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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.

Brits risk unprotected skiing

As the ski season begins AXA Insurance estimates up to one million Brits will be playing financial Russian Roulette on the slopes as they head off without the insurance they need.

Up to 50% off winter escapes with Dolce Hotels

Dolce Hotels and Resorts has introduced a special rate plan called Dolce Winter Escape that features a discount of up to 50 percent off best available rate and breakfast for two adults and their children up to 12 years old at participating hotels and resorts.

Ski accommodation for every budget

Ski accommodation for every budget

Get ready for the ski season and book in advance this year to take advantage of the early bird offers on ski holiday homes.

Get latest gadgets at British Ski + Board Show

Whilst you may well be a seasoned professional on the slopes, it always pays to be safe and get the maximum benefit from your time away. Two gadgets promising to enhance your vacation are the new Ski + Board Show iPhone Application and Ortovox. Why not find out more at this year's British Ski and Board Show, taking place at Birmingham NEC from 29th - 31st October.

DIY packages for skiers and boarders

A brand new online service enabling skiers and boarders to package their own `DIY’ ski holiday has been launched by SkiExtras (, providing the widest choice of ski equipment hire, products and services available in one place for the first time, from one source.

Ischgl shapes up for winter

Ischgl shapes up for winter

Ischgl, the Alps' most innovative resort, is used to leading the way with its mountain improvements and winter attractions - and now it's cutting fresh tracks with a fabulous new website.

Single-skiers needn’t be left out in the cold

Are your friends coupled up for the winter leaving you out in the cold?

Alternative snowy breaks from Black Tomato

Want to have an adventure in the snow before the ski season starts? Black Tomato have three suggestions for alternative snowy breaks:

Winter magic with Emirates Holidays

Winter magic with Emirates Holidays

With the festive season fast approaching, Emirates Holidays has launched its Ski & Winter Holidays Brochure 2010-2011 offering a quintessential winter holiday experience.

Holiday tips for cash-strapped skiers

The UK’s leading independent ski tour operator,, has come to the aid of cash-strapped skiers with ten top tips to make skiing more affordable in 2010 / 11.

Learn to ski & snowboard weekends in Meribel

For those looking to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, - the specialist in ski short breaks and weeks – has introduced ‘Learn to ski or snowboard weekends’ in France’s Three Valleys.

'Plagne' ahead with Erna Low

'Plagne' ahead with Erna Low

In these financially challenging times, it pays to think ahead. Erna Low, the self-drive specialists to the Alps since 1932, have devised a way to offer guests better value and more visible pricing than ever before, with its new all-inclusive deals.