The Flying Tomato, the Austrian Astronaut, the Blitz from Pitz, and ...er 'the Cat' - just some of the nicknames from the wonderful world of winter sports...
For anyone in or around the Essex area, here's our list of your local ski and snowboarding shops.
Cheer yourself up with a look at the off piste section, with plenty of stuff to raise a wry smile or possibly make you genuinely lol, if you like that sort of stuff.
We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Harrods, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.
All the details on the Snow Factor indoor ski slope at Braehead near Glasgow. With its 200m long slope, the Snow Factor is the UK's longest indoor ski slope.
We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Edge and Wax, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.
The Alpine capital of ballooning celebrates it's main festival in the heart of winter, making it worth a visit during a ski or boarding holiday.
It's the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit, and the one with the most dramatic backdrop. It's the Lauberhorn.
The resort's image as a millionaire's playground is enhanced further when the frozen lake is turned into a horse racing circuit over 3 weekends in February.
Home to one of the world's most famous and spectacular ski races, Wengen is situated in one of Switzerland's most beautiful locations, with incredible views everywhere you turn.
Grindelwald is one of the classic Swiss resorts, with a view of the Eiger that simply cannot be beaten.