West

From a "Wicked Long Weekend," to door-to-door transportation from your home, to access to all Lake Tahoe has to offer skiers and riders at one hotel, there are numerous deals available this season.

Winter Came Together Well For West Virginia Resorts

Record December snows, consistent cold, mean good conditions.

Carpool To Colorado Resorts; Websites Will Help Set You Up

Do your part to limit the ski traffic on I-70 by carpooling. Two websites make it easy.

Holiday Valley Aims At High Adventure

New York resort will build an Adventure Park with Mountain Coaster.

Chamonix Launches Free iPhone App With Real-Time Information

Download the free Chamonix application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to have all the information about the resort at your fingertips.

Mountain Creek Seeks, Finds, A Talented Terrain Designer

Matt Nametko submits a winning scheme for a terrain park feature.

Wintergreen Resort Supports Wounded Warriors

Virginia resort has programs for wounded servicemen and women.

Waterville Valley Sets An On-Mountain Table Feb. 5, March 5

Ride up the lift, eat, drink, and be merry at Timberlodge, then ski or snowboard down.

Scottish Government Revisits Plans For A Ben Wyvis Ski Resort

Scotland is considering building a ski resort on Ben Wyvis, an area already popular with walkers and easily accessible from Inverness.

Travel News: BAA Says Coldest December On Record Cost £24M

The heavy snowfall in the UK just before Christmas resulted in a 10.9-percent drop in passengers compared with 2009.

Snowbasin Plans Get Rezoning OK; Into The Future

Weber County approves rezoning that paves way for Snowbasin expansion.

Taos Ski Valley Ramps Up Its Own Central Reservations

Taos Ski Valley hopes to streamline lodging bookings through a new central reservation system.

Cascade Mountain Is An Easy Day Trip For Many Heartland Skiers

Cascade Mountain packages with many of the waterpark resorts in nearby Wisconsin Dells. Slide by day and night.

Whitecap Mountain In Upper Wisconsin Is Eclectic, Fun

Whitecap Mountain in northern Wisconsin offers a delightful mix of trails and lodging packages. It's one of the most Western-like ski resorts in the Heartland.

Earthquake Creates Huge Hole In Great Divide Ski Trail

Great Divide closed an expert run this past week due to a giant 100-foot-deep chasm that appeared overnight.

Stay Warm On The Ski Slopes By Dressing In Layers

Ski Patrol manager has tips for what to wear.

A day in the life of British pro boarder: Rowan Brandreth

A day in the life of British pro boarder: Rowan Brandreth

For Rowan Brandreth lying in is a thing of the past, we caught up with the British pro during a break from training.

Travel News: American Airlines, Priceline Reach Deal With 'Change' All Over It

American Airlines and Priceline have reached a deal that might change how you buy airline tickets online for your winter vacations.

Another Storm Races Across The Midwest And Northeast

Midweek storms mean tough commuting, excellent weekend skiing and riding.

MLK Weekend: Variable Across The Country

Mostly good snow, good weather and good crowds, but some rain, and no records broken.

Snow Trails Turns 50 This Season

Snow Tails, an Ohio leader in the Midwest snow sports industry, is celebrating 50 years in business this winter with an anniversary party Jan. 28-30.

Borovets Invests In Snowmaking To Combat Strong Winds

New snowmaking systems on Borovet's pistes will be powered by a new reservoir with a capacity for 30,000 cubic metres of water.

Ski Apache: It's All About Family

Only family members make up special group lessons at Ski Apache.

Swim And Ski In The French Pyrenees With Balnéaltitude

Enjoy a day on the slopes and an evening in thermal pools with this lift pass plus spa admission deal from two Pyrenees resorts.

Mad River Weathers The Weather

Gnarly area endures the vicissitudes of the region.

Superpipe Finished At Park City Mountain Resort

The superpipe at Park City Mountain is ready to roll for another season.

Gérardmer Offers Two-Night Ski Breaks From €110

Stay for a weekend, a few days, or an entire week with this selection of all-inclusive stay offers, one of which includes relaxation treatments and fine dining.

Waterville's New President Sees Good Things Happening

Prime New Hampshire resort is looking to the future.

Val Thorens builds two kid-friendly sledge runs

Kids and adults alike will appreciate these new additions, where the youngest children can have safe fun and older children can get their thrills on their own hill.

Travel News: Norwegian Announces Rise In Winter Passengers; Fly From £28

Norwegian is offering 80 weekly direct flights across Scandinavia.

Mount Snow's North Face Daunting But Doable

Recent run was exhilarating, but one was enough, for now.

Conquer Savoie-Mont Blanc's Most Technical Runs

If you are an expert skier, this list is for you. Learn about some of the most difficult and legendary runs in the French Alps and where to find them.

Stay And Ski Free Mid-Week At Rangeley

Rangeley Inn offers stay and ski package.

Learn To Off-Piste Safely At Le Grand Tourmalet

Get off the groomed runs, but do it safely with the services of a professional guide at Le Grand Tourmalet.

January Signals Launch Of Heli, Cat Season At Alyeska

Alyeska Resort and Chugach Powder Guides have been working together for 15 years to create cat- and heli-ski vacations.

Ride The Bus To Pats Peak From Boston

Saturday service offers ride and lift ticket package.

Appalachian Remakes Its Terrain Parks On A Regular Basis

Fresh Fridays means redesign and reconstruction.

Davos To Build New Eye-Catching Luxury Hotel By 2013

The construction of a new luxury spa and business hotel in Davos is set to commence in April.

Sugar Mountain Buried In Powder

Unpredictable weather turns out to be cold and snowy.

Travel News: SkiRail Map Published For Low-Carbon Ski Holidays

Locate the fastest rail routes to your chosen ski resort by purchasing the new SkiRail Map of the Alps.

Longtime Afton Alps Patriarch Paul Augustine Dies

Paul Augustine who helped bring Midwest skiing to thousands of Heartlanders passed away over the holidays. He was a recipient of NSAA's Lifttime Achievement Award.

Family Weekend Packages At Granite Peak Go For Under $500

Granite Peak, Wisconsin's largest ski area, is hosting its second Family Festival of the winter next month; weekend with lift tickets less than $500 for a family of four.

Michigan Olympic Halfpipe Brings In International Snowboard Teams

Michigan's Otsego Club, with the only Olympic-sized halfpipe in the Heartland, is hosting the U.S. Snowboard Team this month as well as other international teams.

90 Skiers Stuck On Lift Are Evacuated At Alpine Valley; No Injuries

Skiers rescued from stuck chairlift at Alpine Valley Ski Area in Ohio.

Ski lessons: Group or private? - ©Avoriaz

Ski lessons: Group or private?

The decision: Do you go for a group lesson or a private one? This veteran professional ski instructor has some advice for you.

Big Powderhorn Resort's Ski Lodge Burns

A devastating fire appears to have destroyed Big Powderhorn's base lodge today.

Huge Storm Hammers The East Coast

Travel is disrupted, slopes are buried.

