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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.

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

If the closest your lips have been to ice is in a G&T, it's probably time you got off your bar stool... Ice climbing is fast growing in popularity - there's even an ice wall in London's Covent Garden! - and Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is making it easy for you to get started by offering an ice-climbing package for beginners and families this winter.

Hold on for the ride - La Plagne gears up for Sochi

With La Plagne’s Olympic bobsleigh track and advisory ice-maintenance team going to Sochi, its Olympic freestyle event facilities insitu and eight Olympic hopefuls, inevitable excitement for the games in 2014 is mounting throughout La Plagne in the French Alps.

Snowbody can resist the lure of Arctic Alley

Snowbody can resist the lure of Arctic Alley

Take the plunge on the newest coolest most exciting ride this summer on the Snow Centre’s brand new Arctic Alley – real thrills on real snow.

Sport in The Great Lakes, USA

Sport in The Great Lakes, USA

Sports-related tourism is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. On average 12 million international trips are made annually for the purpose of watching or taking part in a sporting event.

West Virginia's Appalachian Winter

West Virginia's Appalachian Winter

Snow tubing, skiing, skating, snowboarding and around 150 cross-country trails, West Virginia offers an extended winter season for all skiers and winter enthusiasts with slope elevations reaching 5,000 feet and an abundance of natural and man-made snow.

Skate your way through Finland's lakes and seas

Skate your way through Finland's lakes and seas

Tour skating is a great way to spend sunny winter days outdoors. Finland’s Lakeland and the Baltic Sea around Aland are ideal for speeding through breath-taking national landscapes on a pair of skates.

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

With each winter, Japan becomes better known for its supreme snow conditions, which can last from November to as late as April across northern Honshu and Hokkaido.

Verbier St-Bernard: Nothing could be more natural

Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air . . . and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. From adrenaline-fuelled winter sports to nature walks and relaxing spas, culinary delights to the best après-piste entertainment, Verbier St-Bernard is waiting to stimulate all your senses.

The best ski and snowboard festivals for 2012-13

The best ski and snowboard festivals for 2012-13

As the golden hue of autumn drifts gently into winter whiteness in the mountains, ski and snowboard enthusiasts perk up at the prospect of attending one of the many snowboard and ski festivals that combine the exhilaration of the sport with some great entertainment.

Mount Norquay, Banff opens - The first resort in Canada this season

Mount Norquay in Banff has opened due to early snow falls already in Banff and Lake Louise. Mt. Norquay will be the first ski resort to open in Canada this season with a combination of 30 cm of natural and manmade snow providing the best opening skiing conditions ever.

Meribel: The exceptional and international ski resort in Savoie

As part of the three valleys skiing area in the Savoie region of the Rhone Alps, Meribel is the postcard picture the area's alpine ski resorts and has the prestige to go along with it.