It always seems to surprise our European counterparts when they discover that the UK has a number of half-decent outdoor and winter sports clothing companies. They shouldn't be surprised, given some of the weather that batters these shores of ours. Anyway, here's the details of some of the UK's top brands.
Thinking of booking a ski holiday ? There are ways and means to make your annual trip to the slopes cost less. SnowKings looks at the factors that determine why certain holiday bookings are more expensive than others.
For anyone in or around the Cornwall area, here's our list of your local ski and snowboarding shops.
We've updated our price comparison section for all of the UK's indoor ski slopes and the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are currently cheapest for adults, whilst the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are also currently the cheapest for kids.
Ok, so it's nearly June, which in our books mean's that we should really move on from winter and spring and starting thinking about what to do in the summer months. For those of you determined to stay in the mountains rather than head to a beach, here's our guide.
Unlike the USA, Europe is blessed with a number of countries and resorts that are geared up for summertime skiing. Check out our list of all the countries and all the resorts where you can carry on skiing despite the distant memory of winter.
Here's our guide to which are the best countries to head for if you fancy some summer skiing, with full details of what's on offer and what the latest conditions are like.
See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Interlaken and the surrounding area.
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.