North American Tree Well Fatalities Are Sober Start To Winter

Five tree well fatalities across North America, two of which were 10 days apart at Whitefish Mountain Resort, give reason to gain education about skiing deep snow in the trees.

Town Of Mammoth, Not Ski Area, Loses $30 Million Lawsuit

The Town of Mammoth Lakes received a $30 million judgment against it, but Mammoth Mountain will continue business as usual with a stellar season.

Stratton Mountain Resort Coped With Crowds, Wind

Trail cover was superb on a recent visit.

Travel News: Skiers, Riders Can Count On Airports Near Mountain Resorts

Airports in snow country are the best at remaining open.

Jiminy Peak Hits Single-Day Record For Skier/Rider Visits

Berkshires resort has ski lift ticket deals for skiers and riders.

Massanutten Has Special Ski Days For (Almost) Everyone

Specials start this month and run through the season.

Travel News: SWISS Launches Flight Sale For UK Skiers

SWISS discounts flights for UK skiers from Birmingham, London, and Manchester to Geneva, Zurich, and Basel.

Seven Springs Has Array Of Ski Lesson Plans

Learn to race, learn to ride, learn to be better.

Crans Montana Opens Snow Island For Kids; Snowtubing, Skiing, Sledging

Families can take advantage of the new kids' winter play area in Crans Montana, offering snowtubing, skiing, sledging, and more.

Whitetail Resort Has Ski Packages For College Students, Women

College students pay $30 for a choice of services.

Les 3 Vallees Boasts Five New Michelin Stars This Winter

Les 3 Vallees ski area now has 10 Michelin-starred restaurants, with a further five stars awarded this year.

January Is An Affordable Month To Ski Or Ride At Durango Mountain Resort

January is a good month to hit the slopes at Colorado's Durango Mountain Resort with lift and lodging specials.

Never-Evers Utahns Get On Slopes With Park City Mountain Resort Deals

Park City Mountain gives Utahns deals on learning to ski or snowboard.

Pine Mountain Offers Scenic Getaway In Michigan's UP

Pine Mountain, located in Michigan's remote, scenic UP, offers a variety of lift and lodging packages and skiing and riding off a 500-foot Midwest mountain.

Schussing Doesn't End With Sundown At Sundance

Sundance Resort puts out all sorts of discounts for night skiing and riding.

Mt. La Crosse Keeps Skiing, Riding Affordable With Weekly Specials

Mount La Crosse has been serving area residents for a long time and continues to provide an economical means for them to ski and snowboard all winter long.

Le Massif Launches Its New Gondola

Quebec resort proceeds with a major step in a $230 million expansion.

Get Banff Ski And Stay Package At Hidden Ridge Resort

Hidden Ridge Resort in Banff offers a ski and stay package good for skiing at Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise.

Stay Awake, Alert With New Utah App

New iPhone app contains everything about Utah resorts.

Sundown Mountain Instructor Says Smaller Hills Best Places To Learn

Midwest ski hills are well equipped to teach new skiers and snowboarders. They may be your best choice, according to Sundown ski instructor, Kevin Dement.

Cannon Opens Mittersill Double Chair

New chair began spinning Jan. 1.

Chestnut Mountain Offers A Slope Full Of Midweek Specials

Chestnut Mountain, perched along a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, offers a variety of midweek specials to entice area skiers.

Peek 'n Peak Launches A Junior Freestyle Team

The team highlights the resort's parks.

Okemo Mountain Resort Opens Nordic Ski Center

Natural snow now covers the trails.

What To Wear Snow Skiing

Staying warm is the first order of business when spending a day outside in the cold.

Mount Snow Offers Ski Lift Ticket Deal To American Military

Fanfare Cards offer discounts on lift tickets.

Where To See Snow In Southern California?

It's two hours from Los Angeles to the mountains

Where Is The Snow In Colorado?

Simple answer: Pretty much everywhere.

Three Videos That May Save Your Life In Case Of An Avalanche

Avalanches pose a real danger to skiers and riders. These three videos may save your life.

When Does Snowbird Open?

Snowbird in Utah, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, aims for an opening in mid-November.

When Does Copper Mountain Open?

Copper Mountain in Colorado aims for an opening at the beginning of November.

OTS Special Report Part Two: Sun Valley's 75th - Starring Sonja Henie, Warren Miller, And Gretchen Fraser

Sun Valley Resort is known for a long list of firsts, including the world's first chairlift.

When Does Hunter Mountain Open?

Hunter Mountain in the Catskills of New York State aims for an opening near Thanksgiving.

OTS Special Report Part One: Sun Valley Reaches 75th Milestone As America's First All-Seasons Destination

Sun Valley Resort celebrates its 75th season this winter as the first major ski resort in the U.S. and the home of the world's first chairlift.

When Does Mt. Southington Open?

Mount Southington in Southington, Conn., aims for an opening near Thanksgiving.

Earthquake Rattles Eagle Point

No damage reported following 4.6 quake in southern Utah.

Learning To Ski, Ride Pays Off At Snowbasin

Beginners who put in 14 hours of instruction get a free season pass at Snowbasin.

Eldora Offers Level 1 Avalanche School Classes

Eldora Mountain Resort is offering two, Level 1 Avalanche training classes this season. The class is broken down into two classroom days and two field days.

Beaver Mountain Specializes Instruction On Weekends

A series of weekend lessons can improve skills quickly at Beaver Mountain.

St. Paul Winter Carnival To Celebrate 125 Years Jan. 27-Feb. 6; Oldest In Nation

The oldest winter carnival in the nation takes place in St. Paul in early February. Check out the activities if you are skiing or snowboarding in the area during the carnival.

Utah's Backcountry Skiers Can Impede Avalanche Control

Utah's avalanche control website strives to keep backcountry skiers out of harm's way.

George Petriz, Long-Time Crystal Mountain Patriarch, Dies

George Petriz, longtime owner of Crystal Mountain in northern Michigan, guided the small community-run operation to become one of the Heartland's major winter resorts.

Men, Women Separate For Deer Valley Clinics

Deer Valley splits out men, women for skiing clinics.

Traverse City Offers Lots Of Varied Snow Sports, Packages

Traverse City, located within easy driving distance of four northern Michigan ski areas, offers lodging choices from as low as $35 per person.

Veteran Backcountry Skier Hits N.H. Powder Stashes

Lee Spiller works for his runs, mostly, and enjoys them all.

Going Green Is Nothing New For Wild Mountain

Going green is nothing new to Wild Mountain. It's something they have been practicing since the early 1980s in all phases of their operation.

Gems Resorts Offer Learn-To-Ski Deals This Month

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month in Colorado. Take part in special learn to ski/ride packages at mountains throughout the state. Our Gem resorts are some of the best ski areas to make your first turns.

Searchmont Offers Big Time Skiing, Affordable Lift/Lodging Packages

Searchmont Resort, just above Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., offers big time skiing and riding for Great Lakes snow sports enthusiasts. Check out the lift and lodging specials.

Zermatt's Solar Restaurant Adds 'European Solar Prize' To Its Wins

Zermatt has made huge green strides: its solar restaurant has won the European Solar Prize and the Swiss Solar Prize within three months.

