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Top tips to avoid the slippery slope of overseas fees

As the ski season gets into full swing and thousands of Brits are hitting the slopes overseas for their annual fix of downhill fun, N&P (Norwich and Peterborough Building Society) is guiding skiers on how to avoid an unwelcome jump in the cost of their holiday this ski season.

Smart skiers book early with Thomson Ski

The new 2011/12 Thomson Ski & Snowboarding preview brochure, featuring over 80 world-class ski resorts in 10 countries across Europe and North America, offers not just inspiring winter holiday ideas, but holidays built around the customer.

Going skiing this winter?

With many people preparing for winter skiing breaks, it is important to check that your travel insurance would provide sufficient cover for you and your equipment if something went wrong.

Unique luggage solution for every skier and snowboarder

Ideal for the 2010 - 2011 skiing season and for many future trips to the slopes, the new Live Luggage Sports bag is a truly unique solution for every skier and snowboarder which enables clothing, boots and even skis and snowboards to be put onto a single luggage system and moved along easily with only one hand!

Get on track this winter at bcnordic.com

Get on track this winter at bcnordic.com

Skinny skis and snowshoes are set to hit the tracks and trails as the Nordic season kicks off in British Columbia.

France – More than ever a skier's paradise

France – More than ever a skier's paradise

All of France's ski resorts are already open and reporting excellent snow conditions. With a range of fantastic offers this winter, it's easy to see why France is still so popular when it comes to skiing.

Glen Plake on the changing face of California skiing

Glen Plake on the changing face of California skiing

Glen Plake first skied aged two. According to his official biography: "…it was his third-grade teacher who used a Möbius flip from the seminal '70s ski flick Outer Limits as a way of demonstrating math that turned his life. For Glen, there fell into place a connection between skiing and the wider world, an understanding that there were deeper forces beneath this sliding on snow. In that brief flash of insight, Plake knew that skiing held something greater for him."

Ski resorts in West Virginia

Ski resorts in West Virginia

West Virginia's long ski season, high amount of natural snowfall and central location to major metropolitan areas makes it the most attractive location in the U.S.' mid-Atlantic and southeast for skiing.

Snow blankets Canada's ski resorts

Snow blankets Canada's ski resorts

The ski resorts of Canada are relishing awesome new snowfalls, as skiers and boarders start to take to the slopes to enjoy great early season conditions.

Hung-over skiers risk health on the slopes

Thousands of winter sports holidaymakers may be risking their health and safety and potentially invaliding their insurance by hitting the slopes the morning after a night of heavy drinking, when they may still be over the limit.

Val d'Isere welcomes Polo Masters Tour 2011

Val d'Isere welcomes Polo Masters Tour 2011

Don't miss the excitement and glamour of the Polo Masters Tour as it arrives in Val d'Isère from 11th - 14th January 2011.

Winter in Lozere, France

Winter in Lozere, France

Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, dog-sledding, Lozère in winter offers "alternative living" stays.

Skiing and riding comes early to Canada

With the World Cup Mens Downhill and Men's Super G kicking off in Banff Lake Louise November 27th, the Canadian ski seasons kicks off super early this year.

Winter season officially begins in Les 2 Alpes

Winter season officially begins in Les 2 Alpes

And we're off. From Saturday 27 November, beginners and experts alike can enjoy 5 months of skiing and snowboarding in Les 2 Alpes.

Head east to halve the cost of family skiing

News that snow is falling in the Alps is likely to start a downhill dash by families to bag the best deals on a skiing holiday - especially as resort prices have risen by up to 15 per cent in Europe and North America, according to the Post Office Family Ski Resort Report 2010. However, cash-strapped families can halve the cost of their annual ski trip by swapping ski resorts and heading past the Alps to Bulgaria or Slovenia.