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Snow activities in Savoie Mont Blanc

Snow activities in Savoie Mont Blanc

Sled Dogs are comfortable and light snow boots with steel edges fixed to the boots' base. They were invented in Norway and are now available in Les Gets.

Make unforgettable tracks in the snow in Samoens this winter

Make unforgettable tracks in the snow in Samoens this winter

Experience an active holiday with a difference this winter with a trip to stunning Samoens in the French Alps.

One in three winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people (33%) planning to take a winter sports holiday this winter do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to new findings1 from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

A personal invitation to Snowboxx

A personal invitation to Snowboxx

Join Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski for the biggest and best high-altitude festival.

Adelboden the third most popular ski area in Switzerland

Adelboden the third most popular ski area in Switzerland

The picturesque – and little-known – Swiss ski resort of Adelboden opened for the winter season over the weekend, with six inches of snow falling last week to make sure conditions were perfect for the first day's skiing.

James Bond to be filmed in the Austrian Tirol

James Bond to be filmed in the Austrian Tirol

007, the most famous secret agent in the world, will start filming the 24th Bond film, Spectre, in the Austrian Tirol.

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.

Top activities for children on a ski holiday

Top activities for children on a ski holiday

Fun for all the family: is it really possible? While many parents are filled with dread at the prospect of organising a family ski break, particularly if the youngsters aren’t quite ready to take to the slopes themselves, there’s no need to panic. VIP SKI has the perfect recipe for a fun family holiday.

What’s new in the Jungfrau this winter

What’s new in the Jungfrau this winter

The Jungfrau region has always been accessible for a weekend ski break with easy rail links from Zurich and Geneva but this winter season it’s become even quicker to reach the mountains with new flights routes into Bern-Belp airport.

New addresses to indulge yourself in the French mountains this winter

New addresses to indulge yourself in the French mountains this winter

Excellent gastronomy and world class spa and well-being facilities are two cornerstones of the French winter-sports holiday experience. Winter 2014-2015 will see a host of new and improved eateries on the mountain and in resorts.

What’s new in Verbier

What’s new in Verbier

The classic Swiss ski resort has undergone a transformation ahead of the 2014-2015 winter season. With everything from hotels to restaurants having gone under the knife, there’s never been a better time to head out this firm favourite.

Best snow parks in the Austrian Tirol #GoFreestyle

Best snow parks in the Austrian Tirol #GoFreestyle

Following the inaugural success of Snowsport England’s national snowsports participation Go Ski Go Board campaign, for 2014-15 there will be two new elements to the programme, Go Freestyle and Go Race.

A guide to kit and tricks for stunning snowsports images

Mark Pain is a multi-award winning sports photographer with over 25 years experience and international recognition. Covering major events worldwide from the Olympic Games to the Ryder Cup, and from football and rugby World Cups to World Championship athletics, Mark has worked at the top of his profession for many years.

1 in 3 winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people planning to take a winter sports holiday do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance.

A lasting legacy - Winter Olympic Games

A lasting legacy - Winter Olympic Games

Following the golden summer of 2012 there was as much emphasis on the legacy of London 2012 as on the Games themselves and it has become the buzzword of the decade so far.