Howelsen Hill Bids For Pepsi Refresh Everything Award

Pepsi is accepting 1,000 ideas each month, and the Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign made the list of approved ideas for December along with 300 other projects that are seeking the largest award of $250,000.

Timber Ridge Ski Area Is Nearing 50 Years Old

Timber Ridge, which has been seriving southern Michigan and Indiana snow sports enthusiasts for a half-century, offers a number of enticing midweek incentives for skiers.

Seven Springs Commits Resources To Its Terrain Parks

Pennsylvania resort is known for its parks.

Mt. Shasta Gets Beginners On The Slopes With Two Deals

Mt. Shasta gets beginners on the slopes with a package that offers a guarantee or a package that gives graduates a free season pass.

Kick Up Your Heels At Steamboat's Ghost Ranch Saloon

There is a bit of the Wild West in downtown Steamboat, with the new Ghost Ranch Saloon.

Gstaad Opens New Cable Car, Four-Seater Chairlift

Gstaad's multi-million-euro investment plan is on target; the resort opened a new gondola over Christmas.

Stowe Teams Up With Mobile Gaming App Called 'SCVNGR'

Have fun, go places, pile up points.

Snowshoe Mountain Runs Snowcat Tours After Dark

Get a glimpse of the mountain after dark.

Ride The SnowCoach To Treeline On Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington Auto Road runs the winter excursions up the region's highest peak.

Travel News: Airlines Offer 'Pay More' Comfort Options For Travelers Headed To Snow

Austrian Air, Southwest, and Continental have recently announced programs which could make life easier for travelers bound for a snowy vacation. But keep your credit card handy.

Cataloochee Entices First Timers With Free Lessons

Cataloochie Resort in N.C. hopes to attract newcomers to snow sports.

Snow Blankets The Mid Atlantic

Storm leaves a winter wonderland in its wake.

Snow Centre Offers Real Snow Experience For Disabled Skiers

The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead has teamed up with DSUK to open snowsports to anyone who has a disability.

Travel News: Government Considers Laws To Fine Airports After Snow Debacle

The snowstorm of Dec. 18 brought chaos to Britain's airports, leaving thousands of Christmas passengers stranded with no information.

Loon Mountain Opens Its Superpipe; Claims First In East

Loon Mountain lays claim to the first superpipe to open in the East for the season.

Windblown XC Goes From Rock Skis To Good Ones

New Ipswitch, N.H., area opens on thin cover, then gets buried in powder.

When Does Bear Creek Ski Resort Open?

Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, Pa., aims for an opening near Thanksgiving.

SoCal Resorts Bounce Back Following Storm Closures

New snow helped Southern California resorts bounce back fast after pre-holiday rainstorms.

Boots Good To Go After Tune-Up

Strolz are 13, and still have some life left.

Ice Instruments, Igloo Concert Hall Will Make Cool Music At Taos Ski Valley

One-of-a-kind ice instruments tune up to play at Taos Ski Valley.

When Does Massanutten Typically Open?

Massanutten in McGaheysville, Va., aims for an opening near Thanksgiving.

New Mexico, Arizona Get Late But Welcome Christmas Gift

Post-Christmas storms brings relief to New Mexico and Arizona resorts.

When Does Ski Sundown Open?

Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Conn., aims for an opening near Thanksgiving.

Wild Weather Wallops Parts Of The Midwest

Strong storms moving across the lower Midwest today have affected some ski areas, but most Heartland resorts seem to be handling the adverse weather just fine.

Missing Snowboarder's Body Found On Backside Of Alpine Meadows

The body of a missing snowboarder was discovered Thursday morning on the backside of Alpine Meadows Resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Update: Operators Explain Sugarloaf Chairlift Accident

Sugarloaf gives a detailed account of events leading to the Spillway East Chair derailment.

Update: Chairlift Derailment At Sugarloaf Resort In Maine

UPDATED 6:10 p.m. ET: A chairlift derailment occurred this morning at Sugarloaf Resort in Maine. Injuries reported, but not life-threatening.

It's Good News, Bad News In Mountain Southwest

La Nina has drawn a line in the snow between Utah and the rest of the Mountain Southwest.

Take The Bus To The Ski Slopes From New York City

Taking a bus to the ski slopes is convenient for Manhattanites.

Major Winter Storm Slams Into The East

Storm means blizzard conditions, heavy snow, coastal flooding, and travel disruptions.

Heather Mills Could Compete In 2014 Winter Paralympics

Paul McCartney's ex-wife has been offered a place in GB's paralympic ski team and hopes to make it all the way to Sochi in 2014.

Wisp Has A $59 Midweek Madness Ski Package

One night's lodging, one day lift ticket.

U.S. Army Troops Invade Loveland Ski Area

U. S. Army troops ocassionally train at Loveland Ski Area, and the ski area's Dustin Schaefer was able to tag along and take some pictures of the action.

Early Season New England Skiing Is Off To A Strong Start

It's early season, so watch out for variable trail conditions.

Midwest Snow Sports Enthusiasts, Think Close To Home

You don't have to drive hours to find decent skiing and snowboarding slopes, if you live in the lower Midwest. Check out Perfect North Slopes, and think "close to home."

Stowe Mountain Lodge Has Array Of Gift Cards

Give the gift of relaxation, romance, or quality time.

Okemo's Mountain Coaster Ready To Rock 'N Roll

New year-round attraction opens at Jackson Gore

Tyrol Basin Offers Lots Of $12 Daily Specials

Looking for some affordable lift tickets? Check out Tyrol Basin. You won't have to pay over $12 midweek to ski and ride all day long.

Ragged Mountain Ski Passes Come With Perks

Flamingo Bucks yield $11 for every $10 loaded onto passes.

Mix A Little Gaming And Skiing In The Black Hills

Heartlanders that like to mix a little gaming with winter snow sports don't have to go all the way to Lake Tahoe. The Black Hills of South Dakota offer a winning combination of skiing and gaming.

More Backcountry Opens At Powder Mountain

More powder terrain opens up at Powder Mountain in Utah.

Shanty Creek Makes January Skiing, Riding Affordable

Shanty Creek is offering several lift ticket specials and lift and lodging packages during the month of January. They are some of the best deals of the new season.

Making Connections: Ski Utah's Backcountry Tour Links Resorts

Guided backcountry tours link to six Wasatch Mountain resorts in one day.

Craft Beer Bar Opens At Mount Snow

Station Tap Room now sports "best craft beer selection"

Powder Days Mean Big Deals At Copper; Check Out Snow Day Pass

Powder days can't get much better, except when they're free.

Angel Fire Wheels And Deals With Lodging

Angel Fire Resort ramps up stay-and-ski offerings.

Park City's Registry Deters Equipment Thieves

Registering winter sports equipment at the Park City Police Department has detered theft at resorts.

Saddleback Honors New England Students With PEAK Ski Pass Deal

Maine resort offers passes to New England honor roll students.

