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North America vs Europe for Winter 2014-15

North America vs Europe for Winter 2014-15

With the 2014-15 ski season now upon us, resorts across North America opened at the weekend for Thanksgiving festivities accompanied by some of the best early season snow conditions of recent years.

A warm welcome home! Experience Verbier in the heart of an original rustic refuge

A warm welcome home! Experience Verbier in the heart of an original rustic refuge

VIP SKI likes to think outside the box. Its holidays are always guaranteed to be original and so it is proud to announce that its latest offering is one of the most quirky to date – an intriguing blend of location location and old-world charm, nestled high in the snow-capped peaks of exclusive Swiss jewel Verbier.

Get the right cover for winter holidays warn ABTA and the FCO

Almost a third of people (29%) taking a ski or snowboarding holiday this year will do so without the right travel insurance putting themselves at risk of high medical bills if they have an accident or get injured on the slopes.

Regularly enjoy hitting the slopes? Then you’ve made it!

Regularly enjoy hitting the slopes? Then you’ve made it!

If you’re a keen skier who takes annual ski holidays then you’ve ‘made it’ according to a recent survey. Annual ski holidays came in at number six in the checklist of 50 signs You’ve Made It, along with shopping at Waitrose and having golf and tennis club membership.

Slide on down to Aldi for great savings on ski and snowboard gear

Slide on down to Aldi for great savings on ski and snowboard gear

The start of the ski season is upon us and while savvy snow junkies can find great deals on flights and accommodation, it can be difficult to find clothing fit for the slopes, at an affordable price.

Gstaad launches new Alpine Experiences for winter

Gstaad launches new Alpine Experiences for winter

This winter season in the Swiss resort of Gstaad is shaping up to be an exhilarating one. With brand new adrenaline-packed experiences, an extended ski pass and a new Winter easyaccess card that is more affordable than ever, Gstaad has never been more exciting and accessible.

Alta Badia Winter 2014/15 news and facts

Alta Badia Winter 2014/15 news and facts

With development and innovation at the forefront of Alta Badia’s plans, Alta Badia is offering a solution to ski holidays by focusing on customer feedback and capitalising on recent trends.

Madesimo emerges as a freeride and ski weekend favourite

Madesimo emerges as a freeride and ski weekend favourite

Over the past few years, Madesimo has enjoyed a stellar snow record and as a result, has become a mecca for anyone looking to explore off-piste, hone their freeriding skills or enjoy a lively weekend getaway.

New resort for teenagers’ ski holiday

New resort for teenagers’ ski holiday

PGL, leading children’s activity holiday company, has a new location for its February half-term Ski and Snowboard ‘camp’ for unaccompanied teenagers (13-17 years).

Pitchup to an affordable ski holiday this winter

Pitchup to an affordable ski holiday this winter

Piste off with the high prices of ski accommodation? Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com is offering a budget alternative this winter. Whilst self catering once offered a better value option, increasingly it is becoming prohibitively expensive.

Love skiing? Love food? Love wine? Then you’re going to Love VIP SKI’s Wine Week

Love skiing? Love food? Love wine? Then you’re going to Love VIP SKI’s Wine Week

We all know the perfect recipe for a successful ski holiday – a large portion of piste action, a hearty helping of delectable culinary dishes, and of course, a sizeable splash of wine to wash it all down.

Northern California's Gold Country offers snow many options to get out there this year

Northern California's Gold Country offers snow many options to get out there this year

California's Gold Country, where gold was originally discovered in 1848 to set off the gold rush of '49, is still a gold miner's dream, with the six pound “Butte Nugget” unearthed just last summer.

New Après ski venue to Val d’Isére

New Après ski venue to Val d’Isére

This season Cocorico Après Ski and Bar is set to host an array of musicians, DJs and much more.

Europe's largest high altitude ski plateau - The perfect family ski holiday

Europe's largest high altitude ski plateau - The perfect family ski holiday

You would be forgiven for comparing this place to the rolling English countryside rather than the grey, granite, sharpness associated with many Alpine ski settings.

Introducing Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski - Five resorts, one major ski area

Introducing Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski - Five resorts, one major ski area

Alpe d’Huez grand domaine ski area is right at the heart of the Southern Alps. Each village accessing this exceptional ski area has its own style and ambience and offers something a bit different to the next.