New Snow Reports App At Chrome Web Store; Others Available Free

New Chrome Web Store asked OnTheSnow to create its first snow reports app. Get it and OTS mobile apps free.

Björnrike Opens Fastest Chairlift In Scandinavia

Björnrike has given skiers a great Christmas present this year: a high-speed six-seater chairlift.

Travel News: Get The Most From Time On The Snow When Traveling With Kids

Kids and parents look forward to time together on the snow. Two experts from Smugglers Notch in Vermont and Steamboat in Colorado have advice on how to have the most fun and get the best deals at their resorts.

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Travel News: Snowcoach Introduces Ski Delivery To Your Hotel

Your skis or boards will arrive at your hotel before you do with Snowcoach's new ski delivery service starting at £25 return.

Monarch's Mirkwood Basin Accesses 130-Plus Acres Of Expert Terrain

Ride the Breezeway lift and hike along a groomed cat-track to explore 1,100 vertical feet and over 130 acres of steep chutes, bowls, glades, rock cliffs, and excellent tree skiing.

Easy Sancy Lift Passes Now Available For Online Purchase

Skiers at Mont Dore and Super Besse can now buy their rechargeable passes in advance over the Web instead of having to wait to get to the resort.

Feast Under A Full Moon Atop Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin's winter line-up of Black Mountain Lodge Dinners feature food and wine from all over the world, taking place on majestic full-moon nights. Reservations are limited, so get registered and plan for a feast.

Merry Christmas

Sunrise peeks through frosted windows on Christmas Eve as the world spins toward a new year.

Beat Ticket Window Pricing; Plan Ahead, Find Deals

One-day holiday lift tickets at resort ticket windows have topped $100. But there are plenty of ways to save without doing that.

North American Resorts Set For Extraordinary Christmas

Storms and cold mean lots of terrain for skiers and boarders.

Europe Is Off To A Flying Start

Early predictions of another bumper ski season similar to last year have come true; freezing temperatures and plenty of powder throughout December.

Massive Western Storm Drops Snow In Feet, Not Inches

Record snowfall and rain from this week's storm rocked California resorts.

Davos' Outdoor Ice Rink Opens After Freezing Start To Season

The large outdoor ice rink in Davos is now open for ice skating, ice hockey, and speed skaters.

Travel News: RAC Gives Winter Driving Tips

UK skiers driving to the Alps can pick up some handy winter driving tips from the RAC.

Les 3 Vallees Upgrades Ski Area; New Pistes, Kids' Areas

Beginners and families will benefit most from the recent expansion of Les 3 Vallees ski area.

NY Ski & Snowboard Club Can Mean Fun, Economical Winter Getaways

Joining a club like the New York Ski & Snowboard Club can be fun and save you hassles.

FCO Warns 'Skiers With No Insurance Risk Huge Medical Bills'

The Foreign Office warns skiers that they risk huge medical bills by not taking out adequate travel insurance.

Tips To Avoid A Stressful Family Ski Vacation From Crested Butte Specialist

Sometimes a family ski vacation can turn stressful with poor planning. A Crested Butte specialist offers some good tips to help preserve your sanity.

Kids 17 And Under Ski Free At Cataloochee With Lodging

Kids ski and stay free at area lodging properties.

Moonstone Has Full Slate Of Teaching Programs

Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers about as wide an array of skiing and snowboarding lessons, and certainly some of the most comprehensive in the Heartland.

Find A Deal At Snowshoe

West Virginia resort has lots to choose from.

Lift/Lodging Packages For Two At Giants Ridge Under $140

Giant's Ridge is offering lift and lodging packages, good through the rest of the season, starting in January, and the resort's new tubing park has opened.

Portland, Maine Sports An Urban Terrain Park

Urban Terrain Park is said to be one of three such areas in the U.S.

Winter Park Is A Winter Wonderland; 'Best Early Season Ever'

Winter Park's snow has everyone excited for the holidays.

Utah Buses Get Busy With Resort Routes

Public transportation from Salt Lake and Provo provide stress-free rides to and from the mountains.

Aspen Has Plenty Of Snow For The Holidays; Storm After Storm

Locals are loving plenty of powder at Aspen's four resorts, as storm after storm hits Colorado.

Park City Nippers Rip In Freestyle Program

Special instruction at Park City Mountain Resort for youthful freestylers.

Bundle Up On A Horse-Drawn Sleigh To Dinner In Keystone

Enjoy the mountain air on a sleigh ride in Keystone.

Taos Ski Valley Sets Expansion in Motion, But Slowly

The first step of federal review for upgrades at Taos Ski Valley has begun.

Waterville Valley Has A Gridiron-Based Ski Lift Ticket Deal

Resort charges what the opponents put on the board against the New England Patriots.

Saint Lary Soulan Improves Transport Links For Skiers

Saint Lary is making it easier to get around, with new motorways, more free shuttle buses, and an additional gondola lift to the pistes.

Travel News: Trains, Buses Get You To The Mountains

Skiers and riders can leave the driving to someone else when heading for their favorite mountains.

Non-Skiers Flock To Orcières For Snowshoeing, Dog Sledging, Igloo Stays

Take advantage of a stay at Orcières to try your hand at dog sledging, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or to spend a night in an igloo village.

Climb Aboard A Grooming Machine At Serre Chevalier

Drive or ride a snow groomer in Serre Chevalier, costing from €25 per person with breakfast or dinner optional

Kids On The Trip? You May Need Some Advice

Planning makes the difference between grumpy and glad.

Les Saisies Launches The 'Carte Easy' Discount Card

Purchase a Carte Easy and save on lift passes, accommodation, food, and more all season long.

Travel News: SWISS, Austrian, Germanwings Most 'Ski Friendly' Airlines

SWISS, Austrian, and Germanwings are the only scheduled airlines not charging passengers extra to carry on ski equipment.

Storm Pounds Sierra Resorts; More Coming

A storm rolling into the Sierras dumped up to 5 feet of snow in 24 hours.

Weather Patterns Turn Topsy Turvy Around The World

Hang on for a rough but interesting ride.

Ski Writer Noble, Ski Legend Zell Pass On

The ski world is poorer by two.

Cannon Pushes On With Mittersill Project; Lift Towers Installed

New lift is scheduled to begin spinning in January.

Northern Rockies Destination Resorts Sail Into Holidays With Big Snows

Resorts in the Northern Rockies are set up for deep snowpack over the holidays with early season storms.

Christmas Presents Abound At Lost Ski Areas Web Site

Areas may be gone, but they are not forgotten, at least under the tree.

Kirkwood Adds Guided Tours Of Off-Limits Cirque Terrain

Kirkwood is adding new guided tours into The Cirque, terrain that hasn't been trafficked in 25 years.

Maine Learn To Ski And Ride Card Gets Better

Seven ski areas have teamed up to teach skiing and riding.

Telluride Has An Unusual Recycling Operation

While many communities have recycling operations, Telluride may have one of the most unusual. Check out the Free Box. It's been around for nearly 40 years.

Chestnut Mountain Offering Two Holiday Packages

Check out Chestnut Mountain, if you're looking for some skiing and snowboarding around the Chicago area over the holidays. They have all-inclusive Christmas and New Year's packages.

Great Britain's Chemmy Alcott Breaks Leg In Two Places

GB's Chemmy Alcott, Britain's leading ski racer, breaks her leg in two places during a training session in Banff, Canada.

Bánkút Repairs Vandalised Ski Lifts In Time For Winter

Bánkút has worked hard to repair thousands of pounds worth of damage caused by vandals and opened last week with 25cm of fresh snow.

Marquette Mountain Advance Lift Ticket Sale Runs Through Dec. 24

Marquette Mountain's lift ticket sales run through Dec. 24, and you can save up to $11 per ticket over the weekend rate this winter. The tickets have a two-year shelf life.

No Kidding: Free Lodging Offered At Solitude

Free lodging comes with multi-day lift tickets at Inn at Solitude Mountain Resort.

Arizona Snowbowl Wins In Court Over Snowmaking

Federal judge gives Arizona Snowbowl go-ahead for snowmaking.

Beginners Get Free Time At Alta After 3 P.M.

Beginners get an hour of free skiing at the end of each day at Alta.

Horseshoe Resort Has Lift, Lodging Packages; Holiday Festivities

Horseshoe Resort is offering lift and lodging packages good through the holiday period, and one of them is perfect for those new to the sport or needing a brush up.

Prepare To Get Messy At Aspen's Hickory House

Oprah tried their ribs, so you might want to try them, too.

New Skis Require Some Attention

Ski shops are set up to properly mount bindings, prep bases.

Get Three Free Fun Activities When Staying At Keystone

Keystone offers more than just a room when you stay at a Keystone property.

Enjoy Christmas, New Year's At Seven Springs Resort

Pennsylvania resort plans to welcome guests with holiday feast and party.

Travel News: Rental Car Companies Offer Special Deals On Ski Vacations

Budget-minded skiers and riders can often find deals by going to company Web sites, or sometimes when booking packages or accommodations.

Ski Big Bear Plans Extended Holiday Hours

Midnight skiing New Year's Eve

Major Winter Storm Hits Upper Midwest With Snow, Cold

A major winter storm is driving blizzard conditions across the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes.

January Is Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

Hundreds of areas across North America are offering free or reduced-price beginner packages.

Moose Are On The Loose In Steamboat

Steamboat locals are seeing moose all over town.

Where Does Snow Come From?

All snow begins as very fine droplets of super-cooled water.

Northern New England Hit By Surprising Snowstorm And Cold Temps

"It's what ski areas dream about at this time of year."

Where Is It Snowing?

Chances are good that it is always snowing somewhere in the world.

Crested Butte Resort Has Holiday Lift/Lodging Packages

Crested Butte is offering a four-night holiday lift and lodging package for a family of four that is under $1,000, and airline promotions to get you there.

Resort Becomes Wolf Mountain, Opens Despite Bankruptcy

Eden, Utah, mountain opens as owners, court sort through bankruptcy.

Les Grands Espaces Creates A New Four-Resort Lift Pass

La Norma, Aussois, Val Cenis-Vanoise, and Valfréjus have come together to offer clients a new ski pass valid for all four resorts.

Ski Santa Fe, Canyons Pause Before Opening Dec. 10

Lack of snow, unfinished lift upgrades push openings back at Ski Santa Fe and Canyons Resort, respectively.

Travel News: Snow Express To Launch Half-Term Service To Les Deux Alpes

Snow Express has just launched a new ski coach service to Les Deux Alpes for February half-term.

Travel News: Airlines Professionals Give Tips On Handling Heightened Security

Capt. Doug Reitz and his wife Gala, a retired flight attendant, have some tips on getting to the plane quicker and easier when flying to the mountain slopes.

Ski Brule Has Ski Lift Ticket Sale; Ride With Olympian Nick Baumgartner

Ski Brule's online lift ticket sale is still underway. You save $10 per ticket, and there's no restricition on when you can use the lift ticket. Check out their holiday plans.

Sugarbush Offers Free Season Passes To National Guard Families

Vermont resort welcomes families of active duty troops.

New Year's Eve On The Slopes At Devil's Head Resort Is Family Friendly

Devil's Head Resort, Wisconsin's largest full service ski resort, is offering an all-inclusive lift and lodging package over the New Year's holidays that covers the whole family.

Hidden Valley Moves To Two Daily Sessions For Ski Lift Tickets

Change in lift ticket sessions is designed to make visits more convenient on families.

Confessions Of An Extra In 'Cheap Ski Movie'

Don't tell my friends, but I played a role in "the worst ski movie ever made."

Spend A Memorable Night In A Swiss Igloo Village

Book a two-night break in an igoo village in Engelberg, Lenk, Klosters or Gstaad from CHF239 per person.

Front Door Of The Osprey Sits Right On Beaver Creek Slopes

The Osprey boasts the perfect location, slopeside at the base of Beaver Creek.

Blue Knob Has Weekend, Weekday Specials

Pennsylvania's Blue Knob has flexible choices and special packages.

Stare At The Stars At Keystone Science School; High Powered Telescope

Keystone offers something fun and educational for the family with nighttime entertainment.

Montgenevre Builds New Cable Car, Toboggan, Slalom Course

Montgenevre offers more for less: the resort has expanded its facilities and now offers discounted ski passes.

Glades Grow By 30 Acres At Bretton Woods

New terrain at Bretton Woods called "classic backcountry."

Mont-Sainte-Anne Opens Mountaintop Nordic Training Loop

High-altitude course is a first for northeastern XC.

Winter's Arrival Is A Tad Slow In The Southeast

A promising start in Mid Atlantic region turns warm, but forecast calls for return of cold.

Silverton Skiing: Guided Vs. Unguided

Opened in 2002, Silverton has amazing ski lines that drop off in every direction with terrain catering entirely to the advanced and expert skier.

Celebrate The Holidays At A Colorado 'Gem' Resort

Try something new this year, and spend your holiday at one of Colorado's Gem resorts. The quaint feel of the Gem resorts offer a festive aura you could only hope to treat your family or special loved one to.

Blue Mountain New Year's Eve; Double Down Lift Tickets

Blue Mountain, Ontario's largest winter resort, is celebrating New Year's Eve with a couple of options, and the resort's Double Down Pass is still available.

Where To Ski?

Hundreds of ski areas dot the globe.

OnTheSnow's picks for Christmas gifts for skiers, riders

OnTheSnow has chosen 12 very cool gifts for the skier or snowboarder in your life.

Where Is It Snowing In USA?

Chances are good that it is always snowing somewhere in the United States during the winter.

Where To Ski In North Carolina?

North Carolina offers six ski and snowboard resorts.

Snowstorms Hit the French Alps; 30-50 cm Of Fresh Powder

A cold front from Scandinavia has brought up to 50cm of powder today, prompting many resorts to open ahead of schedule.

Locals Are Optimistic Over Squaw Valley's Future

The sale of Squaw Valley seems to have drawn guarded optimism from locals.

Eldora Opened With Pristine Powder Conditions Nov. 19

Eldora Mountain Resort opened Friday, Nov. 19 marking the eighth ski area to crank up chairlifts in Colorado.

Find Lodging Of The Quiet Type At Sunshine Village

Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers a unique quiet, place to stay to get first tracks in the morning.

Arizona Snowbowl Cuts Group Rate Requirements To 10

All you need is 10 in a group to get significant discounts on tickets, rentals, and lessons at Arizona Snowbowl.

Durango Mountain Resort Offers Lots Of Package Choices

Durango Mountain Resort is offering several early season lift and lodging specials.

Calabogie Peaks Goes Green For More White Coverage

Calabogie Peaks is improving its snowmaking capablility while reducing its carbon foot print on the environment.

The Homestead Offers Attractive Lift/Lodging Packages, Holiday Deals

The Homestead Resort is offering some affordable lift and lodging packages this winter.

Cranmore Cranks Up Mountain Coaster For Year-Round Rides

Million-dollar ride is ready to rock and roll.

Balsams Wilderness Has Five-Day Luxury Ski-Stay Package For $149 Per Person

Cost is $149 per person, per night, for lodging, meals, skiing.

Learn To Ski Off Piste With Lessons In Méribel

If you master the slopes, Méribel gives you the chance to taste untouched snow with lessons by a certified off-piste instructor.

Sunday River Launches Facebook Geo App

Maine resort lets guests 'collect' 25 places around the trails.

Smugglers' Notch Tries To Match Packages To Family Budget

Resort offers three winter vacation packages, with options.

CP Burger Is A Big Hit In Aspen By Ice Rink

A new burger joint is pulling in the locals and the tourists in Aspen are sure to follow.

Travel News: Amtrak Brings Skiers, Riders To Mountains; Easy Booking Online

Amtrak added the French Language to its Web Site and issued its latest schedule.

Serfaus Fiss-Ladis Opens Dec. 3 With Upgrades To Ski Area

Serfaus Fiss-Ladis opens with two new pistes, an improved lift, and state-of-the-art snow canons powered by water from a new reservoir.

Mount Shasta Introduces New Backcountry Skiing, Riding Program

Mt. Shasta Ski and Snowboard Park is adding a new backcountry skiing and riding program this winter.

Blue Mountain Sets Wednesdays For Women's Workshops

Six-week program is for skiers and riders 21 and over.

Cataloochee Invests $1.2 Million in Snowmaking, Grooming

North Carolina resort concentrates on creating quality trail surface.

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Skiing in Germany: So close, yet so overlooked

Germany offers the closest skiing to the UK, with some of the prettiest resorts and cheapest lift passes in Europe.

Skiers look to pistes in The East

Skiing in Eastern Europe, particularly Romania and Bulgaria, is good value for beginners and families on a tight budget.

How to improve your chances of good snow

When choosing a snow-sure resort, don't rely on long-range forecasts, instead think about altitude, snow-making facilities, and historic averages.

Unusual lodging: want more than a bed and bathtub?

For an unforgettable ski holiday, consider alternative accommodation across the Alps: igloos, eco-tents, and panoramic hotels.

Pros and cons of hopping the pond

UK skiers are venturing across the pond to the powder-packed resorts of North America.

The Vercors: a cross-country skier's dream

With 1000 kilometres of cross-country trails, the Vercors, a plateau in the French Alps, has more than any skier could hope for.

Snowsports for adrenalin junkies

Want more from a resort than just skiing and snowboarding?

The shining spas of The Alps

The shining spas of The Alps

Ski-spa enthusiasts should do their homework before booking to find the true star spas of the Alps.

Courmayeur: Hit the slopes, then hit the shops

Courmayeur: Hit the slopes, then hit the shops

Courmayeur offers a new class of apres-ski: the resort's cobbled streets are bursting with chic shops and fine restaurants.

Courchevel: A winter playground for the rich and famous - ©Courchevel Tourist Office

Courchevel: A winter playground for the rich and famous

Courchevel is known for its €11,000-a-night chalets, Michelin-star restaurants, and classy boutiques.

Skiing the big four: France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy

Get an overview of resorts, lift prices, apres-ski, and family facilities in Europe's four leading ski regions.

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Match your ski skills to the right resort

Choose a resort to match your skiing or snowboarding level.

Far-flung ski destinations: The Southern Hemisphere

The southern hemisphere gives avid skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to ski throughout the summer months.

Far-flung ski destinations: The Northern Hemisphere

From North Africa to the Far East, there is a huge choice of places to ski away from the well known resorts of Europe and North America.

Thanksgiving Offers Skiing And Riding Across North America

Sierras hit the jackpot, but cold weather elsewhere has allowed steady snowmaking.

Avalanche Kills Wolf Creek Ski Patrol Director

Resort closes for one day in memory of Scott Kay.

Killington Ski Club Turns 50; Changes Its Name

New name is intended to reflect all the club's activities.

Travel News: Brittany Ferries Launch Ski-Drive Holidays To France

Choose from a range of week-long ski holidays in the French Alps, including ferry crossings, car-hire, hotels with half-board.

Stratton Mountain's Season Wends Toward U.S. Open, Freestyle Championships

Vermont resort events run from Thanksgiving kickoff to spring competitions.

Alpine Valley Offers All Inclusive Lift, Lodging Packages

Alpine Valley is a popular day-trip ski resort in southeastern Wisconsin, but check out the resort's all-inclusive midweek and weekend lift and lodging packages.

Pico Mountain Goes 100 Percent Non-Smoking

Resort is on private land, so can set its own rules.

Women Teach Women Snow Sports At Boston Mills/Brandywine

Boston Mills/Brandywine is holding a six-week long teaching program this winter specifically for women that is being taught by women. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 15.

Boston Ski Show Producer Bullish About Health Of Industry

"Skiers will mortgage their kids to go skiing," says Bernie Weichsel.

Ski Select Wisconsin Areas For Less Than $7 A Day This Season

The Wisconsin Ski Industries Association is offering a Gold Coupon Book that allows you to ski or ride at 12 of the state's top ski areas for less than $7 per visit.

Hunter Mt. Ready To Open Largest Zipline Course In North America

Skyrider Tour cruises along 600 feet above the ground.

Perfect North Believes In Starting New Skiers, Boarders On The Right Track

Perfect North Slopes wants to make sure skiers and snowboarders get started on the right track, by offering a free lesson with the purchase of each lift ticket.

Hit The Jumps At Liberty Mountain's Snowflex Centre

Artificial surface offers year-round venue.

North America Gets In Sync With Avalanche Danger Ratings

A new danger rating system is appearing in avalanche forecasting this winter, making North America, New Zealand, and Europe in sync with the same system.

Les Saisies Offers Dog Sledging, Snowmobiling, Ice Climbing For Non-Skiers

Try your hand at dog sledging, ice climbing, paragliding, and more in Les Saisies, if you're not into downhill skiing.

Embark On A Snowshoeing Adventure In Flaine

Go snowshoeing as the sun sets over Flaine then reward yourself with a hearty Savoyard meal in a restored farmstead.

Echo Mountain Features Team Echo; Welcomes Park, Pipe Generation

An Echo Team complete with rider sponsorship and video coverage capitalizes the commitment Echo provides to the park-and-pipe generation.

Snowbowl Ski Patrol Introduces Montana Ski, Board License Plate

New Montana ski and board license plates are available to support the Montana Snowbowl volunteer ski patrol.

Mountaintop Properties Go On Market At Angel Fire Resort; There's A Catch

The main benefit of buying a mountaintop property at Angel Fire is resort membership.

Hyatt Debuts Escala Lodge At Canyons Resort For Thanksgiving

The high-end Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City opens for business in time for Thanksgiving.

Monarch Mountain Touts Numerous Improvements For New Season

Look for numerous upgrades at Monarch Mountain this winter.

Cold Snap Bodes Well For Connecticut Ski Areas

Thanksgiving is coming, and with it the traditional start of the season.

Ski Learning Program For Kids Expands To Weekdays

New Mexico expands ski learning programs for kids to weekdays.

Travel News: Free Wi-Fi, New Alliance Await Holiday Travelers

AirTran, Delta, and Virgin Airlines will offer free wi-fi through Jan. 2. American Airlines ioffers codeshare flights on airberlin to 160 destinations.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. Hopes To Reduce Terrain Park Accidents

New Park Pass Program promotes safety through education.

Crans Montana Builds Five-Star Spa-Hotel, Year-Round Golf Course

Crans Montana has expanded its winter appeal for non-skiers, with a year-round golf course, five-star spa-hotel, and gastronomic restaurants.

Windham Mountain Adds Restaurant, X-C, Snowshoe Center

Resort partners with Windham Country Club in all food service operations.

Solo Skiers Are Not Left Out In The Cold

Use Ski*Pals to team up with other solo skiers and share the costs of lessons, accommodations, and last-minute package holidays.

New Four-Star Spa-Hotel Opens In Kaprun

After a day on the slopes, unwind in the new four-star Tauern Spa with a choice of pools, saunas, and an aroma steam bath.

Hyland Park Keeps Twin City Residents On The Snow

Hyland Park has taught hundreds of thousands of Twin City residents to ski and snowboard over the years; 40,000 lessons per season. Check out the numerous programs.

Ski New Mexico Via Skiing Ski Cooper

Ski Cooper strives to stay affordable and fun while catering to skiers and riders of all ages.

Blue Mountain Offers Early Season Lift Ticket Discounts

Blue Mountain, Ontario's largest snow sports resort, is slated to open for the season on Dec. 5. Early season lift tickets will be $39, almost $20 less than regular season rates.

Jenks Family Will Operate Windblown X-C Center This Winter

Al and Irene Jenks run a family ski center in the Wapack Range of Southern N.H.

Howelsen Hill Boasts Extensive Nordic Trails, Terrain Park, Tubing

Howelsen boasts over 21 kilometers of Nordic trails, a Terrain Park, Tubing Hill, and intimidating steeps down the face of the ski area.

Ski Three Banff Areas With One Instructor

Ski Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Mount Norquay with the same pro in Ski Big 3's Club Ski Program.

Wachusett Mountain Programs Aim At Women

Ski clinics offer fun, instruction, companionship on the snow.

Cut Fossil Fuel Use By Taking Shuttle To Mt Hood, Crystal Mountain

Portland skiers and snowboarders can travel to the Mt. Hood slopes or Crystal Mountain in greener fashion by taking a shuttle.

Jay Peak Gives Free Season Passes To Families Of Vermont Troops

Resort offers free skiing and riding to families of active duty military.

Mt. Rose Installs Wind Spires To Power Lodge Lights

Mt. Rose aims to power lodge lights with three new wind spires.

SkiNH Program Offers Free skiing For 4th, 5th Graders

Students receive vouchers to each of the state's 37 alpine and Nordic areas.

Travel News: Road Scholar Promotes Winter Sports Programs

The non-profit organization founded 35 years ago as Elderhostel includes Alpine and Nordic skiing among its "Adventures in Learning for Adults."

Mt. Abram Launches Racing Program

Olympian Julie Parisien will head effort to help high school and middle school racers.

Mountain High Adds 1.6-Mile-Long Terrain Park

Mountain High plans to open a 1.5-mile-long terrain park at East Resort this winter.

Les Angles Gets Greener With Car-Sharing

Les Angles is adding to its long list of environmental-friendly practises with a new car-sharing scheme and an energy-efficient chalet.

Remodel Nears End At Snowbird's Cliff Spa

The first remodel in 24 years is set to be unveiled at the Cliff Spa at Snowbird.

Val Thorens Launches Three-In-One Activity Pass For Non-Skiers

If you don't ski, enjoy the snow with Val Thorens' new three-in-one pass including winter walking, sledging, and spa relaxation.

January Demo Extravaganza Moves To Solitude

Annual demonstration day for retailers will take place at Solitude Mountain Resort this year.

Les Menuires' Bruyères Hotel Greens Up With New Owner

TEMMOS, France's first carbon-neutral hotel chain has bought Les Menuire's Les Bruyères hotel, furthering the resort's commitment to the environment.

Canyons To Debut Mile-Long Terrain Park

Glade, new structures, and convenient chairlift enlarge terrain park at Canyons Resort.

Whiteface Sets Five Super Sundays

Ski lift tickets are $35 for adults.

One-Armed Bandits Invade Ski Apache

Slopeside slots add to entertainment value at Ski Apache.

Hidden Valley Has Lodging Deals, But Hurry

Deadline for winter reservations is Nov. 19.

Montage Group To Open Mid-Mountain Hotel At Deer Valley

Visitors will get the royal treatment at the new Montage Deer Valley.

Gault Millau Guide Praises Zermatt's Gourmet Restaurants

The new edition of the Gault Millau guide lists 17 gourmet restaurants in Zermatt, giving the resort a total of 233 points.

Squaw Valley Redesigns Mountaintop Park For Beginners

Squaw Valley USA is redesigning Belmont Park to aid beginners in learning skills faster.

Beech Mountain Resort Ramps Up Snowmaking Firepower

Resort adds six SMI Super PoleCat guns to its arsenal.

Taste Ice Climbing At Grand Targhee

Break up skiing at Grand Targhee with a taste of ice climbing at the new Teton Ice Park.

Brighton's Opening Leads The Pack In Utah

Utah's winter season got going Nov. 11 with Brighton Resort turning on two chairlifts.

OnTheSnow's Picks For Holiday Gifts For Skiers, Riders

OnTheSnow has chosen 12 very cool gifts for the skier or snowboarder in your life.

Hidden Valley, Seven Springs, Wisp Team Up On Ski Lift Ticket Deals

Three resorts offer benefits to season passholders.

Afton Alps Offers Family Value Days; Free Beginner Lessons

Afton Alps, near the Twin Cities, offers a free ski or snowboard lesson to everyone, 10 or older, who purchase a lift ticket and rental equipment. Family value days coming early December.

Holiday Valley To Crank Up New High-Speed Quad Chairlift

Area's new lift is up and running and passes inspection.

Lutsen Plans To Open Nov. 20; Heartland's Largest Resort

Lutsen, the Heartland's largest ski resort, plans to open Nov. 20. They guarantee 25 runs open by early December.

Wintergreen Is Ready For Winter; Guns, Weather Stations Added

Virginia resort has 400 snow guns and full snowmaking coverage.

Buck Hill Has A Green Side; Leader In Renewable Energy

Buck Hill, long known for its race programs, also has been using green energy measures for a number of years, of which the area is equally proud.

Late October Storms Throw Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies Resorts Into Winter

Resorts across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies saw significant snowfall set them up for a good base while Timberline Lodge runs on weekends.

Alta's 'Green' Tradition Grows, Matures

What began as a simple tree planting effort has grown into a full-fledged environmental movement at Alta Ski Area.

Wolf Creek Is Third To Open In Colorado

Wolf Creek Ski Area opened Saturday, Oct. 30 making it the third resort to open in Colorado, and the first to open for the southern half of the state. Mother Nature blanketed Wolf Creek with 10 inches of wet snow early last week creating a great base for the ski area.

Silver Mountain Plans Season-Long Party For Gondola Anniversary

Silver Mountain is planning a season-long party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its gondola that transformed the town of Kellogg.

Travel News: 'Bleisure Trip' Hotels Let Skiers, Snowboarders Catch Some Culture'

Two hotel chains have announced new facilities in cities which snow-bound travelers use to reach the slopes.

Get Lift Discounts For Sierra Slopes With Sierra Sampler Pack Or Tahoe Cards

New Sierra Sampler Packs at Costco contain lift tickets for four resorts, and Tahoe Cards give lift discounts and more.

Proposal For UK's Longest Ski Slope In Weston-super-Mare

A former airfield in Western-super-Mare could be transformed into the UK's largest indoor ski slope.

Ski New Mexico Doles Out Annual Awards

New Mexico trade group hands out "best of the best" awards.

Fernie Makes Slope Improvements To Benefit Powder Skiers

Fernie Alpine Resort spruced up several runs for better access and better powder skiing this winter.

Most Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Resorts Set Opening Dates

The winter season approaches as ski resorts across the mountain Southwest announce opening dates.

Reduce Emissons By Taking Seattle Ski Shuttle To Crystal, Snoqualmie Summit, Alpental

Seattle Ski Shuttle offers skiers and snowboarders a way to cut down on fuel emissions to go to Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and Alpental.

Innsbruck Discounts Ski And Stay Packages

Save on skiing in Innsbruck with a choice of packages starting from €94.50 for an overnight stay with half-board and two-day pass.

Travel News: UK Increases Air Tax To Achieve Green Goals

Last week's rise in UK Airport Passenger Duty means each passenger will now pay £12 more to Europe; £24 to North America.

New Owners Pump $500,000 Into Waterville Valley; Plenty Of Upgrades

Improvements for 2010-11 include snowmaking, new groomer, base lodge upgrades, and rental gear.

Métabief Offers Winter Sports Weekends; Sledding, Shooting, Snowshoeing

Try your hand at a range of winter sports activities in Métabief, including dog sledding, biathlon shooting, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Mont Sutton Opens Petits Wapitis Learning Park

New park is in the resort's Family Zone.

La Plagne Goes Green With New Low-Energy Hotel

The new hotel at La Plagne-Montalbert limits its impact on the environment with a wood-burning boiler, solar panels, and lots of insulation.

Stay Alert In Early Season Skiing, Riding; Glide With Care

Resorts race to open early, but conditions can be variable.

Satisfaction Or Your Money Back At N'PY Pyrenees Resorts

You can leave the slopes of the seven Nouvelles Pyrenees resorts and get your day pass back, if you don't like the snow or get an important call.

Telluride Offers Early Season Lift, Lodging Packages; $99 Per Night

Telluride will open for the season the day after Thanksgiving. Check out early season lift and lodging specials and all the terrain cleared for backcountry skiing and riding.

Peak Walkway At Killington Means Early And Late Season Skiing, Riding

Boardwalk lets guests get back to K-1 Gondola on the upper mountain.

Ski Brule Has Thanksgiving Race Camps, Lift And Lodging Specials

Ski Brule, which has opened before Thanksgiving the last 14 years, has big plans for the holiday.

Sugar Mountain Is Open For Skiing And Riding

It's the first resort in the Mid Atlantic region up and running for winter 2010-11

Steamboat To Get A World-Class Snowboard And Ski Cross Track

Ski Cross courses are the hot ticket at resorts and Steamboat will be the latest to add one to its mountain.

Lake Louise Is First Resort To Open In Canada

Wet summer means ample water for snowmaking.

New OnTheSnow Green Guide Debuts: Mountain Resorts Preserving Environment

How serious are mountain resorts across Europe and North America about making significant efforts to preserve our environment? The answer is very serious, indeed.

Shawnee Inn Offers Stay-And-Ski Packages

Pennsylvania inn deals are available through the season.

Travel News: United, Continental Merger, Other Deals May Be Good News For Skiers

Recent airline mergers could add travel options to those headed to ski resort destinations.

Seven Springs Super Seven Card Equals $177 In Savings

Discount card can be reloaded as the season goes forward.

Detroit Is Ski Race City; Nearby Areas Open Their Gates

The four ski areas near Detroit offer a ski race connection that few U.S. major cities can match. Ski racers head right from high school teams into adult racing leagues.

A Year On, snowcarbon Web Site Going Strong

Web site snowcarbon helps winter sports enthusiasts reach ski resorts via train instead of by plane.

Ski Michigan Gold Card Is Now On Sale; Limited Run

The Ski Michigan Gold Card, sold through the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame, allows the holder to ski and ride all over Michigan.

Austria Launches New Ski Packages For Each Region

Whichever ski resort you choose to visit in Austria, the tourist office has a holiday package to match.

Back on Track: Sunrise Puts Out Ski Pass Discounts

Sunrise Park offers 30 percent discounts on season passes.

Sport Thoma Will Run Nashoba Valley Ski Shop; Sale Nov. 6

Grand opening tent sale will be Nov. 5 to 7.

On-Mountain Lodge Offers Off-Peak Discounts At Deer Valley

Luxury resort on Deer Valley slopes gives early, late, off-peak deals.

'Smart Start' Will Ease Beginners Into Skiing At Hidden Valley, Pa.

Three-step program aims to make learning easier.

The Balsams Celebrates 45 Years Of Winter Sports; Lift ticket Deals

Resort offers two-for-one weekday ski lift ticket deals.

Take A Trip With Ski & Snowboard Club Of New York

Group offers winter trips to New England, the Adirondacks and the Catskills.

Jiminy Peak Soars On Wings Of Wind

Turbine produces one-third of the resort's electric needs.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort Offers Backcountry Dining

Sunrise Backcountry Hut offers dinner for 18 in a rustic setting.

Travel News: UK Skiers To Benefit From Better Value This Winter

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